The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 17, 1940
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PAGE SCC BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK,) COURIER KEWS TUESPAY, DECEMBER 1.7, 1940 m mm This trim clapboard house is complete — monthly payments, under FHA, only $14 Ideas For Use Of Brick, Stone, Other Materials! Presented. j , • ' i Following the prediction that the :current' Winter season would be one 01 continuous operation for the home-construction industry, the Technical Division of the FHA has Issued additional suggestions to guide builders who work where lo" temperatures prevail. r<iese '• precautions concern the use in'.construction' of brick, stone, tiie, concrete blocks, plaster, and .stucco. Bricklaying Precautions -Dry, clean, pervious brick commonly gives better results in cold weather than impervious brick. Bricks should not be moistened before"'using. Too much lime in proportion to cement should .be. avoided as It increases . the time required for hardening-. In general, only enough lime to make the mortar workable should be used. For temperatures below 40 degrees P.. brick, water, and sand should be heated, the water to about 165 degrees F. and the mortar to about 60 degrees F. \yhen the bricks are laid. Protect From Freezing New, brickwork, should be protected ' from freezing for a minimum of 48 hours. In general, Winter precautions and .treatment as stated for brickwork likewise apply to stone, structural clay products, and concrete blocks. Warm the sand and.-heat the ' \vater to about 140 to 175 degrees F. Artificial heat should not be used at too high temperatures, and heat should not be concentrated on certain areas of walls or ceilings. Temperatures of rooms should be maintained preferably at approximately 70 degrees F., at which temperature the plaster will be "fairly dry in -13 hours. At 50 to 60 degrees F. at least..four days are required for the -..initial mols-! lure to evaporate. Maintain" heat in the building until the plaster is thoroughly" dry. \ /;:J'; Provide : Ventilation • Sufficient ventilation should be provided "in drying plaster so that tiie moisure' will be carried out of the building and riot driven into the walls over which the plaster is applied. ^ Avoid forcing moisture-laden air into attic. ' . When walls are insulated, .omit the installation of ceiling : insulation until.after the piaster is"'thoroughly dry. '; . Exteriorjstucco-should be applied > only when properly protected from freezing. This can be done by surrounding the work with scaffolding covered with canvas or other suitable enclosure.' The enclosure may be heated with salamanders so placed that they will not concentrate'.the heat on limited areas. . When using salamanders, care should be exercised to avoid smoke {.weather, and" fumes "and placing them too , close" to scaffolding or walls. BETTER HOMES EirstlTnatched Hul Was Source Of Home Insulation Tax Rate May Be Joker In Building ttoulcl ; In The thatched hut of northern Europe with a roof of two feet of straw woven together, and with thick walls of clay and straw, was as well insulated as it was picturesque. D Dwelling insulation has been in- P.e Largest KoOiri slinctively practiced for many H ' r\ • \ years by various people. South O 11 S e. UoeniDPS £ea islanders keep cool in thatched huts constructed of dried sea grass. Spanish mission houses of the Southwest desert, where ihe temperature sometimes rises to 140 degrees in the daytime, were comparatively cool because of.the thick walls constructed of clay and straw Carefully Place To plan a utilitarian living room which also embodies attractiveness j's ;» rti/licult oroblem requiring (•iirefi'l consideration. The living room, as the meeting 1 should and roofs of brush and clay. Throughout the world a variety This clapboard house presents an attractive appearance arid constitutes u compact family unit. In spite of its low cost it is complete, even to garage and dining room. This property was financed with a mortgage of $2,500 insured by the Federal Housing Administration. Monthly payments on a mortgage of this amount insured under Title 11, exclusive of taxes and ha/urd insurance, total approximately $14. PORCH nlocc. o'' the family ;>.- the. largest room in the house, i O f construction methods have been to the Federal Housing used as a protection against heat and cold to improve the comfort of the occupants. The importance of proper insulation in the small house has only and .should reduce the amount of fuel required. annual Dave Buck House Near Leachville Completed A recently completed Western Mississippi, County Administration, its size will vary with the size of the house, the M^e tuid needs of the family, and the contemplated use of the room. ... . f , -•«" «•* *..\, wi«*»u.*» "wwjc: na..~> uiiiy II the living room is intended been appreciated- within the past 20 for more than one its size be enlarged to accommodate to 25 years, building experts say. siioi-m ue eniar^a 10 accommodate A s a result of the growing appre- adtUuonal functions and furniture. I cia t i0 n of dwelling- insulation, ma- PLAM For example, a living-dining room should provide added space for tables and chairs, so placed that 1 this additional furniture will not reduce the effective space of the room for other living purposes. Study Openings Openings should be carefully studied, the FHA recommends, ince long and unbroken wall spaces ire needed for the larger pieces of furniture normally used. It is mite- important that the living room have a favorable location with respect to sunlight and attractive .'views, although not to the exclusion of favorable locations for the other rooms. A bay window often adds to the attractiveness and homelike character. There' is a growing belief that Questions and A-~ •Answers receptacle. having a cover, is u good Containers above Q. What is a practical method cf concealing a garbage container? A. An underground properly 'drained, and cedal-cpsrated arrangement. ground can be included in a'small latticer—or hedge-screened service yard-"-located : 6h the same side "of house as the driveway, .kitchen. &nci service entrance. Q. -We are planning to weather- strip our house. Would you advise .'lie.' use .of storm sash? A.-It. has been estimated that about one-third of the heat escaping from a house in 'Winter is lost ;ln-ough the glass area of windows and "doors and by air. leakage ground these/ openings. Weather- .trips;inV"should greatly reduce air leakage.:' t Stor'hr sash, by providing tui air space, will reduce the dining alcove, the minimum desir-l ments, attics,-unused store rooms, able alcove is seven feet-six Inch-j porches—all are , potential play- es square. In the second type an area four feet six inches by five feet will suffice. Funds for. the installation oi' a dining alcove may be obtained from qualified lending institutions under the Modernization Credit Plan of the Federal Housing Administration. Addition Is Built To /Oil Mill Grocery' Ai\ addition Is being built to i the grocery .^store owned by >;.G/ -H. Whntley/ -called the Oil Mill Giro-.* rooms. With, funds obtained from private lending 'institutions under .the Modernisation'.Credit Plan of the Federal Housing Administration, playrooms, extra bedrooms, nurseries, even an added living room for the semigrownups, added to the house. may be Monthly Payments ~ Suited To Income eery because the oil mill. . The new of its location near addition includes enlarged quarters for the store and living quarters for Mr. and Mrs. Whatley. Playroom Is Aid In Bad Weather Cold and wet Winter days acceii- luttte''the need In the house of more room for the children. With Uansfer • or :heat -through the glass the children spending long noisy £.nd help prevent the formation of j hours indoors, many* parents -will ire-it on the windows. An opening; often wish they had more room in ..hcuW be. . prpvictd in the bottom ; house. ui) of the sash which will . permit { Alterations /rntilation when desired, and the can -provide id pence modernization for the • older , Chief* advantage of. financing^ home under the FHA plan 'Is' trie fact that an FHA-insured mortgage loan is completely paid off with monthly payments suited to the individual income. terials have been develooed which are not only highly efficient from the standpoint of reduction in heat loss but are also readily adapted to conventional methods of residential construction. i Insulation of homes should re- i suit in improving comfort and economy of heating, according to the that of Dave Buck,, of Poplar Corner near Leaehvllle. The modern farm residence is white, with bhu-k •.shir.tors. ami includes a number of modern conveniences. Out-Of-Sight Wiring Best When Planned Modem building methods often make ii difficult to conceal telephone wires after the house is built. Out-of-sight wiring facilities, which will help preserve the beauty of a new home, should be provided In plans for a new home. F'HA officials recommend. The Lax rate and the assessments which will be levied upon prospective home,builder.* arfi matters to be investigated, the .Federal Housing Administration advises. Unless raxe.s are 10 be "ea.sonably low, and unless it is certain that large assessments will not be required for streets and similar items, another neighborhood should be •jonsidered. There are cases, PHA officials say, however, when it is perfectly sensible to buy In a subdivision not fully improved where ihe pi-ice of the lot Ls correspondingly lower than in a fully improved neighborhood. If the property is to be improved, legal guarantees as to the amount o-' special assessments should be requested. Fant Windham Remodels Residence On Farm Fant Windham, who purchased a farm south of Blytheville from the Three States Lumber Company, has remodeled his- farm hoase. Federal Housing In the Winter Administration. •<xn uninsulated home may be drafty, expensive to heat, have cold exterior walls which sap body heat, and havfe some rooms too cold in severe weather. In Summer the uninsulated home is hot. often warmer than outdoors. By introducing insulation into the construction of roofs or uppermost ceilings, the enclosing walls, and floors beneath which there are no heated basements, a prospective against experts the living room of a house may be placed In the, rear rather than in the front. By this arrangement, nud by closely associating the living room with the yard or garden through a terrace or a porch, the jstances may reflect a saving in the relaxation space is greatly in-1 original cost of heating equipment. creased for a large part of the year i home builder is insuring excessive heat loss. FHA say that the well-insulated house requires less heat, in some in- and is removed from the dust and I noise of the city street. ! Wherever the living room is lo- ' eated, FHA officials say. it should •be comfortable and cheerful, with plenty of sunlight during the day. it should large enough to allow . the various members of the 'family, to use the room without any one person encroaching too much on ahe privacy or pursuits of others. .S If Small Kail Useful possible, the living room Trees and Garden Thrive Beside Cactus in Desert should be entered through a small •liall.. or vestibule in which outer " removed; this ,,.atpL*}" as a buffer against direct intrusion into the living -space. sash should be hinged to! members cf the family and Inde- p;vmit opening (J. We plan to build alc'ove'' in the kitchen. during moderate, pendeuce' for the children. : The addition of one room to $ — : lie-use will naturally change tht a dining J living habits of a family arid have What is . a direct influence on the future A fi Hall Rociftan^a least •amount of space which will I of the children. rt. U.ndll Residence < still. anew for a convenient alcove?) playrooms have always* been Has Been Remodeled! At !t de P 8nds on whether ' the ; essential but not always present table and chairs are to be movable ' even though the house ~is encunir or built-in. In the former type bered with unused space' Base- SIERRA BLANCA, Tex. ( r JP)—D. Ortega has. learned a horticultural secret sought by many tree, lovers. .The Sierra Blanca man - has raided cottonwood trees alongside cactus of the West Texas desert, a feat never before performed-in this arid region. - , : • He flooded a small irrigated area near Sierra Blanca with rain water that he dainm'ed'through a series of contour listings and tanks. The trees grow in the water-filled tanks. Ortega also has squash, beans and. chili peppers growing '. alongside mesquite and cactus. Where- 'this entrance . to fireplace, however, will destroy comnletelv the sense of intimacy and comfort which is desired. Fireplaces improperly located at the end of a living room or in the middle of a side wall flanked on both sides by doors destroy all privacy, prevent desirable furniture arrangements, and give occupants .the .uncomfortable sense of not be-, ing in a room at all but rather in a thoroughfore. • Chairs should be of a type that contribute and ether to relaxation. Lamps sources of illumination should be of a type and so located that glare and eyes train are avoided. Furnishing and decorations should be harmonious and avoid a it : not possible, the se n s e of restlessness and distrac- The A. G. Hall residence, 1325 Hearn street, has undergone a remodeling program which Ls now virtually complete. The downstairs bedroom, con-! verted into an office some time ago ! by; Mr. Hall, was enlarged H feet' and large windows added, a glassed- in sun porch was built on the rear and a Jurnace room built for the furnace the family will obtain a little later. The 'three bedrooms and bath upstairs and the entire downstairs were redecorated, the oak floors redone, Venetian blinds added to the first floor and the house re-roofed. Rend Courier News want ads. the room preferably should*, be at the. .end; The necessity of passing diagonally through the living room .,to reach other rcqms of. the house "should be avoided. The 'living-room fireplace has often, been called the "heart of the home.' 1 . Improper location of a tions. While the living room can be cheerful and gay, it also can be i;estful to the eyes and mind. A SMALL HOME On Your Income The average family living in Blytheville today is able to build a new home .... and not just a "small" home. You can build a modern home and pay for it out of your income, on the FHA plan. The down payment is usually covered by the building lot. And you pay the balance just like rent But come in and we'll give you the ; • '•' • ;; ' •'.-,. 1 . • >' story in figures to fit your home arid your budget. THE ARPO LUMBER CO. Phone 40 PHONE 511 And ask Don Edwards about this Xnias gift he is giving with each Portable Typewriter sold between now and Xma.s' Modernization Can Restore House Charm Modernization of a home can re- s<cre the charm cf days long past' and endow it with the comforts and conveniences of modern life. According to the Federal Housing Administration, six reasons can be listed as to why modernization of a horn-; should prove profitable. •They are": 1. It is often cheaper than buying or building a new home. 2. Careful replanning may make the house more efficient and improve its resale value. 3. FHA-insured loans, •* for the purpose of modernization, repair, and remodeling, may be easily obtained from'qualified lending institutions. / 4. There are new materials available 'which will help make the - house more practical and comfort- tble. , - k . 5. Mechanical,equipment is now more efficient and effective than ever before. ' 6. ThV-house may be out of style ; with current, ideas of good archi-! . tectural tute. ' Americans are the most fortunate people in the world. \Ve have the .means of luxurious living on every hand. For instance, the convenience ot a modern public water system at an average daily cost of only a few cents. B«rn»rd Allen, "Water It Tour O&eapen Commodtty" Livens Up the Skyline of the Neighborhood And Dresses Up An Old House It not only will <j;iy e years of service asrainst the elements hut it adds eye value to the old home. Cerlainteed Universal Shingtes are made to apply over any kind of old wood or composition shingle roof. It's so easy to have a new roof when you buy it under the FHA monthly payment plan. No down payment required. Just Phone 100 and THE MAN FROM THE LUMBER YARD will make you an estimate. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. IT COSTS | A PER ONLY 1UC MONTH To Use Your ELECTRIC PERCOLATOR JO minutes per day, every day for 30 dtiys! HARD TO BELIEFS? .... HERE'S WET. Using your electric percolator 10 minutes per day, for breakfast and those late evening snacks, is a total use of 5 hours per month. In this time, the average percolator—a 350-watt machine—will use less than 2 Kilowatt-Hours. (350 watts x 5 hours equals 1,750 watts, or nearly 2 Kilowatt-Hours.) The average rate per Kilowatt-Hour is 5c. Therefore, to use your electric percolator 10 minutes a day, every day for 30 days, it costs you only lOc (2 Kilowatt-Hours x 5c). The cost of electricity for making 480 steaming cups of coffee in your home each month costs no more than 2 cups of coffee at most restaurants—only lOc per month. J ARKANSAS-MISSOURI POWER CORPORATION --t ~z— Cfectouc S&wice 9*. Cdeo.! '-*-*-

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