The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 3, 1934 · Page 30
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 30

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 3, 1934
Page 30
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FOURTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1934 MOORE FURNISHES NEW MATERIALS Expert Roofing Service We Specialize in All Types of Roof Work Free Inspection Service Jon't forget to see our display at The Building and Home Furnishings Show Petersen Roofing Supply Co. Authorized roofers and distributors of H. P. WATSON Company's line of rigid asbestos shingles, asphalt shingles, roll roofing, asphalt built-up roofs and pitch and gravel roofs. 425 South Federal Ave. Phone 351 ATTEND THE BUILDING SHOW, APRIL 4,5 and 6 Attend the . .. BUILDING and HOME FURNISHING SHOW Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 4, 5 and 6 and See the . . FAIRBANKS- MORSE Automatic Coal Burner OFFERING HEATING ECONOMY AND CONVENIENCE FOR ANY HOME OR APARTMENT AN AUTOMATIC COAL BURNER ASSURES... Economical Heating Comfort-Convenience Safety-Cleanliness -- Distributors for North Iowa -CHAPIN-O'NEIL COAL COMPANY, INC. locial, Civic and Economic Changes Determine Needs Social, civic and economic hanges have a tremendous earing on the need for new omes. In the years 1921-30 ap- roximately 1 million mar- ages took place annually in the United States. There has een an extreme drop in this ate, although the figure for the entire country Js not avail- ble. In Philadelphia during the jast five years, marriages have otaled only 38,399, as against 4,718 in the preceding five ears, and 68,331 from 1918 to 922. In St. Louis in 1932, mar- iages were 55 per cent below ormal, and were lower than uring the World war. A back- og of marriages to the extent 20,000 has been ouilt up in hat city. business Standing Shown in New Plan A new plan by which any member can ascertain, in a :ew minutes, the standing of my contractor or sub-contract- r doing business with the ouildjng material bouses of San Diego, Cal., has been adopted by the Building Material Dealers' association of the Pacific oast seaports. The associa- ion member can learn whether iis' prospect has been prompl n paying bills in the past anc ust how he stands at the time f inquiry. He can find ou : whether it appears that the contractor is just shopping around, which causes him, in the end, to pyramid his ac counts and tempt him to im pose on lenient dealers to ge too long terms of credit.. Residential construction i) 257 cities averaged $2,200,00 000 a year for the five year, pe riod 1922-26. The average vol ume for these same cities i 1931 and '32 was $102,000,000 or 4.6 per cent. The economi shock of this drastic declin was tremendous and there i much evidence to indicate it the principal obstacle to recov ery today. ^roducts Shown in Local Show New Types of Materials Enter Building Field. The L. A. Moore Lumber ompany is able to provide vir- ually every material for the onstruction of a home, and, urther than that, quality commodities which will completely ejuvenate an old home. Featured in the L. A. Moora ompany's building exhibit are Tohns-Manville, Celotex and Sherwin-Williams products. Johns-Manville rock wool in- ulation comes in batt forms for use between studs in the side walls of a home and over the eiling of the upper story. Year- round insulation is provided by his material. It keeps cold out during the winter and through lie hot summer months it re- 'uses to allow heat to pene- .rate. This insulation also serves to deaden sounds coming from the outside. If one wishes to insulate a home which is already built, Johns-Manville rock wool can e purchased in fibre form and blown into the side walls and beneath the attic floor by a special compressed air apparatus. Celotex insulating lath is used on the inner side of side walls and ceilings serving as a Dase upon which to plaster as well as an effective insulator. Building board, another Celo- tex product, is used as a wall board for finishing a recreation room or other attic or basement space. In addition to the regulation bulk size, this building board is made in smaller sizes with bevelled edges for ornamental treatment of sidewalls and ceilings. Another nationally advertised product for which the L. A. Moore company has the agency is Sherwin-Williams paint. A complete line in this product enables the local concern to supply you with a high grade paint for anything from barns to lamp shades. Sherwin-Williams also manufactures varnishes and stains of all kinds. American in Every Line Beauty and Economy On a Colonial Pattern Phone 1606 302 South Monroe Ave. Mason City. Iowa The house pictured here is American in every line, beautiful in form and economical in plan. Its base is a colonial design. The walls are of white clapboards. The roof should be a dark brown. Green shutters set off the white walls. The chimney is white with a black top. Ample light and air are provided for the living and dining rooms on the first floor and also for the one bedroom on that floor. .This bedroom is located in an extension, such as the early settlers added when their families outgrew the original house. Upstairs two more bedrooms receive ventilation and light from the end windows and also Erom dormer windows in the roof at the rear. A bathroom is provided for each floor. Stairs and chimney rise together in the center of the house. In this location, the chimney connects conveniently with vents from the kitchen. Colonial atmosphere can be increased in the living room by pilasters on either side of the fireplace and panels on that side of the room. The house should face the east on a lot 75 by 100 feet. Cost should run about 58,000. The low white picket fence in front carries out still further the colonial atmosphere, and may inclose an old-fashioned garden.

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