R B (Bennett) Thompson Builder
CORPUS CHKiSTI. TEXAS, S u t u r H n v . AUJ;. 8, 1953 FRAMEWORK TAKES SHAPE -- These.workmen-are shown, working at their individual individual jobs i\r constructing homes in Oso Place, oblivious to the photographer. The home is rapidly taking shape, with the driveway to the attached carport already .taking shape. Â· Â· . - , . , . Home Noises Easily Reduced "Noise nerves" iÂ»re on the in- jcrease. Tests in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other oil ies show that common noise-pro duceru may be grouped as follows: trucks, iO percent; buses and trolleys, trolleys, 20 percent; private cars, ri- Ivetlng and excavating machines, I alarms, sic., 15 percent; and the remaining ?5 jxrcent in the home. ? l Loud radios, banginp doors and Brattling window*, clamming of pots [and pan*, stamping on floors, mechanical Â· household equipment, dripping faucet*, clanging pipes, telephone and doorbells are a few of the, hundreds of home noisemakers noisemakers that interfere-with sleep, upset the digestion,, cause physical physical strain and temporary deafness, deafness, increase irritability and hamper hamper mental activity. Practical Ways . Here-are practical ways to combat combat home noises: ,1. Fibrous boards on basement celings-and .playroom walls resist noise and are;easy to apply. 2. Solid walls can Ae m a d e sound-resistant by putting a plastered plastered building board on either side, set away about 2'' and secured by insulating clips. 3; In 2-family houses," build a "floating floor" on the structural floor. This equals 2" concrete layer layer on, rubber pads. 4. Increase thickness'of windows. Quarter-inch panes are better than ordinary 21-oz. glass. Double windows windows 4" apart (as storm windows) insulate a room and are as soundproof soundproof as a 9" brick wall. 5. Install tile flooring which is resilient arid springy underfoot and acts to retard and absorb sound traveling -through walls and ceiling's ceiling's and deadens Ihe noise of hard heels. 6. Have muted telephone bell, and door chimes, instead of buzzer. buzzer. ' , ' 7. Oil hinges and metal working parts of fixtures, stoves, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, furnaces, furnaces, garbage cans, heaters, mixers. Line edges with rubber. S. Heavy draperies and curtains I'ic'.p to flonoi'h n r l M . I'ff thick, (fiw.l-sip.iyl ms(.^ in huthrooms. P. V;j* f t r r t t i c clocks fxx'sib!?, a U ) P r thon noi.*y 1(1. flay radio ar.'l jilionogiaph sotlly. ! 11. Hcjiair nil loose hoÂ»Mls. Cov- er pipes with irisulnllnK m H t r have 5tlÂ£ht tieclric switch's, c a sliding doors, rvibhÂ«r slripping on! doors and windows. i J. \V. (BED) MARSHALL . . . color expert 'Red' Marshall Is. Color Expert At Wooclson's /The, color expert for the homes in Oso'Place is. J. W. (Red) Marshall. ' . . Marshall helps new home ers to select proper colors for their homes, as well as his endless endless other duties of supervising laying of floors, determining: proper proper trim, and almost endless jobs". Â· . ." ' " : In the building business for 25 years, Marshall has lived h since 1942. He -worked approxl mateiy five years as a civil ser- ,yice employe in the Public Works Department at Naval Air Station. Marshall and his wife live at Lum. They have three children. James Edwin, 16, Jean Ellen, and Sandra Lou, 7. Modernistic--Low Cost J. N. (JIMMY) HOOD . . . real cstaic boss PLANNER, TOO \ Hood Top Salesmai Of Woodson Homes Sales" contracts, FHA and VApilnp ahead, and incidentally'; Wll- regulations, real e a t n) t e--these ing many homes. He has fiold visVl Sea this modernistic home at 1010 Whitaker Drive in Oso Place. It is ona of 15 two and three bedroom homes being built by R. B, Thompson. All have slab doors, rubber wainscoating In bath, Formica drains, cove-bass linoleum floors in kitchen and bath, No. 1 oak floors, plenty of closets, Venetian blinds and full concrete drives. ' Open Saturday and Sunday. Prices from $9,300 to $10,000. 100% GI. fields as well as several others belong R. B. Thompson 1470 ORMOND DRIVE PHONE 5-15BS over 300 Woodson homes.