The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on May 4, 1936 · Page 7
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May 4, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

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, MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MAY 4 ·§ 1936 SEVEN luAQVH \s** -1 WJUV/A^AJ-V-**"*-^ *" ·" - B^M^ ___«_____--- 7,000 COMMUNITIES no AHEAD FOR CLEANLINESS, THRIFT SPIRIT NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO AID COMMUNITY BEST Permanent Value Is Sought in Cleanup, Paint Up and Fix Up. For the eighteenth year, cleanliness, beauty, thrift and civic pride are marching with the sun of springtime into approximately 7,000 progressive communities, which annually emphasize the cleanup and paint up and fix up campaign. Each community sets its own date for starting its local campaign activities. The dates vary according to geological location and local climatic conditions. Mason City has selected this week as its date. But the cleanup and pain up campaign is not a mere "day" nor a "week." In the majority of progressive communities, the intensive period of the campaign should create a spirit which urges its citizens throughout the year. The purpose of the campaign is: "Not only to 'clean up,' but to permanently commit to cleanliness, at-» tractiveness and public respect, everything cleaned up. The mere cleaning is transient and futile without public commitment to the new order of things--so that being 'clothed in the garb of righteousness,' as it were, and, in its new dress, of grass, or shrubbery, a thrift garden or paint, the place will so inspire the respect of everybody that it will not be permitted to revert to its former disorderly ness." In the words of the chairman of the local campaign in Chicago: "We have found that the only movement which individuals, regardless of religion, creed, race, prejudices or politics can unjusti- fied'ly get behind is the cleanup and paint up week." Dampness in Wood Menace to Painting Most paint failures are due to dampness. Either the wood was wet or damp when the paint was applied or dampness enters the wood at some exposed surface. More paint failures have happened in the last few years due to the increased use of air-conditioning with its attendant humidity and to the fact that since the depression more laundry work is done at home. The humidity produced by these two agencies works through the walls and causes the outside paint to blister and check and eventually peel. The remedy in new construction is not to leave out air-conditioning or to send out all the laundry but to have all outside wood, even wall shingles and siding, back painted before erection. Prize Winning Attic \'M PROVIDES SPACE FOR PUTTERING Garage Can Be Fixed Into Place for Pursuing One's Hobby. Almost every man and many women love a place in which to putter. Usually the only place available is some dark corner of the cellar, where little or no daylight penetrates and where tools rust in the summer when the furnace is out. It is not a pleasant place to work, and consequently after a few weeks the discomforts and inconveniences tb be overcome outweigh the yearning to putter. So the puttering ceases. The yearning never entirely disappears, however, and always there is that hope that some day a pleasant place will be provided and the building of ship models or whatnots or twisting iron into candle sticks can be resumed. So if you are building a new gar age, add a few feet to it and ther( is the place to putter. A light parti tion can be built so that in winter if the garage is unheated, either an electric heater or a small, kerosen heater may be used.. Most kerosen heaters are approved by the Nation al Board of Fire Underwriters fo use in garages, so they are safe t use. In such a room there will b plenty of daylight, and the electri wiring can include provision for suJ ficient plugs to run a couple of sma motors for lathes or scroll saws o other equipment. Don't be too economical of space 'leanup Drive Head For Beauty.,. For Saiety... For Permanence BUILDREMODEi With FIREPROOF MATERIALS Bob Davison, bookkeeper at the Northwest Savings bank, is chairman of the ojeanup campaign committee of the junior division of the Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the drive. Others on the committee are Carroll Swift, Fred Wagner and Don Wicder. (Photo by Kirk, Kaye- nay Engraving) allow for a good sized work bench, storage space, and enough room to move around in. The additional cost of a couple of extra feet of length will be small, and you will be more than repaid by the added comfort the room will provide. If your garage is already built, you can add such a place at comparatively small cost. 2. 3. 4. 5. Consider These Materials if You're Planning on Building OLD ROOFS Repaired -- Recovered -- Replaced NO JOB TOO SMALL and NO JOB TOO LARGE Above are shown three views of a modernized attic which won a nationwide contest among builders and contractors. The top photo- grapli shows the interior of the attic before it was remodeled into a 6-roora apartment. The second view shows the living room tasteful!* furnished; The modern bathroom with all up-to-date appurtenances is shown below. (Photos Courtesy of Johns-Manvillc. for Estimates PHONE 454 Mid-West Roofilng Co. 216 FIFTH STREET SOUTHWEST MASON CITY The First National will L O A N you the money to Build, Modernize, Repair Your Home INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT FIRST NATIONAL BANK Mason City, Iowa P R O C L A M A T I O N Know All Men, Women and Children By These Presents: THAT 'Whereas the NATIONAL CLEAN UP, PAINT UP AND FIX'UP CAMPAIGN has resulted in many advantages to community life throughout the United States, In safeguarding HEALTH and SAFETY; ' In promoting EMPLOYMENT and THRIFT; In furthering FIRE PREVENTION; In promoting BETTER HOUSING; In stimulating CIVIC PRIDE; and . In making the "HOME AND CITY BEAUTIFUL; NOW THEREFORE, Be it known that plans have been perfected for a thorough CLEAN UP, PAINT UP AND FIX UP CAMPAIGN in Mason City. Monday marks the opening ot a real campaign of persistent and constructive effort in clean- ng fixTng up and KEEPING IT UP. In this worthy movement of cleaning, painting, planting, repairing and general rehabilitation and beautification we urge each citizen to do his or her best part to make our community Clean, Healthy, Thrifty Safe and Beautiful W. S. WILCOX, Mayor. ·^CEMENT, LIME PLASTER J^HEATILATORS HY-TEX FACE BRICK ^INSULATION DAMPROOFINGS fj^ ROOFING SHINGLES PLASTIC-WATER PROOF COLORINGS iETAL CASINGS We are happy to co-operote with the Junior Chamber of Commerce in their Cleon-Up, Fix-Up Campaign S BUILDERS SUPPLY CO SJ ^ R.W. WILLIS ····· B 1Z1 SEVENTH ST;M PHONE 955 pr.1:?il11 TRUCKS TO FIT ALL requirements. Nothing too large . . Nothing too small. PHONE 95 CRATING PACKING LOCAL and LONG DISTANCE HAULING New trucks at your service day or night. Veech has largest dust- proof van in North Iowa. Careful drivers. Everything insured. Veeeh Transfer Storage 524 SECOND STREET S. W. MASON CITY. IOWA CLEAN UP AND . . . with O'BRIEN'S THERMOLIZED TUNG OIL Paint Finishes 9 NEVER CRACK 9 NEVER CHECK e NEVER PEEL LOOK! Now You Can PAINT, PAPER or do BOTH on EASY F. H. A. TIME PAYMENT PLAN . . . ASK US! See Our BIRGE and IMPERIAL WALLPAPERS Ralph S. Shepherd PAINTS AND WALLPAPER 16 First St. S. E. Opposite Chopmon's Phone 1362 LP KEEP CITY CLEAN,HEALTHY Tips Given on What You Can Do to Take Part in Clean Up Campaign, See that the street, pavement and gutters in front of your home or place of business are clean. Clean up the front yard, side yard and back yard. See that the alleyways are clean See that the vacant lot next door is clean. Eliminate breeding places for flies and mosquitoes. Repair and repaint broken-down fences and outbuildings. Remove rubbish and ash piles. Clean up the porches. Stack up old lumber orderly. Clean the street sign on the sid' of your house with kerosene. Gather up old cans and trash. Sel off all old junk. Plant- Grass plots, flower beds, vegetabl gardens, trees, shrubbery. Trim up the trees. Clean up the attic and basemen: Paper the rooms. Varnish the floor and woodwork. Paint up the house. Sheriff Slayer Dies in Chair in Texa HUNTSVILLE, Texas. GTX--Virg Stalcup, 28, west Texas desperad was electrocuted in the state pen f tentiaiy here early Monday for m u r - 1 der of Shciiff W. B. Arthur in a i Dickens county jail break. i BUY NOW at Reduced Prices ·^^^·^M'^^MJi^^ : W»i;;fe \Vimls Paint* Dryfast Enamel None finer for furniture: Save! Floor Varnish qt. Top q.u a 1 i t y. Guaranteed service. House Point $lo59 gal. G o o d Coverall quality. H i d e s well. Screen Enamel qt. Finest for both f r a m e s a n d screens. Interior Paints Linoleum Varnish YOUR CHOICE Brightens, pro tects linoleums. Interior Varnish Coverall Floor Paint interior Gloss Wall Paint Semi-Gloss Wall Paint Great protection for wood or cement floors. 1 coat covers with a brilliant, long-lasting finish. Gallon covers a 30x20 floor. Save during this sale at Wards. Quart only Inexpensive high i gloss varnish.' For gleaming kitchens and bathrooms. Use it on both woodwork and walls. Dries without brushmarks. Waterproof and washable. Gallons will cover a 9x1 2x 9 room 2 coats. Quart Gives o velvet finish that is ideal for kitchen walls. Soot and dirt easily washed off. Gallon covers 500 sq. ft. Dries overnight. Save now during this Ward sale. Quart Certified Kolsomine flat Wall Paint or. Satin-like finish for walls. Save! TELEPHONE 57 102-4-6 SOUTH FEDERAL AVE . ,,,;, r.

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