Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 24, 1971 · Page 18
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 24, 1971
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Telephones Answer Call for Living Convenience Homeowners sometimes overlook an opportunity to improve a house, its decor and efficiency, by taking a certain well-known instrument for granted. That instrument is the telephone, and it's of ten assumed that it will be black or maybe blue, and that there'll be one or maybe two. Actually, one telephone per living, working and sleeping area of the house would be practical. A wall phone in the workshop or playroom, color keyed to the furnishings, is attractive and utilitarian. A panel phone can add a novel touch to a modern kitchen or breakfast nook. For the bedrooms, modern- design sets such as the Trim- line or Princess are useful. In the spirit of the 70's some new ideas are being developed. Now, telephone users might: Put a couple of telephone jacks around the swimming pool or patio, and maybe one in the living or dining room. Phones can be plugged in when and where they're needed. Substitute a soft-sound Bell CONFERENCES LIKE this one, where documents as well as faces can be transmitted, are accessible via a Picture- phone set Developed by Bell System. Chime to signal incoming calls. • •Equip the study, or the kitchen, with a Speakerphone for hands-free talking. How about tomorrow? Here are some possibilities. The home will have a special room, probably called a . communications center. Dad can handle business transactions, placing calls by computer. As he talks, he'll see his associate on Picture- phone screen, in color. Mother can check the family bank balance, order groceries arid pay for them—or shop for a new sofa, all by Picture- phone and touch-Tone telephone service. The children can visit a museum in London, a hospital in Mexico City or a factory in Detroit, all via Pic- turephone calls. Dream stuff? Black and white Picturephone service came to Pittsburgh in July 1970, and it's scheduled for some SChother tf.S. cities in .themidl970's. Togetherness Counts, For Pot Plants An attractive display of container plants can improve appearance of the home — both in and out of. doors. As a decorative and horticultural rule of thumb, keep in mind that plants look best when grouped together. Unless a single plant is really outsized, a grouping of ^^ t you've got the plans, we've got the funds! If you're thinking of materializing those dreams of a new home or improving your present home this year, let us be of service with a real estate or home loan. ..• ; • ••"' ' '"•'; ' : ' ;'• •••'•: ' ; •_ "•••-, '.<•'•' • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a new home or remodeled home with a low-cost loan, repayable installments geared to your income. Turn your home dreams into a reality. Iowa State Bank "Algonp's Home Owned & Locally Managed Bank" TELEPHONE JACKS permit use of plug-In phones by swimming pools or patios, where the phone can be taken indoors when it is not needed. '*; both foliage and flowering plants makes a definite statement, and can be .used functionally—as a "natural" room divider, or to fill in an empty corner. Plants more readily adjust to their environment, when kept together, since the humidity in the surrounding air is increased. Remember to select plants with their ultimate location in mind. Don't try to grow sun-loving mums in a shady spot, or pots of African violets in direct sunlight. Outdoors, top, location is an important factor. In choosing pot plants for a shaded patio, fuchsias or tuberous begonias are logical choices, since both need protection from direct sun. Another decorating and green thumb rule to follow is to select and keep all the plants in porous red clay pots. A cluster of plants looks ' best in similar 1 containers which do not detract from the appearance of the plants/; •The amateur gardener can also be more confident' that: the plant itself will not fall * because of overwatering, if it is kept in a porous clay pot. The walls of the pot- allow, excess water to evaporate ,. so plants never become .water-logged. It's best to check with a local florist- or garden store on the most healthful environment for each plant selected. 'How-To'Told By Booklet ../ ••>> f 'TJ" . ; M • "5 1 ' 1 ••£•"'> ' Do home 'remodeling plans call for addinganew room? A 32-page brochure that illustrates add-a-room ideas and provides a handy checklist is available for 25 cents from the American Plywood Association, 1119 A Street, Tacoma, Wash. 98401. ' , Write for "Add-A-Room Ideas," Form No. 63-110. Subscribe- .to the official county newspapers. Only. $6 per y»ar Algeria's New Mobile Home Court BURR OAK MANOR Burr Oak Manor, Inc. - Spacious Lots Still Available - Sixteen mobile homes are already located in the lovely wooded setting of Burr Oak just south of Algona. A modern community building (arrow) houses q recreation hall for court residents and includes washing and drying facilities, a lounging room for social functions, ping pong and other games. Complete playground equipment will also be installed •oon. Burr .Oak is a quiet, peaceful area and yet close to dining and motel facllf* ties. Each large lot has complete electrical and water hookups, two parking spaces, individual street light*, 10'x20' cement patio and cable TV. The finishing touches are now being added to mobile home living at its finest! *"• ...... " ..... - F 'NAL COMPLETION DAT! IS JUNE 1 The r«id«nt monager of Byrr Oak will arrjvr shortly. HU phon. numbtr will b« ?9*.72«, If you '^J * f !r ln9 ° *<*<?««*« «*>•*• feeing, D«V, H«nkin,, Gtorg* , J«on Itherington, Chuck B»hr, or Erv Wilt9»n. * 6 - Kossuth County Advance Monday, Moy ft, 1flh DOORS EXPAND Expanding living space is aim of new Jet-Set wooden bi-fold doors from U.S. Plywood. These two- or four- door units come in flush, louver and half-louver styles. Some suggested applications are: 'for closets, as room dividers, as close-offs to kitchen or dining room, as architectural accents in archways. Around Home, Versatile Chains Serve Dozens of New Uses Resourceful homebwnfirs are finding dozens of practical Uses for chain. Chains of proper strength make easy, dependable gup- ports for shelving, counters, tables or even swingingsofas and beds;,, The two basic types of chain—welded, for tougher lifting and holding jobs, and weldless, for lighter chores- come in many different metals and finishes. Or, they can be painted to match favorite color schemes. ' . Home-made chain fences, with chains fastened to metal or wooden posts, can mark off garden areas. Or a fine dog run for the family pooch can be made by stretching a wire between trees and fastening a chain to the wire to permit freedom of movement. Creaky old double-hung windows work better when worn sash cords are replaced with sash chain. " This is an easy handyman's job and requires only a hammer, screwdriver, small chisel and pliers with a good sharp wire cutter, to cut sash chain to needed lengths. • PRUNING TIME With the exception of the pear, fruit trees should be pruned in the dormant season. IMPROVING YOUR HOME? Wotrh for the big paint sale roming Thursday at SHERWIN- WILLIAMS Algona UNITED BUILDING CENTER The Number 1 Business For All Of Your Home Improvement and Building Needs... wouy |,ke to thank at this time all the firms, individuals, who have sought our services in 1970. We are looking to the future with confidence in the service, and quality of materials and workmanship that we may extend to you are customers. 7 HENDERSON SHOES Remodeled Store Front .-"lit 1 * •-\&m ' , . -.*• .•>•&, \< f k<>'M ARLAN BENSCOTTER ! NeW Grain Storage Bin •:- ALGONA GREENHOUSES Remodeled Office Front and Inside AVCO FINANCE CO. ALGONA PUB. CO, John Groens Home Darrell Davis Home Bob Kirsch farm Alfred Freilinger Farm Doc M. I. Licfiter Doctor Strohman Home Dennis Meister Home Leonard Pesicka Home Herman Jensen Home Dean Taylor Home -:- Build-A-Rama -:- Winter Construction -:- Hankins - Wibbtn -:- Rowley Builders -;- Art Humpe Construction * -:« Burt Buildtrs -:- GtiMjIsbttk s- Spencer Conduction Co. -:- Oeorg^Stt -:- RudyTtitz UNITED BUILDING CENTERS ifIA, 295*2619 mm ^^^^^^^^^H UNITED

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