Statesville Daily Record from Statesville, North Carolina on February 5, 1951 · Page 4
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BETTER , Handyman Can Fix Furniture BY BOB SCHARFF Written for XEA Service Many an ailing table, chair or chest of drawers needs only an hour's work to put it in Vooci shape. Furniture lecondit-iomns easy and req'uie;, onl\ the simplest of hand tools The commonest of all t u r n i t u i e troubles is sticking of drawers oi dressers, tables and other s'rmbr ar.icles of fumuure. Sli:'it stick ins can be cured by rubbing p a ? f fm on the r'iscs. For bad cae* the edqe t h a t causes stickn^ should be »ha\ed down, w h i c h c."i be done \\An a plane. si'idpaoei wood file or b\ the careful u.-e 01 a pocket kirfe Then coat the al- fe-'ed arcc- \ ,th shellac Joints nia\ be renaired \ \ i t h o u ; i taking the w 'ole piece apart ' 1 ; the loose sections are sprung i a r ' erough apart to insert glue. Oihoi, j wise it ma\ be necessary to pini j out the less, i u "3s or other sec ' tions and reassemble them ! If this cannot be done \ \ i t h the j hands, give a sharp blow w i t h a wooden mallet or hammer corned j by one of the rubber tips sold for canes. Before taking the furniture completely apart, number all the adjoining sections with corresponding numbers on the inside of the joints. The mc.it satisfactory glue lor the homecraftsman is the plastic resin type, which comes in powder form to be mixed with water as needed. This glue i s waterprool, does not stain the wood and is easily handled To start, scrape the old glue from both parts to be glued If the surface is very smooth, scratch it lightly with a" knife. Then as- f semble all parts before glueing to see whether they need padding. If the joints fit looselj, do not depend upon the glue alone to hold them together; insert one or two strips of cloth to fill the extra space or glue a piece of dowel into the hole and drill a new hole for the part to be inserted. Cut the cloth strips narrower than the dowel and because they stretch when wet. cut them to extend only half the depth of the dowel. P-2--Statcsville Daily Record Tuesday. February 6, 1951 ER LIVING Smaii House with Large Assets Construction During December Set ftfgj £ BEDROOM OR STUDY 9-0x10-6 Here's a classic example of the t \ ; , e of house most American families look for. It's Good Housekeeping magazine's "Small House cf the Month" for February. Features include: 1,250 feet of floor area; full basement; 12 closets; and fireplace. The exterior is brick veneer, vertical siding, and wood shingles. Note the abundance of windows, twin wash-basins in bathroom, and the folding wall which converts the extra bedroom or study into a second living room. After all parts have been trial- fitted, apply glue to both surfaces and place them together. Immediately wipe off all extra glue that oozes from the joint. Then apply pressure by clamps or by using a Your Garden: BY HENRY FREE Written for NBA Service One indoor gardener, worried because her ferns were djin heavy rope and tourniquets. sticks to make If rope is used to hold the legs, place it only between the two less + rt "Kit i.I.r'U^ -- 1 1 . _ , wrote in for help and was most surprised to learn that feins want watering of both soil and foliage. She reasoned that because they grew unattended in the out-of- doors that tne\ w o u l d tolerate neglect indoois. Had she realized that most tjpes of ferns are woodland plants and, as such, want a moist atmosphere, she would have HIDDENITE NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Otho Warren were hosts to the Baptist teachers and officers council of the Hiddenite Baptist church Thursday evening at their home. Raeford Goble and Gene Limey were at home from N. C. State college last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Carpenter, of Charlotte, visited Mr and Mrs. Jimmy Allen recently. Jlrs. Ray Thomas §unday were Mr and Mrs. Wallace Brookshire and son, Ricky, and Miss Jean Thomas, of Lenoor, Mrs. Una Poo.e and Ray Thomas, Jr., of Statesville. Miss Helen Matlock, of Mooresville, spent some time last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Matlock. Mr. and Mrs. Vance Miller have Tom Ashcraft and Miss Effie i moved from Statesvi le to the - ^ - · · **"v "'· u J - V -O J -""-wiou u m i u o ^ J i i ^ A i _ , O i l C W UUiU. lid V C to be tightened and not around lowered the room temperature and the four legs. Always protect thi wood or finish by thick pads o paper between the clamps to hol the parts together while the ?lu dries. When the face veneer blisters the method used in flattening it is to make a slit down its length in the direction of the grain, using a razor blade. The veneer is then softened by laying a damp cloth on the blister. Glue is introduced under the loosened veneer with a knife blade by pushing down first one side of the slit and then the other, and the veneer is pressed back into position, where it is held by weights until the glue dries When knobs and handles that pass through the front of the drawer loosen, they can be repaired by tightening the nuts on the inside. Should it not be possible to turn the nut suficiently for this, it can be taken off and one or two washers placed on the screws, after which the out is returned. If, however, the knobs are attached to screws running into tne wood, the hole may have become enlarged so that the screws no longer take hold. In such cases take out the screw, plug the hole with plastic wood and when partly hardened, return the screws. It helps when sewing plastic materials such as shower curtains to stitch a length of wax paper into your seam. It'll prevent the needle from catching, and mav be out easily afterward " Home Financing 6.1.--F. H. A. LOANS CONVENTIONAL LOANS Parks Realty Company given her ferns a weekly shower bath. Since not all Ierns maKe suitable house plants, one must select those that can take house conditions and then gne them the proper attention. Recommended for indoors are several dwarf \arities of the old- fashioned Boston fern. These ierns are low growing and compact. Some h a \ e plain leaves, undivided, whi e others have leaves very finely divided. Hillj ierns will take the dry atmosphere of our homes better than any other fern. The pointed holy-like leaves, which give the name to this tender fern, are a pleasing addition to your loi age plants. Although not the easiest fern to grow indoors, one feels repaid for Jie care given the bird's-nest fern. This is so different that many 'oiks will not believe it is a iern. The leves are large, undivided, all of which anse at the ground level and diverge to form a bird's- iest-hke ciump For a ciutuial aid, I quote from letter irom Prol Victor Ries. hoiticultuiaht. Ohio State University. "A good fern soil may be made by mi\mg equal parts oi garden loam, humus in the form of peat moss or rotted leaves, and and "This gives them a loose soil in vhich the roots can grow easily, -nd at the same time have soo"u drainage Mix a level teaspoon of complete commercial fertilizer vith each quart of soil mixture 'Ferns do not require the amount of sun'ight that many Jther plants do, in fact, during the ummer, direct sunlight may be harmful. However, they do 'need a d e q u a t e ' i c h t so they ma\ be put near a sunnv window or in a north window b u t not too far awav from the ,, . - , " · ' Ashcrait, of Monroe, and Mr. and Mrs Hugh Ashcraft and daughter. Sarah, of Charlotte, visited the Maeah family Wednesday. Miss i Mol'ie Marsh has not been as ' wel for the past week. Mr and Mrs. Fred Abernefty and Mr and Mrs. Melvin Hardin, of Kannapohs. visited Mr. and Mre. J. H. Hendren recently. Mrs. L S. Bjrd has returned'to her home at Banner Ek after spending some time with her cousin, Miss Nora Allen. Mrs. Carrie Barker, of Ft. Worth, Texas, is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Lackey, the latter her sister. . Visitors at the home of Mr. and It r 11U" washable paint at to set before you ' ' I P suds treatment. ci i the surface, but weeks to "cure' Statesville Rt. 5 Miss Annie Sue Holand of Salisbury spent the weekend with, her mother, Mrs. W. W. Holand. Mrs R. K. Adams has returned to her home m Morganton after a visit w i t h her momer. Mrs. H. S. King. M. and Mrs Bill Cowan and small daughter. Judy, spent last Sunday m Lenoir with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smith Mrs. Cowan and Mrs. Smith are sisters Mi-/ and Mrs. LeRoy Reavis of Statesulle visited Mr and Mrs -Vlason last Saturday nignt. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Johnson and children of Kananpolis visited Mr. and Mr,. W. B. Johnson' recently. Mrs Dave Millsaps and Mr. and Mis. Davis Cook of near Hiddenite visited Mr and Mrs R. L Co\van recently. There was a large ooud at the game of basketball A i t h Scotts M»nda night and again Friday msnt w i t h Harmony In the new Sjmnasium Central schoo' and the whole community is proud of the new building and at last the boys and Rirls can compete with other schools in basketball and other pmes _ The gymnasium is certainly nice and the bo\s and "Ms are beginning to play pretty good games. The Central range helped with the building the bleachers as did some other interested person, Central teams are real sood sports and even though thev ' i ' d n t AJT, they played good -dines and even-one is readv to Mjpport them and encourage them by attending all games g farm purchased from Mrs. John Bowies. Mrs. J. F. Allen, who was called here On account of the death, oi her sister-in-law, Mrs. R. C. Allen, has been spending some time with her son and daughter- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Al'en. Mr and Mrs. Geo. Hoke and children of Claremont, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stamey Payne, recently. Mrs. Dallas Alexander and mother, Mrs. John Martin, spent the weekend in Huntersville. Pvt. David Lackey and John Page, of Camp Gordon, Ga., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lackey. Miss Patty Matlock was at home from W. C. U. N. C. last week. Little Joan So-well has returned to her home at Westfield after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Adams. Mrs. L. M. Phelps and daughter, of Charlotte, visited Mrs. W. A. Sharpe over the weekend. Mrs Mary Patterson, of Kannapolis, visited Mr. and Mrs. Irvui Waldren and other relatives and friends in this community. Mr and Mrs Harry Fortner spent Sunday m Statesville Work is progressing on the addition to the Hiddenite school building. Mrs. John Bowles and Mrs. H. B. Collins, of Hickory, visited Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Millsaps last week. MOVING Move Anything Anywhere Yonr Furniture Is Handled By Experts HOLLAND TRANSFER CO Dial 4374 .0. LOC.J and Long Distance Hauling. All-Time Hi RALEIGH. Feb. 2.--Everybod\ id his brother ran to get a'build- ing permit in December, pushing the permit valuation in 73 North Carolina cities and towns to an all-time high monthly total of $18,982,700. "The prospect of drastic curtailment of m3i iy types of building as the result of government restrictions appears to be the main reason for the unusually high December figure," commented State Labor Department Statistician C. H. Pritchard n releasing the department's December building re port. "Evidently, a lot of folks think they will stand a better! chance of getting their building' done by having a permit issued I for it, with the permit dated as far I back as possible." j Residei itial building permits, which totaled $9,294.668 in December, were 45 per cent above the November total, the statistician reported. Commercial and other non-residential building permits, totaling $7,383,778, were 46 per cent above the November total, the sta- tician reported. Commercial at id other non-residential building permits, totaling $7,383,778, were 46 per cent above the November figure. December permits for additions, alterations and repairs, which totaled $2,304,254, were 120 per cent higher than in the previous month. December is usually a slack month for building, Pritchard pointed out. In December 1949 only $6,069,000 worth of permits were issued by Tar Heel municipalities--less than one-third the amount reported for December 1950 Pritchard recalled one previous, month in which a similar situation developed. In March, 1948. the month immediately prior to the blockade of Berlin by the Russians and the "Berlin Airlift" operation building permits in North Carolina jumped to more than $12,000 000, rising more thai i 100 per cent over the February, 1948 figures. "That was just a scare," he said 'This time the people had more reason to anticipate building controls in view of the international situation which had been develop- »'g for six months.' 1 Housing Permits High A total of 1.866 dwellings were authorized during December Although 1950 was a record-breaking year for new housing, the Decem" her permits exceeded by far an\ other month of the year. Next highest month was April, when 1,545 dwellings were authorized Famous Woman Flyer Is Dead DURHAM -(UP)- Lt. Suzanne Melk, 36, possibly the only allied woman pilot to fly bombing missions over Germany during World War II, died at Duke hospital Sunday of a kidney ailment. Lieutenant Melk, French air force veteran, was in this country for exhibition flights and contests. She flew 2,000 hours of bombing missions over Germany and held several world gliding records. She was awarded the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre for her war record She came here for flights in New York and Florida and was stricken with the chronic illness Jan 10 just before she was to have participated in the Cleveland air races. Plumbing And Heating Contractors And Supplies Radiant Heating Specialists Plumbing Heating Co. International-Harvester Refrigerator*, * ~ Me * ai and Duck Awning* Street Dial 3229 ® Plumbing · Heating Appliances American-Standard American Kitchens Iron Fireman Coleman r- ·v oil Itectrkot *ppl*«« DUNCAN 122 Court St. PLUMBING HEATING CO. Tel. 3412 Yew guarantee If your home is mortgaged, you can guarantee that your wife and children will own it. A low cost Jefferson Standard Mortgage Cancellation Plan will pay off the mortgage in the event of your death, and probably leave a little extra. You owe it to your family to investigate this plan thoroughly. Call or write for details today. D. H. ANDREWS District Manager MORGAN STONE, Agent Mezzanine Floor Industrial Bank Building Statesville, N. C. -- Dial 7312 Jefferson Standard LIFE INSURANCE CO. OKI «ma · «mi»s»ci». ·. c. The mci ith's housing permits in eluded 594 single-family dwellings. 23 duplexes and 346 apartment build'ngs containing a total of 1.226 apartments. Most of the apartment projects were listed as being "privately owned." Goldsboro reported a public h o u M n c i apartment project containing 250! ap.-rtmer.ts and valued at 52,137,-' 847. Non-Residential The month's · ion-residential b u i ' d i n g permits were for 43 -lores, 19 factories and workshop buildups. 35 private garages, four commercial garages, 15 service stations, six churches, seven institutional buildings, eight school buildings, eight office buildings, 1 d 17 unclassified structures. A total of $2,034,304 was the es- iiin.ited cost of repairs, alterations and additions to non-residential buildings. Only $259.950 went for similar iobs on residences. Five Cities Over $2,000,000 Charlotte, reporting permits total ng $3.830241. took first place m December among five cities which reported more than S2 million each. Wilmington ran a close second w i t h $3.027,137. Winston- Sa!em reported 82.2*73.063. Goldsboro $2.149.790, and Greensboro S2.100.855 All other cities and towns were veil below $1 million Costs Up Average estimated construction cost of the i» ule-family dwellings authorized in December wa s $7,424. This was 3 per cent above the average estimate reported during j November. i February 9 at 8 p. m. in Shearer hall Mitchell college wil present a special choir of North Fulton ni^'i iciint.l 0" Allan'... Ga. in concert. The choir is under the direction of Robert S. Loa- ranee. Jr. This choir has achieved great fame and is outstanding in the music world. Last year they were chosen as one of the Jjfa best hich school glee clubs in |H? United State=. i PC toured Cuba last year and this year they are to tour Germany as goodwill ambassadors. Featured with the choir are various soloists who have achieved fame m their particular fie'd. Among these are Carol Brandt, who has studied ballet at the American School of Ballet and who wil' ive a performance here, and Raymond Pare, who is a vio'in- ist with the Atlanta Symphony or chestra. NEWCOMERS i To Statesville -- The Friendly City! 1 002 V A vviajf Mr - and Mrs - olm G - Baughn and daughter Margaret Charlotte highway The progressive Statesville merchants and business firms listed feere join with the Statesville Daily Record in welcoming the above new- comers to our city. Statesville, one of the fastest growing cities ia th« rich Piedmont section of the Tar Heel state, is a city of friendly people and helpful merchants and business firms.. The ones listed in this ad particularly wish you well in your new home and hope that you will always consider them your friends. j AWOUSEDUBUILD X ·CALLUSFDRPLUM8IW6; L THAT IS f SKILLED ^ta» v t M GE Television Hot Point Appliances DIAL 5391 --For -- KEROSENE-FUEL OIL KIVETT OIL COMPANY THE RECORD Will Be Delivered FREE For One Month To The Newcomers Whose Names Appear Above. Statesville Daily Record "Iredell County's Greatest Newspaper" SEE ME FOR INSURANCE NEEDS! "SECURITY PLUS SERVICE" J. CLYDE WALKER IZl S. CENTER ST. DIAL Office 5051 (REAR OF CITY HALL) Home 6443 WE ARE ALWAYS PLEASED - - - To meet and welcome newcomers to our town and offer them the best of banking facilities. MERCHANTS FARMERS BANK Total Resources, $10,000,000.00 Member F.D.I.C. AMOCO For FUEL OIL And KEROSENE Call MYERS OIL CO Tel, 4388 "HOME BUILDERS FOR HOME FOLKS" G. L. WILSON BUILDING CO. General Contractors DIAL 3234 WELCOME TO THE STORE OF QUALITY STATESVILLE DRUG COMPANY Quality Prescription Service Dial 3612 -- On the Square GORDON'S CUT RATE FURNITURE STORE We offer the best furniture that money can buy It will pay you to see us before you buy! LOCATED ON NORTH CENTER STREET OUT OF THE HIGH RENT DISTRICT KWSPAPLRl iWSPAPfc.RI

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