The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 23, 1934 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 23, 1934
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TUESDAY.QCTOBER 2?, 1934 BLYTHEVII/LE, (ARKJ COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Harmony in Style and Color Is the Goal Home Planner Should Seek Your first consideration must be not to interfere with the function ot the window—lo admit light and air—in planning curtains. The next is to makl the curtains decorative and yet a part of t;ie general background of the room. Tiles; rules are applicable in all cases, but every room presents problems of "its own in addition, if the room is too light the curtains should be heavy enough to keep out the glare If the room Is too dark, have vry sheer, yellowish glass curtains. Draperies to the floor add height to the room, while draperies with horizontal lines make the ceiling look lower. Replacing Shades with Glass Curtains The first thing that most people have to learn in curtaining a window is thai shades are not necessary. TO begin with they are ugly; then, too, they are usually drawn halfway down and keep out that much light entirely. There arc many substitutes. Probably the most charming is to have glass curtains of sheer net covering the entire window (by glass curtains Is meant those curtains which haug nearest the window sash) and at the sides 0[ the glass curtains to have draperies that can be drawn over the window. It is very easy to and beautiful drapery materials that are opaque so that you may have as great privacy as with old- insliioncd shades. Another substitute is to use a tni- ly decorative shade made ot "lazed chintz. You will find these in"most up-to-"Uate department stores and any interior decorator will be able to get them for you. •Selecting Glass Curlains In color, glass curtams siiould harmonize with the wall. In texture they should be in keeping with the other furnishings of the room find the over draperies. For exam- Pie, velvet draperies require a soft silky glass curtain .while heavy linen drapes look better with rough nipsh'glass curtains. If *flft:i*?Rcries are- to be hun» at i\e sides of tfie window It Ls advisable to choose more decorative glass curtain materials, such as voiles, muslins, and casement cloths with interesting little patterns. Any number of effect.'; can be accom- Phshcd by applique work on these sheer materials hung up in the If draperies are to be used the glass curtains should be mounted in pairs on a straight rod which is fastened to the top of the opcniii" In this way the curtains are directly against the window. Thej cover the gftss completely but may be drawn back to admit more H»ht •when it Is wanted. When no" draperies are used the glass curtains should be mounted on the facing of the window casing so that they cover about half of the woodwork. They are more attractive when the top is finished with a French heading and the bottom is fringed. What Color Should Draperies Be In alt rooms the draperies should be in harmony with the walls, when chintz or cretonne is the material used It should have some of the wall color in its print but must, of course, have several of the other room colors too. If yoii wish lo emphasize the dominant co i or 0[ the room and still use cretonne curtains you may make the valances °f a plain material in the desired line. The larger the room the more brilliant the colors at your windows may be. But it you wish to make a small room look more spacious concentrate on having draperies in more subdued colors that will "Gingerbread" To Colonial Courtesy, 'Amtrtwn Bidder. This striking transformation in the appearance of a home built scv?rril years ago was brought about Unousli a carefully planned modernization operation. Loans available under the Federal Housing Administration's modernization credit plan arc being invested in such work all the United States today. over window and make it just long breaks '" the spaces" 1 "* When cretonne or chintz is used f° r thc dories it is permissabls o use the same pattern in furni- U re upholstery or slip covers but when any other window fabrics arc used they should not be repcate-1 In the room. How l.on ff Should Curtains Be Glass curtnins should be' made just long enough to touch the stool of the window. The logical length for over draperies is just off the floor, r.nd when possible make them that length, in bedrooms where lit'liter materials are used it Is sometimes possible to cut the cur- lam off a few inches below the woodwork ot tha window and still nvold a chopped-ofl look. When the architect has had radiators placed under windows to save wall space 'he side curtains should be made as on g as poss»le. Valances can be used to great advantage in high and medium high rooms, but they should be omitted rom rooms with low ceilings as they emphasize t h e horizontal ra- inc rthan vertical lines. Use a deep valance to g | vc „ talli narrow wln . ™* ^ [cr Proportions. If you are curtaining n window that Is too wide and squatty looking, put tho valance a fool or two above the enough to cover the glass curtain rods or shade roller. Curtaining French Doors ivnil Bay Windows Most of the mistakes made in curtaining French doors and bay windows are caused by the fact that the home maker did too much rather than too little. French doors are a decoration m themselves and should be curtained with the greatest simplicity. Gauze or mesh curtains maile with a French heading and finished with a heavy fringe about three inches long ore ideal for interior French doors. If it is an exterior French door, you may put up a painted pole across the top and hang side curtains In the same way you hang side draperies at a window. Bay windows should be treated as a imitf .Hang glass curtains over ?3 c .h, L , \yindTw, but have only -one pair of draperies and one valance for (he entire group. Choice of Fabrics The materials thai can be found in the stores todjiy for curlaining are legion. Here is a list o[ some of the most popular: For ^glass curtains: Net, Mnrqul- 3tt-?, 'ilieatricaT Gauze, Scrim, Et- Wiien no over drapsrics are used: 'assment cloth, dyed muslin, chal- For over draperies: Velours velvet, brocades, printed linen cretonne, glazed chintz, monk's'cloth. Radiator Shields Grow in Popularity Grears Purchase Lot at Walnut and Seventh Mr. and Mrs. o. II. Grear have purchased the lot at the comer of Walnut and Seventh streets from Mrs. Loonon, of Caruthcrsville, Mo. Thomas Land Co. handled the deal. The lot Is an unusually attractive one. It is high and has number of large trees on it. The Grears are undecided as to whether or not they will build a home there at the present. Harry Bailey Opens Restaurant at Line Harry Bailey, who operates a business at the Missouri .State Line, five miles north of iherei has opened a new restauraiit." the building, which adjoins his grocery and general store, is being remodeled with modern equipment George Wright, well known local restaurant man, is to be in charge of (he new business, which will feature fish suppers. Improvements are also beln° made to his filling station, with new-drive ways and other repairs Garage Adds Value to Home Property A warm, clean fireproof garage adds value to any-property; and It is not. difficult to fix up the old garage to have all three of these advantages. Attractive radiator shields and'. ? O "' C i !! sulatl »E material stuffed -concealed radiators thai fiSi±S wmf Ire ^sSan? S3 ype as well as more attractive ™ part, of the room where It 1 , Their covers direct the heat to the :=?._' ta «™*« °f «£ - ccs" ng fne ( ™ l>SmlUrCS thilt "" c " ! >'i ex- *"> '•no.) *,ii;rtllll]JJ 1)1 automobile and the garage at times. Center Ughling Back With new developments in at- Lxaminalion Should Be Made Now to Ascertain Condition of Surface Many of Ihe proucrty Improvement projects during the Better Housing Program of the Federal Housing Administration will take the form of a new coat ol exterior paint both to improve the appearance of the house and protect It. A house is in need of paint If the e'eam has disappeared, the surface Is dry and chalk-like, or the coating is washed olf entirety In spots. When any of these conditions arc present in the outer walls, It is time for quick action If the house is to he protected from the destroying influences of moisture, sun and wind—ihe chief enemies o[ the surface. Particular attention should be directed to "danger spots" such as sills, thresholds, jwrch floors and steps, joints of porch railings and palings, bases of pillars, edges of eaves, roofs, gutters and down spouts. These often rot or rust unnoticed, and should be included in 'he regular paint job. Preparing- Surface Preliminary treatment deiwnds on the condition of the old coating. If it is thin but fairly smooth; It Ls sufficient to dust it olf well and putty up the cracks. If patches of blisters arc present, scraping and touching up with paint Is required. Any roughened areas should be lightly sanded, if four or live previous paint fos already cover the house, these must be thoroughly scraper or burned off before the new coat is applied. Otherwise the new coat will lack a satisfactory base, appear uneven, and peel off very soon. ; Fall painting: j s becoming more popular each year, and in regions of moderate temperatures, winter painting Ls rapidly galnin« favor Advocates of fall and winter painting point to the fact that troublesome insects arc lacking during these seasons, nnd that the new fast-drying paints have little chance to freeze if the weather is not too harsh, it is best, however, to paint only when the temperature Is at leasf 40 degrees and there is no chance .of its going lower'before the Paint Is dry. if painting^ is done it a lower temperature, the'coat may remain soft, catching soot and becoming dull, and possibly woshine away. ,- s In fall and winter as in the -other seasons, the wood must be thof: uoghly dry inside and out. otherwise the sun may draw moisture to the surface, blistering in the case of wood and spotting if concrete or stucco constitutes the base An expert can tell whether the ie House Thai jack «i£ is THS Houa THAT JAcK BUILT i i Full Gospel Tabernacle Is Erecting New Church Tile local building and Improvement program Is continuing with mruiy small projects aiding In mnk- lii« Illylliovllli! biiildlniis more nt- Irncllvc, The Full uospel Tnuci uncle Is •reeling ii' new (mine church oil Ijllly St. .The lot was donated by I'oiu W. Jnckfion, and the material was obtained by donations, 'I'he o. w. McCutdien residence on \Vnlniil St.. is being Improved with a new roof und other re- jwlrs. • Homes recently painted Include Ilio Walter Dosenlhnl home on 3hlrk[isiiwb:i Ave., J. J, Daly home it Si:) Chlckiuawbii, which Is own- Ploors In •the homw or £>imdofur. on Davis Avc., which Is owned by w. D. Chamblln, and T" I. Scny are being Improved and'' oilier repairs made. L ' by Joe Isaacs, amPUie W. rT" '' '' CSI " C " C(! nl 13M Ci 'l*u- Tt'st CellIn B . Piaster To avoid falling 'ce'illhBs, uny" imrt of the plaster that appears lo be bulging should bu tested for signs of looseness with the hand or a stick. If (he plaster Is loose',' ' U should. -be cut nml the celling' patched. • Itcplaci! Sasli t'onls Replace your sash weight cords. H may be that that is llic icasuii" the old window Is so Imid to open. • ••~"» E «Stti5SWi --ftvv^—^a THflT MODERNIZES IHE HOUSE TriflT dACK Ol'ILT Courluy, 7(lo)i»loilil 1 dry enough (o be painted. While (he paint Is still In f-; bucket, it is a good plan to dress up the garage, fences, gates and garden furniture. Try painting the chimney white 11 the house Is of traditional colonial architecture and Is belli;, pnlntetl white Hself. When it is realized that 75 per cent of the cost of a paint Job is for labor and 55 per cent for materials, the lolly of buying "economy" paint or paint materials Is apparent. A few dollars more will buy quality paint (hat will cover n larger area In the first place mid prove more durable in the end. It should also be remembered that an expert who may charge $8 a day t<p an amateur's $4,,can often do nearly twice as much work In a dny, and will do It much better. If a building is even slightly In need of painting, the work should be'J'slnrtod nl once with • quality materials mid a goad contractor. A great loss will result if the painting Is put on* uniil the wood hcglns fo rot and the metal to nist. For REAL Protection' I'hone. 181 CLARK-WILSON AGENCY General Insurance A \Ve Pay All Losses With a Smile" James B. Clark - Baker Wilson tractive, shaded ceiling fixtures re- Install Ball, Shower There, nothing (hat «ii V w a cheerful, I,,K ,r „ „ H com. Without going to thnevi ~ t-nse of building a , lc 'w o w ™,i "/" " " °" e 01 ' tft '° can now remodel 1^0^ il^ Paper. Th* wil, prevent the on many occasions. Tarpapcr Under t'oncrclc Before laying a concrete floor in 'he earth should be cov- concrcle from picking up moisture ,. THEDFORD'S BLACK DRAUGHT Drive Safely For your own protection and against "thu other fellow", be completely and adequately insured. Thnt is safe driving. First National Insurance Agency Notary Public BATHROOM FIXTURES BATH TUBS All tubs nnnt- lilcte with flt- SS to wall. $22,95 Fool «J>o'l,/() KITCHEN SINKS Koll rim \vi(h buck us illustrated, complete with fittings lo wall. I 24x18 $18.75 f 30x18 $12.95 £?• $4,50 Flat rim, without back, fillings extra. LAVATORIES As illustrated, complete with fillings to wall. 19x17 . $12.95 22x19 . $15.95 We can supply sm <r cn- liie ]ili»nblr«: needs at lowctl prlrts. Mbera) dis- rounls for cash. Hubbard Hardware Co, Thin Vour Paint When paint Is spraycc on an object, it should bo of thinner consistency than paint applied with n brush. FARMERS BANK & TRUST CO. INSURANCE DEFT. Mr. Farmer: See and hear the best Radio of the age, the new ATWATER-KENT Battery Sets for Farm Homes Start today enjoying- the perfect reception which the new Atwater Kent Battery sets give you . . .tune in on the world events and great musical programs with an Atwater Kent Battery set for farm homes. 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