Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 3, 1934 · Page 22
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 3, 1934
Page 22
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SIX MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1934 KEMBLE'S READY FOR SPRING RUSH United States Is Not "All Built Up" The position of home building in the nation's economic structure ia clearly shown in the January letter of the National City bank of New York. Under the title "Outlook for Building" this summary is made: "The building industry is the most important of the industries which are now most depressed, and the trend of building operations will great- Hy affect all business activity during 1934. No industry · is cited more often than building as an illustration for the argument that the field for capital expenditure is limited, and none with so little justification in the facts. Despite statements to the contrary, the country is not "all built up." Newspapers within the past month have published figures gathered by an NRA survey, . not officially released, of construction work that should be done, and the total in all classifications is above $14,000,000,000." Sam Metz of Clear Lake has returned from Texas where he' was. supervising work in his citrus orchard. Ample Space in Suburban Home Six Bedrooms Accommodate Large Family Home Financing Means Provided In the effort to speed recovery, there can be no greater service to the nation at large than to stimulate private construction--both by creating a wider demand for homes, and by making financing easier. A start has been made, through the Home Loan banks, toward loosening credit for residential building. Building and 'loan groups, as the leaders of a number of them have; said, should follow. The homebuilder himself can help by building a higher-quality structure, both for reasons of economy and comfort, and because the better the home, the more worthy it is of a loan. Nowadays there is no excuse for building poorly. Methods and materials have been improved--add depression has actually forwarded progress in this field, due to the need to make sales appeal stronger than ever. The jerry-built home is doomed. .Is a house fire-resistant? 1= it rigid in construction? Will maintenance cost be low? Has it the modem conveniences that wise buyers demand? These and similar questions, answered in the affirmative, point the way to better homes for America. A T T R A C T I V E P E R M A N E N T, F I R E S A F E " B U I L D W I T H B R I C K ' ' Nine out of ten prospective builders prefer brick homes-and their choice is a wise one. Contrary to common belief, brick homes today cost little if any more than less permanent construction. Figured over a period of years, a brick home will cost you much less. Denison Common Brick, Select Common Brick, and Matt Face Brick offer you a wide selection of pleasing and attractive colors and textures. They will give your new home a permanent beauty that you will always enjoy. Ask your architect or contractor for bids on brick construction--the low cost will surprise you. MASON CITY BRICK and TILE COMPANY Mason City, Iowa DENISON CLAY PRODUCTS ARE SOLD BY YOUR LOCAL BUILDING MATERIAL DEALERS Expects to Sell 200,000 Plants Here Won Silver Loving Cup as Recognition of Quality. Kemble's greenhouse, started in Mason City 25 years ago, owns and operates the largest retail greenhouse in North Iowa 'or southern" Minnesota, besides branches at Prairie du Chien, Wis.. and New Hampton. It handles greenhouse plants, cut flowers, ornamental shrubbery and landscape work and employs experts on seeds and fertilizers. Perhaps no greater recognition of quality can be shown than that Kemble's ' won the silver loving cup at the last mid-west horticultural exposition, awarded for excellence in general practice as determined by largest number of points won by any exhibitor. Tl ·» competition was open to any horticulturist in the middle west and was competed for by more than 50 prominent growers. Leader In Landscapes. Of much interest at this particular time of year is the landscape work and in this Kem- bles has naturally been a leader as it is the only firm in the city having a graduate horticulturist in charge of this work and since it is consulted so frequently in regard to other horticultural subjects, the larger number of landscape projects in' the. city were planted by Kemble's. The firm maintains a department-to which anyone interested in any phase of planting may go for information whether it concerns growing of flowers, plants, bulbs, shrubs or any of the related subjects. This information and advice is furnished free of charge to those who seek it. The Cash and Carry retail office, located at Thirteenth street southeast - and Federal : avenue, under .the name of "Prosperity Gardens" was put in to make it possible for put* chasers who ~wish desirable planting stock, at prices to compete with mail-order houses, to procure their needs locally, without the expense of postage or express and to enable them to see what they are buying and to give prompt service. Prepare for Spring. A large force of men is now engaged in the greenhouses in preparing for the spring rush. It is estimated that more than 200,000 plants will be sold this spring. This includes geraniums, petunias, vincas, foliage, asters, daisies, pansies and dozens of other varieties. Kemble's is co-operating with the A. A. A. under the N. R. A., employs local people and is a heavy taxpayer in this community. Ray Whorley is the manager of the retail sales - :id makeup work; Luther Proeger is in charge of the greenhouses and H. M. Knudson is the proprietor. McDonough Urges Federal Loans to Build New Homes M. J. McDonough, president building and trades department, American Federation o! Labor, speaking for organized labor, wrote the American Builder on Dec. 21, "The plans for federal loans for new residential building, home repairs and modernization appeal to me as a sound and thoroughly practical solution of a problem which is undoubtedly holding back the machinery of general business recovery. In the building trades today there are approximately 1,500,000 members enrolled under the standard of the A. F. of L., and it is our estimate that not less than 80 per cent of these men are now unemployed. Any action which will tend to help this vast army to regain their jobs must meet with our heartfelt in- dorsement."

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