The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 11, 1966 · Page 32
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 32

Baytown, Texas
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Friday, March 11, 1966
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Name Ways To Beautify Community How docs one go about making a home, n neighborhood or a community more beautiful? H, P, Quadland, beuullfication expert for the American Association of Nurserymen, makes the following suggestions: "Benutiflcution, to bo most valuable, should bo planned. Whether you are beautifying your home grounds, neighborhood, n street, or a whole community, the test thing to do Is to inalfe a preliminary survey, "Whore, for example, are your home grounds or community ugly? They actually may not be exceptionally ugly. Your goal may simply be to make the urea more beautiful." The steps to achieve this Include : 1. A survey of the area. Check locutions where a flowering tree or shrub that has lovely flowers may "set off" the location and help to beautify the whole urea. Not only flowers but leaves, barks and berries are beautiful at various times of th e year. Plantings should provide for an attractive effect at all seasons. 2, Select the .best sites to be beautified, especially those that v.ill attract attention from the largest audience, 3, Try to have all local groups cooperate by contracting service clubs, garden clubs, others. 4. Once a site is beautified, make sure that Jt remains so through adequate maintenance. Proper planting of trees and shrubs at the start will help. After planting, the most Impor- out thing Is regular watering and annual fertilization. Friday, March II, 1966 llgtMNt f HH if Sound Still Major Problem In Homes ONE KM) OK Till.; FAMILY liOOM MARKS SI'ACK for ilm !,„.„<• Immclry, tincl nliutti>rc<l hi fold doors rorircul tlu< milonmtic ( <i|ui||. men! when not in nun, Area failures triple bin for norliiiK Hollies, plenty of shelf npiice. no-ii-jim wlfm ciin iipplj. (iiiikliintf louche*, liul venting wiring, iM-liillntimi cull for profoxulumil *lull, Miys May- luff Home Lniiiiilry Idea Home Loans Are Available At Savings, Loan Firms More factory workers live in Brooklyn, N. Y., than in Pittsburgh and Detroit combined, the National Geographic says. Homeowners in search of ready cash for home repair and remodeling may find expanding opportunities for convenient financing from their local savings and loan associations. The new Federal Housing Bill presages greater activity for federally charted savings and loan associations in the field of home Improvement financing, according to Eugene M, Mortlock, president of the United States Savings and Loan League. The new bill Increases the percentage of assets which a federal association may invest In home improvement loans from 15 to 20 per cent and raises the maximum amount of a single loan from J3.500 to J5,- 000. Savings and loan experts believe this legislation may also encourage state governments to grant similar lending powers to state charted associations, where they do not already have such powers, Tliis can mean more money available for home Improvement financing from savings and loan associations, already a major source of Ions for new home financing, The associations make some direct conventional and FHA-ln- surcd home Improvement loans. However, the larger volume of funds they provide for home Improvement conies from the "open-end" provision offered to many of their new-home tor- rowers. Under this provision the homeowner may re . borrow funds, under the original mortgage agreement, during the prepayment period. According to news reports more and more husbands are making a habit of stopping off from work at the local tavern before going home to wife and kiddles. Sound engineers with psychological preemption have mnde some Inquiries on the situation and suggest this ns the number-one reason: husband and father Is postponing an long us possible confrontation with common domestic noises after a comparatively quiet session at the office. Suqh "friends" as vacuum cleaners, garbage dls- posers, and furry ones such as Fldo — to say nothing of his own active and outspoken children — produce so much noise that Father is loathe to hasten to his own fireside. h this your situation? Vacuum cleaner buzzing? T.V. set chattering nway? Garbage disposer unit a-grlndlng? Wash machine a - swishing and gurgling? Although the acoustical sciences have achieved great things for public, commercial and Industrial noise and sound continues to be a major problem In the home, Itself, In new homo planning, provision should be made for separating "naturally-noisy" rooms from the "naturally-qulot" ones; for example kitchens should be placed as for as possible from etc. Older homes ca bedrooms, etc. Older homes can gain some noise control by Inexpensive, simple -to-do methods: silent light switches, caulking of window and door frame*, weather oncl other outside openings, as HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED NOW wel u» by some of the techniques prevlouily listed. With research, development and testing ot new materials w« may reduce home noises so that Papa will hurry home and Mahome to. A "quiet" house may even replace the spirited "happy' 1 hour! Women Make iBg Decisions About Improving Home Women actually make many of tfie major decisions Invovlng homo Improvement projects, and are often out buying supplies while their husbands arc busy ut home on household projects, So reports Building Supply News, trade journal for tlw Industry. Often, that excursion in search of supplies will be a one - stop (shopping trip, the journal further Mates. There was a time, not long ago, when a homeowner who needed lumber, rmli, Hunting fixtures, an air conditioner, plumbing supplies and floor tile* would have hod to go to fix different stores, Todny they're all available under one roof. Under the same roof, the cus- tomcr is likely to find paints, power-tools, fertilizers, celling tile, swimming pool*, roofing, wall paneling, siding, waJlpaper und mailboxes ~ along with many other products. Increase In home ownership and the do-H.yoursolf trend have caused yesterday's lumber yard to expand Into n one-stop "supermarket" for building supplies. Today, the building supply Industry IB n ten billion dollar a year business, with 28,000 retail outlets nnd 1,602 retail chains. TRADE NOW! ON A NEW 24 HOUR SERVICE AS NEAR AS YOUR PHONE 1966 riedrich room air conditioner TRADE NOW AND SAVE! THIS FAMOUS FRIEDRICH ROOM AIR CONDITIONER WILL ACTUALLY PAY FOR ITSELF IN COST OF OPERATION SAVINGS. IT HAS MORE B.T.U.'s WITH LESS WATTS, MORE CUBIC FEET PER MINUTE OF AIR CIRCULATION WITH LESS NOISE, MORE SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT THAN EVER BEFORE. NEMA' BIG SAYINGS ON 1965 MODELS! R-20-5 riedrich / It's the air conditioner that's miserly with electricityl Compare your utility bill with » neighbor who own* g Friedrleh and you'll know why quality Frletlrifh In the. number 1 choice of the Gulf Gout APPELT ELECTRIC CO 7507 Bayway Drive Selling And Servicing Friedrlch For 10 Years» 546-5121

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