The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 3, 1934 · Page 26
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April 3, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 26

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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1934 HENKEL ENTERS MATERIALS BUSINESS Expansion in Building Expected Becomes Dealer for New Construction Equipment. With the organization centering its attention on the building supply business rather than construction, the Henket establishment. 529 Ninth street southeast, has now begun operating under the name of Henkel Concrete and Supply company... The heavy paving construe* tion equipment of the concern is being sold, while the management has been engaged in taking on a number of building- material agencies and expanding itjs concrete manufacturing plant, according to Carl Henkel. Confident there will be an expansion in the building of homes the next few years and that the construction of dwellings will turn more to steel and concrete, Mr. Henkel is revamping his establishment for the new developments. Represents Truscon. One of the steps taken in anticipation of this trend is to become the dealer for the Trus- con Steel company of Youngs- ton, Ohio, the products of which Include trusses, steel windows, metal lath, wire mesh, expanded corner bead, copper steel standard lintels, coal chutes, steel plates, steel and concrete highway crossings, expanded contraction plates, guard rails, reinforcing bars, steel deck roofs and steel joists. The Henkel company also will be dealers for the Truscon laboratories at Detroit, Mich., for waterprdofings, damp proof- ings, masonry paints, steel paints arid floor hardeners. The company also is acting ag agents for the Iowa Concrete and Silo company, Des Moines, for the cinder concrete building block for sound proof- Ing purposes. Consideration also is being given to the manufacturing of another product, concrete joists. The concrete construction work is also being expanded into other lines. Including a culvert pipe for highways. The trend in later years has been to use concrete culverts rather than steel chiefly because it adds to employment ia the community. The Henkel culverts are made in 15, 18, 2i, 30 and 36 inch lengths. Makes Burial '.'aults. The company will continue the manufacturing · and servicing of concrete burial vaults which are handled exclusively through funeral directors. In addition to the vaults the VESTIBULE REPLACES FRONT PORCH company has now begun to manufacture concrete rough boxes, which are also handled through funeral directors. Attention is called to the fact that these are not vaults, but to replace the old wooden rough boxes. They are durable, however, and prevent sunken graves. The Gjellefald Construction company of Forest City was low bidder at $47,728 on the construction of a sewage disposal plant at Solon. nin Iflnul DRW . II h u n HI) is; i* YOUR NEIGHBORS L OCAL agents of Stock Fire Insurance companies are numbered among your home town people ... your neighbors. These agents live here--own property and pay taxes here--are part of the business and'feme interest of the_ community. Every property owner should frequently consult his insurance agent. The companies have large investments in this state. A very personal relationship exists between you and STOCK FIRE INSURANCE --Which not only provides the indemnity for which you pay, but works constantly in many ways to insure the safety of your family, your home, your business and community. For Dependable Insurance Consult Any Member of the MASON CITY FIRE AND CASUALTY UNDERWRITERS ASS'N G. S. Avery Son First National Bank -- Phone 857 The Iowa Company 309 First National Bank Bldg. B. E. Finlayson, Manager A. W. Knesel Son, Inc. 31 Vi South Federal Ave.--Phone 9»i Mason City Loan Investment Co. W. L. Patton, President 109 East State St.--Phone 790 Romey Realty Company 38 First Street S. E.--Phone 5S* C. I. Snyder Co. 206 M. B. A. Bldg.--Phone 584 Bailey-Cooper Insurance Agency IS South Delaware---Phone 496 Bracken Insurance Agency 9 West State--Phoae 366 The H. C. Brown Agency 432 First National Bank Bid;. Phone 1019 The Ralph Lloyd Jones Co. 101 First Street S. E.--Phone 326 -*Xop, left, original house; below, right, remodeled house; top, right, Interior plans. * s e These plans are certified by the Good Housekeeping studio of architecture and furnishings, Helen kones, director; and its stall of architects. Dwlgnt James Baum, A. L A, consultant architect, and associate architects, Henry Ivea Cobb, ST., A. I. A., New York; Myron Hunt, F. A. I. A., Los Angeles; C. Herrick Hammond, F A. I. A, Chicago. This cottage, pictured at the upper left, is one of those stlye- less little houses that may be seen dotting the landscape of any of our to^ns. How to give it character was the problem of the architect, J. M. Hamilton. He did it by removing the clumsy front porch, which was out of proportion to the size of the' house, and adding a small vestibule and a side porch. With these alterations its lines were greatly improved. The living room also was enlarged, making the charming cottage shown below at right. The interior plan is given above, showing the well planned living room, dining room, two bedrooms and kitchen. Plans for this house remodeling- are not for sale. All inquiries concerning it should be addressed to the architect in care of this paper. Modernization of Homes Shows Cut in Charity Needs The community renovize or modernization and home repair campaigns conducted in Philadelphia, Kansas City, state of Rhode Island, Lincoln, Nebr., Wilmington, Dei., Salt Lake City and hundreds of other communities during the last three years have proved- that applications for unemployment and charity relief fall off as much as 50 per cent during such campaigns. While the more pretentious building projects are being planned, modernization and home repairs offer an immediate and comprehensive method of relieving unemployment. Good Citizenship in Owning Homes To encourage home ownership is to encourage good citizenship, better health, higher standards of living, independence and strength, says the American Builder. In times such as these, the nation needs to emphasize the importance of the single family dwelling. Instead, during the past few years, the-individual house has been subjected to the pressure of a system of short-sighted financing that has demoralized and placed it in a bad light. Swift and company will erect a produce plant in Des Moines to cost fSO.00%

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