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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 38

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 16, 1960
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PAGE TEN THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE ind LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPOHT, INDIANA Linseed Oil Is a Versa file Workhorse Around the House One way to spot a . real pro among handymen is to notice how many uses 'he finds for linseed oil. • Linseed oil is . available . in both raw and boiled form. Raw linseed oil can take up la.-four days to dry after applying it. The boiled product dries, quickly, is often used in with turpentine or other thinners. Check First . Before using either, form for thinning . paint check the manufacturer's instructions. Linseed oil is often used to turn ordinary house paint into a primer coat. You can also use raw linseed oil .to rejuvenate old putty that's become too hard to work with. Add the oil and work it into the putty until it's pliable. Use : boiled linseed oil for ; all the other 'jobs metntioned here. New Brushes ,. Before, dipping a new. brush in paint, soak the bristles in linseed oil for 24 hours. You'll find the brush more pliable, easier to use. Linseed oil is one of the oldest and best wood preservatives. Brush the oil on unpainted fence'pickets and posts every year. Wipe it'. on garden tool handles to keep them from drying' out. • • . • ' Never paint a ' ladder since you'll never be ; able to tell Linseed Oil Candidates NAILS AND SCREWS WIRE what " defects are developing underneath. Use' linseed. Furniture Mix two parts of linseed •': oil to one part of turpentine and you have an excellent' preservative and polish. Apply' to outdoor, furniture and rub in until •fry- ' ;•'•;••••'•.'",. Use the: oil-turpentine.. mixture right over your painted window sills to preserve them. Apply it to screen doors, screens and win- dows to help themWithstand the weather. • Dipping nails 'and screws in liri- •seed oil will.keep them from rusting, make them easier to use. Use linseed oil in place'of wax on drawers to keep them from sticking. . ... '. ; Q—Can -aluminum be soldered? I was told it cannot be. A—There is 'a comparatively new product in'the market that will usually do the job. Claims Chores Are Good For Husband <AP Newsfeatures) If you want to keep your husband healthy, keep him busy around the house. It's a good argument for getting household chores done, and you can back it up with medical statistics, if he insists. You cannot suggest too many jobs at one time. One • chore ^ is Saturday par. If you suggest, one, you can probably get it done without too much mental anguish. Too many • jobs on, the agenda could make him brood until he. is exhausted thinking .about it. Small jobs like window pane repair, wall or ceiling repairs are made easier for the man if you'll purchase the materials and tools, for the chore. The changing of a washer is a small job when he doesn't have to worry about going to the hardware store for it. Ditto the broken window pane, if you'll get the glass from the glazier, and put the putty and jutty knife in his hand. A good weekend project is a laundry storage -wall.- The washing, machine area can be closed off from the rest of the kitchen- by a room divider or .set.up-in a hall area that has enough light. It can be built of hardwood, ply- Now in 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 WATCH FOH GRAND OPENING! wood or tongue ..and groove lumber in a few hours time with a few tools. '- * Open shelves can be put above the washing machine on which to stack the folded laundry, so that it can be transferred all at once to the ironing area. After side enclosures are built of the desired wood, louvred or other doors may be installed. Most lumber yards have directions; for small enclosures; *'' Amateur handyman should keep in mind that the doors-will have to swing open, that shelves'should be deep enough for tall'bottles, and that the lady of the house will need to reach the water faucets. If.; shelves are divided they will prove even more useful to the- home launderer. . Lish all the small projects that could make your life ' at home happier, then pass them : put to hubbie one by one. Other small projects for weekend handymen include these: ^Shelves in hall closets for hats, galoshes (outdoor shoes). Painting and wall . papering. (Give him a wall at a time. Cleaning off the sceened in porch; garage, cellar and . attic. Tile around the bathi tub. Washing windows". • Toy box for the children. A new latch for the swinging gate. You may think of any number of projects to keep that man busy and interested, but the important point is to avoid overwhelming him with them. Beautifully Modern v yg~«£«- *•* —A,f£—••p^-* ^T^^T *" T""^ * *~ *%TT*~'*' "^TJC ^ „ " r * " * * ~ >f f 1 "* * j *• * •* "" •k. Gracious services that reflect our years of experience •*• Services for all denominations : -k A fine funeral service need not be expensive. AMBULANCE SERVICE Fisher Funeral Home JOHN W. FISHES 303 W. Market Funeral Director i :... Phone 3608 How Jo Cover Up An Unsightly Wall (AP Newsfettares) Is there a woman who. .hasn't grown so tired of an area of'rjer home that she is fidgety it the sight of the spot? Such is the plight of one reader who writes: "I frankly don't know what to *o. We have' a lovely home, but there is'one eyesore that spoils the entire house for me. The area is a wall three feet wide by '0 feet hi"h. just outside the bathroom. .It and the small-ceil- ino..(3 ft. x 3 ft.) in this little sermon are cracked. The nainted waibaper has peeled and haying been; painted a. horrid purple shade, you can imaqine it is fjretty ugly. The ceiling 'crack is large and the ceiling hangs down.-. "It seems • ridiculous to call a nlasterer and a wallpaperer to do this job, but my husband has nostobned it so many times 1 can't bear it. The entire job fhouW take only a few hours, unless I cannot comprehend the damage. The wall is at the side of the chimney, so gets warm when we use the fireplace. .My husband usually is .a good worker and has done many big. jobs around the house, but I cinnoi understand his present attitude toward this" problem." This 'job could be bigger than it looks to you and. perhaps your husband has not decided fully what material to use. If he hasn* made up his mind about it, he might resent your nagging him about it. Why not ask him if he if planning to do something in the near future. If he is not going to make the effort, how about doing a temporary patch-up that; wfl' at least make the area present able, if not perfect, in your own eyes? , If you show that you are serious about doing the job yourself, you may intrigue your husband into action..Take your choice of these techniques: . 1. Cover the entire area with felt in a color that will blend in with surrounding areas. -If you can't get it to adhere to the wal and,ceiling,- tack it, covering the tacks with-braid just : as you woulc on upholstery. 2. Put up board of holes (which can be. cut at the lumber .yart to fit). Paint it the color you like Insert plant brackets into the holes at various spots, and use colorful plants such as African violets or geraniums, if there is enough light. Philodendren or variegated ivy are other suggestions in the event weaker plants can't survive in the location. 3. Hip off the wallpaper. Cover it with vinyl or any other fabric by tacking. Run cord in a con trasting color from ceiling to floor molding. You may get other ideas from this suggestion, depending on the decor, in your home. The ceiling to 'floor bands could be of any fabric that strikes your fancy. A sophisticated effect can be achieved with old cotton spools, : if one could locate enough of them to make a spool arrangement- by stringing them on wire or another taut.substance. 4. If you are a handy woman you might be amazed what you can do patching plaster, made relatively easy with one of the prepared plaster mixes. ATOMS MEETING VIENNA,.Austria (AP)—Scientists from. 22 Western and Communist nations meet Oct. 24 for a "hot atoms effects" symposium in Prague, Czechoslovakia. GOESONTOUK NEW DELHI, ,India (AP)-Indira Gandhi, recently .widowed 'daughter'of India's Prime Minister Nehru, leaves late, this month on t 25-day tour of Mex ico, the United States and Paris. PLAN MEMORIAL BERLIN (AP) — Communist East Germany plans to erect a memorial next spring on the site of the infamous Nazi concentration camp at Sachs'enhausen, north of Berlin. 1C Here's the way to barbecue perfectly ... right in your Kitchen . on your own gas'rangi. It's corn- plttely automatic, i. the spit rotates at just the right speed brown ing th»,fn«at evenly. You've never tasted such wonderful b»r- becued ham, chicken or ribs! . rotissene Two Methods Of Air Conditioning In Use There's no need or excuse to "suffer" through the summers nowadays; modern air conditioning~can be as near-a reality for you and yours as a trip to your air conditioning dealer or contractor; as easily financed as any other home improvements or appliances you.buy. There are two general types of air conditioning available: the central'System and room air conditioners. The room units, placed in several parts of the house, are being used increasingly for whole- house cooling. The central land,.of course, requires ducts. If ductwork already exists for your heating system, it's easy to add on'a cooling unit or put in a new system that both heats and cools, pr ductwork can be installed in many houses. Your air conditioning contractor can tell if this is practical for your house. \: Qne central air conditioning system cools and heats by gas. Here a small gals flame boils/ a simple salt solution that is circu- la(ed to other parts of the system. ' Cool comfort for the whole house also can be achieved with individual room air conditioners —placed in several parts of the house. Your dealer will survey your house for'the correct placement of units of proper capacity. Separate units-^-which .eliminate need for ductwork—can be installed quickly,, and additional units added'as your budget may allow. Check to 'make sure the cabinets are all-steel for long, trouble-free life. One advantage of room air conditioners is that members oj the family in different rooms carl adjust degrees of coolness to suit their whims and preferences. This easy adjustability can be economical as well; a unit may be On The House BY ANDY LANG (AP Newsfe»t«res> THE NATION'S SENIOR citizens are giving the home building industry a slight headache. The builders aren't unhappy about the fact that more old persons own houses than ever before in the history of the country. Nor about the, sp<uvof-life statistics that make it.evident this market will be increasing in the years ahead. . What is causing some concern is the difference of opinion among housing authorities, as well as the oldsters .themselves, on what constitutes ideal living conditions for individuals and couples in retirement. For instance, f there are many communities built almost entirely around the .concept that elderly persons require living accommodations designed especially for. their needs. This' theory 'is carried out both'in the structural character of the homes "and in the facilities for recreation .and entertainment. These so-called retirment communities generally have been successful. But of late.there has been a noticeable tendency on the part of. many senior citizens to steer clear of housing . developments which which seem to cater to their specific, wants. This is partly borne out by'a'recent survey undertaken by a'Florida organization called the Bayshore G a rd e n s Council on Retirement. The Co'un- cil, in questioning 500 retired families, found that 'most of them were very .much against .living in areas designed solely to make livin geasier for men and'women over t3 years of age. They were especially against gntb-bars, lum- turned completely off when a room is not in use/ SPECIAL for Hospitality Days SUtb Anniversary Special • SAVE $ 1O 80 a* fantta ^^ Samsonite Folding Furniture 5 Piece Set Monarch Tub* Steel Folding T«t>l« and 4 Matching ftialre regularly priowl at a4O.7S now, for a limited time only Sturdy Samsoniic construction,..p so there's no wobble. Easy to set-up.and tikt down. Weir-rtsistiht vinyl ubte top «td dulr' seats wipe clean with i damp cloth. Smo-c-dHy finished lets prevent hose from tniftinf v4 runnta|. Choice of 4 new decorator colon. ORDER YOUR SET TODAY • ORDER SEVERAL •SEE THE HUNDREDS OF BEAUTIFUL GIFTS ARRIVING IN OUR STORE DAILY FOR CHRISTMAS Timberluke's Gift Shop LAY AWAY NOW FORXDHRISTMAS STEEL WE CAN SERVE YOU BEST WITH • Electric and Acetylene Welding • Special Steel Buiit Tanks • Galvanized Roofing • Sheet Metal Work • Corrugated Culvert Pipe • Beams-Channels-Angles • Fabricated Steel-Structural Steel • Bars-Shwls-Plates FARMERS: Bring your plow point*, or corn planter, runners in for repoirs. If it?* mad* of steel we can furnish If for you. LOGANSPORT METAL CULVERT COMPANY M.. Hanna St. Dial 5157 inescent light switches and other features generally considered essential in housing for the elderly. You will note that we said the survey "partly" bore put this seeming change in thinking..That's because the same survey also disclosed that retirement persons have definite ideas on housing suitable for them. They consider it important, for instance, that they live jn single level homes to avoid climbing stairs. hTey, want Homes with two or three bedrooms to accomodate visiting children and grandchildren. They _SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1*. l»t. Seniors Of 1945 Meet Af*o. Center ROYAL CENTER — Graduates of the 1945 class of the local high school held its first reunion at Rea park with'25 members and guests present. Mr. and Mrs. William Goodrich and Charles Goodrich , and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Miller at South Bend. Mrs. Mayme Cohcnan and Mrs. Grace Taylor were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Tousley and family at Culver. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Caldwell of Finley Park, 111. spent a day need lots of closet and storage] with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swisher. space to take care of the many and varied items they have collected through the years. And they believe churches, shopping facilities, and the like should be reasonably/close at hand. On the matter of gardens, nearly all said they liked them and- wanted them, but felt they should be small enough--to make caring'for them a pleasure and not a chore. Half- of all U.S. hospital .beds are' occupied by mental patients. Mrs. Dorothy Bonewitz, Mrs. Golda Gundrum, Mrs. Jennie Simpson and Mrs. Mayme Coleman attended- the WSWS fall institute at Athens Wednesday. PHILANTHROPIST DIES MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Walter A. .Kennedy, 80, a philanthropist and founder of the Farmers and Bankers Life Insurance Co. of Wichita, Kan., died in. his home here Friday. He had been ill three weeks. We Join With All - • ,v Logansport In Extending An Invitation To Everyone To Visit Our City During Hospitality Days COM Covera9' Easy-to-Use SACO SHEEN Rubberised WALL PAINT For'your spring "fresh- up"—choose Sico Sheen. Its beauty i* unsurpassed —iti long weiring quality unequaled. Can be easily applied with brush or roller... GALLON .... »5* LOGANSPORT PAINT & WALLPAPER CO. 322 E. Broadway Phone 3*37 &. MIUWORK IIP We Can Make it for you! [f it's made of wood our experienced craftsmen can make it for you, to your specifications from quality tea- toned lumber. Now ii the time-to select Your Storm Windows and Doors from our Complete ' : " StOtk T . i . Trallit Comic* built in* CQvtHQTl Custom CALL 3.141 For Free Estimate FARM BUREAU CO-OP 101 East Ottawa Street

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