The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1950 · Page 15
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Better Quality, Variety In Furniture Better quality plus lower prices for furniture and fabrics mean that many a homemaker can "do [things" to her home this year. New features and wide variety I of selection are 1950 keywords [for drapery and upholstery fab* Irics, tugs and both traditional jand modern furniture styles. Mrs. June Brown,,home fur- jnishings specialist, Iowa 'State I College, reports that colors for I decorating are a little lighter this I year, I plum with variations of blue- especially popular. She .says homemakers are combining I plain-colored textures with* fig- lured patterns in interesting fash- lion, and doing away with the ["busy" look which has often come (from using too many figured (areas in the same room. Fabric lt«w§ Dual purpose fabrics for home •furnishings are a hew feature on •the market this year, says Mrs. iBrowfi. These fabrics are designed to serve equally as well for draperies as for Upholstery. De- Isigned to give an all over-rather [than a "spotty" effect, they look well either in plain slipcovers or hanging in folds at the windows, dany of these fabrics are styl\i vertically, and with no "up and down" in the design. More hand-blocked and hand- woven effects are appearing in reasonably-priced machine-made fabrics these days. Mrs. Brown suggests that some of this season's popular scenic designs can be used effectively for wall hangings. , The new non-woven, non-luster rayon draperies ate proving more durable than paper draperies for temporary tr indicates. OJ iurposes, Mrs. Brown 'f course, these draperies cannot be laundered or dry cleaned. In upholstery, probably the biggest news is plastic which is now being sold as yardage. It is prov* ing long wearing and easy to clean. But it does take special "know how" to upholster with plastic at home. Cotton rugs are coming into their own in many interesting pile and weave textures. They come in different widths by the roll as well as in various width rug sizes. Improved finishes are giving cotton rugs greater durability. Solid color floor coverings are continuing popular, as are lighter „ . . „ colors. Wool rug prices are still [to work as well horizontally as high, but may come down som« in the months just ahead. Modern Gains favor There's unusual variety in wood and design in the furniture on the /market this year. Tradi* tional furniture designers are making aft effort to keep up with the strong trend toward modern, Mrs. Brown comments. Quality of Woods and workmanship has improved a good deal and so have glues and other adhesives. There is promise that finishes will soon make furniture resistant to such liquids as hot water and nail polish remover, according to Mrs. Brown. Among the storage features to look for in furniture are drawers properly sized for different uses aha equipped with removable partitions, sliding panels, and trays and compartments for special purposes. The Birthday circle met with Mrs. R. A. Bleich Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Margaret Barnhard's birthday was observed, as well as Mrs. Weiner's. PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS, Smith-Corona and Hoy all, new 1950 models, at the ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES. Quality Workmanship You can depend on RICHARDSON'S to do first-dost guaranteed painting for you—whether it's a brand-new home, a remodeling job, or a spring cleaning for your present home. Our 27 years experience are your assurance of a job well done. Free estimates. 27 Years in Kossuth County RICHARDSON'S PAINms AND Phone 795-W DECORATORS Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON The pel hat* of all ttaoVife actors is the fake beard. Applied With sticky Spirit Gum. which has an unpleasant odor, the beard is decidedly uncomfortable. Hair from the Yak, an Oriental beast of burden, makes the most realistic beards. Unlike crepe- hair, Yak hair so closely resembles that of a human that a good makeup job Will defy detection at fairly close range. However, the hair ends on an artificial "muff dig into the skin and, combined with the tightening action of the adhesive gum, make the actor wish he had grown his own. * * * With this in mind many Holly- wortdites do raise a crop of whiskers when slated to that type of role. It saves much time with the makeup man each morning and no small amount of discomfort. When pictures using bearded types are in the making, or in preparation, Hollywood Boulevard swarms with bewhiskered men. From extra to actor, the majority of the thespiani to be used in that production prefer to grow their own foliage. Even players who hope to be hired for bits often postpone their daily shaving routines. Wives of actors swear it offer* their husbands a good excuse for evading the morning shave. Many refuse to be seen in public with their actor husbands. This attitude makes it quite convenient for those gentlemen who prefer quiet evenings at home. When a big "period Western" is under way the Boulevard is crowded with men sporting every stage of bewhiskerment from stubble to full blown brush. You can almost tell what types of pictures are being made by the face adornments. Spade beards indicate a French epic, while Atabian chin-pieces announce the fact that a desert drama is being filmed. Newcomers, hoping to get Work in the movies, follow the trend adding to the number of legitimate hair-growers. Even the tourists get into the spirit of the occasion and proudly avoid shaving in the vain hope that they'll be mistaken for actors. In fact, it is not unusual tot one Visitor to Hollywood to mistake another out-of-towner for a film player while his fellow tourist, in turn, sizes hint up with the same thought in mind. » * • Long beard* used in outdoor scenes, where the wind may blow them out of shape, are frequently sprayed with a mixture of bando- line and a small quantity of shellac.' The added shellac stiffens the hair just enough to make it keep its curl and shape. Now there's a handy tip to any of my readers who are thinking of growing a beard I * • • All makeup arJiits carry curling irons in their big makeup boxes. The hair used in prop beards is straight, so to give naturalness to "muttonchops" and Van Dykes a slight curl is added after the hair is applied. * » • Billy Jones, one oi Hollywood's better known stunt men, recently grew quite a crop of chin-spinach while on location for Director John Ford's "Wagonmaster." On returning home, his Very young son and infant daughter refused to have anything to do with him. And Billy couldn't do a thing about it. The picture had two weeks of interiors to do yet. * * * In the silent picture era, stubble beards were put on by outlining the beard shape in glue on the actor's face, then applying Bull Durham to the glue. Today chopped hair is dusted over a Spirit Gum base — and actors don't like it bit better! It's si messy and itchy! "It Looks Better In Lights" department: Lionel Barrvmore was born Lionel Blythe. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Danielson and three sons of Algona and Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Hanson of Sexton were guests recently at Gar•fie Koestlers. Emma Moore, Ti- ttmka, and Harold Smith, Algona, called at the Koestlers on Sunday. William Howard Taft was the Tuesday, March 14, 1950 Algona Upper fte« Molne»— f first U. S. salary of $ president to receive f5,000 a year. When You Think of Building Tools HALL- STRAHORN HDWE. Formerly Spillet Hdw. Algona SAVfroooi SAV£ TIME! Yes, you can SAVE—and tttjoy belter, mart easily \ meals at the same time/ Learn how by watchin feuioaal home economist, who will answer repartd ; a pro- 11 your SAVC MONEY! questions. Watch her use the most modern pr icesjes— processes which you too can use, and which make it possible (or you to SAVE food, time, work and money. Would you like to enjoy many hours of new leisure time, saved by eliminating kitchen drudgery? Would you like to *njoy your favorite dishes all year-around, saved by modern food preservation? Would you like extra money, sated by buying fresh foods in season, when they cost less? Don't miss this amazing demonstration of the modern way to preserve foods at home. READ IN THIS SECTION HOW YOU CAN BEST UTILIZE YOUR HOME FREEZER WITH WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF OUR FREE FROZEN FOOD DEMONSTRATION . . . Coming Soon! INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 9Hf iHI BlHBi ^^BP^* ^(BIP^ ^9 T^jf *Of WP ^PP *^P WP iMB IPHHHI ^PBPB MB ^^ WWH|P ^Bi wl ^^ ^Bi^ ^^d^^ ' International Harvester Parts Sales and Service Walt and Deb Hall Mergen & Webster Expert PAINTERS-DECORATORS PAPER-HANGERS (No Job Too Large or Too Small) FREE ESTIMATES Phone 634-J or 756 Want Ads Bring Results IRONS is ready to handle your plumbing and heating needs! Plumbing and Heating Irons' "Irons" Are Always in the Fire TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1950 I welcome this opportunity to join with the rest of the good building fraternity of Algona, and come out and tell folks that we are all prepared for bringing some more "home happiness" to our fair city and roundabout. You all know we handle some pretty good lines in Plumbing and Heating out here at this shop. I won't go into all that here. Main thing is Irons is ready to help start the ball rolling towards getting up some more fine homes, and we have a lot of good information on our branches of the work. Yes, Irons is ready—let's go, folks! HEATING PLUMBING

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