The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 28, 1939 · Page 29
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 29

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 28, 1939
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 13 Damon's Booth to Feature Drapery Display To Specialize in Interior Decorating The latest in draperies will be featured in the Damon's department store booth at the Building and Home Furnishing show at the Mason City high school .Wednesday through Friday. The booth will resemble drapery displays sponsored by manufacturers yearly in Chicago. Damon's will display different types of drapery arrangements on window frames in order to give the public a better idea of how the draperies will fit the home. Net Type Outstanding Outstanding this year in drapery trends is the net type of curtain and Damon's will show this style in several colors among which will be included colors and fashions for spring. Rough weave and homespun also are outstanding styles this year. Damon's will show these styles in the booth to the best advantage and will give ideas on how the draperies can be cut and hung to add to the atmosphere of the room. All the draperies will be featured this year in the booth in unusual designs, finishes and ·weaves in order to give pleasant effects for modern room treatments. A trained attendant will be on hand at the booth to demonstrate the unusual treatments and give ideas for the housewife. Will Show Floors Sample floors of Armstrong linoleum will be shown at the booth, giving different effects of inlaid work and stressing spring styles. Slip covers, designed to make old furniture look like new, also will be shown in the booth. During the past few 3-ears, Damon's has enlarged the interior decorating department until now the store is prepared to specialize in this work. At the present time the store has a trained crew, a large stock and quality material to offer the public. Wards to Feature Refrigerator Here is the new 1939 Supreme Montgomery Ward refrigerator with the speedy cube release, which will be displayed at the Home Furnishings and Builders show. that only about five per cent of more than 6,000,000 dwelling units outside New York City are without running water. In southern cities the proportion without running water is nearly 15 per cent. In the northeast per cent and in the northwest 1 per cent of the dwelling units do not have running water. Window Conditioning Saves Fuel and Does Away With Drafts Experiments by Prof. G. L. Larson, of the University of iViscpnsin, indicate that window conditioning, which means storm windows or double-glazed sash, effects fuel savings of 30 per cent in homes when no other form of insulation is applied. VVhen good wall and roof insulation is also applied, the fuel saving may go as high as 55 per cent, according to Professor Larson. Window conditioning, it is claimed, pays for itself in less than two heating seasons. Double windows are effective in eliminating chilly drafts. It is not always realized that in cold weather drafts develop even where windows and doors are snugly fitted. There does not have to be actual leakage of cold air, for when the warmed air of a room comes into contact with the cold surface o£ a single pane it is chilled and sinks to the floor setting up currents which send chilled air across the floor Where double panes are used the insulating wall of captive air keeps the inner surface much nearer general room temperature. Fogging of windows from condensation also is greatly reducec y window conditioning for the ame reason, allowing the interior of the house to be kept at proper humidity without unpleasant blurring of the windows and the harmful eftect o£ excess moisture on window sills and draperies. Modern winter windows and various types of prefabricated doubleglazed sash harmonize architecturally with almost any style of home and are a far cry from the old bulky unsightly storm windows. In the trend toward more and larger windows in homes, window conditioning is gaining wide favor for~year- round comfort, economy, and appearance. Temperature Controls'" Contribute to Comfort Few units of mechanical or convenience equipment that go into the home contribute more to ease oE living than automatic heating system control, which provides "clock-around" winter comfort. Thermostat heat controls, which eliminate frequent trips to basement or utility room, govern the operation of burners so that the desired temperature can be obtained,by a simple dial in the living room. Regardless of outside weather, a never-varying temperature can be automatically provided for the entire home. Septic Tanks Make Disposal Systems in Suburban Districts Septic tanks provide one satisfactory method of sewage disposal for homes in areas not served by proper public utilities, according to federal housing administration officials. Adequate sanitary facilities are essential and should receive first consideration by the prospective home owner, it is said. In some instances progressive subdividers are adopting the use of large well-supervised septic- tank installations to serve either the entire subdivision or parts of the subdivision, rather than providing individual systems on each lot. This results in lowered costs, larger land areas for drainage, and better supervision. In any event, FIIA officials point out, it is not considered good practice to locate a septic tank on a lot of less than 5,000 square feet in area, nor should a standard layout be used for the tile field because of the great difference in the rate of absorption of the soils and the slopes of the land in various places. ·Beauty "Economy 'Permanence Federal Study Shows Vanations in Areas Striking differences from a geographical standpoint ar e noted in the results of a government study of real property during which more than 8,000,000 dwellings units were surveyed in 203 urban areas. For the country as a whole, 15 per cent of the urban-dwelling unit 1 ; lacked private indoor flush toilets, but the proportion varied significantly from region to region. In the southeast 32 per cent of all city dwelling units lacked this facility, in the southwest 25 per cent, in the northwest 19 per cent, and in the northeast 12 per cent. More than two-fifths of the dwelling units surveyed in the southeastern cities were without private bathtubs or showers, while in the northeast one- fifth were without such facilities. The survey showed, further, Build With Brick! ·_The first cost of building with brick is little, if any more, than less permanent construction. Figured over a period of just a few years, the cost will be much less. Demand, and use the best . . . Denison Burned Clay Masonry! DON'T FAIL TO SEE OUR BUILDING SHOW EXHIBIT! Mason City Brick and Tile Company MASON CITY, IOWA DENISON CLAY PRODUCTS ARE SOLD BY YOUR LOCAL B U I L D I N G MATERIAL DEALERS

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