Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 28, 1939 · Page 27
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 27

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 28, 1939
Page 27
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 11 Plan New Masonry Cement Demonstration Cement Firm' Has Booth Feature Here The attractive booth of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company will be o£ special interest this year at the annual Building and Home Furnishing show in the Mason City high school Wednesday through Friday. A practical demonstration of the ^Northwestern masonry cement will be featured in the company's booth. It is a new product developed to {ill a need lor a water tight cement of low shrinkage for brick, tile and masonry construction. It also is adapted for stucco and can be colored in desired shades and textures. Used in Cold Weather The high early strength cement which also will be exhibited is used particularly in cold weather construction where fast setting is essential. Attendants will be on hand at the booth to answer Questions. During the past century or two the process of making Portland cement has been developed. The process had its beginning back in ancient times, long before the Christian era, and ' today there still remains evidence of the use of cement centuries before the establishment of the Roman empire. In 1824, a stone mason of Leeds, England, was granted a patent on a material which he named Portland cement. The cement got its name because it resembled the color of a rock quarried in the Isle of Portland. 80 Operations Necessary The first plant was established in the nUited States in 1872 but it was not until 1900 that the production of American made cement surpassed the sale of the imported product. Eighty operations are required in the manufacture of Portland cement before the product is ready to put into the hands of the consumer. The essential elements are lime, silica and alumina. The raw materials used by the Mason City plant are limestone and clay. Small Frame House Here is a small home use plan with an unusual number of good points. In a city suburb, on a small farm homestead, or as a cottage near a lake or river this house will make an ideal small home. Distinctive and most attractive in appearance, it contains also many special efficiency features and is distinguished by an unusual arrangement of rooms. First of oil the living room is large and contains a fireplace and hearth. There are two bedrooms, and a complete modern kitchen. In addition to these basic space units, you will notice a built-in dining alcove in the living room bay window. Also provision for extra sleeping space in bunks, also built-in. The garage, if space on the lot is limited, can be opened with wide doors on each end, or in case- the location ot the house warrants, can be used instead as a boat house. A large porch opens off the living room and gives access also to the kitchen, making a compact and roomy one-story house design. Moreover, the plan can be rearranged, in case it is to be used in a city lot so as io include a bathroom, either between the bedrooms oc, utilizing part of tlie space indicated for the garage in the attached sketch. MODERNIZE BATHROOMS Because the age of the building is often revealed by outmoded plumbing fixtures, apartment house owners frequently find that diminishing rentals can be halted through modernization of bathrooms and kitchens. DAMON'S FEATURE A COLORFUL DRAPERY SHOW IN THE NORTH IOWA BUILDERS SHOW A GAY AND COLORFUL EXHIBITION OF THE NEW DRAPERY FABRICS FOR SPRING The new Drapery Fabrics are so new and unusual that we have decided to stage a Drapery Show in our booth at the Builders' Show- There you will find attractively displayed, most of the new fabrics which are in our stocks. There will be an interior decorator in attendance who will give helpful ideas for slip-covers and how to decorate your home. Cretonnes Damasks Homespuns Mohair Rayon Nets Mesh Fabrics Crashes Linens .. . and Other New Fabrics Slip-Cover Fabrics Hundreds of new moteriols have been developed for slip-covering chairs and davenports. They will give your furniture o new appearance and odd to the beauty of your home. Ask to see the new fabrics displayed at the Builders' Show. Armstrong's Linoleum Products While at the Builders' Show be sure to see the new floor plans designed for linoleum. We will have on display all of the new samples in Armstrong's Linoleum, and an attendant to demonstrate the new treatments and combinations for any type floor. See the many new ideas that have been developed. Dflmorvs

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