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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1949 REPAIRS-IMPROVEMENTREMODELING Noise Abatement Sought in Homes Proper Building Methods Eliminate Unnecessary Sound Since science has discovered that nerve-racking noise, originating both wftliin and without the home. cause physical Illness by Increasing the blood pressure, impairing digestion and bringing nervous disorders through lark of sleep, archilrcls and builders arc devoting increased attention t o noise-abatement i n modern dwellings, it was stated today by the Construction Re.se.iicn. Bureau,' New York clearing house for building Information. The building industry i? attacking the problem by using new sound-deadening materials and by sound-stopping construction. in many cases, results are phenomenal. Fibrous insulation. Tor example, will. absorb 87 per cent of the sound waves reaching it. Sound travels in waves and architectural noise-proofing consists of stopping these waves' travel through the air. In the case of a truck passing in the street, its sound waves hit the outside walls of the house. This vibration is transmitted to the air space within the walls, thence to the inside wall and jarringly strikes the human ear. Each time that sound waves tire passed on to another .surface some of them are absorbed or "damped out." Therefore, the greater the thickness of the walls and the more layers of material and air spaces through which sound must travel, the greater the degree by which noise Is reduced, it was explained by Construction Reseach Bureau engineers. Sound-Deadening Methods Thick masonry walls will stop sound effectively, but are impractical from a cost standpoint. Resonant, hollow walls faced with thin material is the most widely used construction and noise penetration is excessive. Architects now offset this by Insulating hollow walls full- th ick wi th mi nera 1 wo ol beca u se this material which saves fuel in •winter and makes the home cooler in summer was high absoprlion properties. Extent of the absorption Is Indicated -by authoritive tests which show that an exposed layer of this non-combustible, fluffy, wool- like material will absorb 87 per cent or all 512-frequency sound striking It. Mineral wool, made of rock. Fall-Sown Grass Seed Brings Better Lawns If home-owners will take a tip from nature and seed lawns in the cai'iy autumn months they will find that a .stronRpr-rootrd, more attractive lawn will re.sult than if .seeding is done in the spring. Scrcl .sown now will benefit by fait rains and will br far ahead of spring-sown ,ired next, summer. Use Base for Putty Before applying putty, coat the wood with oainl or linsoed oi] (o pi event the wonri absorbing the oi! in Uio putty and en using It lo dry out. smeller s ] a <r 4 or yla.ss. contains millions of cjc:ui nil cells In each cubic inch ami full-Duck insulated wnlis and ceilings contain counties liny fibrous surfaces, each of 'iVliich pl'iys a pan in absorbing sound \vitvos. The new type of windows ron: Mstine of two nnnrs of ^lass with ' a dead air spate between, primarily designed to slop hout. arc also used to reduce outride sound penetration. Exterior sound is nnly purl of the miis<- problem. Inside the home the clatter can become terrific tmcl i.s perhaps more HCM vo-jan^linij than stiLH'l noise. Sounds rrrntc-d within the home have a vicious Ieminify to bounce off the walls and ceilings and become amplified unless precautions » r E> taken to abate Hie condition. Acoustic ceiling matt-rial will trap 75 per cent of interior produced noise reaching the ceilings which amplify sound more than any other part of the rooms. This material ts 1 especially useful In the kitchen' where much of the interior noi.se originates. Eliminate (\iusc.s Other .structural means of reducing noise Include placing builders' felt between sub-floor and finish flooring, and building paper Real Estate Transfers (CriICKASAWBA DrSTniCT) . .. J. N. am! Eula Moody to Jack Robertson, cl al, Lots 23 nnci 24 of Block -B" ol the J. P. Pricte Subdivision, $1 200, Susan Moore to Moggie Brown and Beatrice Byar.s. I/it 13 01 Block 8 of the w. W. Hollipficr Second Addition, S'-'CO. John F. ami Mary L. Guay Thro to Mis. Elizabeth Woociliurii Robinson, Lol 5 nf Block I of Homer Addition, $12,600. Or.'tl ami Hinnirce 'nioinnson to J.lmr.s K and I^yina Mpjicliani, Lot 3 of Block ft ol the Ruddlr Heights Addition, S3.900 II. L. Hi:dd and Dornllia M. Hodd to Mnckie. Ralph. Jr., and Martha Jnanit:i Rnl|ih, Xoiih half of I/it •! of the Rrlirccu I'altd'i-on Addition, S4.GCO. E. IJ, and Rovi'iie C David to Hill Kfid Compitny nf Aikan.sa.s, Inc., Lot 9 of mock 2 of the David Acres Subdivision. S8CD. Melvin and Vcldeiic Slovens lo j Grovt.T :snd Ethet Yarhro two acre, 1 ; Double Duty House Numbers between wall sheathing and cx- in Southeast Corner of the SK4 of Section !. H North. 8 East. $3.000. M. .1. and Aliri' !/«•(• to E D. ami Curri'- A. Frrswon. Lol.s 6. 7, and 8 of Block 2 ol I he W. W. Holli|)Clcr Second Ailriilion. S7M>. Ida L KiTutl lo Wilbur T. and Mary Justine Jcne.s. West half of Lot 11 o[ Block K of the IJarron and Lilly Addition. $250. Lenii Mitchell to Christine Thompson. Lots 1 and 2 of the Larry's Second Addition. $1 and other consideration. Christine Thompson to Lena and i Ruins Milrhcll. I-ots 1 and 2 of Larry's Second Addition. $1 and other consideration. J. M. and Mary Elizabeth Jontz to C. R Or-burn. plot 103 by 54 feet in B!o:-k ! ol the Marsh Addition. $1,300. Susan Moore lo Ola Gates and Ear.skill CiL'trs and R. D. Hwsrove, and 2 in Bloc-It 3 of the W. Hollipeter Second Addition. terior siding. Firm, tiglit construe- lion !s especially important. This ' v means lightly-nailed floor boards, '_ well-fitting windows lhal do not'S 450 . , rattle, solid doors that are not I FITC! Sliipp to Era Slupp, Ixit 12 resonaut. Water supply pipes should of Block C ot the Hollipeter nncl be large enough so that they will Slionyo Addition. SI and other c.oll- not pound when faucets are shut -^deration. off quickly. | Rouf , rt -,,,r| su.v>rinn Shinu to Era Work surfaces should be covered sh| L , )( n Qf H]Of , k e of [he Ho| . with rubber or composition material. Liberal use of draperies and noise-absorbent floor coverings will make the home quieter. Of top im- B\ DAV this glass block tit- . BY NIGHT il ;il,g docs double led with brass house numbers, duly. Lighted from behind, the performs a double job. The block silhouettes (he numbers numbers are readily identified for easy recognition from the and (lie 12-incli square block street and offers a hospitable transmits tlayliglit lo brighten beacon which illuminates the (he entrance Hall. front entrance. Safety for Family Is of Prime Importance in Building House Efficient Use Of Fan Needed For Comfort The way In which electric fans, both ventilating and air-circulating type, are used spells the difference between a hot. uncomfortable home Ibis summer, or a cool, pleasant one. ' The attic and kitchen should each be equipped with a ventilating fan. i', Is recommended by the Construction Research Bureau. New York clearing house for build- ':iS information. Designer to move v iot air outride, this type of fan circulates air through the entire house. Turnrie these on after doors and windows are opened in the evening will nulc 1 ly draw cool night air into the house. Reversible ventilating fans can foe used to move hot air outside as well. Lacking a ventilating fan, an ordinary air-circulating type will expel hot -'r if so placed In an open window that it blows outward; tuning it toward the Interior brings in cool air. Building Permit Applications Total $79,600 Applications for building permits representing an estimated $70 GOO In residential and business construction and remodeling were placed on file during the past week In the office of City Engineer Joe Carney. Of the 21 applications added to the files. 16 were for new homes, two were for business construction and three were for additions to residences on Southwest Parkway in his real estate development i:i Southeast Blytheville. Seven were for four-room frame houses with estimated costs listed at $4.000 each. Applications for a five-room and a six-room residence listed estimated costs at $5.000 each. Three applications were filed By E. H. David, for homes in his real estate development. David Acres. in Southwest Blytheville. The liomes listed were four-room frame residences at 2309. 2005 and 2904 Birch St. Estimated costs were $0,000 each. Max Mattis field applications for permits for two other residences on portance is a stnail can of household lubricating oil for sciueakiiiK 1 hinges and noisy motors of fans, refrigerator and other mechanical equipment. PERM A-STONE •EG a. •> PAT off for Permanence - Beauty ' Insulation! THE BEAUTY OF STONE ;fO CHANGE YOUR HOME All the atiritmtcj of a Hone f.icmp v-iihoul llic cvpcnMve CPM is available for rcnipJclin^or n by die use of Pcrma-Sti»n«. Pcrma-Siont i* a Mone-lik* vcnccr that look* tike stone, hasall as finer feature* and i? permanent. It U not a tackcd-on siiliiijj. Fach blt>ck is cast and applied individualLv. l^f stone. Ask us to send iou a descriptive folder aboul ihi* mcnicrn f,ic- ing for all typt* of buildings. James Moore iiox 231 I'li»nc ,'!li Manila, Ark. iooter and Shonyo Addition. Si and •'Iher consideration. L,. O. and H^tlic oill to William D. and Cor:' Ruth Tommey. Lot 5 of Hlock 3 of the Country Club Drive Addition. S8.0CO Jo.sephine Mooney to Flnvd ,1. ooiu-y. part of Section S-14N-11R. nml part of Section 32-15N-10E. $0.000. H. S. and Mary Sue [Team lo Jer• L. and Thrlma He^rn, part *of N 2 of NW'4 SW4 of Section 11-15N- IIF;. SGOO. Claudia and Andre Smith lo Osee Nunnally. North half of Lot 14 of the Sam Barnes Subdivision, 4100. IX B. and Alice Abbott lo Waller aStt'Irene Barnes, part of Ihc South mlF of the NW!4 of Ihe S\v:4 of Section 27-16N-11E. S8.5CO. Jame.s A. Young to Olan Afe and Mary Ellen Allison. Lot 14 of Block •i of the William Lee Walker Second Subdivision. SG.COO, * H. H. and Lucy Houchins t.o Archie T. and Mildred Alma Hays. Lot B of Block 4 of the Country Clnb Drive Addition. Sl.OOO. O. .1. and Zillah Heuter to Charles A. and Josephine A. Henter, Lot 1, of Block "B" of the O. J. Heuter First Addition to Leaehvillc. 5800. James Black and Mae B. Black to Chelcy Black, Lots 7 and 8 of Block S of the Sparks Addition to Dell. S3M. E. B. and Rovcne C. David to Deal's Paint Store, Lot 3 of Block 7 of the David Acres Subdivision. SSfX). O. .1. and Zillnh C. Heuler lo Eardie R. Shannon. Lot 2 of Block "B" nf the O. J. Heuler First Addition to LsMChville. S3CO. John C. Bhiir, Jr. and nlheis lo Dr. J. E. Beajslry and Lillian n»as- '.C'v. Lot S of Block 16 of tiie Davis Fir.-i Addition. So.OOO. The propprly built hoiue affords i maximum satety fnno injury for j the family and fire hazards are I eliminated, according Vo the Con- | struction Research Bureau. N e w ; York clearing house ror building ] information. To reduce danyer of falls, stairs slionld lie no steeper than :<(> de- t'rces and :i!l .ste|is inside nmi out should have a uniform riser height j of 7'.i" with a 10" tread. Handrails should be provided where there are two or more consecutive steps. Small lights at top and bot- loin steps increase the safety fac- i tor.. | Low-hanging pipes and ducts ill the basement should be avoided; if this is impossible. Ilicy sheuld i)e painted white for visibility. Walls should be fire-stopped to prevent spread of flames through j hollow spaces. Incombustible mill- . eral wool insulation is recognised ! as an effective fire-barrier since ; government tests show that this' material will hold back flames for at least an hour. All chimneys should be lined with clay flue tile. all brickwork filled in solidly and mortar joints kept tight. No wood should be closer than •>" to the; chimney and I It e space bel'.vccn chimney and wood should be filled with mineral wool. FJaseim ill (-'xit An outside entrance to the base- ment Is not only a convenience. S but by providing ;i means of escape • may save a life in case fo fire. The ceiling above the hrating plant should lie fire-resistant. The door between the basement and living quarters .should be fireproof and equipped with a sell-closing device so that it reinnins closed at all times, if tho ganec is attached to the house. Ihe dividing wall should be of fire-resistive conslruction. Plat-botlomed bath-tubs are safest. Electric installations, especially in the bathroom, should be placed so that one cannot touch them and grounded objects, such as water pipes and radiators, at the same time. Rounded corners o n kitchen equipment. :md non-swinging cup- bo.irtl doors, reduce kitchen acci deut hazards. Storage space is needed for toys, tools and other equipment to avoid tripping hazards. Shaky Floors Mean Support Is Lacking If a floor shakes when walked uprm and inspection of the base- uiom ceiling shows that the joists ' mi 1 not cross-uraced, installation of bridging at 8-foot intervals be- r.vepii each joist will usually cure | the trouble. Bridioni; can be either I short pieces of lumber or metal in an X form. PITTSBURGH RORHIM It 1 ! ooiy and •conomlcol 7 to mako old floors look now with Florhld. Floor fnamol —tho olaltlc floor Mnllh— mado to withstand pound- Ing, Koflling foot-—for \m- torior or oxtortar us«. J5.15 Gal. CCKIE in lodoy for tttt t»«kl.\, "Color Dynomkt for Yo Birch Street. These called for foiir- oom frame dwellings with esti- nated costs of $4,00 each Other applications were filed by: W. O. Rambo, for a five and one-half room frame residence on McHaney Street; estimated cost $2.000. J. S. Stevenson. Jr., for a six- room frame residence on Pecan Avenue in Country Club Area; estimated cost, $6.000. Mr. and Mrs. D. Harney were listed as owners. Jasper Orr, lo add one room and a porch lo a residence; estimated cost. 5,000. J. C. Cherry, to add one room to house at 2225 Chickasawba Ave • estimated cost. $500. Joe Hester, to add two rooms to residence on South Highway 61- estimated cost, $700. ^ William F. Bear, for a life lf^ surance agency office at 101 Dougan; estimated cost, $1 000 E. W Walls, for a two-room frame building in Larry Addition; estimated cost, $400. Read Courier News Want Ads HUBBARD HARDWARE Co. Inc. 213 West Main Phone 2015 with Che CRANE NEUDAY GROUP Fine appearance plus top quality-^^ that's the Crane Neuday group. •• Matched styling. Gleaming white, easy-io-cletm surfaces. Buih-in coo- venience features. Sturdy construe* tton for years of tough service. New engineering—such &s Crestmont faucets with Dial-ese controls—for easy, trouble-free operation. The Crane Neuday group U priced to fit the most closely watched budgets. Sec us for complete information. "PETE" THE PLUMBER 109 North 1st PLUMBING PRICES REDUCED Complete Bathroom Sets as Low as $115.75 SOIL PIPE GALVANIZED PIPE See L's For All Ynur Plumbing Needs KASY KHA I'AYMKNTS E. C, Robinson Lbr. Co. I'honr ."i5l lilythcvitlc, Ark. Pipe Heat Loss High Approximately 25 r 'r nf Ibn heat delivered to .steam pijie.s and warm nir ducts is lost if they are not iMMilateri. JUST CALL 2993 For Expert Electrical Service CHARLEY'S ELECTRIC SHOP 112 South 5th Phon.2993 100% LOANS FOR VETERANS Only 10% Down For Non-Veterans Just think, tor a ^msll earnrsl-tTioiie.y deposit yon may now secure one ot these new modern two l»cd room homts, now under const rur lion. Many arc making I heir sclcclfnn. M come while you maj chouse. Brauli(ull> OrslRntd, sturdily tmilt, some have picture wla- downs. In new subdivision. Call or See MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY Holly Development Corp. 1S01 Wcsl Main Phon. 4415 WATER is your Cheapest Commodity - - - Use il FREELY! Blytheville Water Co. Blytheville, Ark.