The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 28, 1939 · Page 25
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March 28, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 25

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE To Display Miniature Residential Block Officers and Chairman in Charge of Show A. C. FIUSK, JK. ' --President L. A. MOORE --Vice President 30 Exhibitors to Stimulate Building Here The seventh annual building and home furnishings show which opens Wednesday afternoon in the Mason City high school gymnasium will not only portray the tremendous advancement in building methods during the last seven years but \vtll also provide a stimulus for increased building activity during the season just opening. The first show was held in the spring of 1333, a year after the organization of the North Iowa Builders' exchange, its sponsor. The fact that it was started at the very depths ot the depression is a marked credit to the vision and courage of the men who were responsible. Building Has Increased That building has shown a tre- mendous increase in Mason City since that time may also be regarded as significant, particularly when it is noted that attendance at the last two shows doubled previous years just as building also expanded during the same period. Approximately 100 new homes were built here during each of the years. The Mason City Brick and Tile company, the Mason City Millworks, the Peterson Roofing and Supply company, the Ray E. Pauley company and the Mason City Cut Stone company were the pioneer organizers of the North Iowa Builders' exchange in 1931. Officers of Exchange The first president, A. C. Frisk, is president again this year. L. A. Moore is vice president and Lester Milligan, secretary-treasurer. The other directors are Carl Henkel, C. R. Stoakos and Ray E. Pauley. Chairman o£ this year's show is Jay Tubbesing. His committee LESTER MILLIGAN ---Seereliiry-Xreasurcr members are Harry D. Makeever, John Moen and Emit Koerber. Never before have there been so many incentives for the man of even moderate means to build and own his home, sponsors of the show declare. Tremendous advances have been made in the last seven years in home planning and equipment. And not only arc (lie contractors able to furnish more home for the money but financing also lias become a simple matter for a responsible party. Financing Simplified Through an FI1A guaranteed loan it is now possible for the prospective homeowner to borrow up to 90 per cent of the value of his completed home and to pay off the loan in monthly payments approximating rent in size. Complete information conc e r n i n g financing, planning, building, equipment and furnishings will be available at the show through the 30 exhibitors. The doors xvill be open from 1 o'clock until 9:30 o'clock in the JAY TUBBESING --Chairman evening Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. North Iowa Members Members of the North Iowa Builders' exchange i n c l u d e Kemble's greenhouse, the Mason City Builders Supply company, the Mason City Brick and Tile company, the Mason City Millwork company, the L. A. Moore Lumber company, the Midwest Roofing company, the Northwestern Slates Portland Cement company. The L. A. Page Lumber company, the Ray E. Pauley company, the Peoples' Gas and Electric company, the Peterson Roofing and Supply company Die Anderson Lumber company Hugh Davey and Son, the Chapin-O'Neil Coal company. The Crane company, Currie- Van Ness company, the Daterman Electric company, the 1'ul- lerton Lumber company, Henke Concrete and Supply companj and the ideal Sand and Grave company. Eight Homes n Anderson Booth Display A square block from the resi- lential section of :i model vil- age- with eight homes will be ·reeled in the Anderson Lumber ompany booth at the North owa Building ;ind Home Furnishing show, D. A. Webster, nanager, announced. The display will be complete vitli properly painted buildings, andscaping, driveways ;ind even street lights. What is more important to the prospective home builder, the cardboard houses- can be lifted to rcvou! the floor- tt "" pSan. Mr. Webster said. One of the features ot the ex- libit will be Sherwin-William.-; paints and :i supply ot the Shcr- witi-WiJliams home decorator md color guide prepared by Rockwell Kent and widely advertised over the radio will be available at the booth. Among the other home build- .n% products to be featured are Old American asphalt roofing and shingles and (lie American Steel and Wire company's wire and fencing, the manager said. New home builders' cnt.-ilogs also will be available to help prospective builders in planning their homes. Advice also will be given on all types of iiHei'ior finish if requested. In addition, complete information on financing w i l l be provided on request, including fr'HA loans, building and lo;m company, insurance company and private financing. Basement Shower Is Great Convenience A great convenience to the family which contains several active young people is a basement shower. This is particularly valuable in the summer when it can be used by persons returning from the beach, from outdoor games, or from working in the garden. YES, AND IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT BUILDING--REMODELING - REPAIRING With Low Gravel Prices You Will Probably Never Again Have the Building Opportunity You Have Right Now Don't Delay. Three Grades of Sand -- Four Sizes of Gravel For Permanence, Beauty and Stability Use Washed, Screened and Sized Sand and Gravel. IDEAL SAND AND GRAVEL COMPANY NORTHEAST OF MASON CITY

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