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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, March 14, 1931
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"·'* "^ f\ MARCH 14 1931 PLANS ARE BEING MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE BUILDING TO BE ENLARGED WITH 39 FOOT EDIFICE More pffice anI Hospita Rooms to Be Provided ' This Summer. Definite announcement that the .?J k hos P ltal staff is to erect an addition to the institution this sum mer was late Friday by Dr George-M.Crabb. . Plans for the new structure are cemg drawn by Hansen.-and Wag goner, Mason City firm of arch! tects, and will be ready for con tractors in about four weeks. The addition will be a projection of the preesnt structure to the west a distance of 39 feet. The new build ing wiil thus be 39 by 38 feet, which is the width of the present sttuc ture, and four stories in height This includes the basement, which will be on the level of the ground at the rear end. This addition will add 12 rooms to the office floor and i* rooms to the hospital, increasing the capacity to about 65 rooms. The new structure will have a number of special hospital features including .a grade ambulance entrance. INSULATION HAS ALL-YEAR VALUE Comfort Found in Treatment of Heat or Cold for House. Is the upper floor of your home stifling v hot · during the summer months? Do you dread going to bed at night "because of the intense heat of the upper floor? ,. Why don't you insulate the roof o£ your house and thus · procure Summer comfort? .Perhaps It has neyer occured that insulating material is just as effective during the summer months as In winter. During the' hot summer months insulation will safeguard the interior of the house from the penetrating- rays of the sun! It acts as a barrier which prevents the heat rays from gaining: an entrance into the', attic, or ^uppee rooms of the ,, only a barirer against cold mWndi.forget -that during the summer .otwnonths it is workingLjust as earn- jJaMy in our behalf. Insulation controls the flow of heat. It is designed to, prevent the exit or entrance of heat Thus during the winter months, it keeps the heat in the house and does not allow it to escape. It enables you to use less coal. During .the summer months the insulating material prevents the entrance of the heat thus assuring you comfort. Remember that insulation has an all .year round value and if your house is not insulated you are sacrificing comfort and well-being. House Achieves Homey Atmosphere FOR PARK HOSPITAL ADDITION """ "" *"*" ** $15 ' 000 ' 8h0win S arrangement of furniture, window boxes and ex- PREPARED FOB CENTRAL · PRESS By Architectural Research Bureau, The American Home Magazine, The house shown here seems to have achieved that, indefinable something which makes a house a home. What this something is no one may say, and architects, no natter how hard they may strive for it, cannot achieve it unless they are working in accord with their clients : and. have a feeling for domestic design .which "is little short of genius. The planting^around the exterior FRIGIDAIRES GUARANTEED FOR 3 YEARS Policy Applies on 1931 Product A THREE YEAR complete service guarantee covering both the mechanism and the cabinet will apply to the 1931 Frigidaire advanced line of household electric refriger- · ators Don McPeak, local Frigidaire dealer said today. "This radically new,dual pledge of owner satisfaction," he said, "is the broadest in the history of Frig- idaire Corporation. It has been adopted because of the experience with the cufFent models and the fact that all Frigidaire household models are finished in permanent porcelain on steel. Back of it stands the reputation and resources of / General Motors Corporation, the f; world's largest manufacturer of fine '.··' mechanical products." f Speaking of the advanced Frigid\ aires, Mr. McPeak said: "The new line Jg the result of the most inten- \ * sive and devoted effort the Frigid' aire factory ever put into a product. '- In.designlng arid -building it there was but a single aim--that it i should present .the outstanding V value in the-electric, refrigeration i world today. It is because of this ; value that Frigidaire is able to of* fer its/remarkable dual guarantee. "Such features as lower opc-at- ing cost, faster freezing of Mce cubes, more pounds of ice per freez- ! ing, Jarger shelf area and greater power distinguish the new models. In addition there is an acid-resisting interior of porcelain, the result / of years of intensive research. V "Throughout the mechanical unit / and the cabinet, Frigidaire has in: traduced time proved features that f , make the new models distinct and J important contributions to electric j ^ refrigeration." N3T fO BE BIG YEAR FOR NORTH IOWA SCOUTDOM Reports Show Continuation of Activity in All Fields. The year 1931 bids fair to be one of outstanding activity in Boy Scout work in the North Iowa area council. A report, as given by the cout executive at the meeting ot the local council Thursday evening which wag attended by 71 men from practically every community in the council, bears out the above statement. The number of troops registered remains the same as of Jan. 1, even tho one unit, Troop 21, Manly, was dropped from the records on account of inactivity. One new unit troop 5, sponsored by the Madison P. T. A., Mason City, with Andrew Olson as chairman of the committee and Milo Peterson as scoutmaster, with 14 boys registered, has been added. There have been 82 boys who have become tenderfoot scouts since the 0rst of the year. Organize Sea Scouts. Another interesting phase was the organization of a sea scout unit at the Wilson schoof-with six boys registered. James A. King is the leader of the group. The organization work under the cub department shows that one den of 10 boys has been organized with E. Thayer Curry",'Eagle,scout of troop 13. as den chief. ' . Five district courti of honor were held in January at which 21 second class badges, 9 first class badges, 6 star · badges, 4 life badges, 95 merit badges, 3 eagle badges and 3 eagle palms were awarded. At the Maaon City court, one ordinary sea scout badge was awarded. These courts were held at Osage, Clarks- vllle, Belmond, Crystal Lake and Mason City. In the training department- there are 24 men enrolled in the specialization course in archery under the direction of C. H. Stevens and Ralph Stanbery. A Red Cross first aid specialization course with 55 men enrolled, under the leadership of Tom Connor, is also in progress meeting- on Thursday night at the Lincoln school. 103 Boys Attend One of the outstanding 1 events in the year to date was the annual meeting on Jan. 15 at the Hotel Hanford which was attended by 192 boys. Rabbi Eugene Mann- leimer of Des Molnes was the principal speaker. An orchestra from he high school and the Rusty Hinge quartet contributed to the evening's of the house accentuates the beauty of its design and adds to the "homey" atmosphere, as do the window boxes and the unusual pent roofs over the first and second floor windows. The final touch of charm' is the dove cote attached to the chimney.' The house itself is not a very large one, and would probably cost about ?15,000 to build. The architect, Lawrence V. Boyd, Philadelphia, Pa., has shown how furniture could be arranged in the principal rooms, and it will be seen that the floor plans reflect the. quaint charm of the exterior. The large hall has a coat closet program, and the reports of last vear were given by a number of Eov Scouts. Anniversary week in February was an interesting activity and many father and son banquets were held. Window exhibits were dls played in practically every town having a troop. Reports have been given of window demonstrations that were put . on in Hampton Charles City, Clarksville and Mason City. The office staff hag been more than busy in making 43 troop visits and 101 town visits during the two months of January and 'February. City-Wide Hike Planned In Mason City there is being planned a city-wide hike on Thursday, March. 26, during- the spring vacation in the schools. On March 28 will be the first area-wide kite flying contest, which will be held in Mason City. On March 30 and 31 will be joint troop meetings of troops in. .Maaon City. " District courts of honor will be held in Charles City on March 24, Forest City on March 2Q, Clear Lake on March 27 and Clarion on April ?3. A scout leaders' meeting is bein 0 held April 2. On April 11 is being planned a conference of senior patrol leaders arid junior assistant scoutmasters, in connection with their scout leaders who desire to attend. It is planned that this will be an all-day conference closing with a banquet in the evening. There will be a continuation of the two specialization training courses, the organization of new cub packs and an area-wide court of honor to be held In Hampton on May 8 or 10. and downstairs lavatory. Double doors lead into the spacious Hvlng room, which connects, in turn, thru double doors with the dining room. The kitchen is placed in a corner, which insures good cross ventilation, and the sink has been conveniently located under two large windows. There is a breakfast corner In the kitchen, but the pantry might be altered to serve the same purpose. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and two baths. There is also an attic which can be used for storage apace., Plans for this house may be purchased from the architect. MOLINE BANKER UNDER ARREST Accused of Embezzlement; Bank Sound and Open for Business. MOLTNE, HI., March 14. (IP}-Robert C. Shellburg, vice president md cashier of the People's Savings bank and Trust company, is under arrest today on charges of embezzlement of bank funds and falsification of bank records, with intent to deceive state bank examiners. The bank is sound, the shortage laving been made good and tha ioors of the institution were opened for business as usual at 9 a. in. today. A half million dollars was de- ivered from Chicago to Moline by airplane this morning to augment cash reserves in like amount ,on land. Directors of the bank were in session all night with State Auditor "Telson, who congratulates members of the board on their prompt and efficient handling of the situation. Nothing of late has been heard of he Illinois child who was given t lansfusion of parrot's blood by misake. Does she show aiy tcnden- y to go In for horizontal bar work ? --Detroit News. BUILDING WORK SHOWS INCREASE Chief of Engineers Reports New Projects Totaling $10,000,000. WASHINGTON, March 14. l]F-A steady increase in construction work the ast two months was indicated today by Major General Lytle Brown, chief of engineers, in a report to Secretary Hurley. During January, the general reported, work was begun on almost one half of new contract operations, totaling nearly $10,000,000. - Th! number of men employed under contracts was estimated at 2,252. Simultaneously, Brigadier Gener* al G. B. Pillsbury, assistant chiet of army engineers, reported to the secretary 800 additional men will be employed on three major projects now pending-. These include a proposed $1,750,000 bridge over the Missouri river at- South Omaha, Nebr., to employ 400 men for fourteen months. Intoxication Charges Are Made Against 3 Lloyd St. Augustine, Mason City and Kenneth Siefert, Clear Lak'^' were arrested Friday night and charged with intoxication. They both forfeited $15 bonds when they failed to appear at police court Saturday morning. The case of Chester Delle, Mason City, arrested Friday night and charged with intoxication, was continued Saturday morning. FIRST MORTGAGES LOANS BONDING INSURANCE SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES MASON CITY LOAN INVESTMENT Co. W. L. PATTON, Pres. M,M.Moen COMPANY General Building Contractors Alteration and Repair .Work Phone' XS7 So. President Mi PORCH ON UPPER FLOOR INCREASES VALUE OF HOUSE Is Cool for Summer and Bright and Sunny in Winter. Because they lack second flour porchea, many homes are cheatins the, owners out of a large measure ?,, c ° n ^ e ° fence . comfort and enjoyment The enclosed upstairs pore), usually becomes one of the homei, most favored rooms. Open on three sides, it is airy and far cooler and more comfortable than the regular oearooms in summer; and in winter, because of its many window* and ample sunlight, it is bright and cheery when other rooms aro gloomy. Where the home has a first floor porch, the cost of adding an upstairs porch overhead is small especially when consideration is given to the fact that the additional space increases the market value of the dwelling as well as the corn- tort of its .occupants. Roof Is Important. . Whether the porch is to be large or small, merely screened or completely enclosed, its building shoul.l be supervised by a competent contractor. First consideration should be given the construction of the roof, for upon it depends much of the comfort and pleasure the porch will bring. At this point insulation board should always be used to ward off the rays of the summer sun, keeping- the porch comfortable on even the hottest days. While the screened upstairs porch is a valuable addition to the horns during the summer months when it can be used for outdoor sleeping n fully enclosed porch can be mado comfortable for year-round use. Altho slightly more expensive to construct, the fully enclosed porch will add more to the home's value and consequently, can be considered au excellent investment in terms of dollars as well as comfort and convenience. Weather Stripping Advisable. If the enclosed porch is properly constructed, it is frequently unnecessary to extend the original healing system to make it comfortable during the winter. The proper use of weather stripping .and insulation board will, in most cases, solve the problem. With the enclosed porch the roof construction is even more impor.t- ant than with the open porch. The roof -.must not only keep out the heat' of'_ the summer suh; but 'ala.i must prevent escape of furnace or boiler heat in winter. · Since tne greatest winter heat loss is thru tho roof, insulation board should always be used at this point. It will not only make the porch easy to Keat in cold weather, but will prevent unnecessary fuel waste. Exterior Should Harmonize. The exterior finish of the porch should either match or harmonize with the exterior of the house. Tills, CLAIMS ESTATE Associated press Photo Arnolds Franklin, sister of Vivian Gordon, stain vice inquiry witness, went to New York from Cincinnati to press a, claim for a slmio of tlio Broadway butterfly's reported §50,000 estate. usually, is neither difficult nor expensive. Insulation board can be used as sheathing to prevent draughts and loss of heat, and the various forms of wood or brick siding can be applied over it, or stucco can be applied directly to it. Care should be exercised to bs sure the windows fit snugly, especially since they will probably be large to permit free circulation of air in the summer months. Weather stripping: is frequently advisable. Flooring and woodwork can ba matched with' that of inside rooms. Before going far with plans for LOWEIt FOOD PRICES MAKE POSSIBLE A Good Meal FOK Special Chicken Dinner Sun. 4Oc SAVOY CAFE I'l South Poluwjtrc 1UA80N GIT*, IOWA F O R R O O F I N G A N D BUILDING MATERIALS Call the FREE ESTIMATES MASON CITY BUILDERS SUPPLY CO. PHONE 955 SZl SEVENTH STREET N." E. Before You Decide NOT to Let us figure your sand and gravel costs for you. Washed and screened materials cost no more than inferior grades and give you a job that requires no apologies. Call 551--552 and we will be glad to figure with you, IDEAL SAND 6t GRAVEL CO. NORTHEAST OF CITY I Producer. 4 second floor porch, whether open or closed, the wise home owner will consult a reliable lumber dealer or contractor. Sometimes it is also judicious to confer with an architect, who may have suggestions that will make the porch add considerable beauty as well as comfort to the home. Lone Bandit Holds Up Express Train; Gets $5,000 in Currency BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 14 Cff)--A lone bandit held up the express car of a Louisville and Nash- vill passenger train, bound from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa, today and escaped with an express package which police were told contained 55,000 in currency. The robbery occurred as the train was leaving Bessemer, 12 miles west of here. No two ways about it; if you will have a lot of hungry cats, you won't have birds; if you don't have birds, you will have more bugs around. If you like bugs, all right. If you don't like bugs, don't say we didn't warn you about the cats.--Tlut Farm Journal. Adams and Second St. N. W. I illustrate with Photographs I WP.IGHT STUDIOS Adams and Second St. N. W. Three-Fold Purpose LIGHTING FIXTURES ·V^OU are Invited to inspect our ex- 1 hibltion of modern lighting fixtures, designed to afford the highest degree of convenience, to eliminate eye-strain, and to beautify the home. Ceiling Fixtures, W a l l Brackets . . . Classical and Modernistic.. . . In Brass, Bronze, Crystal, Wrought Iron, Pewter, Etc. . . . Priced from $3.25. Add a plug to every wall, and make the innst ot your servant, Electricity. Peoples Gas Electric Co. P. G. £r L "For Better .Appliances" Let This Book Help You Plan The satisfaction you get out ol your new home will depend on how much thinking and study you give to it before you actually begin to draw the plans because the finished building will then come nearer satisfying your wants and likes and will stand the acid test of use much better. "Beautiful Homes That Endure" is an excellent book for your preliminary thinking. It gives you reliable information and sound advice on several important things which should receive careful consideration before you even begin . to draw floor plans and elevations. Mail the Coupon the Book Is Free MASON CITY BRICK TILE COMPANY MASON CITY IOWA Please send me copy of your Free Book, "Beautiful Homes Thnt Endure" (My Name) ' (Town) (State)

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