Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 12, 1948 · Page 12
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, July 12, 1948
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Joiy i*. IMS Citjr, b. New Type of Synthetic Wood Found Passaie, N. J., <U.R)— The development of a new "synthetic wood," resulting from a "marriage" between plastics and rubber, was announced here. The new substance, known as kralite, has the strength of wood, but will not split under the blows of a lumberjack's ax, according to scientists of the U. S. Hubber Co. It is expected to have many industrial applications, but also may lind its way into the home. The substance was the result of 2 years' work in the company's laboratories here. It is corrosion- proof and can be molded in any color or shape in various degrees of hardness. One of its first uses — possibly for the home — will be as "plastic pipe" for plumbing work. It is weather resistant, according to the company. Will .Not Chip Another application may be its use as a cutting-block for the neighborhood grocer, or for industrial cutting blocks. R. D. Gartrell, development manager of the laboratory here, emphasized that the new substance has no grain and will not chip or split under the impact of cutting dies. He said it outwears wood and provides a better cutting surface for extremely fine The H. C. BROWN AGENCY FOR DEPENDABLE INSURANCE . . . • FIRE • WINDSTORM • AUTOMOBILE • COMPENSATION • PUBLIC LIABILITY First National Bank Bldg. Phone 1019 (Telephone Building Permit Set GIob€-Gazet1e Photo TO SELL FOR UNDER $8,000—This new home, covered with green cedar-shake shingles, is being built by Robert Herman with the Jensen Construction company doing the work at 916 16th N. E. It has 4 rooms and bath and a large picture window centered in the living room A full basement is under the 30 by 24 structure and the home has gas heat. Herman said this is the first of a number of homes he plans to build of this design. He said they will be built anywhere the buyer desires and will sell for less than $8,000, ready for occupancy. materials, such as nylon and rayon fabric. He said the company begar^ working on the new substance when America's supply of natural rubber was cut off during the war. Many attempts have been made, he said, toward the successful blending of rubber and plastic materials. In the case of the new "marriage," synthetic rubber was found to blend with a certain type of plastic material. Industrial Uses Gartrell said that as of now the principal uses of the substance would be in industry, but he believes that eventually the material will find its way into many applications for the average American. Right now, he said, it is also being used to make tool handles, light-duty gears, and some sporting goods—including golf club heads. Good Paint, Workmen for Best Result If your home has not been painted during the past 4 or 5 years, it should be done this summer. To let the job go longer means that the surface of the siding will require more careful and expensive preparation for repainting, according to the Construction Research Bureau of New York, clearing house for building information. Only the best quality paint should be used, and its chemical content should be determined by an experienced painter who knows local conditions. In warm, humid "•limates harder types of paint containing greater amounts of zinc oxide usually stand up better than soft paint. In excessively dry climates, soft paints containing a high percentage of white lead are better. Paint in Good Supply Ready-mixed paint of high qual ity to suit local conditions is gen erally in good supply this summer and is obtainable with almost anj desired coloring pigment. As a paint job is no better thar the men who do the work, a repu table contractor should be em ployed. The competent workma will remove all loose old paint anc uard against paint failure caused y surface moisture by seeing that he surface is painted only when ry. Even the best paint will fail C applied immediately after a hower or in foggy or humid weather. Reasons for Failure ' Too much oil causes paint to dry lowly, become dirty and fade. Too ittle oil causes it to wear off rap- dly. Cracking is caused by hard, quick-drying paints. Wrinkles show up because of improper crushing of heavy, oily mixtures. Chalking usually comes about because to much thinner is used or by skimping on the number of coats. Expert painters usually recommend 2 coats when the surface is in good condition and most of the old paint remains after sanding, brushing and scraping. Otherwise, 3 and sometimes 4 coats are needed. It is best to take the painter's advice. The cost might be more, but you will have a more lasting, satisfactory job. Improve Courts Cresco — The tennis courts In Kessel park have been resurfaced, marked and equipped with new nets. The project was sponsored by the Kiwanis club and was financed with funds solicited from the businessmen of the city. Lester Bareis, P. M. Haight and Ralph Bauercamper were the committee in charge of the improvements. A permit was granted for addition to the Northwestern Bell telephone company building at .18 First S. E., at the city hall Saturday. The improvement is to cost >75,000 and the contract has been et to the Henkel Construction company. The architect was Mor- imer B. Cleveland, Waterloo. The addition is being made at the rear and east of the existing building. Part of the addition will be one story (30 by 55) and part will be 2 stories (34 by 20). Under the entire structure will be a full basement for power and engine room. The first floor will be an enlargement to the equipment room and the 2nd floor will be for a dinnette, lounge and quiet room. Brick construction will be used and the addition is planned for future expansion. Imagination in Grouping Key to Decor New York—Use a professional decorator's tricks to make imaginative arrangements of pictures if you want to employ one of the least expensive devices for enhancing the charm of a room. Ready to show you how is Alban Conway, swank New York interior decorator whose clever wall treatments distinguish his services to a list of important clients. You needn't own costly masterpieces to achieve dramatic effects, says Conway. Inexpensive prints can do just as well, sometimes better, he says. Even dull black and white prints salvaged from an attic give a high-style sparkle to a room when matted on bright- colored paper, simply framed and hung in compact groups. Plants Will Do In fact, your "picture" may be a decorative arrangement of plants in an unusual container. Case in point is Conway's trick of cutting an old-fashioned scrolled brass bowl in half and mounting it on the wall as gleaming background for ivy plants inside the 2 containers. Instead of spotting small or unrelated pictures over your walls, bring the assortment together in one dramatic composition, he advises. Hang the group so the eye can move across it in a straight line. Place tops of frames in line Globe-Gazette Photo NEW IN THE HIGHLANDS—These 2 new homes, 30 by 24, are making their appearance in the Highlands with completion expected in several weeks. They are located at 925 and 929 16th N. E. Both homes will have garages built alongside and they will have gas heat. They each have heavy 13/16 of an inch oak flooring. Associated Builders, Inc., is constructing the homes for sale. Money Saved With Advice From Dealer house unless he knows he will sell (upper walls painted buff, the . the material. Many dealers offer a complete plan and consultation I service at a low fee. Such service usually will save many times the amount of the fee and result in better construction. , Quality materials generally will Whether you plan to put up a Uj e recommended. Although first few bookshelves, or build a new cos t j s slightly higher, top quality house, consultation with your lo- | materials are a better investment cal building supply dealer ^before j than poorer grades and are an economy in the long run. The dealer does not recommend top- starting the job usually will save both money and headaches. lower walls deep rose, the floor gray with furniture nile green. The rug is red and buff. Curtains are white with red dots and ruffles. The dealer knows from practi- qua iity goods merely to push up cal experience far more about the — • • • - • -' problems involved than the average layman and is eager to pass along his information. What you are going to do or the way you his bill. He is an integral part of the community and wants to see it grow and prosper. For that reason he is firmly against jerry building and is eager to work out plans for A room described by a Canadian color specialist has ceiling and SACO SOFT WATER 119 East State Harlan F. Saug (Next to Globe-Gazette) Elmo E. Alien Avoid the Fall Rush Have .your furnace inspected and repaired now. Do not wait until the first cold day apd 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 C1L «~ t,'-/"'«to * v *-"* ^ * 1 I e * 1 *'-*• 1O CdgCi HJ VY 1-1.1 *W \-»V«.v yjt***** ***•plan to do it may waste material the best interests of his customer the result sought may not be \ ers , satisfactory- He knows about construction methods and new and improved materials, use of which will save money and produce a better job. . Particularly important is that the lumber dealer can give an accurate estimate on cost of the proposed project; therefore, when you start figuring with a contractor you will know whether the contractors estimate is what it should be. In case you plan to do the work yourself, your dealer will advise the quantities of material and proper lengths of lumber to buy to avoid waste. He will explain short cuts and methods to make the job easier. Usually such information on small jobs is given without cost or obligation; although a dealer can- LARSON Furnace Co. HEATING CONTRACTORS Repairing, Rebuilding and. ^New Installations COAL, OIL AND GAS FIRED UNITS MUELLER-ARMSTRONG FURNACES 3 loth St. N. W. Phone 162Z with the top of your doorway for a good rule-of-thumb. Preserve Balance When you are hanging one large picture or grouping several smaller ones over a table or couch, the outer edges of the frames should not extend beyond the furniture, Conway cautions, if you want a well-balanced arrangement. To give a simple frame for a large picture more self-importance, add to the inside border of the wood a raised strip of molding pierced with holes bored close together. Light filtering through the openwork will cast interesting shadows and give the illusion of depth to the flat surface. Maybe you have several prints or same size photographs but no frames. Then Conway's suggestion is to use marbleized paper borders, setting off the display with a fake drapery swag, also of marbleized wallpaper. Old-fashioned kitchen, wainscoting can be covered with wallboard for modernization. The wallboard should be sealed with a coat of shellac or aluminum paint and then finished with one coat of enamel undercoater and one coat of enamel to provide an easily cleaned surface. not be expected to work out the bill of supplies for a complete You've tried the rest now TRY THE BEST No Job Too Large or Small C.J. SMITH Electrical Construction 12 Second St. N. W. PHONE 3250 DUPONT PAlNTS-known for Beauty and Durability OUTSIDE PAINT Dupont outside paints have a self- cleaning action that makes them last longer and look like new. They give ideal protection from rust, rot and decay with a long wearing quality. DUPONT VARNISH For Durability and High Quality Finish. INTERIOR PAINTS Long lasting beauty with a quality of protection that is hard to beat. Boomhower Hardware TROUBLE'FREE HOT WATER SERVICE DRIVE PROGRESSES Garner—Ben V. Greiman, chairman of the Memorial building committee, reports that fund raising campaign known as the "Community Acre" plan is progressing favorably with several committees yet to report on the recent drive. All the hot water you want . . . for laundry, dishes, bath or shower—at the temperature you desire! Brilliant white, the Bryan^ is flat-based to eliminate cleaning underneath, sturdily constructed for long service. It's completely automatic, thermostat controlled. See it s ; , you'll w&nt it! EASY PURCHASE TERMS GAS-FIRED Automatic Storage water heaters PEOPLES' GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY Mason City — Cltar Lak« — Manly — Nora Springs — Northwood Cement Contracting • FLOORS • SIDEWALKS • STEPS • DRIVEWAYS All Work Done According to Strict Specifications. FREE ESTIMATES Clinton C. Tanner 8 Son Phone 5105 CONVINCE NATIONAL 1 .L REPAY LATER WILL THEY ASK ME FOR SOME SECURITY? Porter - Cable Electric Portable Saiety Saw IF YOU OWN YOUR HOME.... ... no other security is necessary to borrow money for improvements, which can be financed through a First National FHA loan. Modern plumbing, necessary repairs, roofing, repainting are only a few of the legitimate reasons for home financing. Loans are made quickly, without red tape, and the cost is quite modest, considering the long-term repayment advantages. Reduces Building Cost 20 E. State Mess r/7 Phone 17 NATIONAL BANK FOR PROMPT ELECTRICAL SERVICE Phone 5620 STOVER Electric Company Phon. 5620 ROOF GOOD GOOD REQUIRES ROOFER MID-WEST ROOFING COMPANY, INC. Contracting Roofer* & Waterproofert Office & Warehouse 309 Ninth St. Southeast MASON CITY, IOWA PHONI 454

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