The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 1, 1949
Page 9
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'.TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER PAGE KTNB Sun, Wind Affect Home Site Choice Orientation on Lot Important Factor in Both Buying, Building Orientation, the placing of a house on a plot of ground according to compass directions, should be carefully considered before buying a house or purchasing a plot for a future home site. JhTlie house or site should allow .'Revailing summer breezes to swenp through the house and the dwelling should be planned with a minimum ol exposure to winter winds. In most sections of the United Slates, prevailing summer breezes are from a southerly direction and since modern planning strives : to bring sunlight Into the rooms most lived In, southern exposure of large areas Ls usually preferable. If major glass areas face the south, the sun will light the home most of the day. A wide roof overhang wili provide summer shade. Because the sun is low in winter, the overhang will not shut out its rays during the cold months. If large glass areas face east or west, the early morning or late afternoon tun will make an overhang useless and much undesirable summer sun and light will enter the house. Little or no sun will reach the Interior with a northern exposure, i Planning for Brceie To properly orient a house, living-room, porches, terraces and as many bedrooms as posible should be planned for exposure to sumnier winds. , A house to be located on the north tide of a. street may be designed with living-room ana bedrooms at the front facing south; on the op- 'posite side of the street, living-room and bedrooms are placed at the rear ^3'ith windows overlooking a rear •arrten or yard/ The front or north Mttcnde ol the house is given an architectural design that does not suggest that the kitchen is at the front. On north-south streets .where houses must have east or west ex- Walls of Solid Brick Require Full Insulation Although many owners of homes of solid brick or masonry construction believe otherwise, It Is twice as important to insulate Ihe walls of these homes as to Insulate the walls of a frame house, and Jour times as Important to insulate the solid walls as the roof. It was asserted today by the Construction Research Bureau, New York clear- Ing house for building Information. Studying'tat* conducted at the University of Illinois, the Bureau said tiat 40 per cent of the season's fuel can be saved if the 8-Inch-thick walls of a 2-story solid brick or masonry house are insulated with 3K inches- of mineral wool between the brick and plaster. Insulation of this thickness in the walls of a frame house of the same size saves !•> per cent of the fuel. .The differmce is that solid masonry Is a better conductor of heat than wood. Thr- tests showed (lint where 138 fuel units are required to heat a house with uninsulated walls a Inches thick, 56 units can be saved with full-thick mineral wool, and" that even one inch of mineral wool I will save 45 units. fuel «av!np s vwith 4 inches of this insulating (material between roof and living area amount to 13 'lints in a frame house requiring 100 heat units, or in a .--olid masonry house requiring 138. "From this it should he evident that slrte.jvatl Insulation Is a must f~r o solid masonry home and is of even more importance than roof Insulation." the Bureau said. -A 3H-inch layer of mineral wool has I the Insulating efficiency of 12 feet of concrete." . Tlie entrance to the Amazon River is about 200 miles wide. posure because of nearby houses at either side, the architect has a bigger problem. This is one of the reasons that many builders today plan their developments with houses facing on east-west streets and use north-south streets as traffic arteries. Good Mirt looks better, protects better, weirs bettor Md tests tape. Buy your PAINT the way yon buy insurance. Get the' best, and the results will justify your action. Cheap paint, like cheap insurance, isn't worth the price.. 1 ou may save a few dollars but you are taking grave chances of losing more. Be Wise-Specify... Mb. j .1. ,.*, VANE-CALVERT PAINTS E. c. ROBINSON LUMBER co. 100% LOANS FOR VETERANS Only 10% Down For Non-Veterans in ri ' r.u S " la " Mr "" l -'"«"<:5- 'IcnoMt you maj now secure one of these new modern twn bed room homes, now •™™J ""Slructm". Many are making their selection 5 o come while you may choose. Bcaiitifullj designed, sturdily lulll, some have picture win- doits. In new subdivision. ' Call or See MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY or Holly Development Corp. 'SOI West Main Plume 4.| 15 « •"• f-* s (»-. »•<£ ••'fy^f "AY HOME SOI.D-The nine-room home show" above has been sold by Mr^id liK. L,"il a year ago by Mr. and Mrs, Hay. The price Is believed trf be one of the highest, paid for a' hoir vine. The transaction was handled by Mrs. J. L. Lewis, Blytheville realtor. Real Estate Transfers (CHtOKASAWBA DISTRICT) Mrs Susan Moore to James H. Perry, Lot 16, of Block "A" of the D M; Moore Addition, $1 and other consideration. Walter Hipp to Henry Ranis, part of lots 1 and 2 and the NJ2 of Lot 3 m Block "A" of the Smith Addition to Leachvllle, 52,000. Joe Brinkley to Jesse and Floyd Lane, Plot 150 by 150 In section 3I-13N-DE, 5150. E. B. and Rover.e C. David tn Kemp B. Whisenhunt and James R. Deal, Lot 9, Bolck 1 of the David Acres Subdivision, $800. Wilbcrl TV and Mary Justine Jones to Malone and Mable A. Peterson, all of Lot H of Block "B" of the Barren and Lilly Addi- tlon, $4,000. Max B. and Annie Laurie ' Logan and Harold B. and Marie D. Wright to Wilson H. and Stella Bohanlng, Lot 6 of Block "B" of tile John B. Walker Second Subdivision.. Sl.OOO. Henry H. and Malld A. Goddarri to Winifred Goddard Edwards. 40 acres in Section 16-15N-8E, *1 tlld other consideration. C. L. and Mary Cathren Lucius to Eddie and Eddie^Mae Taylor, Lot 21 of Block 1 of the Wilson First Addition, $1,800. Blanche G. Gay et al to First Methodist Church. Lot 5 of Block "D" of the Richards Addition, 53,000. , Bill Reid Company of Arkansas, Incorporated, to Damon and Ten- llie Bell Conk, Lot 10 of Block 4 of [he David Acres Subdivision. $6,700. Blytheville Development Company to Edward M. Johnson, Lot 36 of Block 1 of the Wilson Third Addition. 51,000. Grady L. and Margie G. Williams to William A. and, Josephine A. Mueller, NW|4- of the • SEJ4 of Section 14-14N-8E, »1 and other consideration. Holly Holly Development Corporation, to Anna C. and William C. Stemac. Lot IS of Block 4 of the David Acres Division, $6,100. Laura Ellen Swain et. al to Katherine Thompson, Lot 5 and the E[2 of. Lot 6 of Block 2 of the town of Yarbro and a.plot 85 by 92U feet noiih of above property, $1 and r.ther consideration. Bill Reid Company.of Arkansas to William E. and Marie Turner, Lot 3 of Block 4 of the David Acres Subdivision, $6.700. Osborne McKinnon Company to Joseph O. and'Marle Edwards, Lot 4 of Block "B'! of the Osbnrne-Mc- Klnnon Addition of Manila, J7.000 Blytheville Development Company, a corporation, to M. c. and Lilly Berry, Lots 24 and 25 of Block 4 tn the Wilson First Addition, S1.025. Holly Development Corporation to Claude G. and Ruby Mae Brlley Lot 13 of Block 4 of the David Acres Subdivision, J6.700. • A K and Annie Blevlns Carter to Wood row Carter, part of Section 10-15N-11E. $! and other consideration. Bill Reid and Company of Arkansas, Inc., to John L. and Virginia Deal, all of Lot 6 in Block 4 of the David Acres Subdivision, S5.850. Blytheville Development Corporation to C. L. Lucius, Lot 20 of Block 12 of the Wilson First Addition to Blytheville, $225. Osborne-McKinnon Company to Robert H. and Camille Townscnd, East 50 feet of Lot 2 In Block "A" of the Osborne-McKinnon Addition of Manila, $6,600. John William and Loda V. Har- dln to Clyde and Addle Smith, Lots 17 and 18 of Block 4 p.f the First (Sparks) Addition to Dell, |2!i. Arrangement of Doors Affects Safety in Home Careful arrangement of doors will make any home safer. Often the Changing of a door from the opposite side of Its frame will eliminate ' serious ha/ard. Doors should not swing Into normal traffic lanes, should not strike other doors and should not be located near stairways or on stair landings. It Is especially Important that a swinging door between kitchen and dining-room have a sm?.l] glass window at eye-level to avoid accident*. FOR SALE Concrete cttlverli 12 Inch lo U Inch, plain o, rwnforoKi AIM Concrete Building Kloekr chetf- e> (han Ittmbei fof barm chickra houses pump hoMM, IcnuBt houses tool slieilt W« tfrHTfi Call us fa, fr« esttm»U . , Phone 691,' OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. 'Last Word' Goes to Woman When Family Buys a House The woman has the last word when a family buys a house, ac- • cording'to American Builder maga-' fine. The housewife makes a discerning inspection. Then she weighs nil • the advantages and disadvantages and delivers a final ultimatum, which usually means 'sale' or 'no sale,' " American Builder's editors say, For this reason, the magazine notes, builders are making kitchens as desirable as possible, frequently including full kitchen equipment In the purchase price of a house. No Big Cash Outlay I Advantage of Ihe "packaged! kitchen," the editors explain, Is that I the cost of kitchen appliances becomes part of the mortgage and! payments are spread out over a number of years. An initial, large, cash outlay is not. required. American Buildc/ has figured that a $4.48 increase In the monthly mortgage payment usually Is sufficient to buy complete kitchen equipment. This would include a S245 refrigerator, a $180 range, a S350 combination disluvashcr-sink, a $125 waste disposal unit and cabinets and counter ton valued at $300. Tills compares lo cue ordinary "bare" kitchen which Includes only « sink without dishwasher and less expensive cabinets "and counter. Financing; Kasier American Builder says, "By systematically planning and Installing equipment as construction progresses, much in value and appearance can he added to the average home. "There is always a host of minor items to purchase when moving Into a new house and frequently'there arc major pieces of furniture as well. If major kitchen appliances alfo must be bought; the family budget Is very apt lo be stretched to an unsound degree. The packaged kitchen is expressly Intended to avoid this difficulty." 'Asphalted' Felt Blocks Dampness In Concrete Floor When the concrete floor of •> bascmcntless house rests on the ground, a waterproof membrane o asphalt saturated felt will help keci the' interior of the liome dry RIK comfortable. The ground should be covered first with a coarse granular fil about six inches deep. This should be topped with a thin coating made from one part Portland cement three parts screened sand and water. ... To apply flic waterproof niem- hrane, mop hot asphalt over the lenient, coating, place H layer of 15- rcund ' asphalt saturated roofing Iclt over the hot asphalt. Thei mop with hot asphalt again, place ii second layer of felt ami apply a final hot asphalt coating on top. The concrete floor stab goes ove (he protective asphalt felt.. Can must be taken to keep 'the'cdKc. of the slab from touching the foun cation walls. It Is advisable to use liber or cork board Insulation be Iwccn the slab and the 'fountlnti'oi to block the passage of cold from the ground to the house, floor. • Man Wearing Only Diape Gets Assist from Cops SOUTH PORTLAND, Me., Nov. : My-A grown man In diapers—ani. nothing else—walked calmly along Main street early yesterday. It was Just a-gag, he told police The towel, neatly pinned where nt pants iliould have been, was a Hal Ion e'en costume and he was wear Truly Washable TM. *.w w<. W.llhld. „„ .n m* Y turi.t. wit), If tl»«> . th.l . ..l.dl,T wltfc.vt m.rrlj>| .r >tr..kli>f. c.m H I. n«|, j.,, • !.•>, «n< •!•<• flftlit,... Five Applications For Permits to Build Are Filed Applications for five building mulls carrying a total estimated aluc of $10,800 were placed on He during the past week In the fflce of City Engineer Joe Carney. Three of the applications were nr construction of resiliences and he other two Involved additions nd remodeling. Applications were filed by the following: E. D. Ferguson, for Prlscllla and tlii! Blade, for a; three-room amr- residence on Thompson Slreei; estimated cost, $1,300. E. M. Terry, for a four-room frame residence on Willow Street; :sllmated cost. $5,000; ' • • • G, G. Smith, foi a four-room frame residence ln ; Wilson's First Addition; estimated cost. ,$1.0DO Fred tlurgcson, to add two rooms In residence nt 1310 Chlcakasawba; estimated cost, $1.500. Mrs. Howard Bowsh, to change partitions, add plumbing for two bathrooms and redecorate 12-room frame house containing three apartments ,at lot South Sixth Street; estimated cost, '$2,000. There's a high quality Pittsburgh Point for every home netdl WATIRSPAR Hurt,,,), •„„, U.« n,,Mt, h, .11 INAM1L ftwo-CoitHou^ J"nt on (loon • r.d Oalel - diyljii. $6.00 Vf.60° m r , ' rt» nwrrlnr. " Gal - &• $1.03 Pt. ^ Mil k«^Ui, "Col.r Oy».mln ft, Y»xr H«n at woodwork- Marble Face Puts Glamor On Concrete Concrete blocks, the ujjly duck- Hugs of the. blinding martcritils array, are taking oh glamor. They are now being imimuaclur- ed with miirbte faces, A'hlch will produce a finished basement when the blocks arc used for foundations, a glazed surface liko Ille when,they are used for swimming pools, and neat upkeep-proof exteriors when they are used for the units of n house. The facing actually Is marble, being formed from marble auerc- gate which Is an Integra! part, of New Oak Floors Restore Charm Of Old Dwelling Old homes that are structurally Hind oilcn can be remodeled and odcrnli'.ed at a fraction of the lost of a new housejind still provide most of the conveniences of a completely modern dwelling, I-Yc- nuently they have the additional pdvantage of being situated In a aeslrable, well-established neighborhood. 'In many instances the modernization project, may not be nearly si. formidable as it appears at first ulance, A major, fault of a house, for instance! may be an out-moded type flooring, deteriorated from vcars of wear and neglect. Such a home can be given n tremendous "lift" at moderate cost by Installation of attractive new oak .'loorlng. Laid right over the existing wood floors, gleaming new floors of oak will add Immeasurably to the charm of the home They will letain- their bc'aiity of grain and coloring Indefinitely, Provision must be made, of course for the higher level of 'the new f!oor. Interior doors should be lifted from their-hinges, then pinned it necessary; The Job, while routine for a professional floor layer it not recommended for an Inexperienced hand. ing it home from a party. . Police speeded him home by patrol car. the block'and not merely bondwl after the block Is made. Produced by lo plants by a, method known as the Knlghton piocew, named from Its Inventor, Albert Knlghton, the block is being m»dt with facings of white and various colors.'Some are marbellzcd on hoth sides and corner blocks make It possible for continuous surfaces of llle-llkc exteriors. A small church In Alabama w» built entirely of these blocks with the marble facing on the outside and cement mortar plastering without furring on the Inside. They are made in the same modular scales as ordinary cement blocki nncl run about 13 cents more In price, when used with waterproof mortar their slick exteriors obviate the necessity for waterproofing the i masonry. LET US HELP YOU 9 THE EASY WAY... • Start with the bathroom, the kitchen —or maybe the basement rates priority. Mcxlernizt thos« omiliucd,; uncomfortable rooms now with smart, new Crane plumbing and heating equipment. Do it llie easy \vay—the/!ui/getji/an way. •• ABOUT THE CONVENIENT CRANE BUDGET PLAN TODAY "PETE" The Plumber 109 North First PHONE 2OI5 WATER is your Cheapest Commodity ••• Use if FREELY! Blytheville Water Co. JlytheviBs, Ark.

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