The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 14, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 14, 1950
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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1950 BLITHE VJLLE (AMCr) COUBIER NEWS ?AGE EI.EVM I Modernizing of Old Home Boosts Comfort, Value . An old house .ollen has more space than n new one and Is well- built. By adapting new ideas to his old. house the owner can Increase it* comfort, convenience, beauty ni^d value, suggests the Construction Research Bureau, national clearing house for building Information. Eliminating outmoded false caves, ornate fretwork and gingerbread will bring out pleasing modern Unas. A tall, awkward house gains the Illusion of today's low. nunhltns architectural lines by the addition of a porch or wing at one or both fides. Roofs appear lower if pnlnt- td In dark shades above light exterior walls. A simple color plan to emphasize long horizontal linos J. efecllve. Replacing small windows v,ilh large picture windows has a rejuvenating effect. Interior Modernlt^llon Interior modernization includes more convenient kitchen; modcn heating system accompanied b complete thermal insulation; mor electric outlets and simple modcr lighting lixturcs; built-in cupboarc and extra ctoiets. Removing a wa between livinK- and dining-rooi will create a large open room. Ellm inatlng excessive wood trim an moldings nnd using wcll-planne solid-color wall treatment will si a nifidern look. . IJf'Alltomallc Heal hsscnllal ffi any modernization program provision of maximum winter coi fort is essential. Today's improv hcatine systems have increas 25f, to 50~» in efficiency. Cost cod automatic equipment will be paid in added comfort and lower- fuel bills. Important to healing plant eiri- cncy is adequate thermal insula- on. About B5% of older dwellings lot insulated, although Insula- 1s described by government gcncles as "an essential clement dwelling construction." Because the Increased summer comfort id fuel savings amounting to as uch as 35't with full-thick mineral ool insulation in expo-scd walls id roof areas, the University of inols Small Homes Council deaies: "Insulation is needed in all omes that use heating systems in Inter or arc exposed tojhig'n tein- criitures in summer." In loose, nodulated form, the in- ulating material is blown pneu- latlcally into walls and other inac- essible spaces, while baits and backed with vnpor-rcsist- Caution Urged In Purchase Of Old House There are many ways by which the prospective home-buyer can determine workmanship and' materials before purchositig an n!d house To determine floor strength, Jump up and clown in the middle of the rooms, if there is much vilj'-attnn, weakness Is indicated. As most basements are unfinish- ed,'orie can measure the joist spacing and examine the sub-floor. Basement fonndatioji walls should be examined for water stains as an Inm'cnlion or leaks, nnd plumbing PCS checked, In an unfinished attic, rafter >acing and wall stud spacing can be nieasufed. Whether walls are i»- ulated with mineral wool can us- Eilly be shown by looking under the ttic eavc.s at- the point where studs oin the roof nlaics. in a floored ttic, a board can be pulled up to ee If the house is insulated.- Opening faucets In both kitchen ill. paper are Installed between iuds. Joists and rafters where there s sufficient room for a mall M work Mineral wool is picfcred two to one over all other types ot building insulation combined, according to the US. Department, of Commerce. li addition to its high insulating properties, mineral wool is regarded ar an effective fire-barrier withil walls. Being made of rock, slag o glass, it cannot burn and needs no chemical treatment to resist flames In a house insulated before a new heating plant Is installed. 23% fe 30", ol the ccst of the heating sys tern can he saved. Real Estate Transfers District) Max and Annie Logan and net bathroom at the .same time is plumbing test. If water flow is cant, pipes are either cl°88 c d or oo small. This is also true if wn- er flows sluggishly down drains, f water stains arc present on walls or ceiling, leaks in plumbing or roof are indicated. Examine a house on a rainy day, as that is when ,eaks appear. On the outside, examine the roof for split or curled shingles. Test mortar joints by scratching with 3. :d instrument. Expansion, Contraction Keep House Constantly in Motion The best house ever built never piece ol molding sliould never be stays still- It Is constantly expand- attached to floorboards or base- ing and contracting, says the ConJ I beards, but instead should be fast- struction Research Bureau. New encd by long nails passing through Oak Floors Hike Resale Values York clearing house for building information. Since few new home owners realize this, many arc quick to blame the builder for plaster cracks, loose boards and other ills which may be beyond his control. When the sun shines on a house, it causes lumber, bricks and other materials to expand. At night when the house gets cold, the materials contract, nails pull loose, plaster cracks and masonry joints open. These condiions are more prevalent InJAlie winter than at any other ee^^in, because of the quick changes In temperalurc. When a masonry wall, cracks along joints water enters, freezes onri causes bigger cracks. Ice and snow jammed into gutters and downspouts cause water to seep under the roof. A wood frame house expands and contracts to a greater gree than one of masonry. Siding arid shingle nails pull loose. If not repaired, the resultant opening will let water into the house during thaws and rainstorms. Damage To Interior Inside either a masonry or frame house, the uneven shrinkage anc expansion of different kinds materials causes doors to slick molding to pull loose from walls 01 floors, and small plaster cracks t< develop. One of the few material not subject to this expansion am contraction is mineral wool insula tion, since It is composed of wool like fibers that remain 'stable. .When joints in woodwork ope at the corners of window and doo frames, the crack usually is sma and can be closed with putty tlnte with oil paint to match the wood work. If cracks are too large fo this, it is best to refit the trim. t llnseboard Cracks frequetit complaint Is th; ks appear between baseboarc and floor as the quarter-round co - erlng the joint pulls loose. Th Concrete Culvert Tile Sir.cs up to 36 In Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes np to 81 In Anlomatir FlDOci Gale* Cnncrclc Seplic Tqnks Mclai Seplic Tanks Sewer Tile B«: Prices We IJtUyer A.H.WEBB fIigh*aT fil al Slate IJne Phone 714 ihe crack ii)to the studs 'behind the ^al!. Sticking tJonrs can usually be re- ived by planing off a bit of wood the point where the door sticks, by placing a very thin piece of ood behind the upper hinge if the oor sticks at the bottom, or the wcr hinge if it sticks at the top. Hairline plaster cracks can be iflden by thick paint, but if wider mn 1/33-mch, the plaster should c cliipped out along the crack and ie space filled with patching plas- cr. '' ; ' :l ' ' '' Loose sEair and floorboards must e rr-nai]ed at an' angle to prevent icir pulling loose. It in best to rive two nails at opposite angles. Qld-Fashioned Closets -ose Out to New Ideas The old-fashioned, all-purpose ,torage closet has tost out. Closets ire now planned and organized U> >erfonn special storage functions; iuch as providing space for bridge- .ables, Ironing-boards, cleaners and step-Iaddera. In a bedroom, fitted ivith sliding doors save space and transform the old-time closet into the room. A major consideration for one contemplating (he purchase of an existing house or the building of a new one, realtors point out; is their r€-sale value. For many families there eventually comes a time when they wish, to sell. Many features about a house arc involved, of course, In determining resale value. None, however, is more important than its structural soundness. No matter its other advantages, if a'dwelling has been built with in*- lerior materials it loses much of Us appeal to potential buyers. Quality items such as oak Moors, therefore, are 'sound investments, Virtually always preferred by home buyers, floors of sturdy hardwood serve for the life of a horse and have natural beauty tlmb time docs not erase. Independent Chimney A chimney should support independently of the house frame Roof, floors and walls should be framed around it, leaving 2" of space In which naturally non- combusttble mineral wool Insulation should oe packed to prevent chimney heat from igniting the Harold B. and Marie D. Wright to H. B. and Geneva Richardson, Lot 3 ol Block "G" ol the John B. Wnlk- er Second Subdivision, 1 »1,000. H. H. and Lucy Ilouchins to Maurice A. and Lottie W. Luttrcll, Lot 6 ol Illock 2 of the Country Club Drive, $2.000. Jess and Beatrice Allen to Charles C. and Dorothy Ltangston and Christopher C. and MozclU l-Angston, Lots 2 and 7 of the WI2 of the NE;< of Section 5-15N-13E, le.<s 10.G85 acres, $1 and other consideration. Irene CvowdeV to Harlcy M. anil Martha Helen Crump, Lot 8 of the Willie Rcaslcy Subdivision, Jii.OOO. W. C. Gates to Arthur and rviclla Chatmon, Lots 11 and 12 ot Block 10 ot the Elliott Addition. $525. Irene Crowdcr to Jesse M. and 3one-Clayton,-alTof Lot 5 of the Willie. Rou'lcy Subdivision, £0,000. R. M. and Ilia French to Alvln French, a plot in the Ei2 of the NW'4 ot the NE'4 of Section 11- 1SN-BE. $160. Mrs. Ethel Hancock to D. I!, and Uonnie Sharp. Lot 3 of the Stanley Hancock Subdivision, a tract in NE4 of Section n-UN-BS, part of Block 1 of'the n. L. Hays Addition to Leachville. $250. Henry A. and Merle Ashabraniicr tn Oe-.ui D. Sipes, Lot n ot Tllocl: "B" of the Henry Ashaurnnncr Ad- "dition of Manila. $150. L. O. and mttic Gill In Clyde J nnd Edith Wilson. South 50 feet o Lot 6 of Block 3 of DIB Count Club Drive. S275. Mrs. Willie Ann Travis to J. D and Ella Mae Coouer, Lot IS o Block "C" o! the Kollnndale Addition. $3,500. Laura E. Allen In H. S. Allen, a Moore Addition, WOO. D. W. and Crystal E. Crawford to H. R. Rnd Mary Ktmna Crawford, Lot. 1 ! 4 and 5 In Block 3 of the First Addition to Dell, $1,000. Leo and Mabel Brawley to li. T. and Irene Zuricor, part of Lot » of the Rebecca Patterson Subdivision, $2 and exchaiiBB of property. W. C. Gates to Carrie B. Wilson, Lot 3 of Block 6 of the Klllolt Addition, $275. ' Bewey S. and 1/orena Hay to Ralph Komi, part of thf. SW!4 of the NE 1 * of Section 2S-15N-1IE, In addition to fixtures, $22,500. ' I,on and Ocic Matthews to W. R. lircnvn, SE'4 of the. NW:4 of Section 11-14N-8E. S8.000. P. W. and AHha Weslinoilan to O. B. and Ora Galycan, 40 acres in Section 25-16N-8E, $8,000. Wyllc and Irene Smith to Wesley Arthur and Marsuerite Davis AiiRel, I/it 10 of Block 1 of the Duvid Acres Subdivision. «800. Tlieo and Edna Slasgs to W. H. Hml?crs. n plot 50 by 15 feet in Section I7-15N-3E. S275. John iind I'eurl I.ura.s io Fames', ind Katie Pearl Ray Lol -I of Work 2 ol the David Acres Subdivision, $000. , W. L. and Elolse S. Homer to the Holly Development Corporation, Lot 1 of Block I of the Chicago Mill and plot 100 by 150 feet in Section 17- 15N-SE. SI and other consideration. Ella Patterson to Ollle. Mac Cherry, Lot 93 in Larry's Fourth Addition, $1 and other consideration. W. C. Gricc Io Alice Elloicc Orice, Lot 4 of Blnck 6 of the First Addition to the town of Dell, SI and other consideration. George W. and ncloma B. WiKRs to C. L. Lucius. Lot 3 of Block 5 of the Wilson Third Addition, $451). J. b. and Mamie O'Stcen to Sallie Bell Chandler. Lot 5 of Block 2 of the O'Sleen Addition. $1,600. MM. Josephine Bobbins to Aloiuo nd Elizbaelh Flceman, S'2 of the \v;4 of the SWI4 of Section 8-15N- 9E. S5.000. C. W. and Juanlta Peters to W. D. and Joyce Crocker, the north 50 fecb of Lot/ 18 of Illock 5 ol the Davis Third Addition, $3.000. Susan Moore to H. E. Thompson. Lot. 6 of Block "D" of (he D. M. Lumber Company, exchange of property. George nnd Ciulcne Croft to Jame= A. nnd Lura D. IJatley South 50 feet of Lol 10 of Illock "I" of the nun-oil nnd Lilly Addition, $1 and exchange of property. J. It. Marr. Jr, and Mary Kathryn Marr to Arthur W. nnd Helen Marie Timlin, Lol 2 of nlock 5 of the. Chicago Mill and Lumber Company Second Addition, $1.500. Melvin and Jcu-rll Keller to Geciri'o and Myrtle Keller, a plot by 150 icct In Section 11-15N-8E S3 50. June Marie Gomel! O'Kci-fe to Ihe Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, a tract in Section B-15N-11K, S150. C. L. and Lottie Stockton to Jew; and Claudia Province. Lot 2 of Block \ of the Park Addition, £>,iW>. Marshall and Jewell Taylor to Royce Moore and Mertis AHord, Plot 50 by 150 feet In Lot 10 of tins ,1. P. Pvide and Gateway subdivision. $1 and other consideration. Edward E. and Hczrl .lurie Zimmerman to Marvin W. Spencer. Lol 1!1 ot Block 4 of the Uavld Acres Subdivision, $10 anil other consideration. Jes-sie M. and Dona Cla.vton to H°rtie nnd Josephine bobbins. Lot 4 of Block "15" of the H. A. Asli«- branncr Addition to Manila. $1,100. Lonnie E. and Dorothy YoinlRer to Boyd K. and Geneva Titllc. Lot 14 of Block G of the David Acres Subdivision. $7,000. Gallic and Sam Hawthorne to John and Fannie Nelson, Plot in Section 1T-15N-1IE, »1 and other consideration. Elethn McNeil to APjert and Eldoma Kurnian, J.ot I old Lot 7 of Block 4 of the W]2 Subdivision, »750. W. C. Gates to Con and Ellvn Epperson, Lot 4 of Block 1 ot the Elliott Addition. $250. V. S. and Rctfle Simmons to B. G. Gill and M. W. Lewis and J. A, Harrtln. deacons of the First Baptist Missionary Church of Dell. Lot 9 ol the Hlock of the Sparks First Addition, $200. E. W. and A. M. MeteMt to the First Missionary Bnpllst Church of Dell. W;2 of Lot 8 ol Block 2 in the Sparks Addition, $1 and other consideration. E. .B, and Rovenc C. David to Ill-nine A. YounGcr, I/it 11 of Block 8 of the David Acres Subdivision $1,200. Ethel llani-cick to Mrs. Marj Mitchell. Lot 5 of the Klanlcy Ilnn- cock Sl'IniivLsliHl ot nlock 1 of the R. L. Hays Subdivision of I.cach- vllle, $200. Vernon and Rebecca Thomnssot to Kr.ineth C. anil Margaret I'oscy Quiichenluish. all of Lot •! of mock 8 ot (lit- llic-lland Place. $7,200. Clarence and Leafy Edwards to Will and Iciella Brewer. Lot 19 of the renlat of the J. P. Pride nnd Gateway Simdldslnn, $'250. ' R. I, and Nora Crowelt Io W. A. and Nancy Woods, West Ifi 2'3 feet of Lot 7 of the Irregular lots In Section B-15N-BE. $1,0(10, Max Lnfiiin and Harold B. Wright to William L. Brndc and Waurcnc ! an Heeds Cleaning The kltclu'ii ventilating fan must )c cleaned at frequent intervals o prevent accumulations of grease Impairing Its efficiency. Thi tM- iest method, suggested by the U, 8. Ucjinrluicitl of Agriculture, is to disconnect the current and wipe th» fan and walls around it with » cloth wrung out In keroscnt. Brode. Lot, 7 of Block Juhn H. Walker Second Subdivision. $1.000. Susan Moore to Marcla Taylor et nl, Lot 4 ol Hlock 7 of the W. W HnlHpclcr Sc.-onrt AddltUm, $200, Max and Annie Laurie Loyar and Harold B. nnd Marie D. Wright to Aubrey Clark nnd Ellsc .Bridce- witcr, Lot 14 ot Block "E" ol the John B. Walker Second Subdivision, $900. You can't buy a better enamel for woodwork and furniture! WATERSPAR ENAMEL A real lioim-huld enamel (or woodwork, metal trim and fur- $A07 nidi re. Dries quickly to £ a snuioih, fileanmiK finish. Quart, 213 WEST MAIN ST. PHONE 2015 BuyNow! SAVE Insulated Garage Ends Cold Starts Many motorists hixvc learned L^nt their ears *tnil much easier on cold mornings If I heir gnragc UUcrlors arc lined witu structural Insulating board. The material is easy Io apply and it decorates white it Insulate.*. H can be nailed directly to studs and rafters. Besides retarding the escape of heat In winter, insulating board keeps out- the summer sun. A neat HIHI wealher-tight ^ renlly jinys dividends. For one llilnp, if It Is vacant during the drty, it can servo ns an extra playroom for the children. Mother can use It on rainy cinys lor 1 l up the wnslt. It's always handy for storing screens equipment. and other outdoor akes the sun until June or July to melt the last of winter's snow in many mountains of -the bedroom, fitted wardrobes drawers or shelves in the lower part, Is also moving into the bedroom, functional, easy-to-use part ol units of both wardrobes and cabme.s The handy kitchen counter, with give custom-built efficiency. For Improved KIDNEY {UNCTION ^ In o majority of cases investigated in several hospitals and clinics, subnormal Kidney funclion was improved. Bladder pain and discomfort reduced after the use of Mountain Volley Water. H your dodor ha* diagnosed your condition as functional Kid- pey impairment thii nalural, untreated mineral water may be very beneficial Try H for o few weeks. H is delicious, pure-tasting, and may be consumed freely. Crosstown Whiskey Shop Main & Division NORTH LIGHT ON EVERY SIDE OF YOUR HOME WITH XUTS 0 WOOD JLlME »»s when you tither jtood the glare of direct sun, or put up ivilh darkened interior!* depending on whether you had no AKningt or awning* that admitted ilmoit no light. Now> Slais-o-wood — graceful, colorful, individual in style and appearance—filler direct »un and glare ihrough a ttzltfi'd t\u arrangement, giving a «oft, diffused light throughout every room. Not only that, bul SIat«-o-»'ood—madt of fine, light, top-grade, permanent wood, from West Coast foresU—need never be taken down. With merely an occasional coat of paint they will maintain their good»look» for the life of your home. For these and other reaiont, home own«r« In every part of ihe South are now installing perm»* rent, year-round Slatj-0-wood, Budget plan available. Pleas* phorw uj today for free literature about Slais-o-Kood, and an estimate if you v>Uh. You will be under no obligation, of cours*. KEMP WHISENHUNT & CO. 109 East Main Phone 4469 q|5^ WATER is your Cheapest Commodity - - - Use if FREELY! Blytheville Water Co. Blytheville, Ark. It takes a BREtZE to keep you tool! Enjoy the luxury of BrcCJ.f Conditioned •omfort when summer heat stows you down! A Coolair Breeze Conditioning Fan will fill your home v/ith gentle cooling breezes at any hour of llie day or nightl Patented sound- absorbing springs mean undisturbed sleep to even the lightest sleeper! THE FINEST IN HOME COOUNG Oversize SKF ball bearings, patented spring mounting, B-blade design, PFMA Certified Ratings and low cost make COOLAIR your best home-cooling buy. FHA monthly payments. COOLAIR prkes now lower than pre-war average! BUILDERS SUPPLY CO., Inc. W. II. I'ease . J. Wilson Henry South Hiway 61 1'hone 2131 AMMONIA FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT H.W '267.5Q 1,000-Gallon Storage Tanks with all hose and fillings $497.50 BarksdaleMfeCo. South Broadway Phone 2911

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