Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 48
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 48

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
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I ID -June 20, 1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail ' Chsrlesfon, West Virginia Officials Announce Energy Saving Home Pretty, Practical Even , s Scheduled For State Regatta Tke Attociated Press By ANDY LANG There is little to suggest anything out of the ordinary in the exterior design of this house. It appears to be a sleek, contemporary ranch, incorporating wood siding and a modest area of brick under a wide sheltering hip roof. While it is all of that, it's something new and special. It's an energy-saving house with continuous trellised roof overhangs, a large rear trellis, glazed roof panels that are actually solar collectors, unequally distributed windows, and earth banked up against the lower part of the structure. DESIGN R-173 has at least 10 energy- saving features, with no sacrifice in practicality and efficiency as a highly livable layout. Attractiveness and modest size recommended it for a family requiring three bedrooms. A large entrance foyer with two closets leads to a central hall that efficiently handles circulation to all parts of the house. A large living room straight ahead opens onto an indoor atrium. This atrium serves as a focal point for the activity side of the home, as well as serving as an energy-saver, which we will discuss later. Surrounding two other sides of the atrium are the family and dining rooms. All three rooms feature continuous sliding glass doors to the atrium. An eat-in kitchen, a mud room, utility room and two-car garage round out the living side of the home. The bedroom wing provides for three bedrooms, all with oversized closets and two full baths. . Briefly, the energy-saving features provided for in this design ay architect Jerold L. Axelrod are: ·-Acknowledging that proper orientation can materially affect energy requirements, the home has been designed as a "passive solar collector" with highly effective orientation to the sun and winds. ··Recognizing that large areas of glass are a negative energy factor, but also accepting that the removal of all such glass would be psychologically unacceptable, a special atrium greenhouse has been provided. Almost 60 per cent of the total glass area faces into this double-roofed atrium, where the environment is controlled by natural balances. Heat losses are thus minimized and infiltration virtually eliminated. ··Other windows are carefully located, and high grade windows are specified. ··Fixed wood trellises have been designed to eliminate summer heat gain through most windows and the atrium while permitting the passage of winter sun. ··The front door has been located so that it is shielded from direct winds, and the entrance foyer is fully enclosed with a door on the inside as well. ··Insulation levels have been carefully researched to provide the optimum requirements for each geographical location. ··The insulating value of the earth has been captured in the use of 3-foot-high "earth berms" against most of the outside walls. (This feature is eliminated when a full basement is chosen). ··Provision is made for any auxiliary TWO CAR GARAGE 22\20° domestic hot water system that utilizes solar energy via roof mounted solar collectors. ··Ventilation has been increased to reduce cooling needs. ··The fireplace provided for in the family room is an energy-saving type. ' It is estimated by the architect that the features suggested in this house could save up to 50 per cent of the total heating and cooling needs as compared to an "average" home of comparable size and features. More complete details on these features are available on the working drawings, as well as are the procedures to help you customize the design to suit your speci'fic lot and climate. Much of this is also shown on the study plan. Statistics Design R-173 has a living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a foyer, totaling 1506 square feet. The atrium is 172 square feet, the mud room 134 square feet. The house is designed basically for use on a slab foundation, but plans for a full basement are also included in the working plans. The over-all dimensions of 51' by 59' 6" include the two-car garage. BUTTON - The ninth West Virginia Regatta, which will be held here Thursday through Sunday, will feature music, dancing, beatuty contests, parades fireworks, a luau, golf, archery, muzzleloading rifle shooting, hydroplane racing and a ski show. Regatta officials announced the following lineup of events: Thursday: Country and western show, featuring Skeeter Davis, at tlie Braxton County Armory. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys from Pocahontas County will provide warmup music. Tickets are $4 for floor seats and $3 for bleachers and are on sale at Elliott's Drug Store. Button: H-P store, Sutton; Mountain View Res-' taurant, old U. S. 19; Mid-State Marina. U.S. 19-W. V'a. 4 north; Birch River General Merchandise; John's Department Store. Gassaway; Record Music Co., Gassaway; Sharon's Fabric Shop, Frametown, and at the armory. This is a new event for the annual regatta. Friday: A luau at 5 p.m. at Bee Run area at Sutton Lake, featuring roast pig and all the trimmings, plus entertainment by a group of Polynesian doctors and nurses from Spencer Hospital performing native dances. The Polynesians will prepare the roast pig, while the remainder of the food will be prepared and served by the ladies auxiliary of the Sutton Volunteer Fire Dept. Admission is $2 for adults and SI for children 12 and under. Friday's schedule will also include a square dancing exhibition at 1 p.m. by the Town and Country Swingers Square Dancing Club; the Queen Aqua Pageant at 8 p.m.. featuring girls from Braxton and surrounding counties competing for the honor of reigning over the pageant (music to be provided by the Shenandoahs of Parkersburg): a Water Baby Contest at 8:30 p.m. featuring Braxton County girls from the first through fourth grades, and a fireworks display at 10 p.m. under the sponsorship of the Flatwoods-Heaters Lions Club. All the Friday events will be held at Bee Run and, except for the luau. will be free of charge. Saturday: A golf tournament at the Braxton County Golf Course, under the' direction of Eugene Castle. Final teeoff. time will be 2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for low gross and low net, with these presentations to be made at the Grand Regatta Ball Saturday night. Merchandise will be awarded to other winners. A green fee will be charged. A parade through the Sutton business district will begin at 10 a.m. and will include floats, cars, Boy Scout troops, drum and majorette corps, bands, fire trucks and horses. Awards will be given to winning and runnerup floats, and plaques will be given to the top three bands or majorette corps. Grand marshal's Mr. and Mrs. Lester Williams of Sutton said the parage theme will be "West Virginia Land and Lakes." The Braxton County Gun Club will host a muzzleloading rifle shoot at 10 a.m. at the Braxton County 4-11 Fairgrounds. Hydroplane racing will begin at Sutton Lake at 2 p.m. These races, under the sponsorship of the Three Rivers Outboard Assn. of Pittsburgh, will be free of charge. Highlighting Saturday's activities will be the Grand Regatta Ball at 10 p.m. at the armory. This will be a formal affair for couples only. Reservations for tables may be made for parties of six by calling John 0. Frame at the armory,'364-5331. All reservations must be picked up and paid for within five days. Tickets are $10 per couple. The Shenandoahs band of Parkersburg will provide the dance music. Sunday: A new event, an informal nondenominational worship service, will be held at 8 a.m. at the Bee Run Recreation Area, conducted by the Braxton County Ministerial Assn. under the direction of Richard Mendelson, minister of community affairs. Campers at the lake, regatta participants and area residents are invited to attend the worship service. Hydroplane racing will resume at 10 a.m. Sunday, and at the same time an archery contest will be held across from the Braxton County Airport. There will be a ?3.50 fee and 24 trophies will be awarded. World Coffee Boom Is Stimulating Bold Economic Changes in Colombia By Juan de Owls if York Time* Survive STUDY PLAN COUPON You can get a studv plan lor The House of the Week by sending this couoon a n d S l t o House Plans. Sunday Gazette-Mail. Box 2993 Charlcs- m7\V Va '5330 The plan shows each floor, it is scaled · - inch per foot, t includes;; g uide on P How to Get Your House Built. You can take this study- plan toyour bank and lo your builder to get rough cost ot construe- tion estimates. "A-Frames and Other Vacation Homes." a booklet with 24 house plans is available for SI. Also available is Andy Lang's handbook. "Practical Home Repairs," also SI. Enclosed is SI. Please send me a copy of the study plan for the House of the Week R-173. NAME STREET. CITY . . . i Z I P i . STATE South Charleston Class Of 1941 Plans Reunion The South Charleston High School class of 1941 will hold its 35th reunion at 6:30 p.m. July 3 in the ballroom of Morris Harvey College. Members of the classes of 1940 and 1942 also will be eligible to attend and may contact Hazel Mclllwain Arnold or Violet Vaughn Casto to arrange to do so. BOGOTA, Colombia-The world coffee boom, which has raised Colombia's foreign reserves to record levels, is stimulating bold changes in economic policy here. Thanks to the security generated by $700 million in hard currency reserves. President Alfonso Lopez Michelsen is liberalizing import restrictions, reducing consumer subsidies, and rewarding capital with more realistic returns. This is a dramatic break with 25 years of high tariffs, heavily subsidized petroleum prices, and credit controis-a protective package which has left Colombia a legacy of inefficient industry, energy deficits, and an inadequate supply of venture capital. Lopez Michelsen calls his new economic look the "Asian Model," a reference to the high export strategies of countries such as South Korea and Taiwan. This means free exchange rates, heavy export promotion and efforts to encourage industrialization by cutting the cost of imported equipment and components. * + * THE LIKELIHOOD that Colombia's coffee exports will earn a record $1 billion this year has greatly facilitated sweeping reductions in duties on both capital and consumer goods. Rodrigo Bolero, the minister of finance, said the hope was that easing import restrictions on consumer goods would help restrain inflation, which has been running at an annual rate of 20 per cent. Another important break with past policy came last month with the start of removal of the subsidy on gasoline prices, which have been among the lowest in the world and are still pegged at 20 cents a gallon. Until the end of last year, Colombia's oil production of 55,000 barrels a day was enough to meet national demand. Lack of new exploration by the state-owned and foreign companies, however, has forced Colombia into the open market. The country will probably spend $100 million on oil imports this year. It was considered a political taboo to even mention higher petroleum prices, but the government has begun raising gasoline prices at a monthly rate of 6 per cent and without any riots, so far. + * * AS PART OF the new economic approach, oil companies will now be paid the full international price for all new oil they discover. Large gas deposits on the Guajira peninsula developed in a joint venture with Texaco will reach (he Atlantic coast industrial area by a pipeline next year. Big coal fields are also being opened to international bids. Unlike some of the Asian model exporting countries it is emulating. Colombia has a wealth of agricultural and mineral resources and fisheries. Colombia has been trying to capitalize on those resources by developing a whole new line of exports, preferably in labor- intensive products that will enable it to put more of its unemployed to work. Flowers are one of the success stories. Colombia now supplies 20 per cent of the carnations sold in the United States. The ideal growing conditions on the high plateau around t h i s capital have brought flower exports from $1 million in 1970 to $25 million last year. Leatherware-hand- bags, for example, produced mainly by women in artisan shops at piece-work rates--has also done well. The government wants to expand Colombian ownership of the foreign enterprises here, which represent an investment of about $350 million. Some of the nation's export gains have been channeled Baptist Women to Meet The American Baptist Women of Emmanuel Baptist Church will meet Tuesday. The executive session will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Choralettes will perform. into a reserve fund operated by the Colombian Coffee Bank. 11 is offering loans that will enable Colombians lo buy shares in the foreign firms. Few of these firms have issued shares on the local market, but the government's policy is to promote the "Colombianiza- tion" of foreign companies, including banks, through joint ventures. SPEED READING Classes Forming Free Lectures Downtown Holiday Inn Learn To Read 1000 Words Per Minute See article in main news section One of a kind. The Justus solid cedar home. By any standard of comparison, a unique experience in contemporary living. In Ihe richness and natural beauty ol the 4-inch thick walls. In the flexibility ol creative design. In the Ireedom from routine maintenance. And, in the simplicity ol construction. For your personal copy of our all new, lull color plans book, mail $2 today. fJJ.t4.HIS »Jfi.H!!l Mi B05J Out-of- Work Engineer Finds Money in Inner Tube Rentals NEW HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - John Kulick, an out-of-work engineer, says he had nothing to lose so he started a business: renting inner tubes to adventurers for rides along a white water stretch of a one of New England's green-banked streams. Kulick offers water-sports enthusiasts a thrill for a price. Kulick's customers bob and spin down the Farmington River's rapids at a gorge named Satan's Kingdom. "It's a neat experience seeing the river from the middle. With a boat you would have to steer and worry about complications. In the tube you sit there watching stuff go by and listening to birds," Kulick said. The 25-year-old Kulick equips river riders with a inner tube from a truck tire measuring from three feet to four feet in diameter, a life jacket and a lecture about the river's swiftness ; He also suggests the best way down a 2.3-mile stretch, about 60 yards at its widest point, that alternates between calm and white water. Customers pay $5 for their first ride and $2.50 for each additional trip. Kulick meets "tubers" downstream in Canton and brings them back to a roadside rest '. area at Satan's Kingdom. "One out of 15 persons are tossed out of their tubes. It's a thing you do for fun but there's a certain element of risk involved. Maybe there's a rock out there with your name on it," Kulick warns would-be "tubers." Kulick started his business at the end of last summer after several other moneymaking ideas failed. He invested about $600 in equipment and said he now makes about $30 a week. "It was such a harebrained idea. It takes a certain kind of person to do it -- a guy who has nothing to lose," he said. Our 18th YEAR TRANSMISSION SPECIAL COMPLETE SERVICE ADJUSTMENT BY OUR PROFESSIONALS $ 24" RANSMISSIOH 130 VIRGINIA ST., WEST CHARLESTON, W . V A . 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