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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 9

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Saturday, July 26, 1969
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Even the Girls fer Bunk Beds ffoinc and. By Mary Bryson (TN Hunter's Home Furnlshlnss Editor) Your Furniture Bunk beds have a special appeal for the very young, the New York Times found When it sur- v e y e d a group of 5- to 12>year-0lds. Eighty per cent of the young sters preferred bunk beds to all other varieties, for a bunk bed is not merely a place to sleep. It is a little room within a room, a place to sprawl and read in peace. It is a spot to climb onto and jump from; it is a mountain or a fort or a ship at sea. Even the little girls liked bunk beds better than any other type, the survey revealed, with canopy beds, as feminine as a bunk is masculine, taking second place. Bunk bed designs, however, are no longer confined to the rugged Early American or ranch house oak styles. There are French Provincial models and.' molded plastic one's. A particularly attractive one is modern in mood, made with walnut-like laminate surfaces that are scratch and stain resistant. Also popular are the bunk beds with trundle beds beneath — a good solution for vacation homes or for juvenile guests. * * * New in the adult bedding field is a soundproofed mattress made by Englander. It doesn't promise to prevent street noises from coming in the window or to screen out a mate's snores from across the aisle, but the new construction does guarantee no squeaks from mattress or springs. Your Decorating The poster and the college pennant have taken on new ways this summer. The banners and pennants which used to be popular in wool felt are now being done in plastic, and the posters are printed on sheets of Mylar with self• sticking backs. This season's poster cjrop seems to have veered away from the acid drawings and freaked-out colors of the last few years, and the focus is on zodiac symbols, line drawings, photographs and architectural sketches. * * * Snakeskin-patterned carpeting is the latest wrinkle in the decade-old reptile craze in decor. A New York company has introduced an all- wool snake carpet woven with a cut pile, in either grays or in beige and brown. The carpeting, like cobra shoes and purses, is not in the budget bracket. It's around 933 a yard for the 27- inch widths. Your Garden Poison ivy has hogged the spotlight as a menacing plant for years, but some prettier plants in your garden also can make your eyes water and your skin break out In a rash, says Dr. Albert H. Step- yan, a University of Illinois dermatologist. Chrysanthemums, daisies, marigolds, feverfew, nettles, buttercups and even your indoor philodendron may contain chemicals that are irritating to sensitized persons. The chemicals can be anywhere from leaf to tuber. Once you develop a sensi- • tivity to a particular plant, explains Dr. Slepyan, you are likely to become sensitive to other irritant plants as well. Your Housework Offices and factories have long had heavy-duty cleaners that really worked. Now homemakers are getting their chance at industrial-strength liquid cleaners. A new one, called "Janitor- in-a-Drum," will take the old Space-saving* furniture with a modern air is this bunk bed. Drawer in bottom bed pulls out to make a third bed. Handshake Leaves Man With Gripping Pain Dear Ann Landers: My husband has arthritis in his right hand. When he meets people, they i n- variably grab his hand and pump away. I have seen him nearly faint from the pain. How can he let them know he can't shake hands without seemingly unfriendly or ungracious? -J'sWife Ann says: Your husband should quickly grab the, other fellow's right hand with his left and say, "Sorry, I've got arthritis in the other one ..." No one will be offended. Auntie Antes In Dear Ana: I am engaged to be married in the fall. My fiance's aunt wants to give a huge kitchen and linan shower for me. Her plans are making me sick, and I don't know what to do about it. Yesterday, Aunt V. handed me the guest list — about 70 women. At least half the names are of people I have never heard of. She asked if Gay Nineties I'd like to add anyone. I told her no, but I'd like to take about 40 names off the list! She yelled, "Every woman on that list owes me something. I've been going to showers for 20 years, and this is the only chance I will have to get even." When I tried to tell her gifts don't mean that much to me, she screamed, "Shut up and don't be a fool. This shower will save you at least $400." My mother refuses to get involved. She says it's between me and Aunt V. Your advice would be appreciated. — Caught in the Switches Ann says: Ask your Aunt V. to remove from the guest list the names of the women you don't know. She can "get even" some other way. If she refuses, insist that she cancel the shower. The whole thing smells 1 i k e an unclaimed shipment of mackerel. Breath of Life Dear Ann: Settle an argument, please. My husband won't believe me, but if re sees it in your column it might make a difference. I love plants, and keep two beautiful ficus pandoras in our living room, My husband insists that plants absorb the oxygen and rob us of healthy air. He is forever nagging me "for ___ A PAGE FOR Women Saturday, July 26,1969 r PlftS Ez&mmmmimmzmmwjwmmmmmmttmmmw Sleeping Pill Users Tay' for Rest Bunk beds with a trundle bed beneath are in a bayberry green finish and are available with matching wall-hung shelves, drop-lid desk and a selection of cabinets and chests. wax off the kitchen floor, remove grease and oil stains from garage floors or dissolve the burned-on stuff from a barbecue grill. It can be used full strength for hard jobs or diluted with water for general household washing of walls, woodwork, Venetian blinds or ceramic tiles. * * * The men who make kitchen towels say the housewife would rather have a towel that looks pretty than one that wipes dry. The sheared terry kitchen towels are best sellers because they have the rich look of plushy velour and because they can be dyed in more brilliant hues. When it comes to wiping dishes, however, they're not as absorbent as conventional terry and flat woven types. * * * When packing to move, place a clean rag or two at the top of each carton, advises a young housewife who had made three moves in a year. The rags will be handy f o r dusting shelves and closets before you fill them with your belongings. Now He Knows When to Change Suit By Heloise Cruse Dear Heloise: I don't have my suits cleaned or pressed each time I wear them, so I have difficulty determining how many times each has been worn and which one is due for the cleaners next. I finally hit upon this idea: Every time I wear a suit, I put a penny in the inside coat pocket where it won't accidentally be taken out or spent. In this way, I know exactly which suit is ready for the cleaners. —Ted Kinnett Belt Buckles Dear Heloise: Here's a hint for women who sew: If you're in need of buckles for that belt or jumper, save the ones from discarded shoes. Just shine them up, and they work like magic. -Betty S. tielotee Tidy Freezer Dear Heloise: Here's a cleaning hint for women who have trouble reaching the bottom of their chest-type freezers. The next time you purchase a refill for your sponge mop, buy an extra one and reserve it for freezer-cleaning, time. • Attach the mop Handle and you'll find that it soaks up water and food particles from the freezer in no time at all with little stress or strain. —Mrs. Cole Cullen Protects Baby Dear Heloise: To save my toddler's head and the top of my coffee table at the same time, I bought an attractive towel and cut off the fringe. Then 1 sewed a casing around the edge with wide seambintling and ran elastic through it. Since the legs on my table don't come directly down from the corners I was able to put the towel on Just like a fitted sheet. I put a small piece of foam rubber (or cotton) in each corner for padding. Not only did it save many a banged head, but it also provided protection for the table when small cars or toys were put on it. It was attractive enough to leave on for parties, and eliminated the worry of forgotten coasters. -Cheryl McAllister Heloisp welcome! mail, eipcclally • household hind which the can p*ss on to readers n spec* permit!. Write to Heloltt In care of The De» Molnei Regliter. She Is unable to answer all individual letters becaute of tho volume of mall «he receives. Her column appears dally on the women's paves of The Des Moines Register and In The Sunday Registers comic paqes. By Jerry Klein (Norlh American Newspaper Alliance) rnilE Journal of the Arner- JL ican Medical Association warns that, just as with borrowing to get a dishwasher or a color television set, a person who borrows sleep must eventually repay it — at extremely high interest rates.. Reporting on tests with women volunteers, the Journal tells how. for 26 consecutive nights, they were given 200 milligrams of a barbiturate drug at bedtime. This is the amount "almost routinely ordered for sleep in hospitals, not so much for the patients' sleep, as for the interns'." At first, the women fell asleep faster and slept longer and deeper. Then, in five days, they became more restless; in 14 days, they found it harder to get to sleep and no longer remained asleep as long. "Tolerance had developed," the medical journal states, "but what is borrowed must eventually be repaid, and with interest." w HEM the women were taken off the pills, AMY they found it took them much longer to get to sleep and that the amount of rest they got fell abruptly. Dreams, nightmares and general restlessness became definitely worse. ''These findings deserve serious consideration," declares the Journal, because .so many patients first take sleeping pills while hospitalized and then get into the habit of using them for years afterward." "As tolerance develops larger and larger dosages arc taken until 1 it becomes small wonder they find it almost impossible to kick the habit." The pill taker becomes "caught in a spiraling debt of robbing Peter to pay PauV paying "stiff interest rates including the possibility of developing convulsions a abrupt \vithtfrawal from high dosages." , Since being a poor sleeper 'is usually "more uncomfortable than serious," the Journal asks, "Is the physician justified in lending sleep so freely when it is (eventually) the patient who pays the interest?" By Jack Tippit "I think I smell leftovers cooking for dinner, please tell me I'm wrong." Ann Greenwood Miss Greenwood Is Engaged Mr. and Mrs. Perry L. Greenwood, 2831 Forty-sixth St., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ann Marie, and James H. Simmons, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harold Simmons of Davenport. Miss Greenwood attended Baker University at Baldwin City, Kan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. MrrSimmons is a^ graduate of Augustana College, Rock Island, III., and is in his second year of medical school at the U. of I., where he is affiliated with Nu Sigma Nu medical fraternity. TOMORROW Finds City Women Have Weaker Neck Muscles (Reprinted from Rodale'i Health Bulletin) C ITY WOMEN suffer 4.8 times as many neck injuries in automobile accidents as do their country sisters. The city women's rate also was 1.7 per cent higher than that of men. Dr. Edwin W. Amyes of Lynwood, Calif., says the higher rate of injury is caused by a lack of neck musculature and less exercise among metropolitan women. POINTS FOR PARENTS Wear sundress, pants tor —-Embroider-, motifs on gether or separately. towels, curtains, cloths. Pattern 4511: New Girls' Pattern 7440: Twenty Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. 2x5 to 3%x6W' motifs. For child's pattern send K cents (coins) to The Des Moines Register, P.O. Box 131, Old Chelsea Station, NEW YORK, N.Y. 18011. For needlecraft pattern send 5» cents (coins) to The Des Moines Register Needlecraft Dept., P.O. Box 127, Old Chelsea Station, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10011. Print name, address, zip code, style number and size, if needed. Add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing. I say the reverse is true — that the plants absorH the carbon dioxide thereby contributing to our good health. Who is right? And while you're at it, please tell me if cut flowers do the same thing. —Green Thumb Ann says: My authorities on botany say you are closer to being right than your husband. Actually, plants use up carbon dioxide, but the infinitesimal amounts of oxygen they give off wouldn't contribute much to anyone's good health. Cut flowers do nothing, one way or the other. >py to help rite Mother: "Jimmy, you forgot to take out the garbage again." Jimmy: "It's not my turn today. Joey is supposed to do it." Joey: "I took it out all last week." , Ann,L*n*«rt c»r« Trll d»y iiitr. «. Write her in i*« Tribune. Her time* weekly on The Dei Moines >»tvr0*y »nd Sun- Mother: ''Let's figure out a schedule of chores so you will know which days you are supposed to do certain jobs. You may trade chores if you have other plans, but you must each be responsible for- seeing that your jobs are done every day." If h<MiS£hold chores become a source of friction between the children, try posting an impersonal schedule, so there will be no confusion as to whose turn it is to do what. The Cyclone Aides 21 Iowa State Students Who Help the Newcomers Picture Magazine A Happy Day at the Zoo Even Blind Children Can Enjoy the Des Moines Zoo Home and Family Section How To Shop For School Clothes Margaret Dana Gives Timely Tips to Consumers Third News Section \ • • "That Dumb Iowa Farm Boy!" Sam Arkpff's Corny Movies Are Making Millions General News Section Sbnhmi

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