The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 26
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 26

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
Page 26
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BLTIHEVJLLB (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Good Care Essential To Life of Mattress Since a mattress doesn't show its maximum wear from a mattress, "dirty face" like a dusty table or grimy floor, it is a likely candidate for neglect in the homemaker's cleaning routine. The importance or proper clean- bedding manufacturers emphasize. Here is the routine most of them recommend for mattress care: Every two weeks cotton innerspring mattresses—the most popu- iog and care is essential to obtain i lar type with modern homemakers KITCHEN ENSEMBLE — Make a complete kitchen ensemble from cotton dish towels to save time and money, suggests the Cannon Homemaking Institute. Here "Sauces," a gay printed towel, lends good cheer to this kitchen setting in curtains, valance, and even the bib apron. Colorful towel designs are wonderful, too, for making fringe table mats and napkins. —ahould be turned. Th* should be shifted end for end one time and side for side the next Turning fluff* up the upholstery and distributes wear. This is an important point to remember, for distributing wear can lengthen the life of a mattress. Cotton innerspring mattresses have an advantage over foam rubber here, because most foam rubber mattresses can be used only on one side. Every two weeks bedsprings and boxsprings also should be turned for the same purpose. How to Air MattreM Each morning when making the bed, open windows and throw back bedclothes. This gives air a chance to penetrate the mattress and keep it fresh. Occasionally move the mattress near an open window and let the sun's rays shine directly on it. Solar rays help keep the upholstery from packing down and also serve as germ killers. Once a month mattresses and boxsprings should be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner attachment or a soft brush. Use a clean, dry cloth for metal bedsprings. Never beat innerspring mattresses with a rug beater, and be careful not to bend or roll mattresses when moving them. Some homemakers like to use mattress and spring covers. These can be removed for monthly laundering. During the monthly cleaning of bedding, check the condition of the mattress carefully. Average lifetime of a mattress in normal use is about ten years. Your mattress may have reached the point where it no longer gives proper support. Don't delay in selecting a new innerspring j mattress if this is the case, for broken down bedding is a definite health hazard. Pink and Charcoal New Color Craze Dame Fashion's favorite color- e .ming whim for the moment seems to be a pink and charcoal combination. Looking over the year's cotton ollections, both in wearing ap jar el and in home fashions, the National Cotton Council reports hat the pink and black duo has Fortune's I nc. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER,9, 1*54 WASHABLE CARPET — Thanks to washable cotton carpeting, the cold bathroom floor is a thing of the past. A luxurious dressing room effect is^ achieved here with Cabin Crafts cotton carpeting, overstitched with flowers. Made in 52" by 36" sections, the carpet is taped together for easy installation, disjoined for washing in the' home machine. TV Stimulates New Interest In Home Decor Television, by making people Fancy Cotton Sheets Spark Decoration Ideas Gone are the days when a sheet was a mere bed covering. This once-prosaic household item has become a favorite textile for stay-at-homes, has brought 'about j Decorating all through the house, a revival of interest in home deco- I according to Cannon Mills, whose ration and brought added popularity to household cottons. "Television reversed the unfavorable trend for some furnishings which began with the advent of popular priced automobiles," says a National Cotton Council market report. "Automobiles took people away from their homes; television brought them back," the report adds. "Homemakers have become more interested in home furnishings, which they want to appear neat and attractive to visitors. "Increased traffic in the home, coupled with a keener desire for smart furnishings, has stimulated 'a faster replacement cycle for items vrhich are subject to physical care." Cotton currently accounts for about 67 per cent of all household textiles made in the United States. experiments sparked' the idea. Homemakers are coming up,with.j scores of intriguing decorating • schemes inspired by fancy perdales ' in luscious colors. ' Four or five double-bed -size sheets ! can do wonders . for the bedroom, i living room, or nursery. For example, a bedroom in an early American farmhouse takes on 1 an entirely new look with the home- : maker's skillful handling of lagoon green sheets for draperies, dressing table skirt, and box coverings Another remodeling project shows petal pink sheets used for a canopy and flounced spread on a Venetian i bed. Looks as though there's not much time these days for a sheet to sit on the linen closet shelf! » The kind of rior and th« plw* moat of th* tlttiMttte in the parts it is grown significantly influence of the grain. Read Courier News Classified Adi. BRUCE TERMINIX CO Termite Control Blytheville - Osceola Eastern Arkansas Southtastern Missouri 2724 Union Av*. Mtmpkto, TMM. W.E. OATS AND COMPANY COTTON McCall Building Memphis, Term. Telephone 37-1631 - LD 517 > \ i i been » best seller in every category. The -color couplet made its debut ast spring in ladies' fashions. Then the menfolks stole the show with their pink cotton shirts, teamed with pink and black striped ties. Now home fashionists have picked up the craze, and pink pairs off with charcoal in .cotton slipcovers, bedspreads, and draperies all through the house. Compliments of Southern Pickery INCORPORATED Phones 9-2138 35-1438 Memphis, Tcnn. We, your neighbors an'd fellow cotton men, again applaud your major contribution to our common cause. The National Cotton Picking Contest has become a world renowned symbol of the teamwork and indomitable strength of our great cotton industry. f ' We are mighty prou3 of you. Memphis Cotton Exchange

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