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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Radiant Heating Is Newest Idea fri Home Comfort Modern Engineers Borrow System Used By Ancient Romans Modern engineers have seized upon a, 2,000-year-old basic idea and have converted it into the newest method for providing home comfort It IB known s radiant panel heating. Romans heated their baths 2.000 years ago with warm air piped through the floors and walls and these surfaces in turn warned the room. Today, hundreds of thousands of American homes are heated by nf- lictently and economically by this principle, the development having home into extensive use in the past ten years as a result of the many innovations In house design. Chief of these innovations are the base- mentless house on cloncrrele slab foundation, and the greater use ol large window areas. How It Works In a radiant panel heating system, the structure itself is heatec directly with plp« coils or warm air ducts located beneath the surface of fj^ors, ceilings or walls. The heat '^Pransmitted to the Interior surface and this warms the ftlr in the house. No heating unit* such as radiators are visible In the living quarters. Hot wat erst earn or warm air may be used with any fuel, but the largest number of radiant panel installations are oil-fired hot water systems with copper pipes embedded in concrete floors. A conventional boiler or furnace is used. A temperature of 115 on wall or ceiling surface la maintained tf ths pipes or ducts are In those locations; B5 on the floor If (he Installation IB in R concrete slab. Tt hRi been found that these surface temperature* will provide the 12 to 75 temperature required for comfort of the occupants, He At Circulation In the case of hot water, & pump must be used to circulate the water, while a blower fan at the furnace is used to circulate warm air. The natural expansion of steam provides • Us own ^circulation, A radiant panel system with jteam, hot water or warm air, should not be confused with true radiant heating. In this latter method, heat Is ardiated from glowing surfaces, such as electric coils with a temperature of 1200 or more. In such R system, heat Is localized and the femtlng elements must be carefully . flPced to avoid hot spitfi. True radiant heating in slowly coming into use in some sections of the country^ where electrical costs are low. The moat common installation consist* of several glass panels, containing electrical heating "elemental, placed in the walls of the room*. NEW HOME FOR ROTHROCKS—Tills cedar shingle house at 1600 West Walnut became home for the P. C. Hothrocks when they moved in the first part of July. The six-room house has three bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. Concrete Blossoms Out in Colors; Gals Get New Twist on Fashions THE WAY CONCRETE is blossoming out in all colors of the rainbow makes it seem Inevitable that the day may come when a gal will refuse to walk on one side of Lhe street^the color of the sidewalk won't be b€coming to her! You can have a pink porch, green driveway, cream color curbs and buff steps, if you wajit them, merely by mixing mineral pigments in the concrete, using colored aggregates, acid stains, or — if you watch your step— by painting. Mrs. R. M. T. of Keokuk, Iowa, tells of a problem encountered with a concrete slab apparently laid directly on the ground. Intended as an open porch, it occupied space provided by an ell at the rear of the house. Wanting a screened porch, she had this terrace enlarged by the addition of an equal sized slab, roofed and enclosed the whole, When her porch floor was painted, the paint peeled from the older slab and tracked through the house. The newer slab, on footings and a cinder bed, showed no paint trouble. Since the porch was at the base of a slope, subsurface drainage was-abviou5. The original slab laid directly on the ground, absorbed so much moisture no paint could hold. A complicated drainage system eventually solved Mrs, T.'s problem but If she had colored concrete in th« first place no paint would have been necessary. ONLY MINERAL pigments are Roman Jan DIANO MARINO, Italy (AP) — Divers have uncovered a large number of old Roman earthen Jars In the Gulf of Genoa. Th« Jars were found In an old Roman vessel which probably was transporting them when it sank. The vreck lay under some 50 feet of water off Cervo, northeast of San Remo, and was covered by mud. Divers say the work of salvaging the jara will not be too difficult. The wreck is wedged under a rocky submarine ledge where -there are no undercurrents. '*£*** J 3 ™ ar « about 32 inches in fl^meter. The divers made the discovery while trying to salvage ship sunk in World War n Real Estate LOANS • Commercial • Residential • Farm Best Service—Best Terms TERRY Abstract & Realty Co. 213 Walnut Phone 2381 suitable for concrete. Organic dyes may fade and reduce the strength of the concrete. Natural oxides [ram mines cost less than manufactured pigments, but the latter produce more intense colors and so go farther. Here is a guide for color prepared by the Portland Cement Association: For while, us« while Portland ce- menl. This Is a ipeclal cement, slightly higher in price than Ihe regular. For brown, use burnt umber brwrn oiiSe of iron. Yellow oiirte of iron may he added to modify (he color. For buff, us« yellow ocher or yellow oxide of iron. Red oxide of Iron may be added In limited quantiUes. For tray, use small quantities of blaek Iron oxide, manganese black or Germantown lampblack. For green, use chromium oxide. Yellow oxide of iron will modify thii color. For pink, u_« small quantifier of red oxide of Iron. For rose, use red oxide of iron. For cream, use yellow oxide of iron In small quantities. The usual rule ii never to use more than nine pounds of pigmenl to a sack of concrete—that is, 10 per cent. And the full coloring value can only be obtained by using Real Estate Transfers Susan Moore to Hatlie Clark, for $200: Lot, 6 of Block 8 Of W. W. ilollipetcr's Second Addition to Blylheville. George M. and Helen Lee lo Norman W. and Jltanila I. Davjs, for $10 and other valuable considerations: all of Lot B and Ihe east half of Lot 8 of Block 10 01 Chicfcasfnv- ba Addillon lo Blytheville. Howard and Willie Mae Harvey to Jake and Annie Belle Palmore, for J2.MO: Lots 10, It and 12 of Block 9 of Wilson's First Addition to Blytheville. Maud Toliver to K. H. and Helen H. Nunn, for $5.500:. Lot 5 of Block 7 of Allison Addition to Blytheville. Marvin and Margaret Smilli to Charles C. and Gladys H. Cz*chln, for 510 and other valuable considerations: Lot. 6 01 Jackson's Second Addition to Blytheville. W. J, and Dclpha McGloud lo Doyle and olive White, for S1.200: Lot 113 or Block 3 of Manila. Dale and Ruth A. Carpenter to Pieston and Marie Thorn for (10 and other valuable considerations: Lot a of Block 4 of Maybell Addition to Blytheville. Magnolia Courts, Inc. to Cecil and Clara Williamson, for $1 and ether valuable considerations: Lot, 2 of Block A of John B. Walker's Second Subdivision 01 Blytheville. * ' * |E. Ray and Grace Grant to W. R ANOTHER METHOD of coloring 1 E™™, for $4,500: Lot 6E and 12 concrete is to use colored aggre- °^ Manila. gates. These include white sand,) Max and Annie Logan and Harold marble chips, granite screenings,iand Marie Wright to Joe^nd Doro- crnshed field - spar, mica - spar, illy Hughes, for $10 and other valu- crushed slag, garnet sand and var- able considerations: the north 37 IONS colored rock materials. icet of Lot 4 and the south Some of these produce a sort of:feel of Lot 3 of Block D of John Home Fires Kept Burning—Safely You can keep ihe home fires urnlng without burning down the ome It you will use t few simple —Courier News I'hoto Textone walls and hardwood doors are featured through-out. A breezeway connects the home and the garage. A large fireplace is in the living room and a forced air healing system controls the temperature in the house. white Portland cement. Pigments and cement :horoughly mixed. jeweled effect when the surface film of concrete is washed off with a wire brush. B. Walker's Second Subdivision o Blylheville. FINISHING and curing any concrete surface are Important details., Never use a steel trowcll for tru- I ing the surface. A wood float !$• used to remove any uneveness. AI steel trowell Is used only sparingly' and only lor the final operation. Excessive trowelling draws fine material to the surface, encourages dusting and reduces wearing qual- ; its'. For a gritty non-skid sidewalk or driveway, a coarse broom is used to score the surface. Watcrtighlness. durability and strength depend on the curing. Concrete kept mcist for seven days has tested 50 per cent- stronger than ; that exposed to dry air. If it is kept : damp for a month, its strength is ; doubled. j And temperature Is Important. Concrete cured at 10 degrees hard-' ens more than twice as quickly as concrete cured near the freezing point. KEMP WHISENHUNT &CO. 109 E. Main Phone 4169 rules of Hreplace safety. Place a metal screen tn front of Ihe ((replace to prevent tires from flying sparks and shooting embers. Have chimney cleaned and inspected periodically. Use tire-resistant materials where possible. Spun glass curtains. GOOD PLUMBING Does Your Family Have It? I)o all enjoy the convenience of hot water at the sink, lavatory and tub and the pleasure of indoor toilet facilities? Down and the 'balance monlhly or In annual fall payments show how easily we can equip your home with modern plumbing or heating. Act now while Equipment Is Available! E.G. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Phone 4551 Blytheville, Ark. NOTICE TO RESIDENTIAL WATER CONSUMERS In The City of Blytheville The Blytheville Water Company will render the water statements for water consumed every other month in the future instead of monthly a» has been the practice in (he past. All residential meters east of Frisco Railroad tracks will he read during the following months, October, December, February, April, June and August. All residential melers \vest of Frisco Railroad tracks will be read during the following months, September, November, January, March, May and July. , All residential statements rendered after month of October, 1951 will- be for two months water consumption. / All statements will he due on or before the 12lh of the month following meter reading. All commercial and industrial accounts will be read and billed (he same as in the past, on a monthly basis. For further information, call our business office at IIS West Main Street, Phone Number 44.59. Watch your plumbing for leaks. Call your local plumber for repairs and checkups. \Ve are not responsible for your leaks in plumbing. f All residential accounts will he billed only six times per year until notice of any change is given. We are attempting lo furnish (he very best water and service to our customers at the least possible cost. "Water It Your Cheapest Commodity" Blytheville Water Co. RE-ROOF WITH SHINGLE: Now, more than ever, it's important to keep your house in tip-top repair. So fix up that old roof now! We can supply you right now with weatherproof, fire-resistant, colorful Certain-teed Asph»lt Shingle*. Phone, call or write for free estimate. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. "Friendly Building Service" , Prompt Servie* Expert Service Experienced Servict PETE IS THE 'LUMBEI 109 N. First Phone 2731 TAXPAYERS NOTICE! OCTOBER 1 is last day for payment of 1950 County Tax on Real* Estate without penalty and, also, final date for pay- mentof 1951 Poll Tax. Personal and Drainage Taxeg are also due and payable. Under Section 1 of Act 480 of the 1949 Legislature, "payment of the Poll Tax must be made to the County Collector, or his authorized deputy by the person named in the recepit, or by the husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, father, or mother of such person. Payment of the Poll Tax may be made by remitting the payment to the County Collector by United States Mail." If payment of the Poll Tax is made by mail, sender should give the name of the person to whom the receipt is to be issued, relationship to the sender, (if remittance is made for a person other than the sender), color or race, residence, post office address (if different from residence), name or number of school district, ward number (if resident of city) or name of township (if rural resident). Payment for Poll Tax must be RECEIVED in the Collector's office by OCTOBER 1. t William Berryman SHERIFF and COLLECTOR MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ARK.