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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 9, 1960
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AY. OCTOBER 9 1960. THE .PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOG^NSPQRrOT|fe^hQi|T; .I W lM"* PAGE NINB f I HATH IM, IH I IO\1F FKUP Calking Campaign Leads the Homeowner's Attack On Winter BY MR. FK. Written'lor. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Some people calk a house once and figure that the job'•will last forever. t . Others calk before every paint job and "ignore- the intervening three or four years. Calking is a method of winterizing your home, of- stopping up all the cracks ..and crevices through which,cold air and moisture seep in. .Brush put Since old calking compound may. have dried- out, crocked or loosened it should, -"be", checked every fall. Before, applying new compound at these points, scrape out: all .of. the old" and clean .the joint with a • stiff, brush. Calking is a puttly-like material which remains elastic even after it is applied. This permits it toj contract or expand without crack-1 ing. It can be painted over or left as is. ' Although, it can be applied -with a knife like ordinary putty, it is generally put on with a calking gun.- • • - .- • Two Types Calking.guns are of two gen-. CALKING TARGETS 07V THE HOUSE BY ANDY LANG OVER THE YEARS we have __ . .written a'number of stories about 5^1 various acoustical material;, and proper ^methods of installation to - j - insure • satisfactory sound, absorption." But we have, bypassed any L isting walls," over, furring strips. Similarly, it can be applied to ceilings. One of the big,featur.es of hardboard is the fact that its hard surface resists' dents and "thus'is of special advantage 1 in rooms where discusswn of hardboard in ,this' the walls might otherwise be dam' ' "'"" aged by children's'toys, furniture;~etc. Its surface can be clean- connection because its dense surface hardly lends itself to the deademng-of sound. Now,.however, tests have shown. that it is possible to take advan- the high-impact resist_ hardboard and at : the same time reduce the noise in -'I your home. This is done by the 'use of .the perforated type of Ihardboard backed by sound-absorbing 'baits. The sound enters the perforations and is smothered by the insulation. • • Panels of .perforated board' are already pqpularfor hanging tools, displaying kitchen • utensils, supporting shelves and the like. Spec- Compound in'cartridge form is. If you've been using a bulk type more expensive but is neater, han-1 gun empty it-' before putting, it dier for small' jobs. Doors, Windows Plan to calk .around all doors and window • frames, all joints where house meets foundation, eral types. One-is a complete gun i metal or wood frame meets ma- and the user fills the barrel withjsonry. Pay attention to corner compound. It often has interchangeable tips. The second type uses compound in a prepackaged cartridge. The cardtridge serves as both barrel and nozzle. When emptied,!, the entire' cartridge is thrown away and a- new one inserted.: " The bulk-loading' gun. is initially more expensive but is more economical to use since bulk compound is quite cheap. joints and points at which different materials .come together. Use calking to'.fill cracks -in siding. .Fill with compound the .space between-sidewalk and- door sill at-the-back-.-door. - .'-•• Take, a look .at your- garage walls from the inside. If you, can ; see! daylight, fill, the--opening., Check the 'point at.. which a; porch floor butts up against the i house wall. "away. Coat inside surfaces and threads'with linseed oil. -, . :': If you neglect to clean lip, next time "you use the 'gun you'll -find, the nozzle threads caked with _ o dried compound. In.that case soak j ^h various grooved patterns or the nozzle end of the gun in a I corrugated. For acoustical pur- solution of lye and water.. Oncejp 0 s eSi the hardboard is usually ial metal clips are available.which fit snugly .into the perforations and enables items of various .sizes and' shapes to be hung. .'" These panels can be purchased in the standard 4 by, 8 (feet). size or' smaller sheets. .They .also 'can be bought flat and smooth; or flal ed easily. ( In 'some installations, the light and dark brownish tones of hardboard are considered satisfactory and are not painted. In kitchens or other areas where a particular decor is important, -the hardboard is painted. Flat-paints, semi-gloss or gloss enamels may be used. Rollers are generally preferable when using the perforated type of hardboard, since they have less tendency to clog the holes. Because hardboard is a product of wood chemistry, it may be worked,' cut or drilled like'wood. Modern Kitchen Is Heart Of Home No longer .the household step child, the kitchen has literally burst through its walls to become the heart of the v "home." Today work areas combine with living areas". . . giving the homemaker everything right al hand to work with, and space left over for hospitality" and relaxation. Now even jobs such as laundry, garbage disposal and- water heating," can,be brought close to cooking and dining areas without in any way spoiling the charm ol the 1 room—thanks to modern gas appliances. One of the tricks used by the experts lo combine work areas wjth living areas is the imaginative use of partitions. These provide a backing for equipment where, wall' space is at a premium, .yet.. allow for flexibility of Ceramic-Face Glass Blocks: Useful for Home Improvement A new ceramic-face "lass block offers the homeowner a potential for using more color and design in his 7iome ; improvement projects. Its weatherproof ceramic finish It .does not -chip or. splinter and «™jgement tp_ permit, greater appearance. the parts have been loosened, clean thoroughly-' and coat with oil. Q—What is-a"simple : lnethod to patch a window screen? A—Cut screening slightly larger than the torn area. Tear off three strands of wire' from the patch. Insert the projecting wire ."fingers" through the old screen, and crimp them over the inside. backed by a. 2-inch layer of fiber glass, rock wool or wood fiber | insulation. It may be put up-directly over studs which are prop erly. aligned or, in the case of ex- Here's The Answer QUESTION: We want to repaint the metal cabinets in..our kitchen. What kind of paint should we use? ANSWER: Use a semi-gloss or gloss enamel, depending on whether you like a moderately shiny or very shiny finish. If the old paint still has a gloss to it, it must be removed before the new paint is' applied. This can be done by sanding, steel wooling or put ting on a special liquid designed for that purpose. If the fold paint is worn down to the metal, it should be primed with an anti- Beautiful Appliances Perform Numerous Chores Automatically The beauty of built-in appliances^ masks:the; magic chores they automatically:; perform. ,Their stright,- simple lines fit perfectly with those'of 'cabinets. Manufacturers have been working harder than- ever io -build,-appliances in standard-sized units, which will easily combine!-with standard cabinets. Built-in .ranges, '-refrigerators and freezers'permit great versatility in kitchen arrangement.-One- oven can. be raised, or lowered mechanically to suit the height of the user: ; .Its counter top provides extra : work space. , Refrigerator sections, and freezer | .corrosive metal primer before applying the enamel; QUESTION: We recently bought a house with an FHA-insured mortgage, basing our purchase .on the fact that an FHA appraiser found the house in good condition. Now we find, termites in the place—and the exterminator says they apparently have.been there for some time. Is there any action we can "take against the FHA for not discoving the presence of the termites? . •• , . ANSWER: - A Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in North Carolina- recently upheld a Federal District Court, decision holding the FHA" responsible for losses incurred by home buyers relying ori faulty appraisals. But I wouldn't dare comment about your specific case; only a lawyer can advise you • Questions of general interest- will be answered in this column. However, Mr. Lang.can.noc undertake 1 ', individual correspon dence.).--. ••-•• -,' ; .•"'•;•• ; ' -,.• Library Bookmobile Home Modernization Is Possible For Apartment Dwellers Home moderinzation is for apartment;.,dwellers. ;and;. house renters, 'too. Naturally,. if ' : you're' in this category, ; . you'll want to 'confine'your projects to improvements you can take with you when you move. Why put off adding" "built-in" shelves and ro'om .dividers? Shelves are - now available .that •are-completely.'seltsflpporting' (nq need fo nail into walls") and quickly, go-together in whatever height Insulation Offers Many Benefits Heating .experts claim, that if you want to cut those, heating and cooling bills—(who doesn't?) —just insulate your attic-properly. You'don't have to 'be'.a ""pro" these days to do the insulation job yourself.- Your • lumber, .dealer or.- other .supplier, can', advise you •'on; .-"the right type and needed amount of insulation. ' • ' •" - •The ihickness~of- : the insulation varies according to the type, (.but several manufacturers of batts arid blankets Cmost widely used insulating material), say that you can save as much as 25 percent on 'your heating^andVcool- mg'costs by applying these types at least four inches "thick 01 length you^wish. They can.bel Other popular Jonds^pf insula- used io 'sechoa off ~j. room or^asjtion are foittype fiberglass, plank, shehes against the wall, for book's i and pellet-rype. The library bqokmobilejchedule has'been' announced by Miss Edna Holden. It.will be at Washington township Monday where diploma exercises will be at 1'p.m. Tues- and knickknacks. Pole lamps are another way of improving the decor and maintaining portability , They "keep their place" "by simplj pressing against the ceiling and floor. Nowadays you can have your dishwasher -and take it with you, too The new mobile-dishwashers' on the market easily attach to' the spiggot % in your sink, can be [•'rolled -to the table to collect -soil- 'ed ; dishes. 'These"portables can" be permanently installed if you, move to»your own ; home-later on. sections can" be located in one spot or separated. Units?which' hang^on the; wall—just like' cabinets—offer -manyv'unusual possibilities for:your kitchen plan.' | schoolfrom 9:30 .until 1 and jn'.the town 'pf New Waverly from 1:30 until 2. .;•': •';' _ -?:'•, , -Wednesday it will be at Noble township, for diploma- exercises manufactured for built-in installation. ... ' • '-• •' Electronic ovens that let you stage your own dramatic cooking performance in a matter of 'seconds are designed • to fit in the same space as standard built- in electric ovens. Even if you don't buy this exciting -appliance right now, you'll have-a spot'for it in the kitchen when you do. until 3. Friday it will be at Noble townshjp school from 8:30 until 3. Summer reading diplomas have. been, presetned. .at. Metea, .Twelve Mile, Eucerne, Lake Cicott and .Clymers .schools.','. ,.-. 'Bituminous coal reserves of 1 the United States have been estimated at nearly two trillion 1 tons. NOTICE! To whom it may concern: The following is a list of 100% Union Painting and Decorating; Contractors: WOLF CONSTRUCTION CO., 613 West Market BARNES CONSTRUCTION CO., Barnes Office BI dg. CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATES, INC., R.R. 1, Logansport LEONARD LAPSHESKA, 51913th St HAROLD BORDERS, 826 20th St. ROBERT SHAVER, 808 W. Linden Aye. DONALD McCORD,R.R.l Royal Center FRED WEIAND, 814 W. Miami Aye. PAINTER'S LOCAL 1188 Logansport, Ind: ' Batt, blanket, and foil type in- sula'tion as-well as several kinds of insulation plank can be installed with, speed by using stapling hammers or gun-type stapling tackers _, i ,If,you. can hammer a nail accurately, you can locate-.staples accuiately with the stapling ham- -has no grain to^s^and mar the i e ® <3en ?? and ease-of upkeep • Hcme laundries lend- themselves ideally to, this, arrangement and when' made a continuation of the cooking 'center, save the housewife many steps. They also enable her "to supervise two or three-;operations at the same time. If you. .are! cramped:foi'. space, •investigate the new gas auto- Decorative Picture Windows Provitje > Designs And Privacy The; : "short-waisted" r window, usually built close ;to. the -ceiling (above eye level) and-without: sills to give: it a flat, appearance- presents a real problemjn.^iying it the : proper "window: dressing." An architect's answer:-for privacy in the home where, houses are. close together, or where bedrooms face public traffic,' - the homemaker finds that short cur-j tains or draperies;are not 1 always! the smartest decorating .answer to "aerial" windows. "A new, shatterproof architec- matic washing - machine.- dryer combinations on the market 1 today. These, two-in-one appliances save space and save,.on installs tipn. charges as weU. "' ' " -j tural glass with-stunning'designs actually impregnated within a glass "sandwich; n Hs a brand-new solution to .this;decorating dilem- Mirrors Provide Modern Feeling Even the most perfect room attains 'a' more gracious, modern' feeling when mirrors are added. Outdoor areas may be brough to. both sides of a room with- Water Softener Adds Extra Convenience i "Soft water" has come to be accepted as a necessity rather than a luxury in the modern liome,,. since it is at once more efficient, and economical. With an automatic softener installed, the homeowner can forget water softening problems, no matter makes .the block suitable' for out-| how "hard" the original water door as well as- indoor use. 'i supply may be in his particular Room dividers, indoors orwind- area. break 1 screens, outdoors—mav be made as colorful as they are functional. Blue, coral, yellow- and green are- the colors of. the ceramic- face block. This permits a vast variety of . imaginative pattern's and combinations by mixing and : mating with the glass block. • Horizontal, .vertical, checkerboard and. random patterns can be achieved easily. '••:As -the blocks are.jointed by mortar, they, can be used outdoors to . form a weatherproof wall which has an insulation value equal, to that?".of'an; eight-inch masonry wall. . . .. .... ; Architects and designers .find the use .of : glass..block-jdeal for bringing. more daylight into' the home....Together 'with the;.new With-.-nation-wide water 1 consumption increasing annually, -an | automatic water softener becomes more and more important.-This •increase.in water use has come about-due to the trend toward at least-two bathrooms in a house, plus the many water using appliances that are now found as-standard .equipment. One of the latest developments in My automatic softeners features an electric timer which-automatically controls regeneration of the unit to fit' individual soft water requirements,, regardless; of size of .family or home, and can be pre-set to.:,regerierate the softener at any time of thejday or night. The new., .timer .operates on a six-cycle and.:.can', be regulated to- regenerate ,,the: softener every sixth day,-daily, or-more than . -. •-•",,--.-, • ,{• -- SiAUjl UdV, -UCLUV, Ut -AUUJ.C VU<111 ceramc-face block Jhey-can now|. onc | on - a - predetenmne d add the plus factor of more color . scheaule .Xspecial ^extra" regen- and design." mirror to reflect the beauty from .out the window. New and very handsome are the full-length sliding door mir ro'rs. They are jjuite 'easy to in sliding unit. Be modern with Room air conditioners that cool!. a n ows the staple to be --driven now, move, later, are especially L^Wn i/16-in'.'of. an inside, corner, practical for'dwellers in'-a tern-! g ot t, tools offer one-hand, oper- porary home. They screen, out] at j on f or fcst, .- easy'work.' dust and dirt—bugaboos .6! apartments in the ,city—and deaden traffic noises, too •There is a wide variety of convenience shelves and racks" to stretch storage space in closets, bathrooms or your kitchen. mer. Staples with %-in 'legs ing schedule, curtain and drape should be used in such a hammer washing can be eliminated entire- A gun-type Backer can also ly.-...... be; used much more rapidly, .than hammer- and nails. It,is-excellent! for.•'• " reaching,, hard-to-get-at- places. The tacker's thin- nose The window comes in dear'... sta ii' an d come with a "finger-tip- transparent . or, opaque''form ---- as may be desired. It permits light, operates as any glass opening —and in addition,, provides color and design without'fabric or other decoration. Exciting designs- of real Jeaves, ferns, imported butterflies, bamboo and other inserts create a new charm from within, and offer an unusually bright .decorator'note "rom the.outside. Japanese shoji patterns or a wide variety of geometries may also be "sandwiched in" permanently within two sheets of safety glass for a wide range of decorating, possibilities. This new window offers lasting beauty on a simple window-wash- •BUILDING INCREASES . INDIANAPOLIS "(AP), - The •F.-'W. 'Dodge marketing specialist firm .reported Saturday Indiana's $82,105,000 --in construction contracts- signed in August was. up 22 per cent -over August of 1959. But'the eight-month total of $562,714,000. was still down-4 per cent from last year.. , . . eration switch .provides additional soft, water in - cases of I unusual temporary, requirements, as for guests.- .-"'• - -. FIRST FLIGHT The Pacific^ largest of the world's oceans, was first to be spanned 'by commercial aircraft Captain Eddie Musick made the historic flight in November of 1935.' ''.'-•' H.R.DIETZE Plumbing & Heating 425 2nd St. Ph. 3409 Most of the wood used in the manufacture- of pencils comes from southern Oregon and northern California. Manufacturers of batts and blankets jecommend leaving five or six inches between staples Spacing for foil tvpe insulation vanes from three to four inches for some types to as much as eight inches for others. Spacing is 1 'very important! . For . further instructions, check your, lumber dealer; also many manufacturers provide step-, by-step instructions. Your Home Deserves 7/ie Best! .. . and the best heating equipment is Mueller Clfma- trol. When you let us install Mueller Climatrol automatic heating you can bs _sure you'.re receiving, the most dependable, most satisfying, and most- fuel- thrifty heating possible. It's designed to fit your ^ budget too.'You'll be amazed how little it costs to own Climatrol automatic heating. Stop in at our display room, to learn all about carefree, worryfree Mueller Climatrol automatic heating. * install NOW! Sold Thru Heating Contractors Only BAKER SPECIALTY & SUPPLY COMPANY, INC. .' DISTRIBUTORS THE BEST IN FUEL-THRIFTY-COMFORT MUELLER CLIMATROL ••I"' Nbwin New Location CARTER'S Concrete Block Plant BLOCKS for HOME and INDUSTRY Now located:— 5 miles west of Logansport on State Road 24, at site of old Greenville Gravel Pit. Phone 3267 W4TCH FOR GRAND OPENING! STEEL WE CAN SERVE YOU BEST WITH • Electric and Acetylene Welding • Special Steel Built Tanks • Galvanized Roof ing • Sheet Metal Work Corrugated Culvert Pipe Beams-Channels-Angles Fabricated Steel-Structural Steel Bars-Sheets-Plates ' . • • • FARMERS: Bring your plow points, or cornrpranter runners' in for repairs.' ' •* >i If it's made of sr**l We can furnish it for you. . . - i v < i. ' . . 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And there's no. more worry about' smoke, soot and -odor wken you turn your heatingnver to Monogram. Don't settle for les» than the very best... see our complete line of Monogram hcatci* before you buy! 516-518 E. BROADWAY PHONE 4186

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