The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 18, 1947
Page 8
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PACE EIGHT BIA'THEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY,-NOVEMBER 18, 1947- BETIER HOMES Kitchens Need Modernization Most Lack Much New Equipment to Make Work Easier, Quicker Th«r* probably is more opportunity for modernization of the kitchen than any other room In the house which WBS built ten or more years ago as a result, of the many Improvements which have taken place in kitchen equipment and step-saving layout since the majority of American homes were erected. Usually a complete transformation that will add enormously to the efficiency and comfort of Hie wlfe can be less thnn $500, and It is .easy, to finance such modernisation through PITA Insured lonns. In the older houses kitchen cab' inels are too shallow, work surfaces are Inadequate and subject to staining, sinks are too low for com> fort and artificial light is usually ' supplied by a lone fixture in the center of the celling whicli puts the stove, sink and other work surfaces in shadow. ; Much Research Probably more research has gone into the improvement of kitchen equipment than Into any other part of the house. As a result, cabinets are now available in both wood and . metal that are deep enough—10 to 18 Inches instead of 12—so that even the largest utensils can be stored within easy reach. Hard-to-clcau handles do not protrude, and for the corners, cabinets have revolving shelves. Plastics which will not absorg stains and are easy to clean have . been developed for covering work surfaces. Sharp corners, often the cause of painful accidents, arc ell- 'hilnated from the nuwer equipment. .Sinks- are being made higher imd can be equipped with an automatic - garbage disposal machine that takes much of the distasteful work out -of the kitchen. Fluorescent lighting fixtures around the'room at ceiling height Is recommended to put light or ever?, work surface. •; Color should not be overlooked In » kitchen remodeling Job. There Is no particular reason that kitchens should be all laboratory white. Walls can be painted In pastel shades and the floors and plastic work surfaces can carry a bright harmonizing color to make the room far more Interesting and attractive. Steele, Mo., to Get New 12-C lass room Grade School Bids for construction of the new Slcelc, Mo., grade school shown above will be opened at 2 p. m. Dec. 2 In the Home Economics Build- Ing on (lieSteel campus. In addition to 12 classrooms, the new school crucible tile ceilings. The school will be built so more rooms may be added as future needs require. It Is expected to cost an estimated $100.000 although no exoct figure has been determined. The new struc will provide space for two offices. To be constructed of brick with a | ture will be adjacent to the present grade school. Drawing abovi concrete slab roof, the building will have asphalt tile floors and] made by Uzzcll S. Branson of Blytheville, architect. Insulation to Reduce Fuel Costs Is Advised In most parts of the country, cold i weather Is on the way Home owners, therefore, would be wise to begin putting up storm sashes i and Inspecting heating plant.s. Now j Is the tlm e to Install insulation?! too. Building experts point out that'. insulation Installed now will not only cut the winter fuel bills, but j will pay a summer bonus next year In providing prptection from severe i heat. i A simple method of installing In- i sulatlon Is to apply insulating board , U) the attic rafters. If Ihe altlc Is unfloored, the board may be nailed directly to the floor Joists. Insulating Hghl in weight and easy to handle and nail. Better lint your wcatherstiippini; in good shape, too, building authori- ties advise, around all It should be Installe'd doori. windows and outside 1 Read Courier News Want Ad* FARM DITCHES DRAGLINE EXCAVATION R. M. HEUCHAN P. O. Box 883 CONTRACTOR Blytheville, Ark. Phone 4821 Score of Ways to Keep Home Warmer This Winter Listed JUST RECEIVED! Shipment of 5 Room LACO Oil Healers Every LACO heater guaranteed to give satisfaction or money refunded. If you want plenty of heat at low cost, go LACO I , Ask the owner of a LACO, he will tell you . . . C. A. TANT Offices in Warehouse 320 Dougan St. Phone 896 There arc literally hundreds ot simple house-hcnling tricks that will Increuse winter comfort an I nt tne snme time save precious as, oil or coal. Here are 20 polnter.s often overlooked: 1. An electric fan blowing acro&> rndliUor or warm atr grille will help circulate warmth through the room. 2. Keep bedroom doors closed »l night, when windows In the sleerjlnn quarters are open. Roll up a small rug and place It against, the door threshold to prevent cold air entering the rest of the house. 3. Don't, linger In open outskln doors for long conversations. Tell your friends goodbye Inside (ho house and have tradesmen and oth er callers step Inside Immediately. 4. Use all your nigs, and bcncatn them place pads made for this purpose or several thicknesses of newspapers for extra warmth. 5. Draw window shades to reducr heat loss through glass. 6. Shut off heat In unused rooms and seal up cracks around and be- iteath doors leadiiiK to these rooii'.'j. 7. Use thermometers In various rooms—not only where the thermostat Is located. Don't guess M the temperature. When It rises above 70 degrees In any room, shut olt the radiator or wnrm nltduct tn that room. 8. Do not let heavy drapes mastr the radiator or other heat source. 9. riace a reflector of metal, plywood or similar material ./behind each radiator to reflect heat out mtJi the room. Paint this reflector -» light color. 10. Air the house at mid-day wlion outside temperature Is highest, i 1 is difficult to heat dead air. Turn down the thermostat while airln? the house. 11. Wear warm domes. 12. Keep radiators free Irum because dust reduces their efficiency. 13. If the garage Is attached to the house, don't leave the rtooia open, as this robs Ihe house of hen 1 . 14. Keep radiator valves in good operating condition to the rndla- [ tors will heat all the way across. [ 15. Keep the air in your hoim. [humidified. This adds to your comfort and when there is moisture within a house lower temperature* are required for comfort. Inexpensive water attachments arc available for radiators, or you can merely set open pans of water on Iheiti 16. Insulate walls and cclllniis to save from one-third to one- half of your fuel. Mineral wool cat ,be quickly blown into all inacces- sible spaces In existing homes, 17. Weather-strip all windows and doors and Install storm sash. See that putty Is In good condition to Screen Repairs | y/ood F/OOr, Before Storace /• j /•* For Winter Urged '^>huin Core i ips Reviewed piece. Tills material should be tightly waxed and polished It will become slippery if ido much wax is applied, however. Daily wiping with a dry dust mop and occasional polishing is the recommended care. j Re-waxine will be required from j lime to time. When mopping Is needed, a non-alkali soap should • be used without much water. .Too | much water will cause the linoleum to flake off. DOORS Are You Waiting on Doors? We Have Them - No Restrictions Get Your Doors While They Last! E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. 319 West Ash St. Phone 551 Windows and door screens deteriorate rapidly once rust gets a _ start, and the long winter months prevent air leaks and Ix sure that I ai ' e usually the time when such da- all cracks In siding and around j *" a fie occurs or ripens Into total ' destruction. Avoid these losses by taking care or screens when they »re taken down, suggests PRACTICAL BUILDER. Chicago 3. Brush off loose dirt with a stiff brush and wash with light suds, Any ch- window frames are tightly caulked. 18. Close all vents or dampers In open fireplaces when not In use. Otherwise, precious warm air will rush out (he flue. 19. Radiator covers should have i ample openings at top and bottom. rln ^« and dry thoroughly. A closed radiator cover sometimes j {'oles should b e repaired by absorbs heat and does not let H spread out Into the fooin. On cold rlnys, the top should be raised 01 removed, 20. Use of an auxiliary electric heater placed close to the floor will help greatly In quickly bringing Shellac wilh. a water emulsloi wax finish is the accepted treatment for wood floors today. This brings out and retains the natural beauty of the wood. The wax prevents wear and Is easy to clean with a dry brush or cloth and polished once a week. Worn places should be rewaxed with a very thin coating. The film of dirt and wax which slowly accumulates is bcsi removed i wilh a slightly damp cloth wrung i out or warm water In which mild ' soap his been dissolved. A waxed floor should never be wiped with because this softens the wax. i I oil the house to a comfortable temperature early in the morning. or shelves, table covei drn%vcr linings valai lamp shades and dozu other uses! Easy Ui clc; . . . IHENIWHASTICCOAUD WONDIK MATERIAL that's proof ngainst ink, alcohols\Tnlfruit stains. Decorative, butrfuraiW Cut it. sew it. pleat it, paste it. Edges can't ravel or fray. fro Matvalon. DEAL'S PAINT STORE 109 EM* Main Pnone , U69 Fire Hazards Eliminated by Check of Home I A "diistless" mop should be used - j to wipe up varnished floors When , wear begins to show, dirt' should be removed with a damp cloth, the surface lightly 'sanded and a new coat of thin varnish ap- piled. Varnished floors should never Every home" should be Inspected periodically for possible fir e hazards, fire prevention authorities emphasize. They add that homemakers should be oh guard constantly against th e perils which may lead to disastrous -fires. The fire experts stress the Importance i of checking for the following hnz- : ords in every home: 1 Worn electric cords and ap-1 r'lanccs. 2 Matches in the hands of small children or stored in combustible containers. 3. Combusiable roofs, which are constant Invitation to trouble. They should be covered with a fire- ing with new wire, slashes can be woven lo-gethcr with' fine, rustproof wire strands. Give screens a coat of prepared screen paint, or spar varnish thinned wilh an equal quantity of half- and-half linseed oil and turpentine. Paint frames if the weather has In any wa"y damaged them, or give them & coat of varnish for added protection, store 1 screens upright, covered with canvas or heavy paper In dry spot. Indexing them i—... .„.....,,. tu i >UU i B .IUDUKI never as they are taken down will save I be soaked with waier and If water time fitting, them to the proper is spilled on them It should be windows in the spring. There U a wiped up immediately. Otherwise, storsge bracket available at i It often will leave a white spot, lumber dealers for Installa- I In kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, entrance halls and children's rooms] asphalt tile or top-grade linoleum Is widely used. Both these materials are easy to clean and have good decorative values, as well as being quiet and comfortable to 'walk on Linoleum comes In stock patterns with a wide choice of color and design. Colors of Inlaid llno- new moat tlon on celling area, which holds screens or storm windows off the floor either vertically or horizontally. . Mountain Is Born TOKYO (UP) — Japanese scientists wilt leave for Hokkaido in November to Investigate the growth of a mountain that rose to the height of 1,300 feet in two years. The mountain appeared hi a region which saw as many as 100 earthquarkes a day from 1043. Flat farm lands rose from three to six feet a day- leum run through to the backing material which is usually burlap. Ordinarily linoleum is laid in one I STOP FOOLING WITH GOAL INSTALL IN YOVR FURNACE KRESKY PRICES INCLUDE THERMOSTAT and AUTOMATIC CONTROL Small Horn* $£T??85 3-Bedroom Siz* f <& House Size JESSE W. PROVINCE BUY FROM YOUR LOCAL HEATING EQUIPMENT DEALER $10985 a-Bcdroom House Siz«. . M20" Blytheville Krcsky Floor Furnaces and Space Heaters PLUMBING AND HEATING Phone 2719 proof material such cement shingles. 4. Accumulations of rubbish In the cellars, attic or closets. 5. Defective furnace pipes and flues. 6. Careless' disposal of cigarettes, a primary cause or lire and tragedy. 7. use of kerosene and gasoline in the home. 8. Careless disposal of ashes, asbestos . They should be put in covered gal- I vaulted steel cans, never placed in wooden baskets or barrels. Special care should be exercised during holiday seasons. Statistics show that Christmas, Halloween, the Fourth of July and other festive periods always mark a sharp increase In the number of destructive blazes. THE COMPLETELY ELECTRICAL FARM BRINGS MORE NET PROFIT! U is a proven fact that hens lay more when their laying house remains lighted 2<1 hours a clay . . . that fall chicks get ready for market quicker too, because they eat more and jjrow faster. Your poultry lot isirl the only place where efficiency picks up either. With electricity your dairy barn will become lighter, cleaner through use of hot water for cleansing purposes, and electric milking machines cut down time and labor to a minimum—thus saving you money! GET OUR ESTIMATE ON A COMPLETE WIRING JOB CHARLIE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 116 North First Phone 2993 Beautiful, work-saving priced within BY MULLINS the reach of everyone TOOK ING for a "dream kitchen" at J-ja down-lo-cnrlli, easy-lo-handlc price? Then coma sec these beautiful Youiigstown Kitchens now being shown in our display room. Install t gleaming white "Kitchen- aider" cabinet sink, with many special features that make dislnvashing easier lhan you've ever dreamed il could be. The many "Kilchenatdcr" models, all wilh acid-resisting porcelain enameled tops, have single or twin-bowl dish and vegetable sprays, noiseless drawers, lined cutlery compartments, am! plenty of well-planned storage space. Roomy Yonngstown floor cabinets and wall cabinets nre available in many sizrs. and save yon thousands of steps by keeping everything you uecd where jou need it. All Yonnpslown Kitchen equipment is mnclc In the liiglicsl qilatily slaTitlanh, o[ s|M>llcss while enameled steel, and ran l>c purchased on easy 1M1.A. payments. You can haven new YounKslcmii "Kilch- t. tiaitlcr'' on monthly pay- 'iicrtla «F only $10.00 MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY

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