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Shut-up Rooms

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Having planned to k'ivc the rooms the Ule-givlag light, see t.i it that cvory oae wliicii is to be occupled a1 niprhi is opened bo a.s to set an unobstrncted flood of it dwing the sunïiiest part of the day. The murmur comes bock: "It -vvill fade your carpeta." Very likcly. but oarpeta were made fo people and not people for carpets. and any rigTlt-mlnded mother w(Müd prefer to see the rosea n her cliildrcn's clicoks tlian on her earpets when it comes to a cholee between them. Tlicre aro íaany houses, occupieil by people too busy to uso ;i parlor, wherê tbe sunnicst corner is occupied by an nnopened, unused "best room," -which is only the survival of a traditional belief that no house is compliete without no. The interest of tlu mouey on the carpet and furnitun' would pay lot the services of a stout maid during mauy of the sovorest iveeks of the year; the room is the expresslon of a yeanüng for and a dream of leistire tliat never comes; far better have the reality of aid to light"n household dutles that aro mueh töo heavy in all the ne'.ver and pooi'er sections of our land.


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Ann Arbor Courier