Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 18, 1941 · Page 6
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Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois · Page 6

Sterling, Illinois
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Saturday, October 18, 1941
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STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, STERLING, ILLINOIS Saturday, October 18, Illinois Building Continues to Increase, Says FHA 25 Percent More Applications Are Received in 1941 Total of 16,221 New Loan Applications Received in 1941 The federal housing administration In Illinoi?, received about 25 per c*nt more applications for moruage insurance on homes in the first nine months of this year fts campnred with the same period In 1940. It is announced today by G»el Sullivan. Illinois FHA state director. Tills Increase in volume represents solely the applications for FHA mortgage Insurance on homes both new and existing and does not take Into account the applications umjp Title VI of the agency's operations Were these to be Included, the volume would be appreciably higher Mr. Sullivan explained. In the nine months of this year year ending September 30. the IHi nols office received 16,221 applica lions for home mortgage Insurance involving $91.4*5.§00. an increase of 3,004 applications amounting to 133.179,900 over the 13.217 applications amounting to $69.605.891 in the same period of last year. This substantial Increase is enhanced when compared with the total of 12,998 applications Jnvolvlng $68.568.300 received in the entire year of 1039. A total of 8.984 applications in 'volvlng $52.720.050 were received foi FHA mortgage insurance in the first nine months of this year for entirely n«w home construction. This compares with 7.183 applications In the same category involving $39,407,760 In the same period the preceding year and represents an increase of 1 #O applications amounting to $13,- aia.290. ' On existing construction. FHA in Illinois received 7537 applications amounting to $38.765,750 in the three-quarters period this year as compared with 6.035 applications in- -^vlnr~t*Wlt,Ml~ In -the—name period of 1MO. This is an increase of 1,202 applications amounting to $1.567,619. Takes Lead The single-floor scheme is BO well handled in this low- cost home that the bulk of the house seem* much greater —ih*fPtt actually Is. A sleep- Ing pwch is used as the con- nectifa element between the living •trrnts and the garage. This treatment Is regarded as excellent since it not only adds to the apparent sise of the house but also removes the odors and fire hazards of a turage to a point as far as possible from the dwelling itself. In Florida this property was valued at $3,950 and wa» financed with a Federal Housing Administration insured mortgage of $2.500. for the sixth straight week, the Illinois FHA office again led all other states in the middlewest In the number of applications, showing an increase of 36 applications in the week ending September 27 over the same 7-day period of 1940. Other states in this comparison are: Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin. Min- neaota. Iowa and South Dakota. Under Title VI, FHA's comparatively new feature under which hones may be built in defense areas for either tale or rent, a total of 476 applications'amounting to $1, SM.2000 were received in Illinois in the period from May when the legls £ .ian became operative through ptember. These figures are separate from the regular Title n operations as tabulated above. : "This report ahould-cUspel-any-Bo Uon that home building in the area atrved by the Illinois FHA office is on the decline," Mr. Sullivan said in wbmitting the figures. "There have own some temporary setbacks to the momentum which the entire home building field has enjoyed • recently. And, there may be more. But, on the whole, the picture, as evidenced by theae figures-especially the rises in recent. weeks over comparable weeks of last year when there was comparatively little disturbing forces at work, is fairly bright, we believe." "ReotEifotiTronsf r=s" Warranty Deeds Jacob Cantlin to Ambrose Ciskettl, Coloma twp. n " Ambrose Ciskettl to Wilbert Kober, Coloma twp. Leonard L. Link to Bessie Car Skaden, Pitney's sub'd. Loy D. Rlchert to Orville Zuldema, Martin's sub'd. Louis Thoman to J. E. Bellows, Samuel C. Grim to David C. Grim, Flock's sub. Mary Sturm to H. A. Terry. Tam- pko. ' Pearl L. Larson to Marion Ahrens. Lyndon. Earl P. Williams to otto p. cas- tendyck, Chamberlln . Bros , Rock PalU. P. A. Trager to J. K. Lambert, Nor. Hts. sub'd. J. P. Moore to Leonard Link, C. Park sub'd. ' Stanley Glassburn to Olof Lewla. OlUnan Park sub. Rock Falls. Theron Powell to Harry Manfleld, 4ec. ». ' ' • ~ ~ Evert Bonneur to Henry J. Holesinger, Garden Plain twp. N. Gaulrapp. jr., to J. Alice Osul- rapp, Upe's sub'd. date Deeds Helen Wahl to Prank Trager, trustee, Nor.' Hts. sub'd. L. JD. KuUnier to J. H. Predricks, LePevre's »rd add. 6. P. VMinier to J. H. Fredericks. ~ sub'd. Unusual Plan Gives Small House Appearance of Being Larger • t t.O 0 ft:'.* C Average monthly payments on a maximum 25-year mortgage of this amount total approximately 115. exclusive of local taxes and hazard Insurance. The cost of this property will vary In other localities. Caroline R. Sampson to Ezra Mathew, W. B.. Sterling. O. J. Wenk to Carl E. Sheldon, Stanley's 3rd add._ Carl E. Sheldon to O. J. Wenk Stanley's 3rd add. Wllma Oerken to David L. Williamson, Mer. & Hap. Add., Rock Falls. Otto F. Castendyck to Earl L. Williams. Chamberlln Bros., Rock Falls Trustee's Deeds D. L. & J. W. Martin, estate to J. P. Moore, East Park sub'd. O. J) Wenk to Lloyd H. Brown trustee, Stanley's 3rd add. D. L. & J. W. Martin, estate, to Anna E. McKee, Martin's Cent, add Additional Room Nay Be Made from Porch Owners of old properties in de fense areas who want to help relieve the housing shortage may find an opportunity right on their own front porch. ' Remodeling authorities point out that In these cities, where housing accommodations are Inadequate to meet the needs of industrial workers, many old - fashioned but spacious porches could be enclosed to make additional rooms. In most cases such * change would not only bring in regular rentals but woulc also Improve the appearance of the property. Because porches are so varied in character. each_JndiyJd«al _porch presents Its own possibilities anc problems. Large rear and side porches frequently can be turned into sleeping rooms with little difficulty. Some front porches can be made Into bedrooms; others are better suited to become livinb roms thus releasing other rooms for sleeping purposes. The possibility of utilising porch space is especially well worth considering in the conversion of old homes into apartments or suites. Whatever purpose the converted porch is to serve, it should be well insulated so 4hat-it-wiU-ba-com>. fortable in both summer and winter and at the same time not add materially to the cost of heating. Linoleum Con Be Put to Many Uses Linoleum has many uses besides that of flooring the kitchen and the bathroom. It is a material which adapts Itself readily to large patterns and can be cut and fitted by anyone who is careful In the use of the knife. For Instance .the small entrance vestibule might well be floored with linoleum with a field of gray and a border of four or six inches of black or blue as a contrast. In addtion. then an now stars and other designs which may be (inserted In the field by cutting out the linoleum and placing the decorative piece therein, sealing with linoleum cement. Safety Device There has recently been placed on the market a device which is called the. protective eye. It con- of a doar knocker with a center consisting of a bull's eye of one way glass which Makes a small window which according to the manufacturer; enables the housewife to look through the glass without the caller on the ouUlde a ware of the Need Linoleum? You'll be well pleased with , the patterns and price of An excellent product for ft basement rooms. 37 New Building Projects Started Here in September Sterling Ranks 10th In Downstate Towns In Permits Issued Sterling, with 37 building projects started difring the month of September, ranks 10th in the state outside of Chicago, according to the report of the Illinois department of labor, division of statistics and research, released today. The estimated cost of the project* started was $35,285. Projects started here during the first nine months of the year amounted to $377,715, as compared to $317.195 for the same period in 1940. This is an increase of $40,520. Moline, with 317 project*, leads among downstate cities. In the state as a whole, a total ojt 4,196 building project* which will require an outlay estimated at $12.464.650 was covered by building permits issued in the combined 163 Illinois cities reporting data for the month of September 1941: The September permit valuation toUTlr 29 per cent, higher than the August total of $12.115,296. is 2>J per cent lower than the July total of $17,774,312, and is 12.6 per cent higher than the September 1940 total of $11,067.601. Another comparison shows that the September permit valuation total is 2.7 per cent lower than the. average of $12.807,467 per month for the first eight months of 1941 for the group of 163 reporting cities. Cumulative permit valuation totals for the first nine months of 1941 are considerably higher than for pre- -Vloua__years^_ The,total for the first nine months of 1941 amounted to 8114.934.383, which is 25.2 per cent higher than the total of $91/183.579 for the first nine month* of 1940, and is 652 per cent higher, than the total of $69,546,303 for the first nine months of 1939. There was an increase in prospective building activity from August to September in the Chicago metropolitan area and a decline in the combined downstate reporting dtlea. Permit valuation* were 44.4 per cent higher'than in August for the city of Chicago, were 14 J per cent higher for the combined 66 Chicago aubur- ban cities, but were 41.5 per cent lower than the previous month-for cities. A substantial gain in permits for new non-residential ••fcuildlng construction was offset by decline for other types of construction. Permit valuations tor non-residential con- atructton were up 30.5 per cent from August to September, primarily due to the inclusion of several large project* the latter month. Permit valuations for new residential buUdlaf declined 5.4 per cent, and for additions, alterations, repairs, and Installation* declined 5.0 per cent. Closet Insulotion Ofttimes there will a* a cjoftttl that has the back or aide wail next! a chimney . Such a clo*«t will I be too hoi for storaff of fun or I Purthermora, auefc a clos-j et Is attractive to moth& and other insects. To overcome this condition, cover the chimney wall with a stifl insulation board and possibly two layers are better, and if possible have «n air space between the two thicknesses of insulation board. • Build an Inexpensive Greenhouse and Have Flowers All Winter One would ordinarily think that the man who likes to raise flowers for fun must do something else In the winter. Such is now the case, 11 the amateur gardener is at all handy with tools. He can build an Inexpensive, lean- to greenhouse and have fresh flowers for Christmas and New Year's dinner table. It is not too difficult to tackle, if he likes posies year round. He can lean it against the house, and possibly extend a pipe or flue from the house heating system. Glass roof and side walls are easily constructed. A casement barn sash, ready-built, will do for the ventilating portion of the-roof. -If he is already a gardener, he wont need instruction as to the kind of earth to use in the flower bench, nor the suggestion that the south side of ••the-house is the proper place to put the greenhouse. Recreation Room In the Basement The basement recreation room or rumpus room has many advantages, lor a properly Installed room of this type will keep the rest of the house undisturbed by the chatter and cheers of the game and the unset condition caused in R room when playing. Also the feeling of .comparative Isolation and freedom of restraints will make basement par- Ues parMcuJarJy carefree The hostess also appreclaies~~a recreation room because when the last guest leaves there is no immediate necessity for a clean-up at that late hour. It really doesn't matter that the furniture may have been disturbed or disarranged and that ashes are on the floor. The recreation room takes a lot of punishment and comes back for more repeatedly. Both Tub Crocks In order to avoid .cracking of the plaster, or tile .where they meet the bath tub, there is on the market a steel angle which is the combined 96 downstate reporting «rewed to the stud* and holds the weight of the tub. This overcomaa in a great measure the crack that would ordinarily develop at thai point. Cheerful Rooms Most Necessary For Young Peopl Early Impressions Affect Later Life, Psychologists Say It hM been humorously suggested that (he re**on there are so many pessimists in the world Is because children's room* a generation or so ago-were so gloomily decorated. And this may not be wholly a joke at that. It ties in very well with the teachings of modern jmycholofriMs that children react to the environment in which they live. Impressions received in childhood from any source whatsoever can do much to make or mar a child s mental welfare for life. Because, just at present, the adult world is so disturbed by the uncertainty of the future, there is additional reason for attempting to give our children a normal home atmosphere. And a large part of this provision Is to make his own room so happily and cheerfully decorated as to discourage dark and fearsome thoughts. Before the general public came to acknowledge that children possessed personalities and a right to develop them to the best possible advantage their nurseries were either a bewildering confection of white muslin with pink and blue ribbons or any decoration the room had happened to have—chosen long before the baby was anticipated. If the furnishings were ugly, dingy shades that couldn't show dirt, so much the better. This was especially so if the child was a boy. That the room could play a very interesting part in the child's development and widen his Interests was too often ignored. Fortunately, there is a brighter prospect for today's children—made possible through a wise us* of color. React Ta Cetor Children, as well as adults, react emotionally^Jo color, Small fry have little use, as a general rule, for most pastels or otherwise subtle hues. They like their colors to be strong, primitive reds, blues, greens, and yellows. Even a baby In arms will reach for the gayest objects in the room. Accordingly, pure, invigorating colors are most pleasing to A child to the, decoiation of his room. This does not mean, however, that so much brilliant color should be employed as to be nerve racking. Overitimulation through color may be aa bad in effect as dark and depressing 'surroundings. Walls and ceiling should never be painted In vivid colors. They should be subdued in tone—though still light and cheerful, of course — with the ac cents strong and brilliant as de- aired. Whatever their color, the walls and celling! of nurseries should be thoroughly washable and sanitary. This is made possible through coat- Ing them with paint. Glossy paint Pretty Little Home iri the Country is still more washable than flat paint, particularly for the woodwork of the ~rooms where sticky fingermarks accumulate. A painted, varnished . or : shellacked floor, waxed for easy cleaning, with a large thick mat on which the children may sit to play, is easily kept clean. So is linoleum, which has the advantage of being sound- absorbent to some degree. Seiid ramltare Furniture of a solid "blocky" type is best. It is less easy to tip over and there are fewer crevices in may settle. —When i ing furniture for a child's room care should be used in selecting pieces that will not be soon outgrown by the occupant. Full-siied pieces are more satisfactory in the main, with perhaps a little chair and table for early convenience. Tables should be selected with an eye to promoting good posture. If the other accessories in' the room must be scrimped at first, by all means buy the best available mattress and spring for the bed. Care" " protected, it will repay the in- \ u i i > YOUH SEE US! Ceaereie Wt »**• A* Celtf HARRY R CARLTON I-BEAMS ANGLES CONCRETE REINFORCING BARS MESH LALLY PIPE COLUMNS CORRUGATED IRON CULVERT PIPE STEEL SASH Quick Service from Large Stocks D.Manfield 415Lecust This house, one of a aeries sponsored by the National Homes Foundation, is designed for mild climates. A large combination work-and-livlng porch Is included instead of the conventional basement. Elimination of basement stairs allows a much larger kitchen. A space hjeater or floor furnace may be placed in the living room or hall. Kitchen and bathroom plumbing are located in the same plane .6v'er the porch and entry lends a low. wide effect to the exterior. Moreover, this is an economical way to build the roof as extra flashing and fittings are avoided. itial cost in years of service as well as In its priceless advantage to health and posture. One of the most charming nurseries designed In recent years followed modern lines of decoration and was devoid of ruffles and bows and .saccharine colors. The walls were painted a soft lernon yellow, contrasting pleasantly was a. carpet of deep rose red. The simple furniture—devoid of ornament and carving—was painted a soft perl- winkle blue. Blending beautifully into the color scheme and adding a final gay touch to the room were the curtains, bedspreads, and chair cushions of red and white plaid cotton. A red-framed modern mural brought together all the colors of the room and forming a frieze around the wall was a procession of farm animals cut out from thin wood and decorated In colors. ^Care—in~ "choosing—designs for nursery decoration is Imperative. A child is amazingly alert to extraneous influences, and designs that are imaginative or stimulating to the mental growth of the child are advisable. Characters from fairy tales are often used, painted in gay colors above the dado of the room. For a very young child, however, character* too fanciful to be quite understood are likely to be terrifying. Even when a child is old chough to know Mother Goose his fairy tales and fables, some characters may appeal to the imagination in an unpleasant rather than amusing way, leaving, through the laws of t association, long-lingering effects. In the nursery, therefore, the characters should be simple, suggesting nothing but gaiety and happiness. : Leaking Basement Sometimes leaks occur at the point between the wall and the concrete floor. This comes from the collection of water under the cellar floor which because of the water pressure, forces the water to leak through the joint, Water may be kept away from walls and basement floor by building a drain tile on top of the footing outside of the wall and discharging the water from the drain tile to a lower point. There is another jnelhod and that is to excavate a Dit-in-one-portion-of-th* basement where the water may collect and then install an automatic sump pump that will discharge the water to a lower level outside the wall. WbM ye« heat yaav home with tttaUty Mai, yen're avrc »f rwi aeatwg eeeafert There's M <*ld ae*at fee yaw, »eea*ee wur caal earn always be relied aa«* to pr»- ew* steady, aeattky keat a* a fracltoa ef the eeal el ether mcthedi. Phtst II roa rftOMPi UCLIVEBY Johnston ROCK . Privatf Builders Left Out of Defense Construction Work So far as is known, not a single individual or company anywhere in the country whose business Is home building has so far received a contract for building any of the homes provided for under the Lanham act. That measure authorized funds for government building of houses for defense workers in any place where because of the risk involved private enterprise proved unable to meet the housing need. Construction of housing under the act, apparently, Is going to big contractors fronva^tew blig cities. There are reasons of convenience in administration, of course, for this being true of the first actions started under the act. Time was of the essence. But if we are to utilize those national resources we have and not atrophy them in the defense mobilisation, it is time, now, that we gave the home building business itself a break, invited it to play the part it is equipped to play in government contract build Ing of defense workers' houses no less than hi private building of defense houses for sale or for rent. The country has many operative home builders who had laid out communities, some small, some large, and built, them to become satisfactory and pleasant neighbor hoods. Men with this training and experience know the home building requirements of their communities better, in many instances, than do big outside contractors whose experience has been with the construction 01 such uungs~as armorlesTmd post offices. And the operative home builders know where and how costs can be 'held down. They can save the government money. In view of the degree to which normal home building may well be immobilized over the coming few months hi many localities by priority difficulties and uncertainties. it would seem that home builders from nondefense areas might usefully be drafted, for a time, for those areas, developed overnight from small towns or empty, prairies, where need for emergency housing is presenUyircuter — Alii* All W« offer you, now, our frto roof inifiocrioit. It costs you nothing ond woy suvo your money. Phone 625 UMUK • STERLING 41$ E. TM1«J> iTftUT Possibilities to Be Found in Rooms Under the Eaves Attic Space Gives That Needed Room For Young People Sooner or iMrr in thr lifp of every family in fiery hou.^ their conies a tinir whrn somronr says, "..if «T on!v had ft !i(L> more room." Wlint can b' 1 rtonr atxnit llus situation, if wr runt actually build on to thr old hou?r or construct ft nf»* onr 1 Thrre is one moro alternative ieft which is by fur The leas! fx- pensive. We can make a more complete ;iw of the spare we already have. Lets take the attic for Instance. Most attics serve us the general Moras? warehouse lor all the odds and ends the family has accumulated in many years. Such items are usually put away rather haphazardly, and actually occupy a great df*l more space than necessary for simple storage. Why not condcnf* the stored material and add the space gained to the living function performed by the rest of the house? Many attics can be made to produce two completely new rooms. Possibly th« space gained Is not quite as satisfactory as other rooms in the house, but it will take care of emergency jequlrements. For instance: Nothing wean-; so much to • growlnff youth as a corner which he can call his own. in which he can follow ills latest hobby undisturbed and without disturbing anybody else. It is In sleeping quarters that most houses feel the pinch of Insufficient space. A room in the attic finished as a regular bedroom win permit some member of the family to be moved there and an extra, bedroom on the floors below gained lor visitors when needed. Young ladies these days have Just as-many personaL.lnlereaU ._a3__b03TL and feel just as keenly the wish to have a place to call their own. This, is easily arranged in the attic. Sometimes it is not convenient t» use the basement as a game room. Or sometimes two branches of the family prefer different kinds of games. The Attic is an excellent place for pool or ping-pong tables. | Since sound goes up, game noises are less likely to be heard in the attic than the basement. Anyone who looks after young children need not be told the benefits of a place to which play can b* confined. Attics can be throughly) celled and Insulated against extremes of both heat and cold. They can be turned Into, rooms just ai satisfactory for any purpose as any other room in your home. . Bedrooms Should Be Distant Rooms Rooms used for sleeping be well-separated from the rest of, the house. In genera], they should be located In the corners of tht plans so that two exposures and cross-ventilation will result. Their size need be only sufficient to accommodate the necessary furniture and to provide space to permit ( easy access to furniture and closets.. It is always best to have one large master bedroom In a house; the other bedrooms may be smaller. Corner windows permit both ventilation and good light in rooms, and also give much man wall space In the room,— WHAT ? Ai«tb« Wititr Sped LiltThis Da yen spend the winter *layh* wet nurse te a furnace? Dees It fe- aund censtanl mttentie« and Mt net give desired results? Weil, yt« can aav* all that needlea* andiiuj by letting a Whiting 8teaer wart Jhr y«u. And ye*'U be eeeafe*tabie tafe winter. PiurUwraaarc, j>««ri| fuel »Ufc wltfc a Liberal Payweiit Pit* TWnCfTY ELiOTIK SHOP ftockFeHf

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