Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 19, 1948 · Page 12
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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, July 19, 1948
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x_ Mason City Building Past Million Do//f First 6 Months of '48 Show 71 Homes Started Total of $219,764 in Commercial Work Construction in Mason City had passed the million dollar mark at the half-way point .in 1948, according to the monthly building report for June, submitted to Mayor H. E. Bruce by Robert T. Allen, building inspector. Seventy-one new homes had been started by July 1, at a total valuation of $340,200. Most of these homes are still under construction. Nineteen permits were issued for new homes during the month of June, amounting to $107,100. $72,702 in Repairs Repairs and alterations on homes so far this year amount to $72,702. A total of 156 permits have been issued, 31 of them being in June, amounting to $14,982. Commercial building has WflLLPflP€R R€IT10V€R SHEPHERD'S PAINT & WA11BAPE QBRIEM PAINTS, *•»»».. * tst " ^Wholesale-Retail , t36a amounted to $219,764 in 6 months. Twenty-one buildings have been started. Of this number 4 were started in June, amounting to $41,200. Forty-one permits also have been issued during the first 6 months for repairs on buildings amounting to $96,345. A new church started this year swelled the building records by $240,000., So far this year 32 moving permits have been issued, 13 razing, 103 heating and 24 signs. New Permits New permits issued the past week include the following: George Bruns, construct house at 821 2nd S. E., $8,500; -William and Marie Boomhower, construct house at 1025 6th N. E., $8,000; Chris and Ellen Schmidt, construct house at 236 20th N. E., $6,000; Peter Dahl, construct house and garage, 1412 Delaware S. E., $5,300; Marjorie Lindquist, construct house at 326 22nd S. E., $2,000; and Alvira Potter, construct house at Taylor N. W., $1,000. J. E. Brownell was given a permit to install a gas tank at 612 12th N. E., $125; Carl Holvik, a permit to construct a garage at 104 Tenn. S. E., $500; and Hilma Larson, a permit to construct a garage at 224 20th S. E., $200. The leaves of the luminous moss are only one cell in thickness, and stand erect with their flat surfaces turned toward the light. WHY ARGUE? If someone claims that GOOD LUMBER and BUILDING MATERIALS are hard to get ... there's no use arguing about it. Just come to FULLER- TONS and see our mammoth stock- of BUILDING NEEDS QF ALL kinds. We have a wonderful selection . . ."and FULLERTONS prices are reasonable. FULLERTON LUMBER Co. .15 Fourth Street S. W. Phone 642 J. S. Hansen, Manager Mason City, Iowa, See Us For STORE FRONTS We Have the Material and Do the Installing ARE YOU BUILDING or REMODELING? Let Us Give You Estimates on— • INLAID LINOLEUM • RUBBER TILE • WALL TILE » VENETIAN BLINDS • WINDOW SHADES COOK'S PAIN 118 South Federal Phone 1017 Globe-Gazette Photo OPEN MODEL KITCHEN—Three representatives of the St. Charles Manufacturing company, St. Charles, 111., were in Mason City for the opening of the model kitchen at the Les Heed Music store this week. From left to right they are 0. I\. Beardsley, district supervisor, who is responsible for dealer operations and sales policies of the company; C. H. Beckwith, who specializes in field training of kitchen designers, and A. F. Waller, chairman of the product development and service organization of the company, which was as far as known the first to make steel cabinets for the kitchen. Kitchen Klinic Set at Everyone today is aware ol the* tremendous interest in modern kitchen planning—a far step from the origin of the kitchen. Before actual kitchens were known, man cooked outdoors over an open fire. Then he built a room around tne fire for a dwelling. And the room with the fire became the first kitchen. As time went on, various items There was a young lady named To»s / Whose noclcing was rai.her a mcii , But in less than a week, 'Sh* acquired o tictmique, ^ And now sbo't a social succeui If it's made of wood WE MAKE IT. Come in today for free estimate on that job you have been wanting so long. You will be surprised how reasonable it will be. Custom built cabinets our specialty. at. PI UTS* SON HIU.WORK?- CABINETS 714- So. JEFFERSON MASON CITY 1F Hi WOOD. WE MAKE If PK 139* of crude furniture and cooking utensils were added. A stone slab was probably the first kitchen table. Water was carried from its source for cooking and baskets were used for storage. There were the 4 basic needs in a kitchen— heat, \vatc;-, storage and work surface. It's Complete Kitchen The main difference between this first kitchen and the modern streamlined kitchen of today boils down to the following: The improvements that have been made in each of these basic elements Modernized Homes Insist on the Genuine INSTALL PERMANENT Ceramic Clay Tile • BATH ROOMS « KITCHENS • SHOWERS • FIRE PLACES It Costs No More For The Best. Hours Of Drudgery Snved. No Added Cost For Upkeep. FHA Approved Mason City Tile & Marble Co. Offirc and Showroom U1K North Federal Phone 4G7t For Estimates and the way they are put together to make the complete kitchen. At first, progress was slow. The open fire became the fireplace. Later the fireplace was replaced by the stove, which was usually wood or coal burning. About the same time, water was piped into the home. Storage facilities were developed which resulted in the old- i'ashioned kitchen cabinet, which was an individual storage unit. Later built-in carpentry extended the storage facilities to complete walls. These built-in units were i actually the forerunners of i modern kitchens. / Appeal, Convenient Today the problem of/ planning is approached f major points of view—ej* and convenience. These / must be combined to g(f most from any modern y From the point of vy appeal, the kitchen is f/ ing one of the main so< of the home. Even / entertaining may be / main living areas o/ eventually guests are/ the kitchen. Therefd be one of the mf rooms in the home./ To be appealing kitchen planning / proportion, balanf mony, decorative / inal designs, wh'i^. personality of the individual- maker. It's Production Line The 2nd major factor, convenience, cannot be overlooked. The kitchen is also a production line where raw materials come in at one end and are processed through various stages and eventually are served to an eating area as the finished product. Using this lino of thought, many things are to be done to accomplish convenience, steps saved, time saved, lessening of stooping and reaching, all of the things that are going to give the home maker freedom and more time from the task of actual meal preparation. To be ideal, any plan must strike a happy medium, on these 2 major factors. It must be beautiful as well as convenient. The Les Reed Music company has opened a new department, the Les Reed Kitchen Klinic, which will handle St. Charles kitchens, custom built of steel, exclusively in this area. This company has factory trained personnel, well qualified to advise, plan and supervise a complete modern kitchen installation, utilizing the wide flexibility of the St. Charles line. Custom Built St. Charles steel kitchen equipment is completely custom built, made to order for an individual home, from a plan approved by the individual. Not a single unit is July 17, _ 1943 7 Muon City GUkc-GBittte, HM*n City, U. Iowa Falls Ups Yearly Budget $22,000 More Needed to Run City in 1949 Iowa Falls — The Iowa Falls city council in special session adopted a budget of $91,799 to be raised by taxation for the year Spinning April 1, 1949. Total ex- <-<Jitures for the year are estim- S»t $323,250. ^lT'c hearing on the budget £&£ '•> set for Monday, Aug. 2, *•• to Forrest E. Dougan, „ „ budget of $91,799 *§>$&§'&% £$21,000 larger than ~ " by taxation last ~ - v *= - r- -s for the year ft-SSS'^-o^Sfi £.*?•»,. 1948> were . FOR SAFETY'S SAKE No Job Too Large or Small Electrical Construction 12 Second St. N. W. PHONE 3250 Those New Floors Looking New With HOUSEHOLD In Four Colors^ to match all ^Furniture Finishes 1 Gives furniture and wood^ work same lasting beauty that makes SIMONIZ so famous for Automobiles. 1 BOOMHOWER HARDWARE A GOOD ROOF REQUIRES A GOOD ROOFER •WEST ROOFING COMPANY, INC. Contracting Roofer* & Waterproofers Warehouse 30 1 ? Ninth St. Southeast fttASOH Clf T> fOWA PHONE 454 Avoid the Fall Have your furnace inspected and repaired now. Do not wait until the first cold day and expect to have your furnace repaired on that very day. We are now in position to give you 10 days to 2 weeks service on all repairs. WE HANDLE: Lennox Furnaces for Coal, Gas, Oil John Zink Gas Floor Furnaces Auburn Stokers Lennox Oil Burners York Air Conditioning RAY E. PAULEY CO. Your Heating Dealer for Over 30 Years Phone 963 421-25 So. Federal Sheet Metal Work of All Types there has been .. provement in the prou.- cities since the war ended. Mon. than 500,000 new non-residential buildings of all kinds have been put under construction since V-J day, in addition to the more than 2,000,000 housing units which have been started. Non-Residential Increase "The number of new non-residential buildings for which building permits were issued in urban areas last year was 133 per cent greater than in 1942 and 72 per cent higher than in 1945, demonstrating the great degree of flexi- Hent ARSON FtBB*wace Co. HEATING CONTRACTORS Repairing, Rebuilding and New Installations COAL, OIL AND GAS FIRED UNITS MUELLER-ARMSTRONG FURNACES 3 15th St. N. W. Phone 1622 Cement • FLOORS • SIDEWALKS « STEPS • DRIVEWAYS All Work Done According to Strict Specifications. FREE ESTIMATES Clinton €. Tanner & Son Phone 5105 H.S.PAINT WHITE N0.328 stocked, thereby assuring a complete uniform installation. A typical St. Charles custom built kitchen, designed and installed by the Kitchen Klinic, is now open to the public at the Les Reed Music store. Representatives of the St. Charles Manufacturing company, St. Charles, 111., were here for the opening. Planning service is available at no cost or obligation. provided i... Tarm buildings, va^- [ion dollars or more, and u^-. repair, maintenance, and alterar tion work costing at lease 7 billion dollars during the year." The Minnesota highway department has ruled illegal the "wolf- type" whistle horn for jalopies. The H. C. BROWN AGENCY FOR DEPENDABLE INSURANCE . . . 0 FIRE • WINDSTORM • AUTOMOBILE « COMPENSATION • PUBLIC LIABILITY First National Bank Bldg. Phone 1019 Sfcowc^l ^VsTHAT I A^T^i?^ PLASTIC TIL UP TO 3 YEARS TO PAY For the smartest waifs in town be sure you buy Pittsburgh Interlocking Plastic Wall Tile. No other wall covering gives you the rich, lustrous beauty, permanency and ease or cleaning. Phone, call or write, without obligation, (or complete details. Interior Fashions 216 5th &.- W. Phone 5277 Trouble-Free Hot Water Service ... 24 HOURS A DAY . . . JtPOLiANCFS f. r - < l * UlP*Q' 30 22 t STATE . Aft the Hot water you want ... for laundry, dishes, bath or shower ... at the temperature you desire. Brilliant white, the new heaters are flat-based to eliminate cleaning underneath, sturdily constructed for long service. Completely automatic. water heaters PURCHASE TERMS PEOPLES'GAS fr ELECTRIC Co Mason City - Clear Lake - Manly Nora Springs » Northwood

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