The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1948 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 20, 1948
Page 9
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TUESDAY, JANUARY W, 19« BLTTHEVILMS (ARKJ OOUBTEX PAOI mm « ^_ C^-m^JI^^Sf _ A> ' -r\ BETIER HOMES Shortage of Fuel •Threatens Nation All Homes Which Use Heat Need Protection Through Winterizing Unit Now on Market How to maintain homes at comfortable temperature.*, In. the face of official predictions by Ihe u. S, Department of the Interior of fuel scarcity in some sections of the country, will be one of the most pressing problems for American householders its (lie winter progresses. Suppliers of coal, gas and oil are RO concerned about that situation that thf y have embarked on a broad program of public education and conference with local civic groups on methods whereby the available supply of fuel ran be s'retched to cover the e.xneetcd 20 per r c |l t deficiency. The United States Bureau of Mines also is offering literature on how to save fuel. Winterizing Sought Tn preparation for (he fuel crisis, thousands of home owners In recent weeks have swamped build- Jug material supply den tors with requests for weather - .stripping, caulking, storm sash and Insulation, it i.s shown in a survey conducted by the Cons true (ton Research Bureau of New York. cVar- ing house ior building information, j { •With the emphasis this winter , on fuel conservation, (he Plumbing and Healhip Industries Bureau has pointed nut that one of the best places to save fuel is right where it is burned, namely in the boiler or furnace. Five factors are, involved in the saving of fuel at the point of combustion, (he Bureau advises, 1. Have the boiler, furnace, nr burner in good operating; condition. This means n checking by a. uicatiiiK contraltor or oil burner sei vide man to see that the boiler is clean and that the burner IK properly Adjusted for maximum efficiency. Furnaces i and boilers should be cleaned at f least once a year, if fired with oil' or gas, and oftene.r if fired with coal, j 2. Replace obsolete, fuel-wasting ' emupmcnt. In many cases, when , manually-fired hcalinu plants were converted to automatic Tiring, the Used almost universally in American homes of today, hardwood flooring of oak and other species may now be obtained in finished as well as unfinished form. One of thp advantages of the finished type, building experts point out. i.s that it permits occupancy of A new house Immrdlalely after the flooring has been laid. The Mooring is completely ure- finished at the factory, even" to the final wftxfng and polishing. NO further treatment is necessary, save for a possible sweeping of dust or dirt that- muy have accumulated during Insinuation. Many home builders, however, prefer to have the finishing operations performed im (tie job after the floorliiK has been laid. Oak flonriiiK "f the strip style has IOIIR been the most popular choice ;imnii£ home owners, although hard maple, beech, birch and pecan also lire widely used. [ boilers or furnaces were not replaced. ' G/OSS 'Lumber' Newest \ Many older units consume far more^ p 'IJ' LA • t *4 j fuel than modern boiler-burner | DUI ' o/n 9 Material Made units. The replacement of such equipment by modern boilers designed especially for certain fuels is an important step in fuel conservation and wi 11 pro vc a pro fit a ble investment for the owner in the long run. NEW YOIIK. Jan. 20. -- Glass "lumber" i.s a future building tnn- terlnl which can be nailed or stapled without cracking or splintering ;iud cati be cleaned with soap water, reports BUSINESS occupants from sudden temperature changes, I'll el- Siivi 11^ T'i i; lire.-! Numerous studies conducted by government agencies, colleges and the building industry show that full-thick insulation of walls and rnof areas with mineral wool will save sus much as 45 per cent of the annual (ucl bill, \Voathev-stripping and storm sash will save another 18 per cent. Thus, complete winterizing will lave more than onc- i pends on the proper regulation of] the air-fuel mixture. The boiler and burner .should be checked to | be sure vhai Ihc ratio or air to fuel i.s correct. Even in manually-tired j equipment, fuel is wasted if there 1 arc air leaks around the firebox :nnd clcnu-out doors. Chimney draft, too, should be checked. 5- Controls should be properly ail- '"1'he material comes in opaque or translucent panels of varying widths and in heighl.s up to feel. H KS made in 15 colors, eilher dull or glossy finishes.' wium LEADING half the fuel burned In the average home, Additional fuel -saving measures recommended by the fuel industry is to keep thermostat 1 ; set between 65 and 70 degrees, careful operation of hand-fired hctittng systems and a close check on automatic systems to be sure complete com- Justed for automatically-fired equlp- bustion i.s obtained. The U. S- De- merit. If the system is mnnually- partment of the interior has lit- nmlically operated draft control erature available showiug scores will prove ati economy ns well as n of other steps that can be taken. great convience. Grateful, Anyway ST. PAUL <UP)— The conscience fund of the state game and fish depart men t was enriched $12 by an unidentified Columbus. Ohio. family. Included In an envelope was S12 and a note which said: "Wr have become Christians nnd want to pay Minnesota back for some marvelous fishing several years ago." V \..ER...WAIT, rV^aS. FEEDLEBOhftB. I WANT TO WIPE MY GLASSES AGAIN/" Don't overload your electric circuits. When yew build or modernize provide ADtQUATI WIRING. Ark-Mo Power Co. GOtOKS/ -"- _. -^ __ SHEHWIH-WII.I.IAMS' HOUSE PAINT Gfi mor* for your m o n « y wiih n » w , Shrrwin'Williams now fnonthfr, louphtr. make* >our home iook nmcr, lisi longer. Gal. $5.55 ANNOUNCEMENT Flowers Body & Paint Shop New Location 118 So. Lilly St. All New Equipment -GUARANTEED WORK- All Jobs Restored to Factory-likt Condition. No Wreck a Total Lois! Work Done to Customers Satisfaction See Us For Free Estimate Wf WILL PICK UP AND DELIVER YOUfTcAR Late Model Cars A Specialty Accessories Installed HOW TO SAVE FUEL COMMON- StNSE fuol-iav- !ng melhodi muit b» procliced In *v«ry American home «v«ry day, ths Gover(itn«nt wanu, if w« nr« Jo avert o fuel famine thii win- t»r. Hero cir« jlm- pU hinli for the overage liorn*. BRUCE FLOOR CLEANER IN Vs LESS TfME ______ fevc* C(MIM m~4 >o\ \. K) ° | •»•'« w« b.M m.ijii »rr V ^k foum brtgM, fcui mvtf •MM*TV. \ kUal to, wo«4 fW*n, to*. 9ml ' . 1 true* lod.yl L**k In th« i ' \ . \ f Scotth pt«U l«h»t, / f S m APPLY Wiathtrililpplng around door and window franmi. If you ctaso nil lucfi cracki you will KJY» 4% ol your fuel. DON'T v» lh» radiator for a drying rack. Such p:actic« ihuls off Iieot needed lo Veep you worm. GOVERNMENT leili ihow lt,al appi O «l ( ,, o lcly <5 ptr o! IS. lu«l uicJ for homo licallnfl can l>« laved il Ihe wall, aiij rool aiea ar« iniulalocl full-lliick with niiuoial v,aol. Ihii picluio iliow, Iniulolion b«tng blown [i\lo ploc« In oil allic. PtACE an frl«clric fan 10 [| will blow acroii a radlolor and ihui ciiculole lieaf throughoyt lh« room. G«t Your Bruc« Wax At— Deal's Paint Store mi) KRR( Mnin Phniw 446* "GOOD EVENING, MARTHA.'* B»n't ov.rlooiy.vjr wiring «ylt«m. When r** build »r m.d.rnli. pr.vld. ADIOUATI WIHIH9. Ark-M« 1'ower Co. five Building Permits Issued in Past Week Five building permits, showing »n estimalcri $7,800 in planned building, were issued in the office :if City Engineer Joe Cnrney riming the past week.^ ; -Th« -permita were issued (o: 1 Alvle Jarratt. (or urtdition of two rooms to a residence at 117 West Vine; estimstcd cost. teoo. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co.. for a four-]'Oom frame residence on South 16th Slrcet; estimated cost, 51,676. Lottie P. G. McCoy, to convert a four-room residence nt 1000 Sonlli Ully into a duplex hy adding two rooms; estimated coil. »1,600. D. T. Coolcy rind Max LORUII. for a tile residence at 1100 Wilson; estimated cost, $4.000. Fred FaiiRlit, for * one-room concrete block warehouse on East Main Street, Tliafi Different DU1.UTH, Mlrm.*<UP)—The city connci), which had rejecter! many buiMinc pei'mlUs, quickly agreed oti one ease. It *Kreed to allow the huitdinR nt a house lor Sant» Clmii in tlie dou'i^town district. Quality Workmanship Responsible For Our Continuing Success! We have found (haf Ihe best recommendation for our sliop is fhe qualify of (he work we do. Thai's why we take ixuns n do every wiring job right. We know (lint if yon, our customer, like the work we do, we stand * better chance of prospering in the future, CHARLIE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 116 North First St. Phon. 2993 WATER is essential to your Good Health i -and- Good Health is Largely Dependent Upon WATER - Drink Plenty of It Bathe Frequently Wot«r I* Your Cheapest and Bttt Commodity! Blytheville Water Co, BERNARD ALLEN, Manager "Water /s Your Cheapest Commodity*

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