The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1947 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 15, 1947
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' ( -FACT TOUH BLYTHEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 19-}7 BETTER HOMES ;*<S£0'ftGE,.DEAR', WOULDN'T'IT BE EASIER JUST TO TURNTHE LIGHTS OFF WITH THE WALL SWITCH?'' 1.: 'Bon'f'.overlood your wiring syjfom. When you or modernize provlrfo ADIQVATC WIRING. ARK-MO-POWER CO. ~ PITTSBURGH PAINT VALUES YOU CANT BEAT/ Wallhido Paint Pul on nl 9 ... use roDtu nt 01 I'ut one coat uvcr old puint, two on new walla. WAtlinUel In tint or nemi-Klos» finishes Renew Floors With Florhidcl Freshen Up With Waterspar Ename! A fiooc point that withstands heavy foottrnfuc. For wood, cement, met/il. ASK FOR COLOR DYNAMICS BOOK - FREE HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. Plumbing Supplies and Materials To 'Fill Your Needs! Poor fixtures will not hold up under continuous use. Don't buy poor fixtures . . . spend your money on j*oo<l fixtures at tlic same price as li;uuilc<l by "PETE" the Plumber. Buy your fixtures here, have them installed :uul be trouble free, worry free! Buyers Warned To Inspect Homes Checking Interior Not Enough; Other Things Important, Too It is a common mistake for a prospective buyer to inspect the interior of a house before'and often without making important observations as to its construction from outside. Often the .story told by the back yard Is more iiniiorttcnl tliau tlint told -by the front yard, The buyer should take Ills time when ox-imlninit the exterior, because hedges and shrubbery arc effective screens. 1 Among things to examine from the onskie is the foundation, if more ihan a foot above lawn ^raclo, tills may indicate .wot sub-soil, a rock condition or simply (and most Rencrally) a matter of saving the cost of additional excavation. An abnormal amount of exposed foundation in n dry location is nothing more than skimping. Therefore, cvi-, flcnre of similar short-cuts on the builder's part may naturally be expected in oilier parts of the structure. Incidentally, Die lawn should slope away from the foundation \ for effective draiiiiiire. l,onk for Leaks Examine the shingles and clapboard .siding and notice if any arc split. Test the stucco and mortal' joints by .scratching with n hard instrument. If mortar falls away easily. It means an eventual repair bill. The roof should not. have any •broken or curling shingles and should be free from any unevenness. •Return after a heavy rain, if possible, and look -for leaks along the chimney and rafters inside the house. This is also an excellent lime to ascertain if (-he basement leaks. If it does, water murks will show on the interior wall. The prospective buyer should contain his enthusiasm over "cute" I pnrlf-ets for Ihe moment and (Jeter- mine how well the structure is built. ,lunvi> on the middle of the floors of the living room and large bedroom and notice vibration: then compare with other houses to determine which is more firmly built. Colliding Doors Colliding doors are an annoyance —and a lot of houses have them Ojscrre whether all Hie rooms have cross-ventilation and if thcv have plentv of davlight. >A good time to examine a home is on a gloon^ rtnv. pjnd out whether the house is insulated, how it. was done, will what material and 'Whether the in- sula^ion 'is fireproof. ';.,. The 'model house"" in a sub'divi slon or large development can b, reeled to f iirplay all the neatness niul tlic [>/.\st of construction details at the builder's command. U thr> prospective buver is satisfied with the superficial appearance of the model, then other houses In various slaves or construction should 1m examined to observe the quality of materials and •workmanship. |unich of which is hidden -in the model. I.,ook for labels on paint cans and mm kings on lumber niid other materials with the thought in mind that standard, advertised products arc generally the best. 5-Room Gottage-Type Home GROUND HIOOR f IAN BASEMENT PIAN Til »> design of this quite imli-| The low linos and doorway sel- vidiuillml five-room residence ting emphasize (he unusually cozy :onve»icnce nncl beauty have been I appearance, and attractive ble-w!- iplcndidly combined to prating a Ing of -frame and mnsor.rv show liomc lliat has poisonality ami to full advantage " ivnblcncss. ' — The homekecper cannot fail io >c contented with the renl ho-.iit- ncss of this collage-type house. , The ground floor Interior plan includes two bedrooms, b.-iih, liv- i ing room, dining room and stra- I tcgicnliy located kitchen. Increased Values Leave Many Homes Insufficiently Insured THE PLUMBER 109 N. First Phone 2731 Average Farm Infested With 10 to 50 Rodents 'The nvrrncc fnrm harbors in Io 50 rats, each costing nbout $2 pel year, agricultural engineers esti- male. Destroying annually as much food us can be grown bv 200.000 dinners. they nrr. also cnrrieis of many deadly diseases. First slep In routing them Is to keep (ho farm clean and free of trash piles, and Io seal up nil build-"IRS to prevent (heir entry, proof bins for foodstuffs anil foods will also help to starve rats. In addition, many effective iwisi nrr now on the market, but agricultural authorities warn that care must bo exercised in their use ns several are dangerous to humniis and farm animals. Read Courier News Want Ads. Where Experts Are Needed! When you buy an expensive name brand of electric range or for that matter any electrical appliance needing installation by experts, don't trust it -to just anyone! Call on us and have our workmen do it right. Remember, if the job has to be done twice you are the loser . . have it done right the first time! Dial 2993 We Handle Anything Electrical! CHARLIE'S ELECTRIC 116 No. First SHOP Phone 2993 Many borne owners today nre* taking much satisfaction from the| fact that tlicir -prcuirly lias steadily risen in va'.uc and that they have repeatedly refused offers fur in excess of what it cost originally. But comparatively few realize that tile insurance policy toverinii the house has not been 'increased at all and that most policies now provide coverage far below replacement costs, which have risen tremendously In the past six years. 'As an example of how costs of. various building materials have in- cfcascd^ since IS30, these figures are cit%l by Myron L. Matthews, ' nationally-known 'buikiinf; industrv ' ;(!t(fsticin:i. Brick 'is up <T(i per cent since 939; oak flooring, 120 'per 'cent; umber, 15a per cent; plaster. 58 r cent; cement, ii2 .per cent; lime, 3 per cent. To reproduce today the home built in IMO will 'eost from 50 to 7 per vent more, according to 1110.51 ippraisers' estimates. Hence, every home owner would Io .well to redouble his efforts to irevcnt 'fire. The National Fire Pro- cction 'Association a.sscrts that 00 jer cent of all fires «re prcvcnlabls. To reduce fire clanger, premises ;boiild -be kept scrupulously clean. )o not iiermit rubbish to accnmn- ate. Chimney 'Hues and boilers ihoulil he 'Cleaned thoroughly each year and at no time should Hie icating plant be forced beyond Its capacity. This is one of the chic! causes of residential fires. The owner should nlso : 'ae certain ;hat fire-stops exist within the walls to prevent spaces bc-j coming natural (lues should u fire' break out. If it. is impossible to! install gypsum blork or other solid] fircslops within existing houses, 1 Ihc 'Nat-conn! 'Board of Fire Underwriters suggests mineral wool In-1 snlation. Tests by the National Bureau of standards show that, n! wall filled with this substance will 1 halt tlie pns.sase of fire for one' hour. Harmonious Color Makes Return to Bathroom Design The modern bathroom is n handsome essential In today's home, and now that restrictions ami ivnr priorities arc a thing of the past, the bathroom In harmonious coloring and dcslRn is again in the spol- lisht, says practical Builder, Chicago 5. 111. Bathroom fixtures nre being manufactured in suit subtle colors such as ivory, turquoise, peachblow, lavemlnv. cn>-nl r autumn brown. Basically poo<| colors, agreeable under artificial ns well as natural Old-Oak Floors Get New Life by Reconditioning Because properly maintained floors of oak or other hardwoods loso none of their basic cmnlltics with age, they frequently outlast Hie life of the buildings in which they are used. They may be reconditioned after years of hard wear and even installed in new buildings u here they give many additional years of .service while still retaining (heir original beauty. A few years ago a number of old school buildings in California were raml aiif] replaced by earthquake- proof structures. ]t had been assumed that new flooring would bo needed, since the old hardwood floors had been subjected to extremely heavy wear. Furthermore, it was thought that they would be damaged seriously in dismantling. Close examination showed, however, that the floors were in excellent condition and required only re-finishing. A salvage project was begun. Workmen removed the floors, reconditioned them, fabricated them into blocks and Installed them i" the new buildings. For the cost of labor alone the new structures were thus equipped with real hardwood floors which experts say cannot be distinguished from new. Hardwoods, incidentally, are widely used in schools, where 1 floors must bear unusually heavy traffic. They also add structural strength, an important feature in earthquake- proof buildings. Modernization Steps for Form Buildings Given War-time reslviclions. shortage 'Production of . :ijiecrs agree that first be given to the barn, .... tn-RC four general considerations 1—Plan for the productivity health, and sa.fcty of animals. 2—Provide necessary safeguards for the production of milk. 3—Provide facilities for economical use of feed and labor. •"—•• these requirement 1 ; at I light, must be selected both for the j fixtures ami lh c background— colors that arc cnsy to live with. To achieve the most satisfying color interest between bathroom and bedroom, serious thought must be given to problem when the new house or apartment or remodeling job is still in blueprint form. One attractive bathroom has fixtures in the shade called peach- blow, whicli is really a llaht Pink, and comi-fisting was flooring of a flccrr blue. This blue combined with light grey was continued around the room as a wainscot. Above the wainscot, wall-papered walls were repeated in the pgachblow of the fixtures. Another bathroom with light blue fixtures was can-iert out in red, white and blue; the flooring a deep burgundy and the walls of white tile. Building Permits Issued For Two $2500 Houses Building permits for the construction of two four-aiKt-a-hiiH- room frame- residents at estimated costs of SI5CO e:ioh wrr,- issued this week from the office or City Engineer Joe Carney. Tlic penults were issued to R. N. McLcod for a residnico ;it 901 Soulh Clark rim) Io W. L. Jones, who plans to thuitd at 833 South Lilly. Dot, Ilc.-oM, America's popuhc nuniom;, recommends KCAR- HON-S WATKHI'UTl Y f,, r ftll- >"S cracks, pUi SK i,i K holes ami rcscalinj. screws. No caking in the c.ici-n<> wa s(c . \ V ill noc shrink after use. Try ; t on wood) Plaster, metal or tile. Hubbard Hardware AV. Main I'bom- ao CASH You Gel ~$Too~ $150 _J200 $300 $500 $750 Monlhly Paytnenls ror 12 Months! $9.25 13.88 18.50 27.75 46.25 69.33 $1000 | 92.50 t Includes Oed t Ufo liuu/onco MONEY FOR HOME SWEET HOME Modernize —Eq uip Repair — Repaint wilh a loan from G.C.P.C Compare our rates, GENER; CONTRACT, PURCHASE \11 W. ASH ST. BIYTHEVItlE MAKE IT OVER A shabby car does you as little credit as shabby clothes! And small damages which are neglected can develop into bijr jobs, cutting down you car's value. Put it in our hands for complete overhauling of motor and chassis. No job loo small or too bijj- Latest M'rccision Equipment ' Rebuilt Oldsmobilo or CMC Motors on GMC Time Payment Plan 1 . LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. 305 E. Main St. I GMC Trucks Phone 519 Oldsmobilc IT'S HERE NOW! MASS "BIG-TRACTOR" FEATURES ... ?**r, "SMALL-TRACTOR" ECOHOM Powered tight for Ihs family-size larm. the Massey- Harris "20" delivers light 2-pIow power for your drawbar work—plus a 15% power bonus on Ihe belt jabs! High compression, 124 cubic inch engine Is up-lo-ihe-minule in design and construction features 1hcrt mean more years at smoolh, dependable performance. Dozens ot oihsr "big-tractor" advantages plus a complete Iin& of fast-working altachmenls put the Massey-Harris "20" in a class by ilself. It's ttg enough to wa!k away wilh your lighl-2-plow jobs . . . yet small enough to hold your power cosis at a practical minimum. Ask to s^e the new "20." You'll decide it's just what you need on your farm! THERE'S A MASSEY-HARR1S TO FIT YOUR FARM From fbc light 2-pIow "20," la Ihe lull 2-p!aw "30," 3-plow models "44" and "44-6," and the husky 4-5 plow "55"- you'll find a Massey-Harris tractor tailor-made for any size farm. Got acquainted with Iho Massey- Harris Iraclor family. Stop in today lor your copy of the ne-.v tractor catalog. Implement Company Phone 2742 North Highway 61 ** F O R -M 'AS VS;V"-- H .A.fe'fe : i "fc /ft'jjB R V 1C E NOW AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC! IMMEDIATE DELIVERY ON THE AMAZING AEROSECT MIRACLE INSECTICIDE A POUND BOMB CONTAINiNG ENOUGH GAS FOR TOO AVERAGE ROOM S Just Turn On Valve For Seven Seconds'. Nnn-Inflammable Nnn-Voisonous Koinh Constructed For Uefill No Musk Needed Will Not Contaminate Fond Licensee". the u. s. DeiJt. or Agric u 1 1 11 re. Pa t c n t -•321023 Demand This NON-TOXIC AEROSECT BOAAR THE SAME INSECTICIDE USED SO SUCCESSFULLY BY THE U. S NAVY Kills flies, mosquitoes, fleas, Mlverfisli an(s. roaches. Iw.lbuss, moths and olhf'r «iS5l.v, crawly nr Impping insects. - Sa/o For Humans, And Animals Ideal for Homes, Restaurants, Hotels Dairies, Stock Farms, Office and ' Apartment Buildings XT' Phone or Mail Ymir Order for Immediate Delivery HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. 213 W. Main Phone 2015

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