Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 17, 1966 · Page 18
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 17, 1966
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Bedroom space reaches king size The master bedroom rapidly is assuming an important ne^ role ill the American home as I place of refuge and tranquil tty for adults. This fact has induced many families to undertake the ambitious project of Adding an extra room to their home. Modern styles of living reflect the growing universal trend toward making multiple use of space in home planning and today's preference for a bedroom that is a parents-only room — an oasis, off limits to children. According to the Sleep Information Bureau of the National Association of Bedding Manufacturers, recent surveys in various parts of the country have revealed that the bedroom no longer suffices as a small cor- aer of the house, set aside for sleeping. It must also serve as a "retreat" for parents, where they can read, work, watch television, enjoy a snack or just relax in privacy. To the man who is expanding the size of his home, this means that the appropriate division of apace should be planned carefully in order to take the best advantage of the area available. The amount of space allocated for the sleeping area is an important consideration, with today's trend toward king-sized sleep equipment. A very definite preference for king-, queen- and extra long twin-sized bedding has been evidenced in the past ten years, the industry reports. The standard size for a queen- sized bed is 60" wide by 80" long. The dimensions of king-size bedding vary somewhat, ranging from 72" wide by 80" long to 78" wide by 84" long. The space-use problem can be attacked in two ways: with a rambling, spacious bedroom, or through split-level or multi-story design if building area is limited. In dividing the bedroom proportionally, for multiple use, the room should be separated into sleeping, dressing and living areas, or into some arrangement which would serve two or more functions, comfortably. For example, a split-level design might be planned to provide for a sleeping area with a dressing room and bath and a DESIGN FOR LlVINCr SPACE e-ALOONA (lew*) ADVANCI THURSDAY, MARCH M, 1*44 small sitting room extended three or four steps above it. This "living" area can be equipped comfortably with built-in bookshelves or a unit to house TV and hi-fi. The addition of a snack table, comfortable chairs and perhaps a desk will then provide a convenient place to relax and work Spring blooms indoors with fresh paints Golden daffodils, iris, crocuses and other delightful bulbs unfurling in gardens across the land signal the arrival of spring. And what could be nicer — or more economical — than bringing spring beauty and freshness indoors with paint. The cost: usually well under ten dollars to change the entire decor of a room with paint. Latex or water-base paints dry rapidly, with little or no odor. They are easy to apply and give cleaner, brighter colors, according to the National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association. The latter is especially true in the pastels and light tints which create a feeling of airiness in even the smallest room. These shades of paint reflect more light, making objects seem farther away. Even a low ceiling will look higher if it is painted white or in a light tint. Alkyd or oil base paints have better hiding power and washr ability. They.are ideally suited for woodwork and trim because of their abrasion resistance. The two combine well — latex paint for walls and alkyd paint for doors and woodwork. They can be matched, coordi- on the effect desired. Matching wall color and trim in a light or pastel color will convey an even greater illusion of bigness. Coordinating a pastel wall color with a slightly deeper hue in the same color family lends interest to a large room; highlights trim and woodwork. For a striking contrast, try painting the walls a light color and using a deep, rich or bright tone for painting shelving, a piece of furniture, a waste basket or similar item. Contrasting colors should be used with the samei care as adding accessories. Dark or bright colors make objects appear to come forward. Local paint dealers or painting contractors can provide a large selection of color chips or books, plus helpful hints. quietly. The same principle can be carried out in one large room. One way to create the illusion of spaciousness within a limited area is through generous use of glass. This can be done with a glass wall — perhaps with sliding doors — or with an expansive skylight. Seneca Mrs. Henry Looft The Mark Bernhards have a daughter, Judith Maria, born March 9, at St. Ann hospital at Algona. Judith has a year and one-half old brother, Alan. Paternal grandparents are the Maurice Bernhards, Bancroft. Tim Struecker has returned to Ames after a quarter break with his parents, the John Strueckers. The Calvin Vaudts and Mrs. John Struecker attended the 90th birthday of Mr. Vaudt's and Mrs. Struecker's grandmother, Mrs. Anna Wehrspann and , . c d ?P<*> di "g open house at the Whittemore Lutheran school Sunday. They go together — home, insurance improvements Like love and marriage, home improvement and insurance improvement go together. In other words, if you're increasing the value of your home, you should increase the insurance on it, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Even without improvements, many homes are underinsured simply because increased costs have raised their value. How much insurance do you need on your home? Suppose an appraisal shows that your home would cost $20,000 to replace at today's prices. Under a homeowners policy—a "package" of coverages that is becoming increasingly popular — you should insure your dwelling for at least 80 per cent of its replacement value, $16,000 in this case. The homeowners policy provides various types of covera- ges, with the convenience of just one policy and one premium to pay. Still more •important, the homeowner naves from 20 to 30 per cent of what it would cost for separately purchased coverages. There's a choice of three forms of the homeowners package policy — the Standard, Broad and Comprehensive forms. The Standard form protects against 11 perils, from fire and lightning, windstorm or hail, and explosion to theft, vandalism and malicious mischief, aircraft, and smoke or smudge caused by sudden, unusually or faulty operations of a cooking or heating unit. ^ The Broad form, which|s the most popular, increases $o 19 the number of perils against which the homeowner is insured. The additional coverages include such things as falling objects, weight of ice, snow or sleet, and freezing of plumbing, heating and air-conditioning systems. The Comprehensive form is sometimes called an "all-risks" policy because it lists the perils the homeowner is not insured against, rather than those he is insured against. For more detailed informal tion on types and costs of homeowners policies available, homeowners should get in touch with their local insurance agents or brokers, the Institute advises. Looking For A New Home ? SEE US BEFORE YOU BUILD! Tins beautiful new home on Ripley Street in Titonka is just one example of our expert craftsmanship at work. This large (32' x 42') 3-bedroom home features a full bath plus half bath, full basement, radiant heating, carpeting, build-in cupboards, formica counter-tops. A large (14' x 26' paneled garage is attached. RESIDENTIAL - FARM - COMMERCIAL ' NEW CONSTRUCTION • REMODELING • REPAIR — Specializing In Carpentry and Masonry Work — FREE ESTIMATES Phone Titonka 928-2312 JOHN B. ISEBRAND General Contractor Joen Bellinger ** * ps . A ..Twr-?tK'JSSi P. Smith, USMC, a 1965 Maquoketa high school graduate and son of Mr. and Mrs. Dasil Smith Maquoketa, was named Honor Man of his U. S. Marine corps recruit platoon in San Diego where he received 12 weeks of recruit training. In recognition of his outstanding leadership, loyalty and diligent performance of duty, Smith was presented a- set of Marine dress blue uniforms and promoted to the rank of private first class out of 75 men in his recruit platoon Shower given atfairville for bride-to-be Fenton — A miscellaneous shower was neld Sunday at St. Luke's Lutheran church at Fair* ville for Marlys Thompson, bride-to-be of Kenneth Kerber. The program consisted of a piano solo by Paula .Berkland, reading by Delores Elmers, and a vocal solo. Wanda Wiohman, Ruthven, had the guest book and Mrs. Gary Jansman registered gifts. Karen and Beth Ann Feye helped carry and unwrap the gifts. Hostesses were Mrs. Art Kressin, Howard Bruhn, Harold Wichman, Arnold Hantelman, Olaf Norland, Dale Voigt, Charles Feye, Paul Voigt, Lloyd Berkland, Ervin Borchardt, Derwood Voigt, Harlan Elmers, Kenneth Johnson, Elmer Grien- ert, Harold Faye, Winston Kerber, David Berkland, Opal Root, William Weiner, Norman Nelson, Gene Wegener, Victor Struecker, Herman Hinz, William Hantelman, Lucille Prink Bennie /Berkland, Harvey Hen- nksen;' and 'Donald Shaw. They will be married on Friday evening, March 18, at Estherville. Helen Circle of the Fenton Methodlrt church m«t March 8 it Florence McFall's with Phy* lis Riwch eo*host«M. Iris Gethart had the worship and lesson. Itejtejite Wi» 'tf«u* Met Them". Final plans were made for the Mother-Daughter banquet. A special offering of $9 was taken for the Deaconess and Missionary Retirement Fund. Materials and finished garments were brought for the Pajama Project—Viet Nam. 13 members were present. Sunday guests of the William DeWalls were the Amos Eg- lands, Wallingford. In the evening all attended the farewell for the Ervin Ruhnkes. The Kenneth Bellingers, Mrs. Gene Tietz, and Mrs. Sophia Wichtendahl went to Fort Dodge Friday to visit Todd Strayer, the ion bora recently to the Larry Strayers, Fort Dodge. Fenton Forwards met at Evelyn Bierstedt's. The record books were passed out. Diana Mills and Jean Pompe, and Rita Luedtke gave demonstrations. Lunch was served by the hos- Mrs. Sophia Wichtendahl, the Kenneth Bellingers, and Norman Bollingers attended the funeral of Albert Meyer at Whittemore Thursday. Mrs. Jessie Newel, Mrs. Wendel Rusch and Mrs. Frank Me Fall were in Fairmont Friday on business for the Mother- Daughter banquet. 62ND — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckley, formerly of Logan and now residing in Missouri Valley, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary there on Feb. 18th. Mr. and Mrs. Bucklev were mifried to 1904 at Wainut.westeffi part of the state most Iowa and have lived in the northof their fives. CoHgratilitioRs On Your New Hone! How W«ll Is H PratecM? Our Homtowntrs Policy will guarantee • happy, worry-frt« homt. You can enjoy tvary minut* at horn* or away with no anxiety over fir*, theft, windstorm or other problems that beset homeowners. YOU NEED OUR PROTECTION! Blossom Insurance 109 N. Dodge ALGONA, IOWA Phone 295-2735 WE BUILD TO PLEASE! HERE IS JUST A SAMPLE OF OUR WORKMANSHIP This beautiful split-level home features 4 bedrooms, 2 family rooms, living room, dining room, completely built-in kitchen. IVa baths up and Vj bath in basement, carpeting throughout: The basement is completely finished and there is gas heating throughout this home. A double garage is attached. This home has 3 bedrooms, carpeted living room, dining room, kitchen and bath It features gas heat and a single garage is attached. This lovely home is in a MODERATE PRICE RANGE. "If You're Thinkiag Of Building, Think Of Us!" FREE ESTIMATES PH.: LUVERNE 882-3403 HJELMELAND BUILDERS JOHN HJELMELAND, Contractor Are We In Your Future? We Should Be-lf You're Planning A New Home Service is our most important product. Buying a new home is a big step. That's why our friendly staff is here - to answer your questions and help you take that big step, TURN DREAMS INTO BEAUTY... START YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT TODAY! Passbook Savings 4% Paid Quarterly THE SECURITY STATE n BANK YOUR FRIENDLY DANK" ALGONA, IQWA Security S k OFFICI AT tU VgRJNE, IOWA

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