Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 23, 1963 · Page 23
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, September 23, 1963
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Here's How m m Build a Japanese Stone Lantern with water until the right consistency was achieved. He cut two windows about 4 inches square in a tar can that measured 18 inches high and about a foot in diameter. He inserted two blocks into the windows, so that when cement was poured into the can, windows By VIVIAN BROWN AP Newsfeatures Writer There is no better time than fall to plan those home improvements that you couldn't quite budget this summer — swimming pool, greenhouse or whatever. If you wait until spring, you may wind up with the fisherman's excuse, "I shoulda been here yesterday." Smalt projects can be done through fall and winter, and some homeowners have already begun to turn their laths and use their cement mixers. Homeowner Donald Scribner of Cannondale, Conn., yearned for a Japanese stone lantern such as those he's seen in summer gardens. Those made in . the United States were as beyond his means as imported lanterns. So he decided to make one now, instead of waiting until next summer. It cost less than $2 and his rugged do-it-yourself lantern resembles some of the ancient lamps more than some expensive reproductions. As he points out, it's the idea that counts, so one can make the lanterns to suit his own taste, and available molds. Offer Variety There are many types of stone lanterns used by the Japanese at their little water spots and along garden paths to light the way. One can make the lantern for decorative purposes in a garden, or it can pinpoint a path, if a candle is inserted. You can make it in any number of sections, but usually it is a stone lantern placed on a : pedestal of stone. The top of the lantern is shaped like a mushroom with a knob on it. The formula for Scribner's first lantern is simple. He combined one-half bag of cement and 20 shovels of sand were formed. He poured cement into an old small dishpan about 18 inches in diameter on the large side. (This would give him a mushroom shape, slightly larger than the cylinder when inverted). He filled an 18-inch-square wooden box about 2 inches in depth with cement to form the base of the pedestal. A smooth rock was found to be placed on top of the "mushroom," but a knob-like finial could be made by pouring cement into a small, flat, slightly rounded shape about the size of an individual pudding mold. Cement was poured to the top c • Burning Brands Strike Out On Rugged Asphalt Roofing SABOTEUR? FIREBUG? NEITHER! Hat pulled down to protect himself from the heat, this technician is performing a "burning brand" lest on asphalt shingles at the Underwriters' laboratories under carefully controlled conditions. To receive the UL label, asphalt shingles must pass three grueling tests for fire resistance. They include one for flame exposure and another for spread of flame, as well as the one pictured. Because of the proven fire resistance of roofing with the UL label, hundreds of cities require it. of the containers and leveled off. A long file was used for the small amount of prodling needed to get the forms out of their containers. "Anyone giving this idea thought could come up with a series of containers to serve them better than these things that I just happened to have in my garage," Scribner explains. "If I'd anticipated success on the first try, I'd have spent more time in rounding up molds." Actually while Scribner put the windows in the cylndcr, the Japanese might have a small foot - square windowed lantern placed between the mushroom- shape lop and tli2 cylinder and flat base that form the pedestal. But there are many variations of the lanterns, in all sizes and shapes, so the molds will predict the design. These lanterns arc practical and contribute to tranquility and charm outdoors. The cement could be colored for Americanizing these ancient lights. By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures QUESTION: Can you tell me whether a brick wall set in sand is as good as one set ,in concrete with mortar' between the joints? I'd like to put down such a walk, but don't want to bother with the concrete and mortar. Please give me some advice on how to set the bricks in sand. ANSWER: A brick walk set in sand will stand up fairly well under moderate traffic, but it definitely will not be as solid nor as durable as one set in concrete. To get a reasonably good result THERE'S NOTHING LIKE SOFT WATER • For Laundry • For Bath • For Kitchen With an WATER 'SOFTENER Galesburg Soft Water Co. Phone 343-9068 175 N. Cherry Galesburg, III. from the former, it is important that the bed of sand, at least two inches in depth, be packed down compactly. If this is not done, you'll wind up with a loose walk. Lay one row of bricks at a time, then fill the spaces between the bricks with sand. When the entire job is finished, go over the area thoroughly and add sand wherever it is needed. You'll have to keep a close eye on the walk for a couple of weeks after people have started to walk on it. As soon as you locate a spot where the sand has shifted or been blown away, repack the gaps and do whatever leveling is necessary. After the bricks have been down and trod on for several weeks, they will stay in place for a long time. But you'll have to face the fact that the entire project will lack the firmness and professional appearance of a brick wall set in concrete. * * * (Questions of general interest will be answered in this column. However, individual correspondence can not be undertaken.) Cover moth holes in children's wool clothes with scattered flowers of wool yarn or felt patches of childish happiness and security objects — balls, wheels or planes. FHA Posts New Plan on Inspections Beginning today, the Federal Housing Administration for the 8.1 downstate counties will initiate a new procedure for making compliance inspections on homos built with FHA insured financing. Roy E. Yung, director, says the procedure works like this: the builder makes no formal request for inspections at various stages as previously required. Instead he notifies the local FHA office of the approach of completion of foundation excavation, completion of framing with electrical and plumbing work installed, and completion of the house. The FHA inspectors will make unannounced compliance inspections near these stages. If correction action is needed, construction can probably continue while the correction is being made, Yung says. But corrective action requiring re-inspection may not be concealed until the inspector approve., it. Yung says that this new system, tested in 10 FHA field offices, has proven to be more efficient, provides thorough inspection, yet enables builders to follow their schedules without delays as sometimes occurred under the old system. Offer Tip on Planting Be careful not to plant evergreens and other shrubs too close to a building. Three feet of space is recommended to prevent overheating of the plants by sunlight reflected from bright walls. The danger is greatest in southern or southwestern exposures, where more watering is required. Most susceptible to heat and ight arc yew and rhododendron. Azaleas are more resistant. Galesburg Register-Moil, Gofcsburg, 111. Monday, Sept. 23, 1963 23 California Kitchens Are Colorful, Says Designer COMPLETE PLASTERING SERVICE R. M. Sand berg PLASTERING CONTRACTOR 342-4005 Housing for the elderly continues to occupy the attention of a sizable segment of Congress. Entirely aside from the genuine concern for the welfare of those who are getting along in years is the knowledge that the number of voters in the "senior citizens" category keeps increasing every year. One proposal that keeps popping up in the House Ways and Means Committee would exempt persons over 65 years of age from paying capital gains taxes on the selling of their homes. Certain conditions would be attached, but the large majority of home owners in that age area would be affected. Back Program Among those supporting the program are certain builders, who have been saying for years that the capital gains tax keeps many older persons from selling their homes and moving to retirement apartments. This type of retirement housing has been popular with some old folks who want to be relieved of the responsibility of owning their own homes and like the idea of taking it easy and letting someone else do the chores. The large numbers of persons who keep purchasing one-family homes in their retirement years make it apparent that there is a strong opposite viewpoint. A comparative newcomer in the retirement housing field is the cooperative apartment, which has had considerable success in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and several other cities. One of the selling points is that the participant in a cooperative apartment house gets most of the tax advantages of a home owner. The tax advantages also are available to the owner of what is called a condominium apartment. This setup is similar to a cooperative, with the notable difference that the condominium occupant owns his unit independently rather than being part of a corporation. One builder in Lakewood, N. J., Is putting up condo­ minium garden patio homes for persons 55 years and older. With only 10 per cent of the available land set aside for housing, there is plenty of room for the planned scenic and recreational areas. This and similar villages around the country, plus the continuing concern of legislators on all levels of government, add up to more and better housing for the middle-aged and the elderly. WINTERS COMING WINTERIZE NOW! CHECK THESE ADDED FEATURES: V ANODIZED ALUMINUM V CUSTOM MADE V EXCELLENT QUALITY V TRIPLE ACTION V SELF STORING V 2 or 3 Track WINDOWS CALL 343-9384 FOR A FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION ASKED TO SEE ANODIZED COMBINATION DOOR *59« Installed GALESBURG CANVAS PRODUCTS 187 West Losey Street 343*9384 Natural Wonder If man had invented wood, it undoubtedly would be classified as one of the greatest of all human accomplishments. Wood is a wonder substance with thousands of uses. It is probably best known as lumber to make man's homes. Be modern with MOEN NEW SHOWER HEAD JUST PUSH BUTTON TO CLEAN EKSTROM PLUMBING & HEATING 646 W. Main — 343-6114 jr~ is ' WEATHERED DOORS** Don't happen with.., 1,' ••.••yr'..... '"""'nm^^tt ALUMINUM DOOR CANOPIES Give your home attractive \ year-round protection from winter storms, summer sun and heat. Made of special spring-tempered aluminum. 2-coat enamel finish won't rust, chip, crack or peel. All white underside free of screws and bolts. Wide variety of handsome styles, colors, patterns. Other Flexalum models for windows, patios, carports CALL FOR FREE DEMONSTRATION GALESBURG CANVAS PRODUCTS 187 West Losey Street 343-9384 "This is a California kitchen — color if. with imagination," says Mrs. Mary Ann Kruce, California kitchen designer, to her customers. "Women — at least those in my part of the country — are much more daring about the use of col- lor in kitchens than they used to bo. In the past, most kitchens were either yellow or white. Today's homemakers don't hesitate to use two and often three different color.';," according to Mrs. Kruce, owner of Western Kitchens in Pomona. "There is a strong preference for appliances in colors. Many prefer matching colors, hut others like to use contrasting colors," Mrs. Kruce added. "The use of labor-saving automatic appliances in our kitchens is just about mandatory, and among these, built-ins lead the way. Automatic electric dishwashers, for example, arc classified as standard equipment in virtually every home above $12,000," she .said. Mrs. Kruce urges families to select a quality dishwasher because, she says, "It's the most- used appliance in the kitchen." The pace-setter in electric ranges, according to Mrs. Kruce, consists of separate built-in wall ovens and surface units. The next most popular is the type that features an oven or double oven above the surface cooking units. These high-oven ranges, which hang on a wall or set on a cabinet, arc excellent for use by renters. They look built-in but can be taken along when a family moves. Specify Two Ovens Most of her clients specify two ovens, Mrs. Kruce said — one for meat and one for baking. "Two ovens plus the marvelous automatic controls they have today help give the housewife a lot more freedom, aiid she's a belter cook, too, because results are MRS. MARY ANN KRUCE tests efficiency of new, nll-elcctric kitchen she designed for the Waller Sterling family of Clarcmont, Calif. As floor plan below shows, working nrea is compact, yet there's ample storage and counter space, plus room for several people to work. Sliding glass doors give view of pool and patio from dishwasher-sink area In foreground. GUM D00R3 4WAUS HALLWAZ TO SWIMMING MOU PAri ° TO BEDROOMS % 5 52 REFRIGERATOR FREEZER IEDGE • & REFRIGERATOR FREEZER SINK o 3INK 0 > 4 10 DINING ROOM CIHIR CMAIR Spruce Up If your garden fences and screens look a little shabby after a tough winter, you might want to restain the wood parts. This should be done every six or seven years and- any handyman can do the job in a few hours. consistently good. And double ovens require a minimum of space," she added. The trend in electric refrigerator-freezers is toward 1 a r g e r capacity and also toward combination refrigerator-freezers that never need d e f r o s t i n g, Mrs. Kruce noted. "In l!M('>," she said, "refrigerators were eight, nine, or ten cubic-foot, units. Today, for the. same price, Hi- and 20 -cuhic-foot. units are available — and they don't take up any more floor electric space than the old ones." And what about Mrs. Kruce's own kitchen? It's adequate, sho said, but it. doesn't come close to the dream kitchen she has designed for the new house she and her husband are soon to build. "It will have electric appliances throughout, plenty of room to move around, ample counter space, and separate refrigerator and freezer units." • TERMITES? FOR FREE INSPECTION - CALL — ALEXANDER LUMBER CO. 215 EAST SOUTH STREET 343-2171 Agents for COPPES TERMITE CONTROL SERVICE. INC. over 19 yrs. dependable service YOUR Imuran, 'iii /tfxndtnl tiurancj J ktm\ '«nvii/ TOU /mir Commorclal St Domoitlc Fire Insurance ||l A»k About Our Homo Own--—on Policy PInn. \—~ L Huff Insurance EE? Phono 342-3414 =r 220 Hill Arcada = mmiiililllliiiim , K COOKING # WATER HEATING • HOME HEATING 45 S. PRAIRIE ST. £JI/Tfiif THIS BEAUTIFUL .C/KX V/i HERR y DAlI KITCHEN NOW NO MONEY DOWN 5 YEARS TO PAY Cherrydale Traditional — the design is new — yet it has the charm and warmth of furniture cherished by generations. The new finish, Cherried Birch, brings out the living grain of the wood, the beauty inherent in fine quality Birch. The cost is surprisingly low—let us show you the many fine features of this truly beautiful kitchen. A Alexander Lumber Company 212 E. South St. Phone 343-2171

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