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BETTER MES BETTER LIVING p.2—Statesville Daily Record Tuesday, February 6, 1951 Handyman Can Fix Furniture BY BOB SCHARFF Written for NBA Service Many an ailing table, chair or chest 'of drawers needs only an hour's work to put it in uoocl shape. Furniture reconclitionim: is easy and requires only the simplest of hand tools. The commonest of all hirniUiro Iroublcs is sticking of drawers of dressers, tables and other simil.-ir av'.icles of furniture. Sliuhl stick- ins can be cured by rubbing paraffin on the edges. For bad ea.se>. the edge thai causes stickiiv.: Humid be shaved down, which ran be done with a plane. s;:i irlpapcr. wood file or by the careful use of a pocket knife. Then coat the af- ferte:l area- with shellac. Joints may be repaired without Inking the Viole piece apart if the loose sections are sprung far crough apart, to insert g\uc. Other, wise it may be necessary to pull out the legs, n.:' igs or other sections and reassemble them. If this cannot be clone with the hands, give a sharp blow with a wooden mallet or hammer covered by one of the rubber tips sold for canes. Before taking the furniture completely apart, number all the adjoining sections with corresponding numbers on the inside of the joints. The most satisfactory glue for the homecrattsman is the plastic resin type, which comes in powder form to be mixed with water as needed. This glue is waterproof, does not stain the wood and is easily handled. To start, scraps the old glue from both parts to be glued. If the surface is very smooth, scratch it lightly with a knife. Then assemble all parts before glueing to see whether they need padding. If the joints fit loosely, do not depend upon the glue alone to hold them together; insert one or two strips of cloth to fill the extra space or glue a piece of dowel into the hole and drill a new hole for the part to be inserted. Cut the cloth strips narrower than the dowel and because they stretch when wet, cut them to extend only half the depth of the dowel. After all parts have been trial- fitted, apply glue to both surfaces and place them together. Immediately wipe off all extra glue that oozes from the joint. Then apply pressure by clamps or by using a •heavy rope and sticks to make tourniquets. If rope is used to hold the legs, place it only between the two legs to be tightened and not around the four legs. Always protect the wood or finish by thick pads of paper between the clamps to hold the parts together while the glue dries. When the face veneer blisters, the method used in flattening it is to make a slit down its length in the direction of the grain, using a razor blade. The veneer is then softened by laying a damp cloth on the blister. Glue is introduced under the loosened veneer with a knife blade by pushing down first one side of the slit and then the other, and the veneer is pressed back into position, where it is held by weights until the glue dries. When knobs and handles that pass through the front of the drawer loosen, they can be repaired by tightening the nuts on the inside. Should it not be possible to turn the nut suf iciently for this, it can be taken off and one or two washers placed on the screws, after which the nut is returned. If, however, the knobs are attached to screws running into the wood, the hole may have become enlarged so that the screws no longer take hold. In such cases, take out the screw, plug the hole with plastic wood and when partly hardened, return the screws. Small House with Large Assess Construction During December Set All-Time High Record For Month D'N Jj IK ITCH EN! R 'j —i-*| '- BEDROOM OR STUDY 9-0x10-6 BEDROOM 10-0x11-4 Here's a classic example of the t\!;e of house most American families look for. It's Good Housekeeping magazine's "Small House of the Month" for February. Features include: 1,250 feet of floor area; full basement; 12 closets; and fireplace. The exterior is brick veneer, vertical siding, and wood shingles. Note the abundance of windows, twin wash-basins in bathroom, and the folding wall which converts the extra bedroom or study into a second living room. It helps when sewing plastic ma terials such as shower curtains, to stitch a length of wax paper into your seam. It'll prevent, the needle from catching, and may be ripped out easily afterward. Home Financing G. I—F. H. A. LOANS CONVENTIONAL LOANS Parks Realty Company Your Garden: Ferns Thrive Near Window BY HENRY FREE Written for NEA Service One indoor gardener, worried because her ferns were dying, wrote in lor help and was most surprised to learn that ferns want watering of both soil and foliage. She reasoned that because they grew unattended in the out-of- doors that they would tolerate neglect indoors. Had she realized that most types of ferns are woodland plants and, as such, want a moist atmosphere, she would have lowered the room temperature and iven her ferns a weekly shower ath. S'ince not all ferns make suitable louse plants, one must select those hat can take house conditions and hen give them the proper atten- ion. Recommended for indoors are evcral dwarf verities of the . old- as'hioned Boston fern. These ferns re low growing and compact. Some have plain leaves, midi- Ided, while others have leaves r ery finely divided. Hjlly ferns will take the dry tmosphere of our homes better han any other fern. The pointed oly-like leaves, which give the ame to this tender fern, are a leasing addition to your foliage lants. Although not the easiest fevn to grow indoors, one feels repaid for he care given the bird's-nest fern. This is so different that many oiks will not believe it is a fern. The leves are large, undivided, all of which arise at the- ground evel and. diverge to -form a bird's- icst-like clump. For a cultural aid, I quote from letter from Prof. Victor Ries, horticulturalist, Ohio State University. "A g'pqcl fern soil may be made by mixing equal parts of garden loam, humus in the form of peat moss or rotted leaves, and sand. "This gives them a loose soil in which the roots can grow easily, and at the same time have good drainage. Mix a level teaspoon of complete commercial fertilizer with each quart of soil mixture. 'Ferns do not require the amount of sunMght that many other plants do, m fact, during the summer, direct sunlight may be harmful. However, they do need adequate light, so they may be put near a sunny window or in a north window, but not too far away from the windi-w." HIDDENITE NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Otho Warren were hosts to the Baptist teachers and officers council of the Hiddenite Baptist church Thursday evening at their home. Raeford Goble and Gene Li« mey were at home from N. C. State college last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Carpenter, of Charlotte, visited Mr and Mrs. Jimmy Allen recently. Tom Ashcraft and Miss Effie Ashcraft, of Monroe, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ashcraft and daughter, Sarah, of Charlotte, visited the MoU.ie family Marsh Mrs. Ray Thomas Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Brookshire and son, Ricky, and Miss Jean Thomas, of Lemur, Mrs. Una Poole and Ray Thomas, Jr., of Statesville. Miss Helen Matlock, of Mooresville, spent some time last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Matlock. Mr. and Mrs. Vance Miller have moved from Statesvi'le to the farm purchased from Mrs. John Bowles. Mrs. J. F. Allen, who was call- Wednesday. Miss d here oa account of the death has not been as your washable paint at intuitn to set before you ,.ivi)\-; i! the suds treatment. It rlrys qia>-k]y on the surface, but weeks to "cure'' be em wel for the past week. , Mr. and Mrs. Fred Aberuethy and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hardin, of Kannapolis, visited Mr. and Mre. J. H. Hendren recently. Mrs. L. S. Byrd has returned) to her home at Banner Ek after spending some time with her cousin, Miss Nora Allen. Mrs. Carrie Barker, of Ft. Worth, Texas, is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Lackey, the latter her sister. Visitors at the home of Mr. and Statesville Rt. 5 Miss Annie Sue Holand of Salisbury spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. W. W. Holand. Mrs. R. K. Adams has returned to her home in Morganton after a visit with her mower, Mrs. H. S. King. M. and Mrs. Bill Cowan and small daughter, Judy, spent last Sunday in Lenoir with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smith. Mrs. Cowan and Mrs. Smith are sisters. Mi'." and Mrs. LeRoy Reavis of Statesville visited Mr and Mrs. Mason last Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Johnson and children oi' Kananpolis visited Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Johnson 1 ' recently. Mrs. Dave Millsaps and Mr. and Mrs. Davis Cook of near Hiddenite visited Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Cowan recently. There was a large crowd at the game of basketball with Scotts Monday night and again Friday night with Harmony in the new gymnasium. Central school and the whole community is proud of the new building and at last the boys and girls can compete with other schools in basketball and other games. The gymnasium is certainly nice and the boys and girls are beginning to play pretty good games. The Central range helped with the building the bleachers as did some other interested per sons. Central teams are real good sports and even though the> didn't win they played good panics and everyone is ready to support them and encourage them by attending all games. £ her sister-in-law, Mrs. R. C. lien, has been spending some ime with her son and daughter- h-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Al'.en. Mr and Mrs. Geo. Hoke and hildren of Claremont, visited her arents, Mr. and Mrs. Stamey 'ayne, recently. Mrs. Dallas Alexander and mother, Mrs. John Martin, spent he weekend in Huntersville. Pvt. David Lackey and John age, of Camp Gordon, Ga., spent he weekend with Mr. and Mrs. arl Lackey. Miss Patty Matlock was at home rom W, C. U. N. C. last week. Little Joan Sowell has returned o her home at Westfield after a isit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Adams. Mrs. L. M. Phelps and daught- T, of Charlotte, visited Mrs. W. A. Sharpe over the weekend. Mrs Mary Patterson, of Kannapolis, visited Mr. and .Mrs. Irvin Waldren and other relatives and friends in this community. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fortner spent Sunday in Statesville. Work is progressing on the addition to the Hiddenite school )uildlng. Mrs. John Bowles and Mrs. H. B. Collins, of Hickory, visited Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Millsaps last week. RALEIGH. Feb. 2.—Everybody ,11 id his brother ran to get a'build- ing permit in December, pushing the permit valuation in 73 North Carolina cities and towns to an all-time high monthly total of $18,982,700. "The prospect of drastic curtailment of mai iy types of building as the result of government restrictions appears to be the mnin reason for the unusually high December figure," commented State Labor Department Statistician C. H. Pritchard in releasing the department's December building report. "Evidently, a lot of folks think they will stand a belter chance of getting their building done by having a permit issued for it, with the permit dated as far back as possible." Residci ilial building permits, which totaled $9,294,668 in Dccem- •her, were 45 per cent above thn November total, the statistician reported. Commercial and other non-residential building permits, totaling $7,383,778, were 46 per cent above the November total, the sta- tician reported. Commercial ar.id other non-residential building permits, totaling $7,383,778, were 46 per cent above the November figure. December permits lor additions, alterations and repairs, which totaled $2,304,254, were 120 per cent higher than in the previous month. December is usually a slack mouth for building, Pritchard pointed out. In December 1949, only $6,069,000 worth of permits were issued by Tar Heel municipalities—less than one-third the amount reported for December 1950. Prilcharcl recalled one previous month in which a similar situation developed. In March, 1948, the month immediately prior to the blockade of Berlin by the Russians and the "Berlin Airlift" operation, building permits in North Carolina jumped to more than $12,000.000, rising more than 100 per cent over the February, 1948 figures. "That was just a scare," he said. "This time the people had more reason to anticipate building controls in view of the international situation which had been developing for six months," Housing Permits High A total of 1,866 dwellings were authorized during December. Although 1950 was a record-breaking year for new housing, the Decem her permits exceeded by far an\ other month of the year. Nexi highest month was April, when 1,545 dwellings were authorized 1.228 apartments. A'tost of the apartment projects were listed as being "privately owned." Goldsboro reported a public housing apartment project containing 250 apartments and valued at $2,137,- Thc mcnth's housing permits in-1 limated cost of repairs, alterations eluded 504 single-family dwellings, j and additions to non-residential 23 duplexes and 346 apartment ' buildings. Only $269,350 went for buildings containing a total of! similar jobs on residences. •---'- - - •• ' pivp Cities Over $2,000,000 Cbarlotte, reportii ig permits totaling $3,030.241. took first place in December among five cities which reported more than S2 million each. Wilmington ran a close second with 53,027,137. Winston- Salem reported $2,273,063, Golds- bo ro $2,140.790, and Greensboro $2,100,855. All other cities and towns were well below $1 million. Cnsls Up Average estimated construction cost of the single-family dwellings authorized in December wa s $7,424. This was 3 per cent above the average estimate reported during November. 847. Non-Residential The month's building permits i ion-residential were for 43 Mores, 19 factories and workshop building. 35 private garages, four commercial garages, 15 service stations, six churches, seven institutional buildings, eight school buildings, eight office buildings, :n:l l? unclassified structures. A total of $2,034,304 was the es- ABantaTChoir To Sing Here February 3 at 8 p. m. in Shearer' hall Mitchell college wil present a special choir oi North Fulton' him' school °l Allan;:. Ga. in con-err 1. The choir-is under the direction of Robert S. Low- ranee, .Ir. This choir has achieved great and is outstanding in the world. Last year thej fame music IIIU^I^ " "* " I. , r. were chosen as one oi the best high school glee clubs in T r ! j _ .1 f L „**. r- '('Jim- tnilt'Pn United State riiev toured Cuba last year and this year they to tour Germany as goodwill arc ambassadors. Featured with the choir are various soloists who have achieved fame in their particular fie'd, Among these are Carol Brandt, who has studied ballet at the American School of Ballet and who wil- give a performance here, and Raymond Page, who is a vio'in- ist'with the Atlanta Symphony orchestra. Famous Woman Flyer Is Dead DURHAM —(UP)— Lt. Suzanne flelk, 36, possibly the only allied voman pilot to fly bombing miss- ons over Germany during World Var II, died at Duke hospital Sunday of a kidney ailment. Lieutenant Melk, French air orce veteran, was in this country or exhibition flights and contests. She flew 2,000 hours of bombing missions over Germany and held everal world gliding records. She was awarded the -Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre or her war record. She came icre for flights in New York and Florida and was stricken with the chronic illness Jan. 10 just before ;he was to have participated in he Cleveland air races. 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Statesville, one of the fastest growing cities in th« rich Piedmont section of the Tar Heel state, is a city of friendly people and helpful merchants and business firms., The one* listed in thi* ad particularly wish you well in your new home and hope that you will always consider them your friends. DIAL 5391 -For — KEROSENE-FUEL OIL KIVETT OIL COMPANY SURE j AWOUSEVDUBUILD, • CALL US FOR PLUM8IW6 L THAT iS 7 SKILLED GE Television Hot Point Appliances //£A7V/Y(5 Co- N.CWER ST..STATESVILLE.N. THE RECORD Will Be Delivered FREE For One Month To The Newcomers Whose Names Appear Above. Statesville Daily Record "Iredell County's Greatest Newspaper" SEE ME FOR INSURANCE NEEDS! 'SECURITY PLUS SERVICE" You can guarantee this I If your home is mortgaged, you con guarantee that your wife and children will own it. A low cost Jefferson Standard Mortgage Cancellation Plan will pay off the mortgage in the event of your death, and probably leave a little extra. 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