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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 11, 1911, Image 10

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good strong suds and fill the tub
with the Sudsy water.
After it cools stirthe mess up
with a stick a few times, and in
the morning you can rub these
clothes out in another tub of
water and get rid of them about
as' fast as you can handle them.
You can shake washing powder
ovsr the clothes when you put
them to soak and put on your
water, only washing powders
sometimes hurt fine clothes, and
occasionally takeoff the hide.
CloYhes soaked twelve hours or
more in suds clean easily. They
do not need boiling, and general
ly a single rubbing is enough-.
After you have rubbed them
out, rinse them in warm water,
and any that appear to need more
rubbing can be quickly finished.
Finish the white clothes in a tub
bf lukewarm water that has a
shake or two of bluing mixed in
it, -wring out, hang out, and let
the sun do the rest.
Colored clothes can be washed
in the suds left from the white
clothes' first washing, and rinsed
through one tub of warm water.
If there's a baby in the house,
and some day wife can't handle
the diapers, throw the ones not
badly soiled in a hot suds, leave
them as long as you can, pour off
fche water, put on some more suds,
take down the wash board, rub
teach diaper with a cake of sqap,
rub it up and down two or three
times on the board; wring out,
rinse in clean warm water, and
hang on the line.
You can keep a bahy in diapers
iy washing an hour twice a week, j
after getting the hang of it.
Don't forget to loosen the
screws on the wringer when you
put it away.
If you have electric lights get
an electric iron. You can press
your own pants and save enough
to buy aniron in a few months.
"With Tan electric iron you can
smooth out the flat pieces, 'like
towels, napkins and handker
chiefs about as fast as you- can
pick, them up Take in your
clothes when they are still dahip,
fold them inlie shape they are
to be when ironed, and then go at
them witti a hot iron, being sure
it doesn't stay long enough' in otie
spot to; scorch.
Ironingis fun, that is, the plain
smoothing ironing that the man
hasto do. Starched clothes do
not come in the emergency class,
so long as the laundries are
working.
About pressing pants. Use a
lihtless cloth, dampened frequent
ly. First press out the baggy
knees and the remains of the old
creases. The moisture and the
hot iron draw up the bagginess.
Then fold one leg so that the
side seams come together at the
bottom and the crease runs
straight up to the inside suspen
der button, next the fly. Iron
each leg on each side. Don't for
get to dampen the cloth frequent
ly. Use care in turning a leg
over.. 2
Let father do your Christmas
shopping early, if he gets to chin
ning about the. way you're hang
ing back.

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