The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 11, 1966 · Page 31
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 31

Baytown, Texas
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Friday, March 11, 1966
Page 31
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10 Friday, March II, 1966 Spring, House Cleaning Synonymous Spring time Is synonymous with house clean-up and fix-up. And it's a job that the whole family tan share, and enjoy, <oo. Modern cleaning tools and supplies and the vast abundance of repair materials have made the Job of cleaning and fixing up a home somewhat easier, but the job Is still a big one, There's sum to bo a chore for each member of the family, no matter what his or her age. First Item on the agenda Is to make sure all the materials needed for the tasks ahead are on hand. When buying supplies, read the Information on the bottle, can, tube ,or whatever, carefully. Make certain you know what you arc using and how to use it. Now, on to the job of cleaning up. Mom miRht supervise the cleaning of the Inside? o f the house while Dad takes to the outside. The youngsters can bo responsible for many indoors, outdoors, garage and basement clean-Up Jobs. Spring clean - up time Is n good time (or Father to check the walls nnd roof of the house for trouble spots, On the roof make sure that nil shingles are still In place. nailing down or replacing the ones tlmt aren't. Check for cracks around the chimney, and corrosion In flashing which, if severely damaged, should be replaced. Temporary repairs on the roof can be made with a coating of roofing cement, especially useful for minor cracks and rust spots. The guttering of the house Is probably one of the most Important spots to check. M n k c sure that guttering is completely cleared of all debris that has GARDENING DONE? Relax while the sprinkler wiilrrs the luwn. New model* like I hi* "Irav. cling" unit iiulonuilicaily Jo the job. Tim one by Meluor. of THIM THOSE UKMKMHKIt THAT hedges SHAPE TOP and sides places, where the mower won'l should he wider nl llic Imsc limn —mid keep an eye out for .1 fit, with grass .sill-urn. Clip slnijs- up top, mid clip iircurdinicly. slioou nl front nnd rciir. I,i Klers, for iiciilncsH around rocks, (,)ualily lu'd^c shears willi sci.s.sor- trccs, slcpn, walk, .sharp hliido.s Kelp. weight "ladies' model" shears ease the chore, lly Me.lnor. accumulated during the winter. Re-inforce hangings which have worked their wuy loose und replace the ones which have deteriorated. As Dtid works his way down towards the foundation of the house, be should check Die wnlls for cracks, filling them w 11 h caulking, Window panes, lintels and window heads should also he chocked for cracks and filled with putty or caulking. T h n s c items should also be checked on the inside of the house, At the base of the home, check for connections between the wood of tho house and the ground, separating all such connections with some sort of cement to assure more protection from term! I es, Around the foundation, see tlmt nil holds arc filled with sand or gravel nnd topped with sod. These holes, if not filled, may cause rnln leakage, Did You Know? The most popular programs on the Dhahran television station In Saudi Arabia would moke Americans feel at home, the National Geographic says. These include wrestling matches nnd Egyptian movies on the late show. Arabic dialogue is dubbed in on "Bonanza." 3.02 FED'46 Form 17 Have your DRAPERIES-SLIPCOVERS-CURTAINS expertly CLEANED now! Give your home a fresh Spring outlook, spark your own morale! We'll make those tired- looking draperies and slipcovers like-new again, Free pick-up and delivery. TO LOOK YOUR BEST NEXT WINTER Let Us Dry Clean A!! Your Winter Clothes Now and Seal Them In Air-proof Bags to Insure You of Their Freshness This Coming Winter. DEPENDABLE DRY CLEANING MEANS EXTRA SPECIAL CARE! SPOT CLEANING. FABRIC SORTING. MINOR REPAIRS FRhH — JUST A FEW OF THE SPECIAL CARES WE GIVE TO YOUR SARMENTS. 10% DISCOUNT FOR CASH AND CARRY WHITE STAR LAUNDRY 500 S. Pruett 5 STATIONS TO SERVE YOU BETTER BAYTOWN'S OLDEST AND LARGEST. Phone 582-3156

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