Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 17, 1966 · Page 23
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to remodelers Ready to remodel — but the budget isn't? Wallpaper can be the answer. Quality colors and patterns ate now available for as low as 50 cents a roll, and many patterns are factory trimmed and pasted for quick, easy "do-it- yourself ".application. For those, who have never put up wallpaper before, local dealers will be happy to give simple directions. However, many wallpapers on the market today include hanging, instructions in. each roll. ; Therete variety, too, in the ways to remodel with wallpaper. For instance, many older homes and some newer ones have bad walls. No amount of plastering will hide cracks, and with dry wall construction, seams are bound to show. Wallpaper is one way to disguise these faults. Since most modern wallpapers are washable, and colors won't fade, the decorating is done for as long as the family likes to keep a pattern. When plaster walls are rough and uneven, one solution is to use a, heavier paper, such as a paper-backed vinyl or a plastic- coated paper. These papers come in a wide variety of patterns especially designed for bathrooms and kitchens. In a bath, the choice might be a design with butter* flies, fish, mermaids, zodiac signs or even one with poodles. For a kitchen, there are herb patterns, and .others with tiles, trivets, stained glass bottles and spice shelves. Florals this year come in bright, clear /colors, and tone- on4one effects that can be used in any room in the house. They are found in, modern, traditional or provincial patterns. If.; walls of living, or dining room have a one-color effect, consider, a. complete change- of background color, with a scenic wallpaper to give added dimension: to one of these rooms. O1& fashioned? Every, once in a while what was regarded as an old-fashioned idea makes a strong comeback. A case in point is the idea of installing a lavatory in the bed room. Grandmother's bedroom had a wooden.washstand with a pitcher and a bowl, but gave them up in favor of the bathroom. Now the idea, of having washing facilities in the bedroom is back in favor and..gaining popularity every day, -says the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Infor- Building? Remodeling? Landscaping? Include Some natural stone We have 27 Natural Stone Veneers and Mixes to choose from! 0 Different Flagstones-Also stock for Mantels, Hearths, Seats, Sills and Caps. Phone 338-4774 L •7\—^ stone 1 N I T | T U T K 1 UMBER MILFORD, IOWA matioh Installed in a bedroom, a van- ty lavatory enables a woman to spend as idftg aft she pleases at personal grooming- without tying up the main bathroom. Secondly, it is the most convenient arrangement, short- of private bathroom for every bedroomr Third, a . lavatory sunk in a countertop provides an. opportunity to combine a vanity table with running water in one fix*, One-stop centers serve needs of home improvers Women actually make* many of the major decisions involving home improvement projects,;, and are often out buying supplies while their- husbands are busy at home on household projects. So reports Building -Supply News, trade journal for the inr dustry. Often, that excursion in search of supplies will be a one- stop shopping trip, the journal further states. .There was a time, not long ago, when a homeowner who needed lumber, nails, lighting fixtures, an air conditioner, plumbing, supplies and floor tiles would have had to go to six: different stores. Today they're all available under one' roof. Under the same, roof, the customer is likely to find points, power tools, fertilizers, ceiling tile, swimming pools, roofing,, wall paneling, siding, wallpaper and mailboxes — along with many other products. Increase in home ownership and the do-it-yourself trend have caused yesterday's lumber yard to expand into a one-stop 'supermarket" for building supplies. Today, the building supply industry is a ten billion dollar a year business, with 28,000 retail outlets and 1502 retail chains. RESEALING PAINT To insure an air-tight seal when resealing a paint can, step on the can with one foot and apply extra pressure around the edges. Newspapers are the only medium offering the magnetic appeal of classified ads. Take time to think — it is the source of power. toy Scouts M tikflttto When faucet* drip, drip, dfip artd lampi blink, blink, blink artd innumerable other things arpund the house insist on. going wrong, wrong, wrong, proUd pir«nt»<may'well have good reason ,to remember and be thankful that "a Boy Scout is helpful." The "Home Repairs" Merit Badge manual for Boy Scouts proclaims, "Welcome to the do- it-yourself club." And Dad can echo the sentiment heartily, for he well knows the truth of another: statement in the manual. "A home repairman's job is never done.". Now that Boy Scouts are qualifying for Home Repairs Merit Badges at the rate of 65,000 -a year, there's immediate home repair, and maintenance help on on tap for thousands of Dads — as well as fulfillment for the longer range aim, of helping Scouts build good habits for their adult years. Proficiency requirements for the badge range widely — from painting and repairing furniture to. waterproofing a basement, from cleaning out a sink rap to mending china. WIRING Connected or Corrected un "JIM UTT" ELECTRIC Phone 295-2225 WWWVAAAMWVWWUWU NOTICE tO Notice is hereby given, that the. Joint ioord of Supervisors of Palo Alto Gouny, Iowa, and Kossuth County, lowo, will receive sealed bids at the office of the County Auditor of Kossuth. County-,, lowo, n the County,- Court House ot, Algona, owa, until the. 5th day, of,, April, 1946, at 10;00 o'clock A*. M.,' Central Standard Time, for furnishing labor, mater- als and equipment required to make re- jairs to Palo Alto-Kossuth County Joint Drainage District No. 1 at which time and place the bids- will be • publicly opened and read aloud. The ditch to be repaired is located In Riverdale, Garfield, Whittemore, Lotts Creek and, Fenton Townships, of Kossuth County and Independence -Township of Palo Alto County, Iowa. The proposed repair work starts in the southwest quarter of Section 32, Township 94 North, Range 29 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian (Riverdale Township, Kossuth County,) and runs thence northwesterly along the main' open ditch of > Palo Alto-Kossuth County Joint Drainage District No. 1 (formerly; Lotts Creek) to a point in the east half of Section 12, Township 97 North, Range. 31 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian (Independence Township, Palo Alto County,) a total distance of approximately 32 miles. Major Items of work to be performed consist of clearing approximately 200 trees and approximately 1,500 square rods of brush, excavating approximately 39,100. cubic yards of earth from the ditch bottom. levelling approximately 9,500 linear feet of old spoil bank, installing 13 surface drains, and miscellaneous associated work. Bids, to be considered, shall, cover, the complete work specified. If a contract is awarded, all work specified will be Included in one contract. All. proposals shall be 'submitted in duplicate on a proposal form -which shall be provided by the County Auditor or the Engineer and shall be delivered in a sealed .envelope to the office of the County Auditor of Kossuth County,, Kossuth County Court House, Algona, Iowa, on. or before the time. for receiving bids as stated above. All proposals shall be accompanied by a check, certified by an Iowa bank, In an amount not less than ten percent (10°/o) of the bid, payable,to the County Auditor, Kossuth County, Iowa, or' his order, the amount of which check shall be forfeited if the bidder, neglects or refuses-to enter into contract'or •' to furnish bond after his proposal shall have been accepted. " ' .The/.Joint Board of -County. Supervisors reserves the right to reject any and all bids, offers, or proposals submitted' ahd to waive informalities- in- any bid, and ALG6NA, (Iowa) THURSDAY* MARCH 17, to accept the proposal which it deems to be to the best interest of the drainage district.-The JOiht, Boofd of County Supervisors reserves the' right -to defer--acceptonce of any proposal tor a period not to exceed twenty (20) calendar days from the date of the letting. The Controctbf will be paid in drainage warrants on, the ; basis of monthly estimates and one final pdymenf -in accordance with the provisions of Sections 455.110 and 455.113, Code of Iowa, 1962. Warrants will bear, interest at the rate of four percent per annum from the dote of their registration at the office of the County Treasurer until called fo'r payment. • The successful bidder shall furnish a performance bond in the amount of seventy-five percent (75%) of the contract iprice, which bond shall comply with the requirements of Section 455.43, Code of lowo, 1962, and which bond shall be drawn in favor of Palo Alto-Kossuth County (Iowa) Joint Drainage District No. J — The Contractor shall commence construction on or- before October 1, 1966. He shall complete all excavation on or before May 31, 1967, and shall complete all other work covered by the contract, including spoil bonk' leveling, on or before June 30, 1967. Plans and specifications are now on file in the office Of the County Auditor of,-Palo Alto County, Emmotsburg, Iowa, and in the office of the County Auditor of Kossuth County, Algona, Iowa. Copies may be obtained from Kruse Engineering Service, Spencer, 'Iowa. A deposit of $10.00 for. each sot. of plans and specifications will be required all of which will be refunded to bona fide bidders who bid in their own names provided plans and specifications- are returned in good condition within fifteen days after, award of the contract. The. full amount of the deposit will be returned to all other parties provided plans and specifications are returned in good condition within five days after, the, date. of the bid opening. No refund will be made for plans and specifications not returned within these periods. Francis Hughes County- Auditor, Palo Alto County,: Iowa Marc Moore County Auditor, Kossuth County, Iowa Published In the Algona Kossuth County Advance, Algona, Iowa, March 10 and 17, 1966. office - of. the Counfy Auditor 1 , . AfcjOrVJ, Iowa, until 2;00 P.,V W Marcji 23, ,196« for furrtishina KoSutft > CSurify with 120,000 bd. ft. common fir bridge planfc ond 30,000 ; bd. :> ff. crepsofed , fir bridge, plank." ' .---..,. ,• ,. ^ Bids will be received at the some time for 7,000 lin. ft. of concrete, or corrugated iron culvert -pipe. • < • Bidding blank* ,cnt}> cc?< tion may be secured erf *--*«.-«. 4- -s. county engineer, ,Algono, fSwPi* M> , Mote Moerfe$ v ^ f . Couhfy; AuaW Vt March 7, 1966 ,. . Published in th£ Aldotxi County Advance, Ale/ana, March 10 and 17, 1966^,, Iowa, AM NOTICI OF LETTING Sealed bids will be received at the FOR THATMCW LOO* Wt,FMtare; INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING WE'RE EXPERTS AT HANGING WALLPAPER; FABRICS, MURALS. • WOOD FINISHING • WALL WASHING •..SHEET ROCK WORK BURT DENIO LiVerne, Iowa Ph.:882-3317 " «Js the architect for modem living natural gas does it all... .- •*-' ,^tp - ^ .««...• • * •<••* I '£-.m «• ais»*r:r.. ^^--'•rmmir.'^..^^.-.-.,,. This all ntw, split-level horn*, at the intersection of Wt»t Call and North Low* streets, features 3 bedrooms, finished basement, built-in cupboards, carpeting throughout, ad elec« trie heat and double garage. It will be completely finished in April, — SH Ui Btftra Vo» MM — 2 LOTS SOLD - 6 TO GO! (In Our New Addition — Wii» Call «nd North Lew* Intersection) Bennie B. Wibben, Contractor 5. tANTRY ALGONA PHONE You Get + Even Temperature + Fresh Air + Clean Air + Economy + Air Movement + Humidity Control AUTOMATIC GAS HEAT LEAVES YOU WORRY-FREE! AUTOMATIC Comfort & Economy Throughout Your Home + Heating + Clothes Drying IF YOU ARE PLANNING, CONSIDERING OR JUST "THINKING ABOUT" A NEW HOME IN 1966 - CONTACT US ANYTIME! + Water Heating + Cooking + Air Conditioning !; NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC ^Complete LP & Natural Gas Service" Algona, Iowa VVrVV'J i ^iVVVVjVAVi^V^»V»V*%VA%%%%%V%%VVO^

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