The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 14, 1954, Image 4

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Page 4 THE BATTALION Tuesday, September 14, 1954 Duchess’ Home Is Decorating Problem By DOROTHY ROE Associated Press Women’s Editor The Duchess of Windsor has her decorating problems, even as any housewife, she reveals in her* first published ax’ticle, which will appear in two installments in the October and November issues of Woman’s Home Companion. Her subject is the remodeling and decorating of the “first real home” she and the Duke have owned since their marriage—a quaint old stone mill about an hour’s drive from Paris. Describ ing step by step the transformation of the mill into a home, the Duchess writes: “After living in rented houses and with other people’s things for so long—we’ve gathered together in this enchanted spot all our most cherished possessions. Like the garden we’ve planted here, we’ve put down roots. “This is the first home the Duke and I have owned since we were married—in fact it is the only one —for even our house in Paris is leased. What endears it to me is not only that it is really ours, but that it is so different from any house we have lived in before. And because it is small and inti mate and informal, I have been able to use the things we love most and have owned for years.” One of the problems faced by the Duchess was making room for all the priceless collections and fur nishings owned by the man who once was King of England, and in blending harmoniously the many styles of furniture accumulated by both the Duke and Duchess from their many previous homes. She says: “We’ve used a great deal of the furniture that came from Fort Bel vedere, the Duke’s home when he was Prince of Wales and King. We also have here some of the things we had in Nassau and the furniture we had made for the house we rented at La-Croe—our first home after we were married. “I suppose because we haven’t had a house of our own for so long, the Duke and I like to surround ourselves with familiar things. Each small object reminds us of some event in our lives, some shar ed experience, some old friend or member of our families. We both are terrific collectors by nature and collections need a place to stay. Of course you have to add, too, my passion for fixing up and decorat ing houses. “That began years ago when I was a navy wife. Wherever I lived, I soon learned that there were certain tricks which would turn an impersonal or discourag ing room into something homelike and personal. And this experience has stood me in good stead since. I’ve learned that the things you love and that mean most to you are the important furnishings of a house.” The royal couple discovered their dream house two years ago, driving down a winding road from Paris. The old mill, consisting of four buildings, had been the residence of the painter Drian, who had done a portrait of the Duchess before the wax'. The Duke had been talking of buying “a little place in the countxy” while the Duchess was holding out for a house in Paris. But she lost her heart to the old stone mill. The I’emodeling pre sented many pi’oblems, as she ex plains : “Stone walls two feet thick and haxid-hewn beams a foot square aren’t easy to alter. We wanted to make one large hall out of the entry and sitting-i’oom on the first floor of the mill building ... Of course, plumbing is a problem in any old house and we had worked over and over our plans to fit into the tiny space the bathrooms we needed.” After getting a builder started on the major architectural changes, the Duchess left for New Yoi'k, and a shopping spree. She wxites: “I adore to shop. All my friends know I’d rather shop than eat. I could hai'dly wait to get to New Yoi*k to look for wallpapers and fabrics for the mill.” In its pi’esent finished state, the house is a charming blend of the old and the new, with every room filled with ti’easux-es fi’om the ro mantic past of the famous couple. The Duch.ess has gone in for a great deal of color thi’oughout the house, but her favoi’ite room ap pears to be her bedroom, which she desci'ibes thus: “My bedroom is long and narrow with sloping beams, a little like a tent—so I decided to emphasize this by draping the old beams with sti’iped antique taffeta. The colors in the cui'tains are repeated in the harlequin bedcover—a present from my husband on my last bithday. Its pieces are put together by hand like a patchwork quilt—I had de cided it would be too expensive but the Duke ordered it for me anyway as a surprise.” Explaining her theory of decora tion, the Duchess says: “I think every house should have a theme in decoi'ation—even if the theme is as simple as the one I chose for the mill—fruit and flow- ei’S. Then the decoration becomes something like a musical composi tion, each room carries the theme but with vaxiations of mood and pace.” Wesley’s Freshman Fellowship to Meet The first regular meeting of the Freshman Fellowship of the Wes ley Foundation will be Wednesday night at 7:15. The meeting is planned to help fi’eshmen become acquainted with fellowship class mates. Old members of Wesley Founda tion will lead buzz gx-oups. Re freshments will be served, and guests are invited to use Wesley’s recreation facilities. Geology Wives Make Fall Plans Jean Farmer, president of the Geology Wives club of A&M, an nounced that two club members will be present during registration to take names of the wives of geol ogy majoi’s. Plans have been made to send old members written invitations to the first meeting of the year. Date of the meeting has not been set. Consolidated Wins Queen To Sail To US This Fall LONDON, Sept. 13—<A>) — The trans-Atlantic liner she launched in 1938 will cai’ry Queen Mother Elizabeth to Amei’ica this fall for her visit to New York, Washing ton and Ottawa, Canada. Clarence House, her residence, said tonight she will sail Oct. 21 on the liner Queen Elizabeth. BATTALION CLASSIFIED BUT, SELL., RENT OR TRADE. Rate* ... 3c a word per Insertion with a 25c minimum. Space rate In classified section .... 60c per column-inch. Send all classified to STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE. All ads must be received In Student Activities Office by 10 a.m. on the day before publication. • FOR SALE • TWO GERMAN light weight bicycles. Phone 6-3766 after 4. DRESSER, dressing stool, rocker, bed. Phone 2-1957 after 5. THREE BEDROOM house and furniture. Phone 4-8321. NINE PIECE solid oak dining room suite. $75. 18 cubic ft. Frigidaire, double door, deep freeze. $395. 3-1069. OLD FRENCH violin in good condition. Write box 284 F. E. • FOUND • A WONDERFUL place to buy or sell. Battalion classified ads. Call 4-5324 or 4-1149 for prompt courteous service. • WORK WANTED • TYPING rates. — neat, accurate. Phone 3532. • Blue line prints • Blue prints • Photostats SCOATES INDUSTRIES Phone 3-6887 FOR RENT AVAILABLE Oct. 15. Unusually nice fur nished one bedroom upstairs apartment in College Hills—adults only. $65.00. Phone 4-7666. PRIVATE shady trailer space between Col lege and Bryan. Call F. L. Smith 2-5180 or 4-9756. LARGE BEDROO*!, private bath, garage. $32. 304 Grove South. 6-3523. TWO BEDROOMS in my home. Men only. Near campus. Phone 4-7054. 401 Dex ter So. • SPECIAL NOTICE • FOR NEWS and sports read yourn morn ing newspaper. The Houston Post. Dorm itory delivery F. L. Smith, 1204 South Hiway No. 6, Bryan. Phone 2-5180 or 4-9756. WILL KEEP children by hour, day or week. Special rates for football games. Mrs. G. W. Pollan, C-10-A College View. REGISTERED nurse In College Station will supervise day care of children. Phone 6-3839. SEWING and alterations—Mrs. Earl Min er, 316 Kyle. Phone 6-2402. Dr. Carlton R. Lee OPTOMETRIST 803A East 26th Call 2-1662 for Appointment (Across from Court House) DYERS'FUR STORAGE HATTERS 210 S. Main Bryan Pho. 2-1584 (Continued from Page 3) Again a 20 yard run by Engle- brecht set up the scoring play. Bremond fought back late in the third period to knot the score at 19-19 when Mitchell broke loose for 57 yards and his third touchdown of the evening. Bernard Bashinski drove through the middle for the extra point that evened the score. With onliy a few minutes re maining in the game, the deter mined Tigers drove 61 yards in 16 plays to jump back into 25-19 lead. Caroll’s try for point was blocked, but Bremond was unable to move the ball as time ran out. Fumble recoveries by Edward Linton and Bobby Joe Wade were important factors in the contest. One led to a Consolidated touch down, while the other stopped a Bremond drive in the shadows of the Tiger goalposts. A pass in terception by Englebrecht halted the final Bremond di’ive in the waning minutes of the game. Leading ground gainer for the contest was Bremond’s Mitchell with 146 yards on 27 carries. En- gelbrecht led the Tiger attack with 95 yards on 13 carries. Bremond led in fii’st downs with 13 while Consolidated racked up 12 first downs, but the Tigers had a net gain total of 235 yards to 200 for Bxemond. President Gets New Plane DENVER, Sept. 14 —0P> —“By golly, isn’t that a ship,” President Eisenhower declared with delight Monday in getting a first look at his new airplane, a gleaming Super Constellation. Unnamed as yet, it soon will replace the Columbine, the private plane Eisenhower has been using since he became president. The Chief Executive saw the new plane for the first time at Lowry air force base where the summer White House is located. A few minutes later it took off for Washington with Mrs. Eisen hower’s sister, Mrs. Gordon Moore, aboard. She was accompanied by her two children, Ellen, 13, and Mamie, 12. The President and Mrs. Eisen hower drove to the air strip to see them off. Eisenhower has-yet to fly in the big new plane, and he made a beeline for it as soon as he left his car. Cameramen asked the President to pose for a picture with Mrs. Moore at the foot of the ramp, but he put that off. Eager as a schoolboy, he said: “I’m going to see this plane right now.” With that he scurried up the ramp and spent several minutes inspecting the interior. , Mrs. Eisenhower and her mother, Mrs. John S. Doud, also went aboard for a look. Dallas Policeman Speaks At School A working knowledge of the law is of vital importance to law en forcement officers said Charles Batchelor, deputy chief in the Dal las police force, at the Texas Mu nicipal Police school at A&M. “Any infraction of a suspect’s rights, such as an incorrect ad dress on a search warrant, can spoil the chances of bringing the matter to a successful conclusion,” Batchelor said. Reporters were not permitted aboard and White House Press Sec- reitax-y James C. Hagerty said de tails on the new plane will not be made public until the President takes it over from the Air Force officially, probably within the mext month. The ship has a cruising speed of about 330 mph, 50 miles faster than the Columbine. It also is 1)8 feet longer than the Columbine. Lt. Col. William G. Draper, the President’s air force aide and pilot, flew the Moores back to Washing ton. He iiitenda to fly it as bxuch as possible during the next few weeks to become thoroughly famil iar with it before taking the Chief Executive up in it. $25 OFF 1954 Models Royal Portable Typewriters Bryan Business Machine Company „ f 429 South Main St. BRYAN Ph. 2-1328 Mike this vacate Even play-days are pay-days when U. S. Savings Bonds are earning money for you The happiest vacation becomes more enjoyable when you know you’re earning extra money every easygoing minute. You can relax more luxuriously when you’re sure that important goals like retirement, or Junior’s education are getting closer as you dream about them. It’s a wonderful feeling—and it’s yours with U. S. Savings Bonds. For Bonds earn interest for you every minute of every day. Eight million working people just like yourself invest in U. S. 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