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DRY CLEANING HINTS

REMOVE MUD FROM BLACK CLOTHES BY RUBBING SPOTS WITH A RAW POTATO
CUT IN HALF.
RENOVATE BLACK SILK BY SPONGING WITH STALE BEER PLACED BETWEEN
NEWSPAPERS AND PRESSED WITH HOT IRON.
FINE LACES MAY BE CLEANED BY BEING PACKED IN WHEAT FLOUR AND
ALLOWED TO REMAIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.
A LITTLE KEROSENE MIXED WITH STARCH GIVES A GLOSS TO COLLARS
AND RUFFS (CUFFS?).

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; HOLLY SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 08-10-1968

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