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(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
LITTLE ECONOMIES THAT WILL
CUT COST OF LIVING
"With cotton and linen ana almost
all kinds of wearing apparel selling
at extravagant prices, the house
keeper who knows the way of econ
omy is giving her time to renovating
clothes and house furnishings.
To help her along Miss Annabell
Turner, a scientific housekeeper, has
written a series of letters on house
hold topics and today she discusses
ways and means of removing various
kinds of stains from clothing.
BY MISS ANNABELL TURNER,
Instructor of Home Economics, Uni
versity of Wisconsin, Exten
, Quick action is important in re-
moving stains from clothing or table
linen. The sooner you begin the
easier the work will be. So the
remedy should be applied as soon as
possible after the mishap occurs.
If the nature of the stain is known
and a solvent is at hand, removal will
be a simple process. If a solvent can
not be found, then something which
will form a soluble substance must
be sought. If this fails, the last pos
sibility is a bleaching agent, but this
should be used onlj as a last resort,
as it will remove the color and may
weaken the fabric if it is not used
with great care.
When cleaning spots run a thread
around them so as to be able to find
them easily after the garment is wet.
Always use some absorbent material
under the spot so that the loosened
dirt will not simply spread. -Before
using any cleaner try it first on the
inside of a seam to see whether it
will change the color.
Alcohol, ether, chloroform, car
bona, gasoline and naptha soap and
water are all good solvents for grease.
Gasoline is the most practical re
agent for use when the entire article
needs cleaning. It must be used
away from the fire to avoid any pos
sibility of serious accidents. Cover
the garment well with gasoline in a
vessel that can be tightly covered, set
vessel in a disl of hot water and let
it stand several hours or over night
Especially soiled places may require
a little rubbing. Rinse in clean gaso
line and hang in the open air. The
soiled gasoline should not be thrown
away, as the impurities will settle to
the bottom and the clean gasoline
may be .poured from the top.
The best solvents for paint and
varnish are turpentine, alcohol and
Careful attention to the use of
meat, bone, fat and the small portions
commonly trimmed off and thrown
off and thrown away and the utiliza
tion of left-over portions is one way
to reduce the meat bill.
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