The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 3, 1950 · Page 7
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JIONDAY, JULY 8, 1950 BL! 1 SEVILLE (ARK-V COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Experts Present Some Ijjot Tips on Keeping Home Cool in Summer Now that warmer weather is here,*> heating and ventilating engineers are reminding home owners that keeping the house nt a comfortable temperature is a year-aromyi job. Modern houses, with their low ceilings and small rooms, are easier to he at than, were th eir ouUs izcd predecessors. For the same reason, more precautions are needed to keep them pleasantly cool in the summertime. If summer air conditioning isn't practical, engineers list three other ways to kep the house comfortable in warm weather. They are: ventilation', insulation and the cooling effects of exterior trimmings and surroundings. Attic Ventilation Needed Natural attic yentihuion Is one way of cooling off the top of Ihe house, where the heat is most intense. Attic windows should be kept open three or four inches. If the attic is windowless slatted openings or louvers can be installed at each ventilation. er help Is to install an electric ventilator in the kitchen. A fantype kitchen ventilator usually is powerful enough to exhaust stale, hot air from an entire floor while accomplishing its primary purpose of , removing steam, grease and cooking odors. The most efficient night cooling suggestion offered by the experts I to install an attic fan. When properly selected and placed, an p.ltic fun can mean as much as 20 degrees difference. : Insulation Is Big Help Wall and ceiling insulation is another way of reducing the inside summer temperature of your house. Kernes already built can be insulated in a variety ol ways. For summer coolness, one of the most effective steps is to insulate the upper part of the house .either at attic floor' level or In the roof. When the attic is unfinished it is easy to insulate the attic floor. This can be done by nailing large sheets of insulating board over the floor joists, or by filling the spacn between the Joists wi th a n insulating material. If the attic is floored, the attic may be insulated by nailing insulating board to the underside of the roof rafters. Or, going a step further? insufating board may be u todBpnvert the attic Into a play- roSE den or extra living quarters The ceiling and sldewalls can be - built, insulated and decorated this way in one operation. Exterior housing trimmings anc surroundings also help to keep the house cool. Awnings keep out sur and much of the heat. The outside color of our house also can affect the inside temperature, A house painted white Is cooler on a hot day than one painted a dark color. Green, fresh foliage arounr the house absorbs more sunligh and reflects less heat Into the house. Mirrors Follow Furniture Trend Styles in mirrors have been improving Just as furniture designs have improved, and the new collections of mirrors are fashion-right for every type of room decor. In addition to bringing sparkle and a sense of spaciousness to a room, these new designs are important enough to stand on their own. There are mirrors with wide, simple frames of satiny natural pine furniture becoming so popular— to go with the typically American mirrors with decorated frames o! Chinese origin—others with gracefully carved frames of mahogany or gold leaf for 18th Century rooms. For the sophisticated type of contemporary room, ihere are the New Paint Can is Made to Operate Like 'Bomb'to Exterminate Insects Real Estate Transfers 'hickasaivba District Magnolia Courts. Inc., to S. A. ind Adelaide Dobbins, Lai, •!' and ive feet of Lot 5 of Block 7 of Davit Acres Subdivision, $10 and ther considerations. Henry and Sue Bel], Herbert and ^ouisc Bell, Harold and Imogenc 3ell to VV. c. Gates, Lot 1 of Block 1 of David Acres Subdivision, $1,260. Tishle c. Smith, Addison and Dorothy Smith. J. Henry and Charone Smith, Mark B. and Mildred Smith, Marion and Mary Smith, I'ishie Smith Wilks diaries M. and Eileen Smith, William Wallace and Maria,i Jean Smith to Constance Smith SIkes and Sam W. Sikcs. a lot 100 x 83.6, Section 10E-14-11 and Section 15-15-11, $1 and other considerations. Kemp E. and Mary M. Whisen- l«mt. James R. and Elizabeth Deal :o James Tnpp and wife, Lot 5 of Block 7 of David Acres Subdivision, $6500. Max and Annie Laurie Logan 'and Harold B. and Marie D. Wright to Edward A. and Mary Edna McGregor. Lot 11 of Block A of John B. Walker's Second Subdivision. S900. Robert E. and Agnes Laverne Halt to Charley 'Keller. Lot 12. Block 4 of David Acres Subdivision. SI and othei considerations. Charley Keller to Stanley and Jewell Keller, Lot 12 of Block 4 of David Acres Subdivision, SI and other considerations. " L. E. and Larue Latimer Baker to G. H, and Bculah M. DcLong, Lot 4 of Bock 6 of Highland Place Addition, $10 and other considerations. L,. O. and Hattie Gill to G. B and Alva Castleman. Lot 1 ol Block 7 of Country Club Addition. $10.300 Louis and Olivia George to Mollic Sternbcrg. Lot 21 of Block 1 of Wilson's Third Addition. $4200. Holland R. and Willie Mae Aiken to Reece L. and Annie Elizabeth Woolen, Lot 20 of Block 5 of David Acres Subdivision, $1000. W. M. and Gladys Odllm to J. O and Kntheryn OdnnvLot 3 ol Block 3 of Hay's Addition ot the City of Leachville, $10 and other considerations. Max and Annie Laurie Logaji and Harold B. and Marie D. Wright to William. E. and Palm Leaf Taylor, Lot 19 of Block B of John B. Walker's Second Subdivision. $SOO.- Odie' B. and Prances Lucille Vincent to Valley field Gin Company. Lot 3 of Block 1 of the Original Town of Yarbro. $1509. Ollie S. Barnes to Vcinon F. and Ruth B. Rny, Lot 1 of Block 3 of Maybell Subdivision, $100. Maude Shobe Haycraft to W. C. Gates, south' one half of Lol 1 of Block 1 of Davis Second Addition, S1250. Russell K. and Marguerite Manto Sam O. and Evelyn T. Haynes, Lot 3 of Block 15 of Country Club Drive Addition, $800 and other considerations. W. c. Gates to C. It. Lucius. Lot 10 Block 7 of Elliot Addition, $250. Billie and Eva May Overton to Ira and Essie Oiler, 1 acre of Section 3-15N-1OE, $10 and other considerations. II. E. and Exie Thompson to Robert A. and Nancy Ellen Thompson, East 50 feet of Lot 6 of Block D ot D. M. Moore Addition, $600. H. H. and Lucy Houchins to Joe G. and Alta B. Johnson, Lot 8 of Block 7 of • County club Addition $700. George W. and Deloma Wiggs to Cormc Pcrloat. Lot 16 of Block 3 of Wilson's Second Addition, $300 By NEA t« * «M.V CLEVELAND —<NEA)— NOW they've made painting as easy a* killing bugs. With a spray, that Is. . This time the spray Is built right into the paint can. like an insect "bomb." All you have to do Is approach whatever it Is you-want to paint, give the self-pressured paint can a good shaking and turn it upside down, then open the nozzle and aim. When you shut off t.io no/zle, It seals the usused paint in the can for future use without letting It dry out, says the Honor Corp of Cleveland, which just put the self- spraying paint on the market. And you can use It all, right down to Ihe last drop. As in any spray paint job, work should be done outdoors' or In a well-ventilated, draft-free room. A painter's mask, or a homemade one of gauze, Is a" wise precaution A t present, only enamels are available In the spray cans. There are 10 colors, plus white, black and aluminum. And if you get it mixed up with your insect "bomb," it may kill the flies by giving them painter's colic, but it will also leave a colorful splash to mark the spot. Stopping Point Called Key TO Remodeling "Remodel atl old house, if you oti't have to make too many slruc- ual changes." That's the advice of ouslng experts who point out that le commonest fault of remodelcrs not knowing when to stop. Using a 50-year old house as an xamplc, Ihe experts recommend 3ur basic changes. First, rewire Ihe ouse completely for flic protection; ccond, Install space heaters to void costly duct work; third, finish if the attic for needed living space; nd fourth, cover old plaster walls iliier than try to refinlsh them. Rewiring a house and Installing i. heating system are jobs for the Experts Call the Foundation Most Important Part of House The foundation Is the most Important part of the house. Without a good foundation, the rest of Inn structure will quickly deteriorate If the house has a basement, it should have poured concrete footings for basement walls, and wood or metal forms should be used to hold the concrete while it sets. Once in a while a contractor, seeking to save on costs, will tell the home-builder that forms are not necessary because the root trenches have been dug straight and level. However, without forms tyere Is nothing to prevent earth from falling into the trenches while footings are being laid or poured. Footings must rest firmly on virgin soil for safe support. If they are crooked, the foundation wall will 'not c,\rry an equal load throughout its length. The new trend toward the base- mentless home, in which case the foundation is usually a single concrete slab, makes proper installation of footings imperative. To prevent frost damage through heavy and consequent misalignment, all footings should be set 3 'A feet below the finished grade. Brick foundation walls are satisfactory, but the brick should be hard; not soft and easily scratched. When concrete or cinder block are used, they should be adequately wide expanses of etched mirrors without frames large enough to cover a wall from floor to ceiling or from the mantel to the ceiling. tl't unbelievable . . . you can coo! one room ... or many . . . witri mil efficient new 1950 "Nileair" Window Fan. * pulls the itagnanl, hot air OUT , . . brings in coot, de- MghrfuT outside air. You actually will be amazed at the difference in your home . . . no matter how hot me weather may b« outside. ASK for a Fre« Home Trsol tonight vee how much cooler you'll be hew mtxfc h«n«r you'll Call .< HOW for Fra* Homo frlvi ! E C. ROBINSON LBR. CO. ' __ call 551 We're Proud of Our Work supported by proper footings, to prevent their settling. Poured concrete is generally considered the best foundation wall and fooling material. Rain Helps Find Leaks in Roof Right now Is an Ideal time to find otit whether the roof on the house leaks because spring and summer is a peiod when extremely heavy and violent rains occur. During the next hard storm, the home-owner may go into the attic with a flashlight and carefully examine the underside of the roof and the rafters for trace. 11 of moisture. One should not wait until small leaks develop la the point where they damage txilfngs iind walls. When a leak Is discovered, It should be repaired Immediately. Sei a pan or bucket under It only unli a roofer can make a permanent repair. Don't place a receptacle and then forget all about it. Water travels along n beam. A leak is not always exactly at the point where moisture Is discovered Trace It to Its origin, and mark thi spot. Machine work ||Manulacturing BARKSDALE MFG. CO. « Woodwork , Welding NO MONEY DOWN! Low FHA Terms Offer You Up to 36 Months to Pay Good-bye to banging when SLATS-O-WOOD. Awnings go over doors, windows and verancUt because they're sturdily anchored to form » fari of the ftouse. Peimanent K me fine wood of which they «re made, SLATS-O-WOOD \mtilated awnings bring lasting comfort dt low coit. They let in the light—but keep out the wn . Coax me bre*«--bo» repel rain. Custom-built to fit the lines o? your home, a person*! call by our designer a essential for an accurate estimate of cost. To insure eady installation, phonej NOW for this free service. lUTI-CWQC'C- For Full Details Come In Today KEMP WHISENHUNT & CO. 109 East Main Phon« 4469 experts. With easy-to-use building materluls available ngntn, it is relatively simple for the home owner to arid an extra attic room or to cover damaged ceilings. One of the modern materials being used-widely tnr these remodeling Jobs Is structural Iftnulntlng board. Since this product Is both a building material iind nn insulation, the home owner can nsn It to build walls nncl ceilings while Insulating against summer h«U mid winter cold. Another Advantage of using In- snlatinR board Is that it eliminates the expense of decorating because the product Is obtainable in various 'factory finishes. Insulating boards come in lartie 4-foot sheets as well as long, narrow planks and rectangular or square tiles. The experts' final piece of advice l.s "keep in mind that It costs relatively little (o apply paint, change n partition or two, insulate, lay new floors or put in a picture window. "PETE" The Plumber, Sez: "We'll put our Hide 'snake* to work, anil your problem Hill drain away! \Ve'r« completely equipped to tackle any size job . . . anywhere!" PHONE 2731 Let Us Install Thai Extra Halhroom or Modernize Your Present IUI hroom priotecKovu EDSON Continued from Pnge 4 to the force will be made on a merit basis only, regardless ot political affiliations. This taking of the State Police out of politics Is offered to the cities and counties us an example of good government and as a first step towards gelling more honc.st .aw enforcement. In a few CMOS, the state has tried But if yon have to rebuild Ihe Interior, install a now heating plant, excavate a basement and put in a new foundation, the cost may be prohibitive." to suspend liquor licenses in wt«b- iishmenta which permitted gambling. But this movement ha* been tied up by court injunction. No decision as to Its legality It posslbl* before October. The raids on gambling hou-e* which Slat* Police have conducted in half a dozen Illinois counllw navo thus far netted nearly 500 slot machines. They have created I much speculation In Illinois iut la I whether the state would completely | lake over the anti-Rambling drive. In the light of the governor's policy statement given above, however, it Is apparent that the State Police will be used only In emergency cases, against the worst offender! whom local police cannot or will not touch. Most important Point Advancement in 25 years New Fume-Proof, Sun-Proof House Paint produces s film of unusual whitcncsj. It will not discolor or darken from coal smoke or industrial gases. It's self-cleaning, too—removes surface dirt. Years of extensive exposure tests under many types of climate conditions, from strong sunlight and salt air to heavy industrial ula ovei 5.13 fume areas, have proved the sujjcnomy of this new formula over ordinary house paint. Come in and ask us about new Fume-Proof, Sim Proof House Paint. Zl 3 WEST MAIN ST. PHONE 2O15 Sleep in COOl Comforf . . . even on. f/ie hottest nights! SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Cwlom work for jrins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing op to 1/4 inch thickness. ' Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phone 2651 Speedometer Repair All Makes & Models — Cars and Trucks One Day Service — Factory Warranty T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 331 East Main Phone 2122 with an ultra-QUIET It takes a BREEZC to keep you,cool This summer, be sure your family enjoyj- the comfort and health benefits of a cool horn*. '• Hot, sleepless nights are a definite hazard to their health! Bring them the cool comfort of an ultr*-<ju/ef COOLAIR Breeze Conditioning Fan . ., <he finest in horn* cooling equip, mentt tf COOUIR FANS STAY QUIET LONGER! :' Patented sound-absorbing springs, oversize SKT ball bearings, famous 8-blade design, assur* you of lasting quietness. Ask us for free installation estimate. FHA'terms. COOLAIR prices new lower than prt-w«r ov*rof«l BUILDERS SUPPLY W. H. Pease Highway 61 South CO., Inc. J. W.ilson Henry Phon. 2434 WATERMELONS! Ice Cold 4c Lb. Warm 3c Lb. Cantaloupes 20c BIytheville Curb Market 130 East Main For Safe, Profitable Grain Storage Galvanized STEEL GRAIN BINS Fir«-»»fe, weathcrtight, rodent-proof. Permanent, long-life conitmctioB. J convcnienc/iizo: 14'xS'— 1000 b*.;' ll'xl I'—22»0 b*. Order Butler Galvanized Grain Kins NOW from INTERNATIONAL ' HARVESTER 312 South 2nd PhorA 6863

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