Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 9, 1963 · Page 12
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 12

Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, September 9, 1963
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12 Cfolesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, 111. Monday, Sept.._?, 1963 • • * DOJT'YOURSELF Home Remedies Cure Most Ills of Problem Drawers By MR. FIX Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Furniture drawers, though basically simple, are subject to pesky disofders. Tne most common complaint: sticking. Drawer pulls often become loose and, if not taken care of quickly, will cause marring of the drawer's surface finish. With age, the joints of a drawer may loosen. Those Sticking Drawers The problem of a sticking drawer is most likely to occur in warm weather. Generally, drawers are made of soft wood and left unfinished. Moist air will cause the wood to swell. Drawers that work well all winter may do. so only because the air is relatively dry. Slight sticking can be cured at times with nothing more than the rubbing of paraffin or a lubricating stick over the sliding parts. If this doesn't do it, sand the sliding parts until the drawer opens and closes smoothly. If there is severe rubbing and sand. ing won't correct it, you may have to plane these parts. Do not remove too much •i wood. Warm, dry air may cause the wood to shrink later on, and the drawer may then develop a wobble. Don't force a drawer that is USE WAX OR LUBRICATING STICK TO SMOOTH ACTION OF PESKY DRAWERS. stuck. And don 't fool with makeshift repairs. Get at the cause. Attack the problem by removing the back covering of the piece of furniture. The backs of most bureaus are held on with screws or small nails. You may be able to maneuver the drawer a little better from in back. If it remains jammed, and if you can't remove contents through a partial opening, better call on a carpenter to free the drawer. Applying heat to dry the drawer is a pretty risky business. Don't try it. (If you're the patient type- leave the drawer alone till it dries out, and then remove it for repairs.) You can help minimize future swelling of wood by giving the surface of the drawer a coat of shellac. Allow drawer to dry thoroughly before replacing it. This will prevent penetration of moisture. Loose Joints Sometimes a drawer won't open because of loosened joints. Examine the drawer for unglued joints, loose nails or a boLtom that has come out of its grooves. Remove nails and clean off glue. Reglue and use larger nails. The bottom of the drawer should never be glued in place. It should be left free to expand and contract. Drawer pulls should be checked frequently for tightness. Those applied with a nut and bolt can be tightened easily. If there are not enough threads on the bolt to tighten the nut anymore, place a couple of washers on the bolt. Pulls attached with screws run into the wood loosen as the hole enlarges. Fill the hole with plastic wood and start again. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! ere's Answer POWERFUL PLUNGER CLEARS CLOGGED TOILETS * in a Jiffy! By ANDY LANG ' AP Newsfeatures QUESTION: I have been told that hardwood strip floors can be installed over concrete without using wood subfloors. Our house is built on a concrete slab. Can you tell me something about this method, which I have never heard of although I put down several wood floors many years ago? ] plan on strip oak floors over the slab. ANSWER: This is a compara tively new way of installing strip floors over a concrete slab. A special adhesive is placed on the floor in widths of about two inches, spaced 16 inches apart. One by two wooden strips, or sleepers, are placed directly over the lines of adhesive and secured with one and one-half-inch nails. Do not butt the wood strips Leave slight spaces between their ends. Place sheets of polyethylene over the entire floor, overlapping the ledges. Now lay a second course of wood strips, nailing them directly into the first course. Your strip oak floors are then installed at right angles to the sleepers in much the same way as you used to install them years ago. Allow a one-half-inch clearance be tween the flooring and the walls to allow for expansion. • * # * (Questions of' general interest will be answered in this column. Individual correspondence can not be undertaken.) NEVER AGAIN that stele f ««1In« whan your toilet overflows TOILAFLEX- Toilet ftvMJGul Plunger Unlike ordinary plungers, Toilaflex does not permit compressed air or messy water to splash back or escape. With Toilaflex the full pressure plows through the clogging mass and swishes it down. Can't misst • DESIGNED TO FLEX AT ANY ANGLE • SUCTION-RIM STOPS SPLASH-BACK • CENTERS ITSELF, CAN'T SKID AROUND • TAPEREO TAIL GIVES AIR-TIGHT FIT Genuine 'Toilaflex' AT HARDWARE STORES EVERYWHERE CLOSETS FOR A SMALL ROOM ARE DISGUISED AS A WINDOW WALL PLV- woo SHOE* RACK 1 M 1 M CLOSET POLE / 1*4'* 1 M CLOSET POLE / 1*4'* CLOSET POLE / 1*4'* SI CLOSET POLE / 1*4'* AAOUNT | ITRAVERSEI ROD' • BACK OP J CORNICE j HAMO ! FLOOR- | LENGTH | DRAPES I UlNQE TOP OP PADDED WINDOW MATCH EXISTING SEAT FOR 24" PANELS OP 3/4" PLYWOOD ADDITIONAL STORAGE i ; i , • „ . S-^ CLEAT Ml DDLE PANELS AT FLOOR J KfiJ AND CEILING WIW 2 X 2'* j .... — CLIP AMD SAVE-———— J BASEBOARD- KlAILTO 1x4 ACROSS FRONT HOMES FOR AMERICANS MAIN FLOOR 49'-6* BASEMENT . 26'-6; 2€?-«^ 1 RECREATION RM. i -»P 20 -6" 1112" GARAGE 2o'-2" n '-tr UNEXCAVATED GROUND FLOOR INVITING AIR of the arched portico, stone veneer and shuttered, diamond light windows is carried inside this seven-room split-level home. There are two and a half baths, two-car garage, large basement and an abundance of closets in a shell of 1,510 square feet. The kitchen, with space for a built-in dinette, opens both to the dining room and a through hallway. This hall permits front and rear entrance as well as access to all rooms from one centralized location. Two comforts of the master bedroom arc a large balcony and a stall shower with a seat. Architect for Plan HA307P is Samuel Paul, 98-31 1C1 St., Jamaica 32, N.Y. Terpening, Armstrong Kin Assemble More than 100 descendants of Ezekial and Olive Terpening and Alexander and Martha Armstrong gathered at the Lincoln Park pavilion Labor Day. An account of the first reunion held 59 years ago was given during the busy meeting. A number of letters were read from relatives unable to attend. Officers elected were Wallace Terpening of Chicago, president; Smith Terpening of Galesburg Route 2, vice president; Miss Aileen Terpening of Galesburg, secretary, and Glenn Glass of Alexis, treasurer. Mrs. Edith Millikan of Franklin Park received a gift for coming the greatest distance, and Mrs. Jennie Brown of Alexis was given a present for being the oldest member present. Karl Hornbaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hornbaker of Galesburg received a gift for being the youngest person in attendance, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Terpening of Monmouth were awarded for having the largest family present. Seven births, two marriages and four deaths were reported. Relatives were present from Chicago, Franklin Park, Bellwood, Cal Park, Decatur, Peoria, Tou- l on, Little York, Seaton, Kirkwood, Larchland, Monmouth, Alexis, London Mills, Abingdon, Knoxville, Rio, Cameron, and Galesburg. Next year's reunion will be held at the Lincoln Park pavilion on Labor Day. COMPUTE PLASTERING SERVICE R. M, Sandberg PLASTERING CONTRACTOR 342-4005 16 Million Homes Goal For 1960s By W. EVANS BUCHANAN President, National Association of Home Builders Model homes on display during National Home Week, Sept. 8-15, will be tangible evidence of the building industry's progress in producing better homes for American families. This year an estimated 1,430,000 new homes will be built at a cost of more than 23 billion dollars. The total of new homes needed during the 1960s will reach about 16 million. One of the prime goals of the National Association of Home Builders is to see that this need is met with quality housing at the lowest cost. Under the NAHB research program, new as well as proven materials are tested, and engineers constantly search for new construction techniques that will help builders to produce better houses in less time and at lower costs. Recently, NAHB built a new test house in Rockville, Md., under the FHA's experimental housing program. This raises to five the number of test houses built by NAHB. Conditions today are favorable for the home-buying public. Not only is there a wide selection of new homes from which they may choose, but mortgage money is readily available at reasonable in- erest rates. The longer mortgage period and low interest rates mean that the monthly payments made on a new home are about what a family would expect to pay out in rent. By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures Resilient floor tiles follow the contour of the under- floor. It is difficult, therefore, to get a smooth finished floor if the underfloor has imperfections. To counteract the effect of such imperfections, the use of what is called underlay- ment is recommended. Underlay- ment comes in three general types: plywood, hardboard and a special cement mixture which contains either asphalt or latex. While the cement underlayment is often used on wood floors which need some sort of leveling coat, It is specially effective in smoothing uneven concrete floors prior to the installation of the tiles. An exterior-type plywood is used for underlayment iivareas subject to extreme moisture; otherwise, regular interior-type underlay­ ment is satisfactory. This type of plywood has one good side and one rough side. The good side should be face up when the nailing is done. Use ring-grooved or ring-barbed or screw underlay­ ment nails. Your dealer will assist you in making your choice. The nails should be driven in at intervals of not more than six inches from the center of the panel and at intervals of three inches along the edges. The line of nailing at BENCH DIVIDER — Intriguing zig-zag garden bench, built of Douglas fir 2x4s, makes a perfect yard divider. Bench can be used between patio and garden or to separate distinct use areas. When visual screening is also needed, as for children's cluttery play yard, add a high backrest or set simple louvered screens directly behind bench. Tell-a-Woman LOUISVILLE (AP) - Communi cation waas a hollering proposi tion around the turn of the cen tury. R. F. Anderson, recalls that two women, the Beck sisters, would stand on a high point of rock jutting over Barren River. He says both easily could be heard across the water. "Boats were slowed down, or even stopped, abreast of Sally's Rock for the exchange of news and questions. 'Tell Jett Hines to find out what feathers are bringing in Bowling Green' or 'Aunt Trudy Jones is sick and wants somebody to tell her folks in Calhoun.' "In a phoneless and almost roadless day," Anderson says, "the zeal of the Beck sisters did much to make life brighter by simply passing the word." New Windsor Club Views Tour Scenes NEW WINDSOR - Raymond Parkinson of Aledo illustrated his talk on a good-will tour of Russia with color film at the meeting of the New Windsor Woman's Club Tuesday at the Christian Education Building. Parkinson, a member of Mercer County Farm Bureau, made the tour with 36 men from America. ' Miss Judy Bonnett, who attended music camp at Western Illinois University at Macomb, under the' sponsorship of the local club, gave a report on the activities there and favored with several vocal selections. She was accompanied by Miss Judy Petrie. Mrs. Pete McVeigh, program chairman, announced the standing committees and the department chairmen of the club for the year. Mrs. Wayne Brooks, chairman, announced the central regional conference at Normal Sept. 12. It will be a workshop for club officers, chairmen and club members. ' Approximately 40 members and guests attended. Serving honors were accorded Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Percy Streeter. Hostesses were Mrs. Donald Streeter, Mrs. G. L. Rathbun and Mrs. Floyd McCaw. Ted Arnold of radio and TV station WHBF will be guest speaker at the Oct. 7 meeting when the Fortnightly Club of Viola will be guests of the local club. Hostesses will be Mrs. T. E. Nelson, Mrs. Lillian Oberg, Mrs. Eugene Walsten and Mrs. Johnny Spivey at the Christian Education Building. Mark Anniversary Mr.' and Mrs. La Vera Carlson, whose 40th wedding anniversary was Sept. 1', were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Blick of Swedona at a dinner at Roseville, after which they drove to Burlington and toured Crapo Park. Queen Elizabeth I is said to haunt the library at Windsor Castle and to appear at the battlements on Christmas Eve. Guards say they recognize the queen by her flaming-red wig and olive complexion. READ THE WANT ADS! TERMITES? FOR FREE INSPECTION — CALL — ALEXANDER LUMBER CO. 215 EAST SOUTH STREET 343-2171 Agents for COPPES TERMITE CONTROL SERVICE, INC. over 10 yr». dependable service the edges should be about three- eighths of an inch in. there should be a tiny space between the panel joints to allow for expansion. One way to do this easily is to use the nails as spacers. Be sure the nails are driven flush with the surface or slightly below the surface. Declared Same Nailing with hardboard under­ layment is the same as With plywood. In both cases, the floors should be swept clean after the installation of the underlayment. The plywood or hardboard should be one-quarter of an inch thick in panels three feet by four feel, four by four, or four by eight. The smaller panels are easier for one person to handle. The cement leveling underlay­ ment Is applied with a steel trowel. It must be allowed to dry overnight before laying the tiles. Since many types of resilient tiles can not be successfully placed over a concrete base, be sure to ask your dealer about this if you plan to make an installation of this kind. Where the tiles are to be put down on the concrete slab of a new house, it is important that the concrete be allowed to "cure" thoroughly. This usually takes about 30 days after the slabs have been installed. In spreading the adhesive for the resilient flooring, keep an eye out for pebbles, nails or other material that might otherwise go unnoticed and damage the tile. Be modern with MOEN lir 1 NEW MOEN DIALCET FOR KITCHENS One handle does work of two J. P. BENBOW PLUMBING & HEATING 1191 S. West — Ph. 343-2156 Plan to be a homeowner? READ THE WANT ADS! "It Pays To Shop At Clay's" ft 'AV 'f WALLPAPER UAl J PAINT 45 S. Prairie 342-5517 Your Realtor can save you time and money Buying a home can be an exciting adventure for the family-— or it can be a time-consuming chore. Even if yon had the time, it could take you weeks to visit all the new hfltkwfl m and around this area. And you could never hope to visit all the fine homes which are available. So why not choose the general area in which you'd Efee to live—then contact one or more of the real estate offices in the area. Chances are that one of them knows about just the home you're looking for. And when you buy --be sure the Hfle to your property 3B insured by a title insurance policy from Chicago Title and Trust Company, ChiwgoliXteand'lmsX Company W WEST WASHWGTQtf STREET. CHJCAGO 9, UlU local representatives E. J, TUPPER TITLE & ABSTRACT CO. 220 WEINBERG ARCADE GAUP$BURG PH. 3434616

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