The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, September 12, 1963, Page 12, Image 12

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    6 The Newi-Review, Roieburg, Ore. Thur., Sept. 12, 1963
Homemakers Are Still
Better Products From Industry
UPI Womtn'i Editor
85,000 homemaker consultants are
at it again, (logging manufactur
ers to improve their products.
Many of their suggestions are
on packaging: Some are about the
product itself; others are purely
wite-savers on the labor front.
- The consultants are the part-
time workers for National Family
upiruon, inc., a Toledo, Ohio, con
sumer research firm. Their new
est list of "why don't they?"
' ranges from improvements iu rain
wear to home sewing suggestions.
One housewife wrote, "why
don't they?" make plastic rain
hoods with small shoulder capes
attached for better protection in
wet weather.
Another suggested that boys'
shirt patterns correspond in size
and measurements to ready-made
Still another asked manufactur
ers not to put so many pins in
new garments, especially child
ren's clothes where they are a
"safety hazard" since it is hard
to uncover all before a garment
goes on.
Old Chairs Barter
One correspondent complained
that many furniture manufactur
er! ere sacrificing comfort for ap-i
pcarance in chairs "the great
majority today are . too short
backed and long seated, she
One complained of the non-
uniformity of length for dress
belts: that some were too long
while others barely met, in dress
es of the same size.
Other "why don't they?" sug
gestions included:
Install all electrical outlets in
new housing high enough to pre
vent the stooping, crawling and
searching which go on in the old
er homes. Also place them away
from the center of large wall
areas, where inevitably the out
lets are behind sofa and piano,
tets are behind sofa and piano.
Make the appearance of dress
ing rooms in stores match the ap
pearance of the dress depart
ment itself. The dress sections
might bo glossy, appealing and ex
pensively done, but fitting rooms
look like the hangover of a bar
gain basement sale Common com
plaintpins on the floor, a hazard
to the shopper who often sheds
her shoes to step into a garment
instead of pulling it over her head.
Put cotton lace trim on cotton
clothes. Ever try to iron cotton
high temperature on the iron.
then run the iron at the same
heat over the symthetic lace
trims? The lace usually "melts'
against a heat too nigh.
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We've taken the wraps
Have you heard
Make loops large enough at the
neck or collar end of sports shirts
so the wearer can button without
tearing off the loop.
Make loops in the center back
of women's coats as they do
men's, for secure hanging when
regular coa. hangers are not
Fasten the size label of
garment, especially in children's
clothes, so that it will not pull
or wash out. While at it, why
don't they put sock sizes on both
socks with an indelible dye? In
homes where children's socks are
nearly the same size, sorting be
comes a problem.
Market special waxed paper for
making sandwiches, with perfora
tions to mark the length needed
for the average ' sandwich. When
wrapping sandwiches for child
ren s lunch, for instance, paper
often is wasted because it s torn
too long or too short.
Make baby food jars the same
size at the top as at the sides so
no food is left in the jar.
Manufacture a granulated no-
calorie or low-calorie sweetener
with the same bulk as sugar.
Good for diabetics or dieters.
Then, sugar-free cookies, cakes
and other desserts could be made
with favorite and familiar recipes
and 'sugared' desserts would be
possible again. I
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which instant coffee is the
Another Large Cotton Crop
Will Swell Nation's Surplus
culture Department plans to make
a deep cut in the cotton surplus
this year have gone awry.
The Crop Reporting Board's es
timate of the cotton crop as of
Sept. 1 shows that the fiber out
put this year will be greater than
anticipated demand, and that the
surplus will go up, not down.
After last year's whopping crop
of almost 14.9 million bales, the
department slashed cotton acre
age by almost 9 per cent. Ordi
narily, this would have meant
that the 1963 crop would be in
the neighborhood of 13 million
A crop this size, matched up
against a larger domestic con
sumption than in 1962 and much
greater export sales, would cause
users to dip into the surplus.
But what happened? Growers,
taking full advantage of the tech
nological revolution in agricul
ture, came up with an anticipated
record yield of 482 pounds of lint
per acre. This compares with 4S7
pounds in 1962, the previous rec
ord of- 466 pounds in 1958, and the
1957-61 average of 440 pounds.
The 1963 record yield means a
crop of about 14.3 million bales.
Department economists have
estimated that cotton consumption
in the 1963-64 marketing year will
be 13.8 million bales 8.8 million
bales in domestic mills and 5 mil
lion bales in exports.
The Foreign Agricultural Serv
ice (FAS) says the recent lifting
of Canda's import restrictions on
U.S. turkeys should facilitate
U.S.-Canadian trade in the birds,
particularly during the holiday
Canada first imposed import
control on turkeys in July, 1957.
In 1960, an annual import quota
of 4 million pounds was fixed, of
which not more than l minion
could enter during any one quar
In recognition of the seasonal
demand for turkeys, this limita
tion subsequently was modified to
permit entry of up to z million
pounds, one-half the annual quota,
in any one quarter.
The Foreign Agriculture Serv
ice estimates world wool trade in
1962 at 3,143,000,000 pounds. This
was almost the same as in 1961.
Of the total world trade, more
than 85 per cent was handled by
five exporting countries Austral
ia. New Zealand. South Africa.
Argentina, and Uruguay. These
countries exported z,tB4,uuu,uou
pounds of wool in 1962.
Exports by countries: Austral
ia, 1,425,000,000 pounds; New
Zealand, 545 million pounds;
South Africa, 267 million pounds;
Uruguay, 101 million pounds; Ar
gentina, 351 million pounds.
Principal buyers of the wool
were United Kingdom, United
States, Japan, France, Italy, Ger
many, Belgium, and Netherlands.
off our 2 -
WWl0M ) 1
Whisk the label off MJB's new two-pound can of coffee, and
look what you've got! A gleaming, golden canister, with its own
snug-fitting, plastic lid... for coffee and rice and everything
nice! And best of all, you get the coffee that gives you more
measures, more flavor plus the canister at no increase in
price! P.S. MJB's three-pound size comes in a canister, too
so now't the time to start a set Hurry -supply is limited I
richer one, the
Supreme Court Or No, Many Children
Read Bible, Offer Prayers In Shool
The Supreme Court or no
many school children across the
land are continuing to read Bible
verses and offer prayers.
"We will continue to read the
Bible until the Supreme Court
stops us," said a supervising
principal in the Greater Galut-
zen School Area In Pennsylvania.
"I just believe in the principle
of Bible reading," said Edward
J. Murphy, a father of eight and
a grammar teacher in Cam
bridge, Mass.
A United Press International
survey has showed that most of
the Bible reading and prayers
are taking place in the East,
where the history of education is
tied closely to churches.
In the West, whose development
was more recent, most schools
are abiding by the Supreme
Court decision. (In California, a
suit has been filed to remove "In
God We Trust" from money.)
The Supreme Court ruled June
Heat, Rain Predicted
The five-day weather forecast
according to the Weather Bureau
station at the Roseburg airport
cans lor temperatures averaging
above normal for Western Oregon
with highs in the 80's and lows in
the 50 s. More than normal
amounts of rain are expected, most
ly toward the weekend.
stronger one?
25, 1962, that the daily recital of
an official state prayer in pub
lie schools, even though non-com
pulsory, offended.: the religious
freedom guaranteed in the con
stitution. Another ruling enforced
the decision this summer.
Board Orders Prayers
In New Jersey, the Haw
thorne Board of Education, or
dered Bible reading continued
when school resumed this month.
City schools opened with the cus
tomary five verses from the Old
Testament . and the recitation of
the Lord s Prayer.
An attorney for the American
Civil Liberties Unions said the
devotions were "blatant and ar
rogant defiance;" So far, the
state has observed the Bible
reading but has done nothing.
At least nine Pennsylvania
school districts voted to continue
Bible . reading. However, State
Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessand
roni warned school districts the
high court left no loopholes in its
decision, and the Pennsylvania
Department of Public Instruction
said "the" trend" was to abide
with the court's and attorney gen
eral's opinions.
The New Wilmington Area
Joint School Board in western
Pennsylvania voted to continue
Bible ' reading . and recitation of
the Lord s Prayer: It - said stu
dents not wanting to participate
may leave the room.
A Florida Supreme Court rul
ing upholding the constitutionality
of Florida's Bible reading law
was remanded for a rehearing.
State officials said all schools ap
parently were continuing Bible
reading until a final decision is
reached. . ; .
In South Carolina, state Supt.
Jesse Anderson said a policy
would continue of letting local
classroom teachers conduct daily
devotions as they see fit.
. City schools in Newport, Ky.,
sported signs saying, "Bring
back the Bible." When the. signs
were taken down, students
showed up with cards on shirts
and dresses - saying the same
tiling. . ;
Tennessee has a state law re
quiring home room teachers to
heein naeh srhnnl rlnv with tha
reading of a Bible verse. Local
scnooi superintendents nave inter
preted silence from state officials
as the ereen-lieht to continue the
'I suppose they'll continue to
do as they have been doing,"
Tennessee State Supt. J. Howard
Warf said. There were no reports
Tennessee schools have stopped
the practice.
School officials in Kansas and
Missouri said thev Hid not irsma
special instructions on prayer or
Bible reading. They said it was
on a .voluntary basis and left it
up to the individual teacher.