The Corrigan Press (Corrigan, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 23, 1939 Page: 4 of 8
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THE CORRIGAN PRESS
Knit Oval Rag Rug
In Various Colors
By RL’TII WYETH SPEARS
GO MANY of you have asked for
^ the rug leaflet with the books
offered below that I am sketching
still another interesting rug for
you here. Keep it for your scrap
book, and be sure to order the
leaflet to add to your collection
of rug ideas.
Cut or tear the rags % inch
wide and use knitting needles %
inch in diameter. Knit the oval
center first. Cast on four stitches
and increase one at the end of
each row until the depth of the
work is 4-inches, then knit evenly
for 10-inches, Bind off one stitch
at the end of each row until you
have four stitches left. Bind these
off. The diagram gives the dimen-
sions and colors for the bands that
are sewn to this center oval. Cast
on seven stitches to start each
band. For the outside band, start
with color 3. Knit 7-inches, then
cut the fabric strip and sew color
4 to it. Continue. Use a large
crochet hook and fabric strips to
crochet around the oval and the
outside edges of the bands. Sew
together with double carpet
Note: Mrs. Spears’ Sewing Book
2, Gifts, Novelties and Embroider-
ies, contains 48 pages of step-by- j
step directions which have helped !
thousands of women. If your home
is your hobby you will also want
Book 1—SEWING, for the Home
Decorator. Order by number, en-
closing 25 cents for each book. If
you order both books, copy of the |
new Rag Rug Leaflet will be in-
cluded free. Those who have both
books may secure leaflet for 6 j
cents in postage. Address Mrs.
Spears, 210 S. Desplaines St., Chi-
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Whether you’re planning a parti
or remodeling a room you shouh
follow the advertisements... to learr
what’s new ... and cheaper... am
better. And the place to find on
about new things is right here ii
this newspaper. Its columns ar
filled with important message
which you should read rcgularlj
“Well, my son?”
“How can a solid fact leak out?’
Uncle John—But, Maria, how can
you blame them two chickens for
something that happened 25 years
ago?—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“Why do all these iron master?
become financial hogs?"
“Long association with pig-iron, .
Q> Little %
Teacher turned away from the
blackboard, where she had been
“Read out that sentence, Willie,"
“He was bent on seeing his old
school,” read Willie.
“Now, children,” continued teach-
er, “I want you all to paraphrase
Chewing his pen, relates London
Answers Magazine, Willie regarded
the blackboard. Then his face lit
up. Busily he wrote: “The sight
of the old school doubled him up.”
The teacher was trying to give
her pupils an illustration of the
meaning of the word "persever-
“What is it," she asked, “that
carries a man along rough roads
and smooth roads, up hills and
down, through jungles and swamps
and raging torrents?”
There was a silence, and then
Johnny, whose father was a motor j
dealer, spoke up: “Please, miss,”
he said, “there ain’t no such car."
YOUR AI>., TIKK COVF.KS: Adjustable.
Expert lettering. Waterproot paint. $1 each.
Minimum, fl covers. Money orders only.
JONES. 900 N. Morris, IWoomlng ton, III.
“My husband’s a queer iiian.”
“Says it makes him hot to have
to drink his coffee cold.”
Chief—1 am glad that you have
been punctual lately, Mr Brown
Clerk—Yes, sir, I have bought
myself a parrot.
Chief—A parrot? I recommend-
ed you to get yourself an alarm
Clerk—1 had an alarm clock but
soon got used to it. Now 1 set the
clock beside the parrot and when
the clock goes off, what the parrot
says is enough to rouse the house —
Lustige Koelner Zeitung, Cologne.
For Younger Chickens
Just to show you to what lengths
come people will go for a gag, we’ll
tell you about the husband who
puttered around in the back yard
with some boards and nails while
his wife lay in bed with a had cough
“How’s the wife?” asked a
"Not so good."
“Sorry Is that her coughin’?”
“Oh, no This here is a hen-
"Have you any references?” in
quired the lady of the house
“Yes. mum, iots of in." answered
the prospective maid
“Then why did you not bring
them with you?"
'Weil. mum. to tell the truth
they're |usl like my photographs
None ot them don't do me justice '
—Si ray Stories Magaz.ne
Music tn tier Ears
i :n l,ady to 'Plowman—Pardon
me foi inierrupling you at voui
work l.ul il is so re.": colling to beat
son.e one who still s; calls tile old
die'eci el the district
Plowman--That's O K. with me,
old girl.—Providence .Jour- d
Vicai (benevolently)—And what
is vout name, my little man?
Small Buy —Well if that ain't the
limit! VVhv it was vuu that chits
"Did the wind whistle then?”
"1 think you heard the stove
“And why didn’t you like the job
I got for you?"
“When I said I’d take care of your
friend’s pets while he was away,
you didn't tell me he ran a cir-
Businessman—Yes, 1 advertised
for a boy about your size. Do you
Applicant—No, thanks, but you
.an blow me to an ice cream sniia
if you want to.
Improving Old Potatoes.—To
improve the flavor, add a little
sugar to the water in which old
potatoes are boiled.
« • •
Clean Vacuum Bag.—No more
than a pint of dirt should be al-
lowed to accumulate in the bag
of a vacuum cleaner.
• • •
Laundry Tip.—Before you put
new curtains into the washer, soak
them in four tablespoons of salt
to each four cups of water.
• • *
Mending Lace.—Lace can often
be invisibly mended by running
the sewing machine to and fro
over the worn part. This is quite
effective with lace curtains and
can be done on linen goods too.
« • •
Candlelight Time. — Decorators
tell us never to use candlesticks
for decoratives without candles in
them, and never to use candle-
light before sundown without the
shades being drawn.
* • •
Washing Delicate Things__If
you arp washing small articles, or
thin baby dresses or other deli-
cate things, put them into a pillow-
case or sack and tie it with tape,
then place it in the washer.
Conditions Duo to Sluggish Bowels
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freshing, Invigorating. Dependable relief from
elck headaches, bilious spells, tired feeling when
associated with constipation.
Without Rick 5** a 250 boz of NR from your
TllinOUl nlSK druggist. Make the test—then
U not delighted, return the box to ua. We win
refund the purohass ^
Klwa t!'leu wSwiCaMnfafcll
Go where he will, the wise man
is at home, his hearth the earth,
his haU the azure dome.—Emer-
Salve - nose
10c & 25c
This is a proof of a well-trained
mind, to rejoice in what is good
and to grieve at the opposite.—
in Their 40’s
Can Attract Men
Hero's good advice for a woman during her
change (usually from 38 to 52), who fears
•he’ll lose her appeal to men, who worries
about hot flashes, loss of pep, dizzy spells,
upset nerves and moody spells.
Get more fresh air, 8 hrs. sleep and if yon
need a good general system tonic take Lydia
E. Pinkham’a Vegetable Compound, made
especially for women. It helps Nature build
up physical resistance, thus helps give rooro
vivacity to enjoy lifo and assist calming
jittery nerves and disturbing symptoms that
Meaning of Poverty
Poverty does not mean the pos-
session of little, but the nonpos-
session of much.—Antipater.
Power of Song
He who sings scares away his
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now? Cheer up! A little
Mentholatum, applied in
each nostril, will soothe the
Irritated nasal membranes,
help check tho sneezing
and relieve the stuffiness.
Also rub Mentholatum
vigorously on the chest and
back to stimulate sluggish
circulation. You’ll be grate-
ful for Mcntholatum’s
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Harris, Mrs. B. Gerson. The Corrigan Press (Corrigan, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 23, 1939, newspaper, March 23, 1939; Corrigan, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth645264/m1/4/: accessed February 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Livingston Municipal Library.