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Better BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE ALGONA FLOOR SERVICE A. Complete Service for Floors • New Tile Fibers • Carpel-Laying • Floor Maintenance ' • Resurfacing Wood Floors • Installation of Walls •. Inlaid Linoleum FREE ESTIMATES PHONE 1040 — 950W — 531W Glass Brick Is Popular Feature In New Building '"A- cofistruction detail that is •gftifyliiif in popularity is the use O'f ellSft block — Hollow bricks of ttansfuee'ftt glass •*- which has heretofore been widely used in commercial construction such as st6res and hotels. 1C is coming into< greater use now from coast to coast in homes. , These glass blocks,,which transmit daylight without loss of privacy, can be used in wide variety, In addition, they provide strength ahd insulation. The square glass blocks are about 4 inches thick and come in 6, 8 and 12 inch sizes. Several different face patterns are being manufactured. •Glass block panels are especially suited to kitchens and bathrooms because the material is modern, sturdy and good-looking, impervious to water, -easy to kee.p clean, irisures privacy and.on top of all that is a good insulating material. Placed behind the sink, stove, laundry machine or other work, areas in the kitchen, they give light where most needed. In the bath the panels make excellent shower. walls and dividing partitions admitting light without loss of privacy. TREES SHRUBS PERENNIALS EVERGREENS , FERTILIZERS FLAGSTONE WALKS RUSTIC STONE WALLS -BERRY AND FRUIT STOCK' LANDSCAPE DESIGNING AND PLANTING Calf Us pn Any Landscape Problem No Obligation Elmore Nursery Elmore, Minnesota Phonei: OHic* 30 Worehouie 1.5.7. FIXIN-UPTIPS For farm and Home Scotti6 x for House Number A TIME TRIED method of displaying a house number in art attractive manner Is illustrated. Either the Seottie-dog cutout or soir.3 other ar.imal v/ill serve th« purpose. Set in a parkway, on the lawn or at the curb, the jaunty puppy, with its sparkling eyes, will prove to be an attractive addition. Scottie is IB inches long and his height is liyi inches. Cut him from two pieces of Masonite 3/16" Tempered Presdwood, holding the pa:ieb>' screen skks • together-, - with • C-clamps and following a pattern with a coping, keyhole or band saw. Slightly round the edges with a file or sandblock. Reflactor-type bolts used for car licenses serve as eyes and reflect the light from passing cars. The numbers are sawed from the Tempered Presdwood and glued to each side of the cutout. Two wooden stakes, shaped from 1 by 2-inch lumber, are .laid between the two cutouts and fastened with screws applied through holes drilled in the hardboard. Paint Scottie in appropriate colors, first Tising a primer. Push the stakes into the ground, and your new house number will be in service. All the materials needed are available at lumber yards. . 7 Site Planning 7 Means Getting Complete Value "Site pfarihlng"—in" past years thought to tie "architectural daydreaming"— is Of major impor- tahce. New hoine buyers if they want to keep ift Step' with treftd towards out - of - town living. Houses should not -only be attractively locotdd on a/lot btn also oriented in the mdst desirable direction towards the sun, bteezes and the'view.' Here aie seven -proposals which the National Association 6f Hofiie Builders recommends that its builder members follow to add t6 the quality, acceptability and enduring value 01 the homes they build. ' \ • 1. Whenever possible plan lots wider and .Shallower. This will create long blocks , with . short cross streets, rather, than the old- fashioned grid of all crbss streets'. 2. When houses are built dn narrow lots they should be set back varying distances from the street to create privacy. 3. Emphasis, should be placed on "design for i living" idea by planning facilities arid areas for outdoor as Well as indoor living. 4. Fit, the house to the site. Sites which once would have been rejected as too sloping, too wooded or too rocky, frequently lend themselves to homes of contemporary design. This is particularly true for the expansible, two-level house. ,, ,5v, .SMi.dy.tbft possibility,of >put-. ting utilities, particularly poles, in the rear of the house rather than on the 'street. 7. Consider the use of gently curving streets and the use of T-intersections in planning developments.^, Those are just a few of the pertinent points that should be carefully considered by the home buyer today. i QUITTING Rock Valley is losing one dt its oldest business establishments. The Foppe departhment store, which was founded,in 1882, is going out-of business after 73 years. Tips On Picking Wallpaper • • * ^ » i, *. •". , ,3 Individual tastes determine the choice of patterrt and Color 6f the' wallpapers selected for homo dedor. However, there are other factors to be' remembered, when selecting wall coverings. '_ Even in welMighted .rooms, dark colors appear datker, and light colors paler, than they appeared on the sample selected. Yellows,'yellow - greens and piriks give an impression of warmth and light to sunless or northern 1 rooms. Cdoler tints of mauve, blue or blue green can be used advantageously in toning down glares, in sunny rooms. Large patterns of cours'e, cut LET US HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOURGOAL "Your Security Is Our Business" We can help you plan a regular savings schedule to mtfei you* goal of financial independence . . . and to help yoti gain the things you want most in life. The President of the United States should be addressed as Mr. ^resident or Sir. ELEAD M. WEGNER Building Contractor Better New Homes Ready-Made Concrete Steps Septic Tanks Shop Phone 486 Res. 873-J ~-^* Coma In now. Talk things over with our friendly savings and home-ownership specialists . . . there is no obligation, of course I Your savings earn higher dividends here. Your savings are} fully insured up to $10,000. Home Federal SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION Phone 1370 Alaona, Iowa 1 • < • ( dowrf - the apparent room size. Snlall .patterns help achieve a larger >fook« -Vertical Hn«f, by Use of striked- patterns of ;tJprteht panel.-b6fdefs; giVe an impassion ,of increased, height j- -.ftpriSbtftal lirtes ;help 'accernuate spa'ce. • * Thus defects' In a room csn.be .rendered'less'obvious by a'ltfdi- cious choice of paper, • •' • HANGING WALL-PAPER Although it Is possible, to but new wallpaper dlredtly.-cfver Jhe 6lcl one; it is riot a sound practice. The waiter used in the prfste for the neW 'paper, may soften thl p'Sfite JiOldinl tfte old, ahd thus fiii fife ftewef surface, , |en1&v6 tfje.ol Jrafef • where — 'aHd • bofist oflief Mffiovaftotik to make this " o S§7 aft- eft& pttS for the "do-it"- " •'-• Apply warm. Water to the. paper with sffoftge 6* wide brush, work- top! yeflicat strips - one wail -. putty knife until pater Bft* MoijMhaft oite apph' •cafion Of, warm Water may be rebuffed. If" thefe is rrtorS thah '•one la'yet of paper, remove one at a titriB. . . 'After the old paper is off, -dnge' .again with cle&n water. alcimified Surfaces or those covered with'- a water-soluble pamt, must be * removed before' new wallpaper jsarf be hung. WALLS Plan for Casual Uving from Small Homes Giiidle We Can Handle 6.1. and F. H. A. HOME LOANS to Build or Buy , 5% Down Payment RICKLEFS Insurance Agency Phone 354 115 No. Dodge Algona Casual family living is., offered in this home, designed by Builder 1 Hbbeft'JbVEu'sk,' 'Jr.'and featured on the front cover of the current edition of Small Homes Guide. The kitchen is completely open to the living-dining area, so that the living end of the house functions almost as a single big room. Bedrooms are located so as to -give almost complete privacy to this area. An unusual feature Is the storage room for outside tools. This house could be built with two bedrooms, the third bedroom and bath" area added later as an expansion wing. Area is 1,640 sq. ft. Information on blueprints and their cost may be obtained by writing to Small Homes Guide, Dept. 1514, 621 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago 10, Ili sp Cm After" the old "-surfaces have been removed and cle'aned, Blaster repaired, and holes filled — apply a thin coat of glue size over the entire area t& be papered Prepared sizing, needing only water for mixing, is available at your wsilpapef dealer's. , , -Y6UH WALiPAl*Efc Consult with your dealer; let him show you the many, many rtew wallpapers that require little :or no trimming -^ that are and a i i i• M 'fl r AA8LLER. LUMBER CO. We Handle Weyerhauser 4-Square j HOtoE-PLANNING SERVICE . "Everything in Building Materials" ;Ssl State St. — Phone 198 ' Go Together! So !6t's_ssf fogs* he? arid we'!! il you, why so many homes theS cduritry ayei 1 "are usfhgl PERFECTION N a't u r a I Gas riseh H's tdps fdr eomfdrt, for economy, for cleanliness. Get Ihe foil story. We are author- izod PERFECTION dealers in this area. ' Heating & Plumbing Phone 523-W FOR THAT NEW HOME And For All Types of Building Work See — Build With HAYDITE BLOCK It's SELF-INSULATING Manufactured and Sold Exclusively In This Area By Algona Block & Tile East Stale St. - Phone 289-W iff Bowman Builders Do Everything and Anything In The Building Line Skilled Cabinet Work Free Estimates On Any Job Ed Bowman Warren Bowman Phone.1075W CALL MERGEN & WEBSTER for • PAINTING • DECORATING • PAPER HANGING PHONE 562-J 756 Introducing a great new kitchen service! Yfe have everything you need to make your dream kitchen come true! Special Younnstotth Kilt-liens planning tools take out the guess work, and help make your dream kitchen a timcsaving, work-saving ideal. You can select from our complete line of Youngslown Kitchen's* Cabinet Sinks, ba.se and wall tabincls ami • utility unil* and advances Kke Jet-Tower* Dishwashing aucf Youngstowu Kitchens Food Waste Disposer. See Mi today! \Ve are factory-trained for expert kitchen-planning and can simplify your problem*. Ktiueai&ei, we can save you money on installation, tool »n»f it a o.t n// ««*. U.S. Ptt. Oil. BEECHER LANE APPLIANCES Phone 778 Algona What Do You Want To Know About Built-in Gas Kitchens We Can Show You! Phone 16 So. Phillips St. THERftftOGAS BUD ROBINSON CONTRACTOR - BUILPER Office & Cabinet Shop No. Main St. Phone 1 271 or 1249 • ^j for all building needs^vf And All Kinds gj BUILDING MATERIALS "ONE BOARD OR A CARLOAD" F. S. NORTON & SON COOK -iiEAt -REFRIGERATE With COOKING . Cooler, cleaner, comple'tely automatic. For tinest, fastest, most, economical Cooking — see the new automatic Gas ranges. . ' ' HOUSE HEATING Wonderful even warmth — with a new automatic Gas furnace that fills the house, with clean thermostatically controlled heat without lifting a finger.. REFRIGERATION Keeps foods fresh longer — in a new Senvel Gas Refrigerator ~iih.no rr.cv- ing parts to break down or make noise. WATER HEATING New automatic Gas water heaters are 3 times i faster'.! h a.n . any" othejc. ,all- auiomatic system. Gives any temperature water you want, at less cost per jallon.. It's Easy to Have Natural Gas In Your Home Ask Us About Convenient Financing Terms NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. 109 S\>. Harlan Phone 1412 PHONE 229 T J& T s h e e rvrYou PHONE 229 Headquarters For All Your Ready-Mixed CONCRETE Delivered flight to The Forms On Yewr Jeb Site Here you will find always on hand a complei* li|w o{ all types of building supplies ... frofc dinjenfion Iwnafee'f te flue lining. Whatever your needs, let us suppjy-you. Free estimates cheerfully given. . \ . Ready-Mix Concrete ANDLUMiiRCa PHONi 166 PHQNl 166 '.amm IF IT'S Pratt Electric Can Handle It I • Electrical Contracting — 'Commercial '& Residential 4 Fixtures of All Kinds • Electric Appliance' Repairs Pratt Electric Co, PHONE 170 Sparkle Your Home For Spring! • , i WITH THE LATEST IN WALLPAPER & PAINTS Al*o f\m <?ovewig« and Wall Coverings of the Newest in v Da«in n ^. jaWe Tops — Paint Rollers — Everything for mi Bow ii ' ' I Cowan BUILDING SUPPLY CO, Phone 375 _... =3; u ==a y * * • -—r- A Miii..ii^ f •

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