Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 5, 1957 · Page 6
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 6

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, July 5, 1957
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Time to Fix It Is Before It Leaks- It Pays to Keep That Roof Over Your Head in Good Repair By MR. FIX Distributed by NEA Serrlce The time to fix your roof in before it leaks. Establish a regular program of preventive roof maintenance. A yearly inspection Is a wise measure to take against water damage, particularly if your bouse is several years old. And summer is the time to tackle the job. Long, dry spells make for good working conditions and chances are that last spring's rains may have made some inroads on your roofing. Get an Expert Not all of us can scamper around on the roof, of course. If standing on even a short ladder makes you air sick, leave the high work to an expert. If heights don't bother you and you are relatively agile, you can probably handle simple roof repairs. But whether you do it yourself or have someone else do it, you should know what's involved. One inspection anyone can make is from within the attic. If yours is an unfinished attic, you have an excellent chance of finding leaks easily. If you spot daylight through the roof, that's as much evidence as a raindrop hitting you in the eye. Circle the spot with chalk for future reference. Run a stiff length of wire or a long, thin nail through each hole so that it can be spotted from above. Precautloni Even if the pitch of your roof is not too steep, here are some precautions you should take if you tackle the repairs: Crawl, don't walk. You're safer on your hands and knees. Wear rubber-soled shoes. Sneakers are even better. Choose good Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa Friday, July S, 1957 weather; don't climb in the wind and rain. Place a ladder on the roof Itself, if you can. Fasten a strong rope to the top rung and toss the rope over the ridge. On the other side of the house, anchor the free end of the rope to a strong pole or tree. If you MUST get on that roof without someone to hold the ladder, anchor your ground-to-roof ladder in the same manner to in­ sure that it won't fall and. leave you stranded. The most common type of damage you're likely to find is also the easiest to repair. Asphalt shingles are often bent upward by strong winds. Bent shingles give easy access to moisture. A bit of heavy roofing cement will usually he enough to hold down the bent shingle. If that doesn't do the trick, nail the shingle down with galvanized nails and cover the heads with roofing cement. Should be Replaced Shingles will have to be replaced if badly torn. STIFF WIRE RUN THROUGH ROOF HOLE FROM INSIDE MAKES IT EASY TO LOCATE WHEN MAKING REPAIRS IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH As Well as Your Homel An air-conditioner is your best investment for allergy free, healthful, year round comfort. Home of Famous Admiral Appliances SPORRER'S TV & Appliances 901 Salinger Ave. — Dial 9513 Carefully lift the shingles Just above the torn one and remove the nails holding down the bad shingle; If you can't remove them, drive them in as far as you can and cover with cement after removing torn shingle. Carefully set a new shingle in to place and fasten with galvanized nails. Place nails so that heads are covered by the shingle immediately above. Cracked wooden shingles will cause leaks, but can be repaired simply by running strips of sheet metal beneath the damaged shingles. The metal should be rust­ proof Itself: cbpper, aluminum or galvanized metal. If a wood shingle needs replacing, carefully break it up with a hammer and chisel. After you've removed the pieces, cut off the old nails with a keyhole saw. Slide the new shingle into place and hail. Trouble begins frequently with flashing, material used to protect joints in roof valleys, around chimneys and dormers. A worn or rusted spot or a loose edge can usually be tended to with a smear of roofing cement. Badly rusted flashing needs replacement, and this job is best left to the professional roofer. ROPE FROM LADDER'S TOP TO ANCHOR ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF HOUSE IS A SAFETY MEASURE 3 TAKE CARE, two ways, in regard to your roof. Periodic Inspection Is the first way; work with caution is the second admonition to heed. Mrs. Pontius Is Attending Summer School at Seattle (Time* Herald Newe Servlee) WESTSIDE — Mrs. R. R. Pontius is visiting in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pontius, and infant son in Seattle. Wash. While there. Mrs. Pontius is attending summer school at the University of Washington in Seattle. Balky Door Often Due to Loose Hinges By ANDREW C. LANG AP Writer When a door refuses to open and close properly, the first thing nearly every home owner does is run for a plane, a file or sandpaper. Actually, removing any wood from a door to get it back into working order should be a last- resort operation. Most of the time, the sticking or binding is caused by one or more loose hinge;;. The hinges should be checked by opening and closing the door at varying degrees of speed, observing whether there is any hinge movement. This will have to be done carefully, since the hinges, at first glance, may appear to be solidly attached to the door and the jamb. But often it takes only the tiniest fraction of an inch movement — as little as a 32nd of an inch — to throw the door out of line. Screwdriver Test If no hinge movement is noticed, use a screwdriver to test whether every screw in each hinge is tightend securely. If a screw goes in all the way, yet does not seem to be gripping firmly, it means that the screw hole has become enlarged. A temporary cure is to use a slightly larger screw yet one which fits into the opening in the hinge. The better way to handle this problem , is to remove all th* screws from Mrs. Carl Segebarl. They also vis-1 that particular hinge and fill the aid Pruter were additional evening visitors. Judy and Larry Flink returned to their home near Early Friday evening, after spending two weeks in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Linde and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Linde. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Groenbeck, Carol Ann and Patricia of Pamona, Calif., and Arlene Groenbeck of Chicago visited Sunday evening in the home of Mr. and ited in the home of Mr. and Mrs Friday evening visitors in the] Harry Segebart and family. home of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brotherson were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Auen of Ida Grove, Catherine Dreessen of Sioux City and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Auen and family of Wall Lake. Sunday evening picnic guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Gottsch and daughters were Mr. and Mrs. John Oeser and Cheryl and their guests, Jane Vyborny of Fremont, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Ron- holes with wood putty, plastic wood or a wooden plug. When the Mr. and Mrs. Charles Youmans• filler has hardened (not necessary You do It . . . BETTER WITH NATURAL GAS Yew Har4 Working 0(W Jwvajaij^ OAI 1IVIIION IOWA ELECTRIC MGHTEE POWER STURDY BENCH TOP ... To protect your work bench from the scuffs of tools and give It extra strength, cover it with asbestos-cement panels. Asbestos paneling is a hard, concrete-like material with a smooth surface and an attractive gray finish. Dirt won't cling to It so it's easy to keep In order. Provide an atmosphere of good taste and distinctive beauty on any inside surface. Rubberized DA-TEX insures better paint-results. For a semi-lustre effect try ALYKD DA-TEX SEMI-LUSTRE, in cot- ors to match DA-TEX Rubberized Paint. • t0 $ a- 8 9 • Quick drying jj) DAVIS PAINT C W. NICOLL, Owner and Charles Jr. returned Thursday after a week's trip to Chicago and Sheboygan. Wis. They spent three days in Chicago visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Youmans. Mary Kay Youmans remained in the Scott Youman home for a week's visit. Visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jans Sunday in observance of Mario's first birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jans, Arcadia; Mr. and Mrs. John Elias, Lake View; Jeanette Justice, Dow City; and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Diers. Mrs. Anna Kelley entertained the Melba Bridge Club in her home Thursday afternoon. M r s. William Kock received high score and Mrs. Herman Vetter, second high. Refreshments were served by the hostess. In two weeks, Mrs. Mary Wilken will entertain. Sunday evening visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Wilken were Mr. and Mrs. Claude Tounget and children of Wall Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Meyers of Carroll and their guest, Mrs. Meyers' sister, from California, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Kroeger and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kroeger, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Kroeger and Karen Kroeger. if a plug is used), the hinge and screws are replaced in their original positions. Should all the screws be seated firmly, a shim may be the answer. A shim, in this case, is merely a piece of cardboard placed under the hinge leaf which is attached .to the door jamb. If the door binds at the top, remove the screws from the top hinge leaf, place the cardboard under it and replace the screws. The screws thus will go. through the cardboard before going into the wood. If the door binds at the bottom, use the shim under the bottom hinge leaf attached to the jamb. In either of these cases, a little experimenting may be necessary, such as a thicker piece of cardboard or two pieces of cardboard instead of one. Or you may find that the shim should be very small, just enough to fit under the edge of the hinge leaf without the screws going through the cardboard. Hinges Outlast Doors None of this will work if one or more of the hinges is defective. Usually, a hinge will last as long or longer than the door itself, but a replacement must be made when the hinge is cracked or bent. An excellent way to avoid fature strain on a door that is used often is lo add a third hinge, midway between the other two. If the hinges are of the conventional butt type, the third hinge will have to be set into mortises in the door and the jamb just as the others are. You can do this without taking down the door, using a chisel and mallet to cut out the mortises. In purchasing a third hinge, get one of the same size and type as the top and bottom hinges. When you are absolutely certain that loose hinges are not causing the trouble, then you will have to plane, file or sand the part of the door that is sticking. Do this a little at a time, since the tendency is to take off too much wood and leave an unsightly gap. And be sure that the area worked on is repainted or revar- nished. One of the main causes of a warping door is that paint or varnish is not applied to the edges and ends. That's where the moisture takes its toll — and that's where the finishing material is most important. WOOD KITCHEN SELECTED FOR "DAYLIGHT. RESEARCH" . . . Beautiful wood kitchen cabinets were selected for lheir warmth and variety of appearance In reflecting natural light In the "Daylight Research House" In Ann Arbor, Michigan. Glass-block wall areas and three skylights emit the maximum amount of natural light in the unusually well-designed kitchen. Backs of the factory-made wall cabinets are removed so that when the cabinet doors are opened, natural light illuminates the cabinet Interiors. The kitchen Is a long corridor-type room with base and wall units of wood lining the two long walls. The latest in built-in appliances completes the truly modern and convenient kitchen. TIME ADDS BEAUTY When properly cared for, a wood kitchen will increase in beauty over the years. This is the record that history shows of fine wood products. The mellowness and richness of the wood figure pattern takes on new luster as years pass. This has been evident in furniture, musical instruments, the paneling of famed concert halls and other uses in which the natural beauty of wood has been paramount. j SUFFERS BROKEN ARM (Times Herold Nimt Service) AUBURN - Mary Jane Garnatz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Garnatz, fell down the cellar steps Wednesday and broke her right arm. Rudolph Ruchtis Celebrate Their Silver Anniversary (Times Herald News Service) LAKE VIEW - Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Ruchti observed their silver wedding anniversary at an open house in the Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon and evening. About 175 guests signed the guest book which was in charge of Mrs. George Roewed- der, sister of Mrs. Ruchti. Refreshment tables were spread with white cloths and green streamers and centered with skirted goblets in each of which a candle and floating roses were placed. The goblets were decorated with net skirts of nile green, rose and silver on silver doilies. Refreshments were served from a table covered with a green cloth and centered with a four-tiered cake topped with silver bells. Pink roses with green leaves decorated the sides. Silver service with silver nut cups and flowers completed the table appointment. Dinner for 45 was served at 5:30. The colors of nile green, old rose and silver were used In the table decorations of bells, flowers, candles and nut cups. Hilda Pagel was general chairman. Mrs. Charles Regline was the afternoon dining room hostess and Mrs. Don Hawks, the evening hostess. Mrs. Gene Ruchti served coffee in the afternoon and Mrs. Dorothy Noethlich poured in the evening. Mrs. Delane Sasges was in charge of the refreshment table. Mrs. Richard Sonksen and Mrs. Raymond Else were in charge of the gift table. The Ruchti sons, Roger and Gene, were hosts. Vases of red, white and blue flowers were used at the altar Sunday morning and were placed in the social rooms in the afternoon. The Ruchtis received many cards, flowers and gifts. Guests from Mapleton, Manilla, Wall Lake. Schleswig, Ida Grove, Arthur, Holstein, Galva, Early, Lake View and Oklahoma were present. Annabel Williamson Returns to Her Work in Minneapolis (lime* 'Herald News Service) AUBURN - Annabel Williamson returned to Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday to her duties at Technology school, following a quarter break. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Waters and daughters of Sioux City visited Saturday in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Wolford. Barbara Waters remained for a longer visit. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Williamson and daughters visited Thursday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Town and daughter at Omaha. Denise Wolford has returned from a visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Waters and family at Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Orpheus Carroll were weekend visitors in the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Salisbury, at Lyle, Minn. Jane Mackey Is Employed in SUI Pharmacy (Times Herald New* Serrire) WALL LAKE - Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Mackey took their daughter, Jane, who had spent her two week's vacation here, to Iowa City Friday. She commenced working July 1 at the University Hospitals pharmacy. Mr. and Mrs. Mackey returned home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. William V. Geake attended the 94th grand com- mandery of Knight Templars of the State of Iowa at Templar Park, Spirit Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hughes and family of Norwalk, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stephens and family of Storm Lake ancKMr. and Mrs. W. J. Geake and daughter were Sunday dinner guests in the William V. Geake home. Mr. and Mrs. Geake returned to Lake Hubert, Minn., Tuesday morning, accompanied by their grandchildren. Tommy and Jane Hughes, who will spend two weeks there. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Herrig. Mrs. Minnie Gilson of Lake View and Mrs. John Obman of Rembrandt went to Fort Dodge Sunday to visit Laura Wunschel and Mrs. Pauline Mau, who had been staying in the Ray Gruenwald home for a week. Mrs. Mau returned with the group and is staying in her apartment in Sac City. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Skinner of Cherokee visited in the Frank Beck home Sunday. 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Laplanders keep milk in solidified chunks and Siberians buy frozen milk by the loaf. Donald Vogels Move to Dakota From Wall Lake (Time* Herald Newn Sri-vice) WALL LAKE - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Vogel and daughter left Sunday morning for Parker, S.D., where they will make their home. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Miller and son of Norman, Okla.. spent Sunday and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. John Gookin. Julie and Jan Ehler of Holstein spent the weekend in the Alvin Johnson home while their parents were in Des Moines. Mrs. Frank Tiefenthaler, Mrs. A. J. Faber, Mrs. Jerry Bruns, Mrs. Ed Wolterman, Mrs. Nick Hauser, Mrs. Lester Rohde and daughter and Mrs. DarreU Andersen and children of Arcadia spent Thursday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Don Reiff at Ida Grove. They went especially to visit Mrs. Don Fulcher and children of Phoenix, Ariz., who were guests in the Reiff home. Mr. and Mrs. William Wincell and Emma Gosch of Sioux City left Saturday for a three-week visit with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gosch at Denver, Colo,, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gosch and family and Chris Gosch at Vancouver, Wash. Mrs. J. W. Herrig entertained Mrs. Gene Roberts and her mother, Mrs. Bailey, from Shreveport, La., who is visiting here. Mrs. J. L. Mack, Bernadine Wenkel- man, Mrs. Alfred Holz and children and her mother, Mrs. Mokel- stad of Sioux Falls, S. D., who is visiting here, in her home Wednesday afternoon. Heaviest fire losses occur in the months of December through March. SAVE NOW ON THIS HOME Improvement Special! With •••kfjti end faucet* Now Only 32x21 Double Vat Steel Flat Rim Sink $39.95 Ceme In tor Free ••timetee en All Your Plumleiitf, Heating and Alr*Cen«lltlonlnf Need* ScheckV Plumbing fir Heating Carroll, Iowa Phone SMI Ernest Walters Family Back from Bemidji, Minnesota (Time* Herald .Venn Swire) LAKE VIEW — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Walters and two daughters returned Sunday from a week's fishing at Bemidji, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Westrom of Storm Lake were Saturday evening callers in the Stanley Westrom home. Mrs. William Ncitzke was also a caller. Oscar Westrom observed his 81st birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Weitzel and family and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Weitzel took Linda Lytton to her home in Sioux City Sunday. Linda had been visiting her grandparents for a week. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tjaden took her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Westering of Wall Lake, to Rochester, where Mr. Westering | had an eye check-up at the clinic. I Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Thorpe spent the weekend in the George Hibbard home at Waterloo. Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Ashbaugh and daughters of Rockwell City were Sunday afternoon visitors in the Harold Tjaden home. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Scott and A. E. Holmes spent the weekend at Okoboji. They also visited at the Lloyd Scott cottage at Egralharve. Janet Staab accompanied Janet Stanzel of Sac City to Webster City Thursday. Janet Staab was an overnight guest of Jeri Douglas, who was a former classmate at college. Miss Douglas will teach at Denver next fall, where Miss Stanzel and Miss Staab are employed. Miss Staab went to Waterloo Friday, where she was a guest of Jean Truax until Sunday when she accompanied Miss Stanzel home. Miss Truax was married Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Miller and family of Cedar Rapids were weekend guests in the Leo Miller home. They arc brothers. CORN CRIB ». H ! 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