Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 12, 1952 · Page 10
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 10

Cumberland, Maryland
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Tuesday, February 12, 1952
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TEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker New Law Provides Proper Label For Rayon And Acetate Material By DOROTHY ROE Associated Press Women's Editor Do you know the difference Between rayon and acetate? You will from now on because a new law says all rayon and acetate fabrics, up to now grouped loosely under the general term "rayon," must be labeled clearly as separate •nd distinct fibers. This may not seem to be news that will make a great change in your life, but it's more important than you think. It means that you'll know exactly what that new dress or slipcover is made of, whether it should be washed or dry-cleaned, whether It should be ironed with a hot or cool iron, and how much rough treatment it will take. Most of us have had the experience of ironing a new blouse or dress with a too-hot iron and seeing the fabric melt before our eyes. Care Rules Differ Definite information as to fiber content will prevent such mishaps, »ince rayon and acetate have definite and different rules for their care. A washable rayon fabric can b« handled in much the same way as cotton, while an acetate fabric requires gentler care, according to American Viscose ' Corp., rayon manufacturer, and Celanese' Corporation, acetate maker. Washable rayons may be tossed In the washing machine and pressed with an iron almost as hot as is used on cottons, while washable acetates should be laundered by hand in luke-warm water and mild soap, and pressed -with a cool iron. Probably a good share of dresses In your wardrobe are either rayon or acetate or a blend of both, since these fabrics rank second only to cotton in TJ. S. use. Both fibers were developed before the turn of the century, but did not come into use in commercial quantities in this country until much later—rayon in 1910, acetate in 1925. Made From Cellulose' Both are known as "cellulosic" fibers, are made from the same raw material, pure cellulose, obtained from wood pulp and cotton linters (the fibers which adhere to the cotton seed after the cotton has been picked). To make rayon, cellulose is reduced to a thick liquid, then forced through tiny holes in a spinnaret Into an add bath. The fine streams of liquid then are solidified into threads or filaments which are twisted together to form rayon yarn. There has been no chemical change in the cellulose. To make acetate, acetic acid Is added to cellulose, making a new and chemically different substance, cellulose acetate. This is then reduced to a liquid and forced through tiny holes into warm air, where the fine "breams of liquid are hardened, by evaporation, into filaments. • Both Give Good Wear Rayon fabrics generally are stronger than acetate, though both will give good wear. Rayon Is more absorbent than acetate, will not melt under heat. Acetate dries more quickly, is adaptable to more delicate garments. A typical rayon fabric is a linen- like material, a typical acetate is a crisp taffeta. Both fibers, however, are used in many other weaves and textures, and often are blended in one fabric. Both- fibers have widened their fields of use greatly in recent years, being used today in everything from sheer blouses to heavy duty carpets. From now on, you'll know which is which and how to treat them. Ttie biggest bargain on your shopping list today! Boy, 15, Found In Sealed Car MADISON, 111.—W—A 15-year- old boy was freed last night from a sealed railroad car in which he said he traveled without food for four days. He was reported in serious condition from malnutrition and frostbite. Police said the youth, William Wright, Negro, told them he was trying to get to California to hunt for his mother. He couldn't give them her name, but believed she was in Oakland. Authorities said the boy gave this version: He hitche'd a ride on another train from Boston to New Kaveu, Conn. He entered this car at New Haven and hid behind some merchandise until it was closed. Last night a rairoad worker heard his muffled cries from the car which was' on a siding at East Madison, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. , Bonds Cashed To Save Life, Bigamist Says WASHINGTON — (/P) — Congress heard today about a bigamist who had had to cash his defense bonds every 60 days "to save my life." The story turned up with the release of hearings by the House Appropriations Committee on the budget of the Treasury Department's Savings Bond Division. Robert W. Coyne, unpaid businessman consultant to the division, said he ran into the case while conducting a check in an unidentified eastern city into why people were cashing their bonds. He said one man, after exacting a promise that his name would never be disclosed, told investigators: "The fact is, gentlemen, I am married to two women. I buys the bonds and I gives them to my first wife and after 60 days I sneak them away and cashes them and gives the money to my second wife. So you see the box I am In. That is why I cashes bonds." With Borden's i PACKAGE MAKES 5 QUARTS "Bprdms T> STAR1AG NONFAT DRY MILK SOLIDS . Discover ST&RLAC at" your, grocers TODAY! Starlac is milk—with only the water and fat removed! All you do is just replace the water— then mix and chill. You'll agree Starlac is wonderful for drinking and cooking. Try it on cereals, too! So nourishing! Starlac gives you all the valuable B vitamins, proteins, calcium and other important minerals found in milk. So convenient! Starlac package needs no refrigeration. Easter Midnight Mass Approved VATICAN CITY — tfP) — Special provisions whereby Catholic churches were permitted last Easter to celebrate a midnight mass for the first time in the church's modern history have been extended' for three more years, it was announced today. Acta Apostollca Sedis, the official Vatican publication, announced in its current issue the extension has been made by special decree of the Congregation of Rites, one of 11 congregations that govern church affairs. The extension was made following requests for it by bishops and archbishops of the Catholic Church from various parts of the world. Aged Barber Charges Ten Cents For Haircut BEDFORD, Pa. —(/P) —There's a aarber in the nearby Western Pennsylvania community of Woodbury who doesn't know the meaning of at least one word in the I's in the dictionary. He's Daniel-N. Byers and the word is I-N-F-L-A-T-I-O-N. Now 83 Byers still plys the trade he began 69 years ago. And, he still gets the same pay as he did then—ten cents per hair cut. "Just never saw any reason to charge more," is the way Byers explains. British Exports Rise LONDON—(£>)—Britain's exports hit an all time record in January and the nation's adverse trade balance was slashed by 15 per cent, the Board of Trade announced today Arabian King Buys 'Harem Cars* For His Wives, Past And Present Steber Sings Two Operas In One Day NEW YORK — (JP) — Eleanor Steber, probably the first Metropolitan Opera singer ever to volunteer for two roles in one day, ended the first Saturday "a bit dry" but several hours later appeared in another. Miss Steber volunteered to sing .Desdemona in Verdi's "Othello" in the afternoon, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's "Cos! Fan Tutte" at the night Met performance. With the afternoon performance behind her, and the long hour and a half first act of the night performance out of the way. Miss Steber said: "I'd like to do It every day." The double performance <meanl 3 and % hours of actual singing on stage, not counting practice vocalizing between performances. Armed Forces (Continued from Page i) other materials used In building homes, the Signal Corps announced a five "million dollar construction proect at Fort Monmouth, N. J This, he added, included a heating plant, auditorium, conference room and a sound apparatus testing center. - AEC Waste Charged Lyle said the Atomic Energy Commission has "expanded with a speed and recklessness which disregards the cost to the taxpayer." Deputy Defense Secretary William C. Foster defended the armed forces. .He told the House subcommittee yesterday he though the defense establishment had been the object of some "loose criticism." "The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force are all doing what I believe is an excellent job on economy efficiency and conservation," he said. '"Cost consciousness' is being hammered into every member of the armed forces from private to general." CINCINNATI —W) —You think the guy with one car and a wife who drives has a problem? How about King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia? He has to provide transportation for four wives and perhaps a 100 or more ex-wives. The Arabian monarch now will have 20 specially built Cadillac 'harem cars" to transport his wives, present and past, between Saudi Arabia's twin capitals of Riyadah and Mecca. The price: A mere quarter of a million dollars. The 20 plush vehicles are just being completed at the Rossmoyne plant of the Hess & Eisenhardt Manufacturing Co. They are a gift to the ageing ruler from the Arabian American Oil Co., which enjoys rights to the world's richest oil fields at the King's pleasure. Each snappy, six-door limousine will accomodate six wives comfortably on its two full rear seats, plus a chauffeur and attendant in front. They are dark blue, upholstered. in tan broadcloth and whipcord. All the windows of the passenger compartment, including the portion between front and rear, are made of mirror glass; the occupants can see out, you can't see in. Two electric fans will waft cooling breezes on the regal ladies as the limousines purr through the desert. Special insulation in the top will protect them from the sun. The harem cars also are equipped with heaters for cold desert nights, fire extinguishers, and red lights that flash on the dashboards whenever a rear door is opened. The recipient of this luxury fleet is the absolute feudal ruler of some 6,000,000 subjects and 700,000 square miles between the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Ibn Saud, who reportedly is 72 years old and is six feet, four inches tall, Is a devout adherent to the Wahabite Moslem code. He neither smokes nor drinks and never has more than four wives at a time. Saud is a great believer in divorce, however, and never seems to discard a woman just because he divorced her. This turnover has built the total number of his spouses to approximately 120. At last count, the King had some 72 children. Incidentally, the total price of the cars, $250,000, includes delivery to Philadelphia only. Either the oil company or Ibn Saud will have to pay more to get them delivered to Saudi Arabia. \ r aticaii's Radio Voice . Doubled In Strength VATICAN. CITY — (ff) — The radio voice of the Vatican doubled in strength today. A new radio' transmitter, tvrtce as powerful as the old 25 kilowatt transmitter, was inaugurated this morning by Nicola Cardinal Canali. The station, designed by Gugllelmo Marconi, was inaugurated 21 years ago today by Pope Kus XI. . F Father Of 12 Killed In Mishap flfcar Home ROCKVILLE, Md.— (IP}— A father who, neighbors said, often "worked 20 hours a day" to provide for his wife and 12 children was crushed to death yesterday under a- bulldozer a few feet from his home. Police said Robert N. Parks, 36, apparently fell beneath the vehicle as it slipped backward on a grade on which it had been parked. He had been operating the bulldozer to level a homesite. Probes Started (Continued from^Pagc i) people. Yesterday's crash killed 27 aboard the plane, and four In an apartment building. Hensley said there are no figures whatever to support some 'charges that "rush schedules" are making for inadequate maintenance checks between flights. He said that although airlines are constantly seeking means of increasing efficiency through greater use of their planes, the average dally use In the past two years has increased not more than 15 or 20 minutes a day. EXTRA GOOD FOOD AT EXTRA LOW PRICES!! NEW YORK POTATOES IS £ 69c PURITY MARGARINE 2 Mb. Pkg,. M QUARTERS I 1VU PURE LARD 5 b $1.00 SLICED BACON 2 ""• 2 - $1.00 Popular Brands CIGARETTES 1.57 25 B ' Ab o $2.19 wmmmmm. FREE PARKING 30 WINEOW STREET MtV" / Jff Gifts to delight any i woman ^on Valentine's Day I .SPECIALLY PRICED DURING KLINE'S FEBRUARY SALE! Luxurious 3 pc. (Modern Living Room at a Savings of $50.00 Reg. 357.50 Rich decorator fabric of interesting texture shows off the suave styling of this two- cushion sofa and matching lounge chairs to advantage. Blond wood base. Spring- filled construction. Modern Styled Cedar Chest Matched American Walnut veneers with cedar-lined interior. Equipped with automatic, self-rising tray. 47x12^x21". Hand rubbed. Many Other Lovely Stylet Convenient Credit Terms ffss nnm nr w/ 406-413 VIRGINIA AYE OPEN EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT PHONE 2708

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