The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1947 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 25, 1947
Page 13
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 194T BIATHEV1U.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAOB BITIER HOMES Housewife Builds'^ 0( k fn D feam House Makes Maximum ;, ... lf Use oi Space to Produce Functional Home Heuse by Herself Indiana Woman, 39, Erects Four-Room Home After Eviction BY NO^A PAREDES (United Press Staff Correspondent) FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. » (UPI —It was a rainy day last Spring when Mrs. Ruth Lowdermllk's husband, Herman, went to the hospita lor a serious operation. On the same day, she received a notice o! eviction from their home. Mrs. Lowdermillc decided there vra: only one answer—she had to built the family a house. Today she was putting the fin Ishtng touches on the four-roo: home she has built with only ver little help from friends. .In the months since her husban first became 111, Mrs. Lowdermllk— who turned 39 last, week—has lal more than 700 cement blocks, mix Ing the mortar and hoisting th heavy stones Into place alone. On Saturday she worked all da ari<i far Into the ntght. By 1 a.r gqjjjay she had the last row < brocks in place and ,the bolts si to hold the wide-eaved roof. "There's always a last minute rush before a party, and believe me, this is a party," she said when five friends helped her to put the roof on the building. It was the only help she received In the whole construction. Once Mrs. lAwaermllk thought her husband was going to be able to help her.'That was when he had Just gotten out of the hospital. A few days later he fell and broke his mm. The cast was Just removed sev eral days ago. Uneiisted Over Job Although her new neighbors in the sparse-settled area were wide- eyed over her single-handed lob, Mrs. Lowdermllk couldn't see anything to get excited about. "Alter all, I tooV civil engineering at Indiana Tech College here and graduated from the Fort Wayne Art School," she said. "They taught .me Just about all I needed to know about house-building. "Whenever I. hit a problem couldn't solve, I'd just go around and ask somebody how to do it." When it began getting cold the last few weeks, she lifted her sot out of the sond pile where he ha played all Summer and took him to his grandmother's place at Hicks ville, O. Then Mrs. Lowdermll put on her hu.sbands underwear piled a paratrooper suit over her slacks. ?.nd went back to house- building. Virtus far the Lowderrnllks have pitd $625 for the house. The owner of a similar home nearby paid $500 just to have the blocks laid. Mrs. Lowdermilk figures their home will cost them less than $3,000, including 11,500 for their one-acre lot. But her house-building days won't be finished' even after the present house If completed. She already has plans for another, bigger, one. And she'll build that practically alone, too, because her husband will be b3tk at his work as an electrician, earning the money necessary to finance the construction. Sood Hardware is Economy Step In Home Building The MeCall -house, shown above, combines beauty with a very practical US .'o, S p.ce, as ™, be seen from Ihe ea,,-to-r«d floor-plan. LIvU..- »™ too faces jarfien, his celling to Hirer windows fo* light, heit. j ns |(j e ' Thousands of homemskc.s are making plniw for a dre«m house. But It muit be » real house wltli heavy accent on livabiltty nnd con- • venionce, and still within the average bucleel- This charming functional house designed by Hnson Jackson, expresses the best In modern architecture. It's Informal, gay and cheerful. It makes possible a fuller way of living with « minimum amount of care. Two generous terraces encourage outdoor living, One off the living room, one off the bedroom, are turned to the garden side of the house 60 thoy can be enjoyed more freely. The big windows face south to lake full advantage of solar heat in (he winter and cut down fuel bills. The northern side, faces the street. A maximum of privacy Is provided by the high bar of dare-story windows which give ample UgA and ventilation. Much Storage Space < The architect has given creat thought In storage space— an un- Good hardware In th* .horns >n economy, but cheap hardware Is a poor Investment. Its failure to oiK-rnte properly U an annoyance and often cost* more In repairs and replacemtnts than material of good quality. Difference It cost between, good and bad hardware In the average house Is seldom more than $25, according to th* Bniall HomM Council of tli« Unl verslty of Illinois. The role of hardware is so lin poi'lant that It deserves more tha a haphazard, last-mlnut* <el*ctloi It should conform to the arehltec lural style of the home. Color fin Ish and design should h&rmonlie with HID decoration and character of each room or section of the house. AH hsrdwaw for tfoort, windows and cublneU within ont room should lie related In dtslgn find finished. When buying hardware, Hud out whether th* lUra 1* solid or base uetnl. A base of iteel or Iron is un- dcslraljlc becaiuse Hie plating eventually wears off and the base .metal will rust. Hardwar* of solid brass 1/se of Asphalt Tile for F/oors fs Increasing Since- development of of 'colors neutral »o*p and an occasional light waxing with a good mler emulsion wax li »11 th* attention ixually required otr uptwit Ute. Light bufflnf with «U«i wool will remove stains and clfarett* bum*. Cltaiwrt or** tat or oil will dUlnttfrat* the We. Varnuthe*, lacquers «nd the like ahouM never be applied. variety of 'colors of asphalt tile together with a (renaeprootlug treatment, this materiel Is begin nlng to e»P*n*de linoleum where smooth-surfaced reclllent flocilng Is required. Drcoratlve • and design poMlblUUw Ot aephalt tlk are almost unlimited'lines It Is available In a Variety of colors, both plain and marblelMd, and In standard sizes. Colon cannot wear off because they (o «leer through the tile and since It Is laid a tile at a time, any damage Ulat might b« caused by, severe accident oVunu- sunl abuse can be easily and In- •>pen«lv«ly repaired. It uphalt tile is not highly waxed, a person la lesi likely to slip on thl» material than any other type ol tmooth- sur(a.c«n, resilient floor. Ordinary sweeping with only occasional washing with wnter and » Hubb*r tilt 1* extremely quiet and has the sam* decorative properties JUST A FEW OF OUR CracKs Around Wi< Equal to Man-Size Holt In Wall in Average Home The crack around the average window sash Is equal in space to the size of a common brick. In the average home, Ults * means the total space from which heat can escape is equal to 22 bricks or a hole big enough [or a person to crawl through. ... Such leaks should be' slopped with., weather-stripping. If this Is done and storm windows are stalled, fuel savings for each window so protected .each season will amount to 100 pounds of coal, gallons of fuel oil, or 12 gas therms. In the average house with 22 windows, this means more than a ton of coal, 187 gallons of oil or 264 gas therms. Sen. Bridges Introduces Community Property Bill (.Vm^rucilon Oel&lU Walls: Wood framing and shMth- verllcal redwood tiding. Roof: Wood framing and sheathing;; ing;. built-up tar and gravel roof- roof Insulation: 4" glass wool ii and exterior walls. Floors: Concrete slab; split furring tile surfacing. Fireplace: Water struck brick; terra cotta fine lining; bard burneH common brkk chimney. Healing: Oil burning boiler; forced circulation hot water: radiant heating panel In floor; Uomratlc hot water heated by eleclrlclly or fu in summer, boiler In winter. front door. The bedroom has Ung-slze' wardrobe closcU. Two movable storor.e closets »3*ln3t the bathroom "wall can be shitted to make' a nursery end In the bedroom when needed. The center hall 1« equipped with a full-sire linen closet conveniently placed next to the bathroom. A radiant heating unit Under ths cement floor disposes of ugly radiators nnd heating grilles. Tills feature also provides a fine clean sweep for the. carpet Installation without wasteful or costly cutting to make it fit. The 31 foot living room (including the dining end) has a simple modern fireplace set in the textured plywood wall. A built-in desk and bookcase are the last word In design. And like very deluxe houses, there is a real Indoor garden planned for a corner of the living room. i.s enjoyed only by married couples in the 13 community property states. The bill also would revise the formula lor federal estate and gift taxes, as well as those on Income. WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (UP) — Sen. Styles Bridges, R., N. H., yesterday introduced A bill to allow married couples in nil states to split their income and thus pay a lower llimilte: me uunan uwtvii. . . t In 1949 this house will become] leneral income tax. our garage," she said. The split-income privilege nc Fresh piiint stains may be removed from clothing by saturating with turpentine and spirits of ammonia. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug StoreS kerosene mantle lamps Beautiful lamps for your home. Economical—! gallon of kerosene gives 50 hours of steady, white, powerful light. See them with lovely Aladdin Whip-e-lite shades—soon! . . . Ask about Ihe Aladdin Electric Converter, loo. 21 3 WEST MAIN ST. PHONE 2OI5 Venetion Blindi of • How often you've wished for a Venetitn Blind like Ihis...Light— nude of a spctiil aluminum alloy, no heavier Ihsn your hand to lift. Flixitle—binds to fit your brush as you whisk the Just away, then snips tight back to piece. Lovely— its satin-smooth pfistic finish blends with every color scheme, resists stains ind soil. It'I the Venetian Blur! without a cleaning problem that's proof sgiinst ihc wear and t«»r of time—nut-proof, weai-ptoof, warp-proof, too, and will not cruclc, chip or peel. fitinK in your it'inJoiv measitrtirlfnlt ami lei at cuitom-fit Plextlittn'j kcutly to your uinttoas ft imtllfr car/ than yox'ii think poitible. Venetian Blinds are a perfect and appropriate Christmas Gift! -Order Yours Early- Deal's Paint Store Special Items *33.90 MHJI or bronw will usually last tht lifetime of the house. For Hutllc Venetian Bllnoi Muter Mttul Weather Stripping "Lato" All Metal Screens National Window Guards Screen Door Grilles Mole Hide Nv-Tap Hoofing Asphalt Tile Rock Wool Insolation —Free estimates— New Shipment SMITHWAY 50 Gal. Electric WATER HEATERS ' JUST " RECEIVtD! 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