The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 28
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 28

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
Page 28
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WL01TEN BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.T COURIER NEWF WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29,1954 Home Fash Hails 1954 By Mary Davis Gillies, President National Home Fashions League Cotton continues to make news. It accounts for the major share of home furnishings fabrics and con- •Untly appears in new forms. Cotton rugs ana carpets came in a* a war emergency but continue to be used for their brilliant, beautiful colors and style-worthiness. A new process makes cotton floor cov- ings as well as cotton upholstery soil-resistant. Other processes make cotton fabrics crush-resistant and water-proof. Coordination is the new pet in drapery and slip cover fabrics. The Idea is simple: a large and a small icale design are teamed up—and usually have a solid color companion. Cottons in Gold If you crave a touch of elegance, tee -this, season's exciting gold printed cottons. There'is a hanS- iome old-red pattern with a gold overlay which would take the boredom out of any room but would be particularly lovely wiuh green or beige walls Another more subtle pattern has a gold overlay on an ivory ground. Pastels and white offer further ions Expert Cottons news this fall; used with dark' colors they .are brilliant. One charming small guest room seen recently had white walls and an oatmeal colored cotton rug; black-and- white-printed cafe curtains hung on shiny brass rings were the perfect go-together choice with a charcoal cotton bedspread and black laquer chests. Simulated Tweed Prints NCC Lists 10 Rules for Better Sleep New, too, are the cotton prints which simulate woven tweeds, herringbones, and textured fabrics. The photographic process produces real fool-the-eye prints. By all means, give your house and you and your family a lift this fall with new draperies and slip covers, or gay-colored sofa cushions. Remember the fabric route to room renovation is both dramatic and budgetwise! Shrew's Strength The shrew uses up all his strength to find food, for this furious little hunter must eat his own weight in food every 12 hours. Fasting for an hour or so would mean death by starvation. A good night's sleep is a priceless luxury, says 'the National Cotton Council, listing ten rules for better sleep. Authorities estimate that half the American population has trouble getting the right kind of sleep. But many of these insomniacs would sleep better if they changed their sheets more frequently. "Is there anything more refreshing than • to creep between clean, sweet-smelling sheets? Especially after a good warm bath? They feel so cool and relaxing," says James F. Bender, author of a book on How to Sleep. "Insomniacs should change their sheets as* often as possible; every night if they can afford to do so," Mr. Bender recommends. Aside from the luxurious sen- I sation of dropping off to sleep between fresh sheets, you are more likely to stay asleep when the sheets are smooth. Ten Helpful Hints Here are ten hints that may help you sleep better: 1. Sleep in a good bed with a quality mattress, clean cotton sheets and .fluffy pillow. 2. Sleep in a cool room, with a flow of fresh air. 3. Avoid glaring room colors. Pastel greens and blues are most conducive to rest. 4. Take a light snack before retiring — with emphasis on the "light.". A glass of warm milk and a cracker are about right. 5. Try a warm bath (98 to 102 degree water), soaking for 10 to 25 minutes. 6. In summer, cool off the bedroom with canvas awnings, use a light cotton blanket or bedspread for minimum warmth and if necessary bathe your wrists in ice water. . • 7. Relax your muscles. 8. Don't fighti nsomnia. Quiet reading 'in bed,, is better than tossing and turning in the dark. Even lying quietly awake may provide enough rest despite lack of sleep itself.- 9. Set a bedtime hour and stick to it, so that your body becomes accustomed to sleeping at regular intervals. 10.. Indulge yourself, treating sleep like the luxury it is. Charles Dickens always slept in a bed with its head pointing north. If you have a sleep superstition, indulge in it. VERSATILE SHIRTS — Styled in a great variety of textures, colors and prints, cotton shirts add versatility and plus styling to wardrobes. Left: shirt by Mac Shore in cotton broadcloth is printed with an Egyptian design. Pockets and collar are accented witfc color contrast. Right: plaid gingham blouse dy Weber Originals has buttoned-on dickey. (NCC Photo) CORDUROY AND COTTON — Corduroy mixes with printed cottons to make outstanding outfits for girls and boys campus- bound this fall. A versatile moss green corduroy coat for her is lined with acorn-printed cotton to match her dress. For him, a cognac-colored corduroy jacket emphasizes the new use of color for men, is colorful contrast to his printed cotton weskit. (Cotton Council Photo) Patterned Cotton Rugs Star as Floor Coverings Cotton floor coverings, a smash hit with homemakers for several years, have come up with interesting new patterns and textures this season. Patterned cotton carpets especially are big news. Floral and other designs are created by varying loop levels and well areas. Lush, denser piles achieve affects more luxurious than ever in other cotton carpets. PROVINCIAL PATTERN — Provincial living room corner by Martha Beha, Waverly Fabrics' stylist, illustrates how to cope with single sash window problems. Waverly's Golden Glo Glosheen "Apple Harvest" is used for the three tier curtains. The two upper tier are movable to adjust lighting, while lower tier is stationary anc hangs to floor. BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR 15th NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONT Weymouth Construction Co. 2174 PERSON MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE SLEEP TIGHT — A "sleep tight" outfit from Tommies styled by Harry Berger. Fireman-red cotton flannel plus sniped knitted cotton. Zipped- up-or-down hood and yoke assure warm comfort. (Cotton Council Photo) with EPTACHLOR RECOMMENDED IN COTTON STATES TAKES ONLY 4 01. PER ACRE NO HARMFUL RESIDUES Manufactured by Velsicol Corp. at Memphis, Tenn. THE DIXIE OFFICE and PLANT Memphis, Tennessee Phone 9-9916 Correspondence solicited. We mil byy or recondition for of owners damaged cotton or sample loose ot a:l description. Memphis, Tenn. Blytheville Representative Tel. 2-2341 ORLEANS CAS thing in Iron & ORNAMENTAL IRON WORK] 1125 — Memphis, Me** UM It

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