Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 51, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 13, 1920 Page: 3 of 8
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DON'T FLIRT WITH DISEASE
DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA
OF HAVING YOUR LITTLE BABIES' CLOTHING THROWN INTO THE SAME
GENERAL TUB WITH THAT OF UNCLEAN AND UNHEALTHY PERSONS?
DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA
OF SUBJECTING YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY, TO CONTAMINATION
By Having Your Laundry Washed in the Same Tub With Laundry From
Hotels, Rooming Houses, or From More Objectionable Places?
ELIMINATE THE COMMUNITY TUB!
THE OLD WAY
All Washed in the Same Water
Collective and Unsanitary
We do The Family Washing
Including Quilts and Blankets
No Losses, Delays or Damage
Is Ironing Day a Pleasure?
(Reprint from June 11th issue Christian Science Monitor.)
Ironing is one of the cleanliest parts of housework, and yet it is often the most
dreaded task in the week's routine. It ought to be a pleasure to let the iron wander
over the surface of snowy piles of linen, but so many women hate it principally be-
cause it is one of those labors which they grin and bear and do not try to make inter-
esting. Ironing, like all those other household bugbears, can be almost iun if you
learn to do it well.
Do not stand to iron. It is foolish. Have a high stool that brings you exactly
at the right height for your ironing board. An old piano stool is ideal. Keep your
sprinkled clothes convenientl} near on a chair, and your clothes horse near enough to
place the freshly ironed clothes on without getting up, or on casters so that it will
wheel easily where you need it most. Then use an electric iron if possible. Electric
heat is clean, even and easily adjusted. The newer irons can have the heat adjusted
at the iron instead of at the bracket. If you have no electricity the next best thing,
of course, is a good gas iron.
Never start to iron with a soiled or torn blanket on the board. Pad your board
well with an old blanket preferably and then with a sheet not too old to last through
the day's ironing. It pays to have a sleeve board ready for fine work and sleeves.
They are easily made at home or can be bought reasonably. Keep a sponge in a pan
of water handy for dampening clothes which might have become too dry. Also a wax
pad for keeping the irons from sticking and a paper sprinkled with salt to smooth
Many women do not like ironing simply because they are not experts at this very
necessary household art. It takes only a little practice and patience to be. an artistic
ironer. One thing to remember is the order in which garments should be ironed. Al-
ways do the fussy first and leave flat pieces until last. Iron cuffs, collar band, sleeves,
yoke, back and front in this order on a man's shirt or a tailored shirtwaist. For u
fancy blouse sleeve, back, front and collar should be ironed in this order. Skirts and
petticoats should have the ruffles ironed first, then the hem, then the body of the skirt.
Each Washed in Separate Water
Individual and Sanitary
We furnish Laundry Bags which
are washed before returning
your Laundry in them
WE DO YOUR FAMILY WASHING--But We Do No Ironing
Bundles up to 25 Pounds, $1.50
Any bundle weighing over 25 pounds, 5c per lb. extra
W e wash with pure soap and hot water
We wash your clothes alone, in individual washers
We extract all but 5 per cent of the moisture
and deliver ready to starch and iron
We call for and deliver all in 24 hours
Clothes Washed Individually And We Do Not Mark Any Pieces
Sending the 25 pounds of articles listed on opposite side of this page to
Hie average laundry to he returned finished, costs at prevailing prices. $10.09
We uill uash these articles without the annoyance of delay, loss or
damage for $1.50
We leave it up to uou to decide whether the ironing is worth the differ-
The difference will pay the weekly wage of a maid to do all your housework.
Many Ask What Will 25 Pounds
Of Clothes Cover
Twenty-five pounds is a large basket of clothes containing approximately
the following articles:
4 Large Sheets
6 Pillow Cases
8 Men's Shirts
6 Suits Underwear
2 White Skirts
2 Table Cloths
5 Ladies' Waists
5 Boys' \\ aists
5 Child's Dresses
We will wash the above for $1.50 without the
Annoyance ol Delay, Loss or Damage
The Snow Rake Family Laundry Co.
25 W. 16th Street
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Phone Maple 6202
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Newdick, Edwin. Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 51, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 13, 1920, newspaper, October 13, 1920; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc149202/m1/3/: accessed December 11, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.