The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 21, 1936 · Page 5
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, March 21, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 21 1938 Modernizing Trend Now to RemovePorch The trend in present-day exterior modernization projects generally includes the elimination of the front porch. Up-to-date homes consider privacy a keynote. With this in mind, numerous home owners have added additional living space and effectively improved the outer appearance of their homes by enclosing such porches. Entrance is gained generally through a. small entrance hall. The enclosed front porch makes and ideal living room both for winter and summer and makes it possible to utilize interior space more effectively. It can often be used to enlarge the living room by combining them. Attractive broad shingles may replace weather boarding. The roof treatment may be simplified, and the addition of wrought-iron railings on entrance stairs adds additional charm. Inclusion of a decorative entrance door also strikes a new note. Such projects are well within the limitations of the Federal Housing Administration's Modernization Credit Plan. For full particulars consult any Federal Housing Administration insuring office or the Federal Housing Administration, Washington, D. C. You don't realize how the human voice can change till a woman pauses in her domestic remarks to answer the telephone.--Ivewaneo THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WOKK ALL WORK GUARANTEED Phone 2503 SOS 2nd S. W. Mason City, la. See Us When You Plan to Build . . . Now is the time to start thinking about a home of your own. If you plan now, your home will be ready for you during the early summer months. Ask to see one of our designs or bring in your own sketches. Estimates will be cheerfully given. Spring is the most practical time to build. ' L. A. PAGE LUMBER CO, PHONE 48 Clever Use of Small Area Fui"sr l E C O N D The hnme here was designed by Vincent D. Grentzenberg, architect, and was built at Chevy Chase, Mil. under terms of thi federal housing administration's single mortgage system. The house Is of Georgian style and has brick and tile exterior walls with a fire-resistant shingle roof. The general appearance of dignity to this small house takes it out of the cottage class without making it seem overly pretentious. While it conforms to the traditions of its type, It also serves modern purposes admirably. The plan embodies in a small area all the elements of a complete home. A central, bo.ved-in stair makes small hall spaces possible and leaves all the exterior walls for rooms. Every room has cross ventilation except the bath. The living room is well proportioned and what traffic must pass through it does not interfere with furniture arrangement or social grouping. The porch is secluded and can be used both jas a living porch and dining porch. The garage, set slightly at an angle, is an ingenious idea and serves the practical purpose of allowing the driveway to clear the kitchen porch without any abrupt curves. Second-floor arrangement provides adequate .accommodations for a family of lour. The question in.General Hagood's case is whether the war department expects to he standing or lying.--Dallas Morning News. Attic Repair Found Help to Housewife Hundreds of homes throughout .he nation constructed during the ast two decades include attic space. F o r Permanence . . . . Beauty and Stability use Washed, Screened and Sized Sand and Gravel. THREE GRADES OF SAND--FOUR SIZES OF GRAVEL IDEAL SAND GRAVEL CO. PHONE 551 elW · SAVES ··EASY TO INSTALL You know how a blanket keeps you warm in winter. That is the way Red Top Insulating Wool can protect your home. Easily installed between attic joists or in walls. Permanent, lire-proof. Vermin-proof. And pays for itself by saving fuel. Keeps you cool in summer, too. Let us show you samples of Red Top Insulating Wool and tell you how you can get this winter and summer comfort at little cost, and how Red Top Insulating Wool will pay for itself. FUUERTON LUMBER Go. FRANK MELIUS, Manager 15 Fourth Street S. W. Phone 3838 Since the inception of the Federal Housing administration's modernization credit plan many property Xroa Fireman heating dean, modern, «nd is safe* automatic, eery economical. Iron Fireman owners have realized the advantages ;o be derived from modernizing such space. A spacious recreation room may be created through the intelligent use of any of a number of wall anc floor coverings now available on the market. Attics may also be transformed into "extra bedrooms,' which are found to be very convenient and useful in the average home. Such projects need not rui into large sums of money. Carefu' planning and an appropriate use 01 materials will create many novel attractive effects. Funds with which to modernize attic space are readilj obtainable from private financial institutions operating under the National Housing act. These insured loans may be repaid on terms up to five years. Full particulars concerning attic modernization projects may be obtained from any federal housing administration insuring office or directly from the federal housing administration, Washington, D. C. GAINS SHOWN IN PAINT TRADE FOR '35, REPORT SAYS Increases Made Over Four Past Years by Industry, Survey Shows. Paint sales in 1935 showed substantial gains over the four previous years, according to reports made to the Bureau of Census by 579 concerns in the paint, varnish and lacquer industry. Comparison of 1935 with other years shows a gain of 21 per cent over 1931. 51.7 per cent over 1933, 64.1 per ctn over 1932, and 20.1 per cent over 1931. The 1935 volume, however, was 1.1 per cent less than 1930. 23.1 per cent less than 1929, and 20.5 per cent less than 1928. Gains for December, 1935. over he same month in the four previous 'cars were substantially greater nan the gains for the entire year. The increase for the last month of ast year was 25.2 per cent above December, 1934, 26.7 per cent above December, 1933, 111.3 per cent above December, 1932, and 48.6 per cent above December, 1931. Total Sales. The total sales of the 579 report- ng concerns were $334,277,609 for the year 1935. On the basis that this amount was only four-fifths of the actual total for all concerns in the jaJnt, varnish and lacquer industry, t would appear by simple computation that the real total was $417,847.011. Of the total sales made by 579 reporting concerns, S99.035.951 repre- =ented industrial sales, $130,355,319 trade sales, and $104,886,339 unclassified sales. This decided improvement in paint sales is credited by leaders in ;he industry to the great impetus to property modernization and repair which began in the summer of 1831, when the National Housing; Act was passed. Unprecedented. "The intensive drive for the inspiration of repair and modernization of property by the Federal Housing Administration in the Better Housing program in 1935 was utterly without precedent in history," according to Ralph W. Emerson, executive secretary of the National Clean-Up and Paint-Up bureau. "Data obtained in that drive," he said, "indicated that 25 per cent of the jobs pledged in the local Civic Enterprise Completed Sheet Metal Works Furnaces repaired and general tin shop. 117 Avcmic. North Delaware Phone 2120. Shown here are. exterior and interior views of a home in Sheboycaii, \ViS-, constructed w i t h o u t profit and built to educate the public In modem developments in home comfort and convenience. Thousands of residents of Sheboygan and vicinity have visited this project. Real Estate Transfers Fankcll, Wm. H., to Barbara Fankell $1.00 NW off NW, and Vf/ 3 of NE at NW, 12-97-22. Feb. 29, 1936. pinneke Evelyn hus,, to Mae T. McLarn $1.00 L 5 in B 1 Lchigh Add to M. C. March 3, 1936. Fankcll, Wm., H. wr to Phil Shcimo 51.00 S',a of SE 1-97-22 and W'» of SW of Sec. 6, and S 24.25 acres of NE of SW 6-97-21. Feb. 29, 1936. Birdsall. Minnie bus to Wh. H. Fankell $1.00 QCD same as above. Feb. 25, 1936. Gazer, Esther hus., to Wm. H. Fankell $1.00 QCD same as above. Feb. 29, 1936. Cazer, Esther, Guardian of Marval La Verne Cazer Roland Eugene Cazer, Minors to Phil Shcimo ?2,200 1-B int in Sb of SE 1-97-22, and W 1 -'. of SW Sec. 6, and S 24.20 acres of NE of SW 6-97-21. Jan. 17, 1936. Brush Annis Corporation to Mrs. Mamie Neatvedt.51.00 L 13 In B 24 in Auditor' sub of L 14 in sub of E'/s of SE and that part of the T£Vs of NE 18-96-20 lying S of railroad right-of-way. Aug. 21, 1935. louse-to-house canvasses were painting jobs, and that another 25 per cent of the jobs involved painting-. The drive was pursued both in and out of what are commonly termed seasons' in the construction industry. Did Lhis tremendous effort have any influence upon the marked gain n the sales of paints and allied products 1 Certainly it did. It would impossible in consideration of such mighty efforts, coupled with the definite gains which have been recorded, to believe otherwise. "Unquestionably, the intensive drive in the Better Housing program of the Federal Housing Administration had a very great deal to do with these impressive gains in paint sales." In Home After Operation. KANAWHA-- Miss Lila Frohm came Wednesday to the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Judd where she will be for several days following an operation at the Lutheran hos- Repairing Electric Motor By Experienced Men New Motors Bought and Sold lack Eros. ELECTRIC CO. SOB Second S. W. Phone 9TJ pital at Hampton. Miss Frohm a niece of Dr. and Mrs. Judd. Visitors From Kacine. STACYVILLE--Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Van Brec and baby of Racine, Wis., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hillard Ganser. G ARDNER FURNACE CO. ^^ Gutters Downspouts Repaired Sheet Metal and Furnaces Bear P. G. E. Bldg. Ph. 480 WHEN YOU BUILD REPAIR REMODEL Use "NORTHWESTERN" Portland Cement · For Beauty · Permanence A Satisfaction Northwestern States Portland Cement Co. General Offices, 6th Floor First National Bank Bldg. NEW ROOFS AND ROOFS REPAIRED All Work and Materials Guaranteed For Information Phone 3830 Free Estimates is the machine that made coal an automatic fuel Automatic coal firing it revolutionizing heating in every kind of firing job from 250 H. P; _~ boilers down to home / j f f l s X furnaces. Let us give 1 SE^j you the interesting facu ^^^^ and figures. FIRESIDE FUEL CO. Phone 888 For Free Estimate ON HOUSE WIRING Phone 2649 Facilities for Complete Service, Fixtures and Wiring. L. E. 'Les' Toole Electrical Construction 606 S. Georgia Ave. Mason City LAST G Federal Housing Act that applies to remodelling your home expires A p r i l ! , 1936. If you contemplate re- modelling act at once to take advantage of this plan. This does not apply to new construction which will still remain in effect. $100.00--You sign note for $105.26 and repay in 12 payments of $8.77 each--which payments include interest. Total cost to you for interest or other charges $5.26--This is all--There are no strings tied to this proposition. PHONE 808 Cheerfully Given )n AH Kinds of Construction Work GENERAL CONTRACTORS Phone 2626 525 Ninth St. S. E. Sherman Roofing 8 Siding Co, Mason City, Iowa 3 South Louisiana Avenue For the Model Home AT 1015 Third Street Northwest being built by C. A. Holcnen, Mason City contractor, we are happy that we were chosen to furnish the lumber and millwork. If you visit this house this week, we shall be glad to have you look at the lumber. We feel that this is high grade stock, entirely suitable for house construction of this type. We would also like to have you inspect the No. 1 5X red cedar shingles for the roof. These are 100% clear, 100% quarter sawed, and 100% heart timber, and make a roof which will last for a generation. If you like this house and the material in it, we shall be glad to quote you prices on the same kind of stock for your use. CALL US FOR QUOTATIONS 629 South Federal Avenue C-bfeFoebt* !4,jm You Are to Inspect the Mason City 1936 MODEL HOME Being Built at 1015 Third St. N. W. First grade material is being used and construction is strictly by Union Labor. IF YOU PLAN TO BUILD OR REMODEL SEE Contractor Phone 2667

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