The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 7, 1939 · Page 6
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The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan · Page 6

Ludington, Michigan
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Saturday, October 7, 1939
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THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN. SATURDAY, OCT. 7, 1939. FIRE PREVENTION WEEK (P/tevetttunt Wt OCTOBER 8TH TO 14TH Roof Fires Still Lead Why lake chances with an old fashioned shingle roof when for the same cost you can have a fireproof John-Mansville Roof put on your house. Let us show you how your house can be protected. THE LUDINGTON LUMBER CO. "For Correct Time Phone 99" i Crackling flames . . .charred ruins . . .as another home goes up in smoke. The question is asked, "Do you think they had insurance?" In so many cases the answer is a woeful negative. "Meant to, but never got around to it." Don't forget that fire strikes without warning! Be prepared. Practice safety methods— but be sure you are insured 1 Be completely covered with COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE . . .the wise protection against complete ruin. Inquire today. Be Careful—Have Adequate Insurance! ! i ROHN INSURANCE AGENCY SECURITY - Since 1889 - SERVICE Second Floor. National Bank Building .LUDINGTON - MICHIGAN THE NATION'S / WORST ENEMY Do Your Part to Prevent Fires! Be Careful and You'll Be Safe! It Might Be Your Furnace or Gas Lines That would cause a fire in your home. "We are glad to check them and insure you against a possible loss. IT'S A PLUMBER'S JOB CALL Earl Ayers Phone 640 . OBSERVE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OCT. 7 TO 14. OCTOBER BTH TO MTH DEFECTIVE WIRING Is li.sted high in causes for fires. 2. 3. 5. THE NATIONS WORST ENEMY Keep matches away from children; provide closed, metal box out of reach. Teach children the danger of pluying with fire. Do not BO into closets with lighu-d matches or candle. DON'T permit rubbish to accumulate in basement, attic or elsewhere about-premises. Provide metal receptacles for ashes and don't dump them where they will come in contact with combustible materials. Provide a separate- can for rubbish. Never mix ashes and rubbish. DON'T burn trash, rubbish or brush near buildings, fences or other property, nor permit children to build bonfires. If such a lire is necessary be SUKK to have some adult keep close watch of it while/ lumuiit;. DO NOT build tires on windy days. Provide substantial metal trash-liurners. d\ very serviceable trash- burner can be constructed very < conomically from heavy galvanized poultry-wire, one inch mesh.) Keep oily rags or waste used for cleaning purposes in closed metal cans,'or better still, burn them after using. DON'T put "Duslless" (oil-saturated) Mops in closets, pantries, under stairs or in other concealed or oul-ol'-Uic-way places. Spontaneous ; combustion is liable to result from lack of prudence in the use of oily or greasy rays or cloths. Gasoline, benzine and naphtha, for cleaning, should be used out-of-doors and in day-time only. Don't use them indoors or near open lights or tires, clothing cleaned with gasoline should be kept out-of-doors until all gasoline has thoroughly '-vaoor- ated. More than seven hundred women lost their lives in "one year i»si tn« result of fires and explosions due to the use of gasoline for •home dry-cleaning." These liquids quickly evaporate and form Highly explosive vapors. A quart of gasoline has the explosive power m«M. V'"°" e »° un ? s of dynamite. Better use some good non-infiam- munlt ° r patroime a reputable dry cleaner in this com- Moncy Destroyed by Is Lost Forever! Fire 6. DON'T fail to place metal protection under all stoves extending at least eighteen inches in front and nrotect X^ttnr^*"™ 0 !,'™^*-™ «"«<?. •"!.« ure^ll'io^Us Have all smoke-pipes and chimneys inspected, and repaired by a competent person before ssHsffiSu^ass^&ss cleaned fires in or wood St ° P UP ol cover a Hue-hole with 9, 01 DON'T pass stove-pipes through ... - - -_„!» roof, attic, closets or concealed places. "Hidden" stove-pipes able fires, especially in severely cold weather. cause innumcr- W 9J r H 9 onuect .gas-stoves, gas-heaters ••'with flexible tubing 'Iron pipe or provide elb< ' rigid pipe connection. or ,. - . -- gas-plates or rubber hose. Replace with ow bracket connection with cut-off valve" 'pONT ban* eleclr w light cords on nails or other metal SlEW/ h0 ,? Pf rmlt an»teur electricians to change or »»«la) wiring. Employ a comi.etent and authorized electrician Don't under rugs and carpets. Also use the "See your fires , ln stoves Vent> U is . * furnaces with slack to burn old tires It you would UUe to have your home inspected, a flreman will (to It, If you vail him. Ludington Fire Department GEORGE BARBER, Chief. PENNIES will PROTECT Approximately $1,150,000 is destroyed by fire every day! A huge percentage of this amount includes securities, valuable papers and currency WHICH CAN NEVER BE REPLACED! Much of this waste of wealth is needless—especially when a few cents is the whole cost of protection. A NATIONAL BANK OF LUDINGTON Safe Deposit Box will protect your valuable. Inquire today. ANOTHER SAFEGUARD AGAINST LOSS BY FIRE IS A CHECKING ACCOUNT AT THE NATIONAL BANK OF LUDINGTON The OCTOBER BTH TO 14TH t 1 If you aren't sure of the condition of your wiring, call us. If you arc going- to have a new job—yet us put it in right. STOP ELECTRICAL FIIIES BEFORE THEY START. CLARK NORTON PHONE 4 FIRE PREVENTION WEEK October 8-14 www^^ YOUR HOME MAY BURN TONIGHT/ yr/NLESS you get rid of all **-/ fire hazards now, your home nr^y he destroyed hy fire without warning. i For safety's sake inspect your premises immediately and correct the dangers you find. On request we will gladly furnish a self-inspection blank to guide you. DEATH Stalks When You Clean Clothes At Home! Don't clean your clothes at home. Records reveal that scores of persons are fatally burned while attempting this dangerous practice. A tiny flame or spark—even static electricity when rubbing clothes —will ignite gasoline vapor! Be wise—Let us clean your clothes. # I Meny-Washatka AGENCY Phone 58 / 110 E. Ludington Ave. MEN'S HATS CLEANED AND BLOCKED 50c . _ NOW IS THE TIME to get out your heavy garments, nave them cleaned, relined and properly repaired for cold weather. KNEBL'S Dry Cleaning Phone 77 Fire Prevention Week October 8th to 14th The Deciding Factor in whether it's just a Blaze or A Raging Inferno may be YOUR TELEPHONE * INSTALL A TELEPHONE FOR SAFETY'S SAKE Michigan Associated Telephone Co. :• A Call to Arms! WAR Against Demon Fire! Within one hour . . .someone rvill be burned to death! About 10,000 human beings are sacrificed each year! This frightful loss of lift is unnecesary— preventable! How? Simply by being careful . . . By v practicing precautionary measures NOW! Remember to adhere to all fire safety rules. Start noip to make your home a safe home. . Eliminate fire hazards . . .modernize in the electrical manner! A/en> lamps, new appliances and nerv fixtures — wired for safety and constructed for comfort and beauty. \ ' ' For Safety's Salte-rUse Electricity Michigan Public Service Co. #1 O.v

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