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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 21

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 27, 1962
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SUNDAY, MAY 27,1962 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGAflSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE TWENTY-ONE TIPS ABOUT FURNITURE Quick Course on Shopping Because choosing new furniture isn't an everyday . experience, a shopper cannot develop a practiced eye for good buys. Still there are some simple showroom shopping tests of workmanship that you can apply when selecting furniture. These tests help assure certain standards of quality in a preferred price range. When choosing chairs, tables or chests, of any type, ask to have the pieced moved to another section of the floor, then rock it with your hand to be certain it's steady. Tip it up on one leg to further test' the proper bracing, jointing and gluing. If it does not rack, or twist — you'll feel it in your arm — it means care,has been taken in machining it properly. Inferior furniture is often made from improperly seasoned wood and load-, ed with glue in the .joints, but its wobbly reaction should alert you. Drawer Glieckiiig Check drowers of dressers and cabinets to determine free and easy — not too loose — action. Front and sides'of drawers should be fitted together by dovetail joints (you can see where the two wood pieces interlock) and not by nails. Remove the drawers to be sure there are drawer guides either at the center or sides. Russ Poet Lauds Western Dances MOSCOW (AP)-Western rock V roll and the twist banned from Soviet dance floors, got an enthusiastic plug Saturday from the Soviet Union's most controversial young poet, Yevgen Yevtushenko. Yevtushenko, intellectual idol of Western-oriented Soviet • youth, praised ; the Western dances in a Literaturnaya Gazeta (Literary Gazette) article about his recent visit to England. The poet said he went to a London youth club called The Estab- WEDDING VEILS and HATS VEILS MADE TO OHDER Beautiful Hats For The Wedding Trousseau RUTH DOUGLAS'S MILLINERY CENTER Across from Sears Ph. 3518 Check to see that the drawer bottom is reinforced with glue blocks at the corners and on the bottom. The interior of the case itself should be reinforced with screwed and glued corner blocks for strength. Turn the case fijrl a look at the plywood back panel, which should be recessed into grooves in the upright posts, not merely nailed to the back of the case. Blocked for Strain? Have the salesman turn over chairs and tables for you'to assure yourself of proper reinforcement in the places of strain. Good furniture will have blocks, of wood screwed or glued into these cor ners. -While you're looking at the underside of a chair, check on spring action. Top quality upholstered chairs have webbing strips supporting- the coil spring units. Flat spring construction lacks the deep feeling luxury of hand-tied coil springs. ; In all furniture pieces, make cer. tain the joints are smooth,, tight and flush in themselves, and not built up with wood filler. Carved detailing in arms and legs means hand labor was used and makes an article costly, so if you encounter excessive carving in an inexpensive piece, be wary. The "carving" may simply be molded wood filler and easily chipped off. lishment to watch the dancers do the twist. "I have heard many terrible \vords about this dance," Yevtu- shenko wrote. "Someone has even said about it that it is a typical product of capitalist society. I personally do not understand how dances can be divided into capitalist and Socialist." This appeared to be a slap at Soviet critics of the twist, who have called for creation here of dances that express the "spirit of socialism." "I have seen how they dance the rock 'n' roll hysterically, as a parody—this is repulsive. But at the same time, in American workers' clubs they dance it simply and beautifully," he wrote. Yevtushepko obviously referred to a parody of American rock 'n' roll created by the famous Moise- yev Dance Troupe. The satirical dance number is entitled "back to the apes." In The Establishment, the Russian said he watched a Negro cou- pie dancing the twist. "They dance the twist surprisingly lightly and gracefully. They danced 'joyfully as if they were accustomed to the dance from childhood," he wrote. Read the Want Ads! we've assembled an enchanting selection of bridal shoes. And"we've fashions for all your wedding party, too. We Are- Featuring "THE AMERICAN GIRL" In Soft White Satin $8.95 WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUE FINE PERSONALIZED TINTING'SERVICE. YOUR 'SHOES and PURSE tinted to Ihe exact color of' your choice. 5HO£ SALON How's The Feel? Check the "feel" , of the finish. Lacquer should be. smooth to the touch and over s. stain or bleach that has been applied evenly^without light and dark,spots. Feel the exposed :wood ends, too — they should be covered with veneer and lacquer, not rough to touch. Is It Good? If you're splurging on a single expensive furniture' item, check these features which indicate hand labor and custom-cabinetry. Back panels of cases'will be finished the same as front and .sides; back legs of chairs will be.carved and finished to cbmpliment the front legs, inside of doors, and.storage spaces will be hand-finished to match exposed areas, drawer edges will reveal the, same: fine veneer as exterior portion. On upholstered pieces, check good spring action of seats with the heel of your hand — bounce it up and down on the extreme front edge of seat after removing cushion. What Wood? Insist on the fine hardwood you want in your home. The vast majority of furniture, in all price ranges, is finished with beautiful veneer, bonded to several layers of plywood, bonded under pressure to give it lifetime strength. The lovely wood grain or figure is preserved for use in exposed areas where it may be seen and admired. "Solid" wood, unless in a prohibitively expensive piece,.is generally restricted to colonial furniture, which is often made of solid maple or cherry. Other solid hardwoods are used in legs of furniture pieces which are "turned" on machines during manufacture and, therefore, must be solid wood. Check the label — if it says "genuine walnut" or oak or other wood, it means the legs or other structural parts are solid and the surfaces veneered of that wood. There is no single "look" for this year's June bride. She may choose her wedding gown from a variety of silhouettes and fabrics. Chiffon bridal gown (left) by Murray Hamburger has French smocking on bodice and sleeves. It is worn with a single-strand necklace of baguette diamonds and white straw- and-chiffon headdress by Sally Victor. Short bridal dress of white Chantilly lace (center) is done over ivory lightweight taffeta. Bieadpiece is a narrow band. Her engagement ring is a four-carat emerald cut diamond. Formal gown (right) is organza over taffeta, is cut with soft bu;stle and slight train.v She wears diamond bracelet and pear-shaped earrings in a flower motif. Her bridal headdress is a massing of delicate flowers. Matrimony At Sea Getting married by the captain even before the ship leaves the dock is a novel and colorful wedding which honeymoon - business conscious steamship lines are encouraging these days. A small informal wedding is leld in the ship's chapel, followed ay a cocktail reception in one of [he lounges. The guests combine the connubial salutations with ones for "Bon Voyage." Arrangements are made with the ship's officers for catering, music, flowers and photography. In some cases the clergyman may be permitted aboard to perform the ceremony. But in Other instanced, the ship has rules restricting this privilege to the ship's captain or chaplain. RIGHT AT HAND Have duplicate utensils if needed. Measuring spoons near the stove as well as the sink can save time and steps. Change of Heart If one of you suddenly realizes the marriage will not work, don't be too embarrassed to call off the wedding plans. It is no social disgrace to" avoid a broken home. Have your family send an announcement to the papers stating that the engagement of so-and-so and so-and-so has been terminated by mutual consent. Send telegrams, make phone calls, if it is a last minute decision. But avoid discussing the "why's." Return all. gifts of any THRESHOLD TKADTTION Reluctant to leave har father's house, the Roman bride had to be lifted over the threshold of her new home. It,was also believed that a bride needed to be protected from evil spirits that hovered over the threshold by carrying 'her over. value whatsoever with brief notes, if possible, thanking the giver for his thoughtfulness. But curb your confidences. The less said, the sooner all will be forgotten. TIME SAVER When you bring home fresh vegetables — lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots — spend a few minutes to clean and trim them before putting them away. Five minutes then can save, twice that amount -j! time when you're preparing a meal. PANTRY MATES Group canned foods and staples according to kind on kitchen shelves. Then you'll know at a glance vihat's on hand and when, to deplace when stocks run low. DAVIDS I» • • So you're going to a weddin whether you attend as a member of the wedding party or as a guest - mark this moment om day with a gift from DAVID'S! China & Pottery Big family size, cooks 15 large hamburgers at one time. Easy-to-see grill-guide on handle. Easy-to-wash 1 —completely immersible with control removed. $29.10 ALL NEW AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC CAN OPENER Opens any standard can in seconds ... a fingertip does all the work. One control locks, opens and releases can. Flip-up, magnetic lid holder. Available for wall mounting. $22.95 AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC SAUCEPAN Easy-to-see cook-guide on handle. Easy-to-wash —completely immersibla with control removed. Complete with vented metal cover. $24 ^ Complot* AUTOMATIC MIXMASTER AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC . FRYPAN Easy-to-see fryguide on handle. Easy-to-wash—' completely irnmersible with control removed. Glass or metal cover:! available. Vis Mo. ALL NEW COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC DELUXE , PERCOLATOR 8 cups of delicious coffee in 5 minutes. Made of copper, nickel and cfirome plated inside, and out. 8 " ~~ cup models. . io . Villa Modal Powerful motor, 12 different speeds. Convenient mixing guide. Extra- large full-mix beaters imd exclusive thumb-tip beater ejector. $36.94 AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC TOASTER Convenient selector dial, easy to see and set for nine color selections. Extra high toast lift. Toasts large and thick slices. $23.95 del AUTOMATIC STEAM OR DRY IRON Steam-Flow vents let you irononanall-overcushi'on of rolling steam. Steams longer—weighsonly 3 Ibs. $12.95 CORNING WARE SAUCE PAN SET $14.95 Open Stock Pieces •from $3.95 up Also Electee Skillet and Percolator. SELIECT FROM THESE GIFTS • Milk'Glass Items • TV Tablei Sets • Cookie Jars • Chrome Trays • Decfarative Molds. • Rubbermaid Items • Flint Knife Sets NEW ASSORTMENT CALIFORNIA ORIGINALS 9 Lazy Susans ill Planters lit Vases (II Bon-Elon Dishes It Ash Trayi. ' Place Settings — Starter Sets — Complete Services and Open Stock Pieces by . . . Village Green Royalon Franciscan Sijonronvvtare Noritake Homw . Lawghlin Johnson Bros. Give beautiful dinnerware to brighten "Special Occasion" dinners—or a starter set for everyday use. STARTER SETS FROM $ 5.95 UP Complete Line ol : COOKING WARE by REVERE MIRR-O MAGNALITE WEST 6END STAINLESS TABLEWARE 54. piece service for 8 with 16 teaspoons and extra serving pieces. $12.95 BOXED TUMBLER SETS A wide variety to select rrom in many different designs and colors. $1.25 up SMAU APPLIANCES by • West Bend • General Electric • Mirro CANTOR SITS A wide variety to select from, colors to suit any decor. $1.98 up MAJOR APPLIANCES fay • I Hotpoint » Speed Queen > Hoover REE GIFT WRAPPING DAVTO5 516-5il8 E. Broadway Phone 4186

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