Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 15, 1969 · Page 21
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 21

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 15, 1969
Page 21
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4—C WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15,1969 Here's The Answer EVERYBODY OUT OF THE POOL when joiisters indulge in the newest water sport from Florida. Circular pieces of %-inch plywood are attached to large tractor tire tubes to make floating platforms which are moored in the center of the pool. The "lance" consists of a ball taped into a plunger which is attached to an aluminum pole. Total victory is rare as everyone gets dunked sooner or later. Park Plaza Shopping Center /V SAVE AT ^ DEPARTMENT STORES HAND CARDIGA our reg. $3.99 F.y ANDY LANG Al* Ncwsl'Ciiturrs QUESTION: Can you 1H1 iw how to eliminate squeaks in stairs? Three or four of the s.'eps make a creaking noise every time they we stepped on. ANSWER: First, so we understand each other, let's define treads, risers and stingers. Treads are the horizontal pieces on which you walk. Risers arc the vertical boards under the treads. Stringers are the heavy wooden members on the sides, to which both treads ind risers are attached. If possible have someone walk up and down the stairway while you inspect the underside. Using a flashlight and a piece of chalk, mark the points at which there are squeaks. You'll find that, in each case, one piece of wood has come loose from another and that a well-placed nail, screw or wedge will correct the trouble. More often than not, a wedj; - -" between a tread and stringer has loosened. If the underside ol the stairway is not visible, locale a step that has a squeak, then carefully remove the molding from under the lip of the • read. This will show you at once- whether the tread and riser are nailed together or whether there is a tongue-and-groove aangement. If they have been railed, have someone stand on the tread while you drive 10- penny flooring nails diagonally through the top of the tread into the riser. Three or four nails usually are required. If the longue-t-md-goove method has been used, drive | thin wedges between the tongue • ana the groove until the joint is | secure. Replace the lip molding and the job is clone. Where the inniiing type of repair is made. J the nailheads should be re- J eesscd with a nailset and cov- j :crtd with wood putty or plastic j ! wood, using a matching filler it' 1 the- stairway is not covered with |c'.rpeting or other material. Choice of bulky cable knits or smooth flat knit styles. All full fashioned in pastels and dark colors, sizes 34-40. Hurry for best selection! Fully Bonded Wool Slacks fo $3.95 ea. value Finely tailored by a famous maker in warm, Steven's wool flannel Has side zipper, set-in waistband and is bonded to acetate for trim, comfortable fit. Choice of colors, sizes 10-18. painting of our kitchen. Oo you see any objection? ANSV*ER: II depends on what kind of spraying you mean. If von plan to paint the kitchen R't 1 ' the type of spray can you :!>'. ;. In be prepared to spend far. far more than it. would cosl to paint with a roller or brush. Not only does paint in a spray e:>i cost more, but a considerable percentage of it is wasted in IJV -'1 i I - ft you want to try regular M /iaying equipment-in which vou pour the paint into the con- taii'cr—go ahead. But first learn how to handle such equipment, a? well as the safety precautions necessary for spraying indoors on sue ha large scale. f'or Andy Lang' helpful book- Jot. "Wood Finishing in the," send 23 cents and a ]T -g. stamped, self-addressed en\elope to Know How, P.O. i;.)\ 177, Huntington, N.Y. 11743 WORLD ALMANAC FACTS j QUESTION: I recently tried : using a spray can of enamel for ! the first time and found it so i much easier and better than ; painting with a brush or roller. ;Id like to try spraying in the Ice cream and soda water, long enjoyed separately, were not combined until 1874, and then by chance, The World Almanac notes. A soft- drink seller at the Franklin Institute Exposition, Robert M. Green, ran out of the sweet cream he added to syrup and carbonated water. He intended to substitute melted vanilla ice cream, but thirsty customers downed the drink before the ice cream melted. Copyright © l!UiS. Nfwsjiaper K>iterprist> Assn. WESTERN LOOK Corduroy Jeans $3.95 value Trim and tapered jean with zippered fly front and two pockets front and back. Quality tailored in soft cotton corduroy. Fashion colors, si^s 10-18. CHARGE IT! as much «s || OFF OUR REGULAR PRICES Savings you'll enjoy on all kinds of coats and jackets during this great Carps Sale. Hurry for best selection! Park Plaza Shopping Center er YOUR MA YOU'LL BOOKLET IN THE With 15 Weeks of Gala Activity including * 7,500 Extra Top Value Stamps with scores of coupons in your booklet, some good on individual Hem* at Kroger . . . others good on total purchases at Kroger ... and others good on purchases at other Top Value merchants. * 2 *7" CASH SAVINGS on food purchases at Kroger with several coupons in your booklet. * SPECIAL 39c OFFERS •very week on basic pieces of Fine China in the Cherry Blossom or English Garden f'Aerns. No coupons needed. * Z s 42° CASH SAVINGS with weekly coupons on Fine China completer pieces in matching patterns. All This For You at Kroger HOME OF OIV PRICES

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