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Describes Various Methods- /f's a Sounc/ fc/ea fo Insulate Your Home Against Noise By MR. FIX Distributed by NEA Service The average homeowner or apartment dweller is just a child's shriek away from bedlam. Traffic, children playing, planes overhead and other unavoidable noises flow with ease into dwellings. Short of inheriting enough money to live in splendid isolation, you'll have to resort to more practical ways of cutting down the din, A room facing a busy street is one that's most likely to need treatment. Wall-to-wall carpeting laid over a thick pad is an excellent sound deadener. Heavy drapes that can be pulled across the windows during the noisy hours further deaden outside noise. Low-frequency noise is filtered out to some degree by storm sash set in • rubber or felt. . | For something more permanent in the way of sound-deadening protection, you might consider the merits of tile that is specially designed to deaden sound. Called acoustical tile, it Is manufactured of any of several natural (mineral) or man-made fibers. Usually perforated or slotted for greater sound absorption, such tile soaks up, rather than reflects, sound waves. Each tile is Timet Herald, Carroll, Iowa Friday, Aug. 2, 1957 about a half inch or more in thickness. Check carefully with your dealer to make sure that the tile you buy is fire-resistant. Do not, under, any circumstances, install flammable tile in your home. Tiles may be installed by one of several methods, depending on type of tile selected. Some can be nailed or stapled; some are attached with patented, slip-type devices. When the ceiling area is smooth, it's possible to apply some tile with an adhesive. In new-home construction tile is usually fastened to lx3-inch furring strips which have been installed across the celling. Most manufacturers supply full installation information for their tile, and this material is your when you buy your supplies from Simple to Keep Home Cool in Hot Weather IPS OFFICE IN NEW DRESS .... Pictured above is the new front of the Iowa Public Service Company office, recently remodeled. This 1s an other addition to the new store fronts which are rapidly adding to the attractiveness of Carroll streets. (Staff Photo.) Electric Power Usage in Carroll Rising Steadily Aladdin with his magic lamp had nothing on the modern Carroll county housewife, who has at her command at the flick of a switch, the modern giant of housework, electricity to save her hours and hours of lahor and give the family so many leisure hours to plan and play. The fact that people of Carroll have been takinp advantage of the work saving convenience of modern electrical appliances proved by a look at the records of use of electricity in the past 10 years "here in Carroll. Usage Up According to H C. Schogren, district manager of the Iowa Pub-j lie Service Co., consumer use of electricity in the home has risen; from around 1,400 kilowatt hours 1 per year in 1947 to about 3.900 kil-! owatt hours in 1956, an increase of! more than two and a half times, j Remodeling Old Closet Is Like Finding New Space Although mechanical air-cooling has made enormous strides in adding comfort to American homes, millions of families still do not yet enjoy air-conditioning, and Your house may not he new, but 1 you can bring your old closets up! five times as many air condition-! to date in a hurry by following a j ers- in use in homes today than few simple remodeling steps. And \ there were four years ago, rang- when you finish, that old-fashioned ! ing in size from small three-quar- closet will give you exactly double! ter ton units to the big four and the space that it provided before. I five ton jobs that cool homes', Tne s t an d a rd, narrow doorway i completely to the desired temper-; of your conve ntional walk-in closet i attires. In line with the folks of Carroll area "living better electrically" than ever before, homeowners have begun to realize the impor- isjtance of having enough "house- power" in their homes. Owners of homes that are older than five or six years realize that you can't operate the appliances of today on the electrical wiring of yester year, and they are turning to gives you an entrance to an area that is not more than a pole and a shelf for storage. But by widening the door area and building in some simple fir plywood units to utilize every inch of space, you can I turn an old closet into a wardrobe ! or utility center that is a model of ; efficiency. ; To open the old closet up, the j wall space on either side of the again face the annual problem of keeping their homes cool by other means. Because of this recurring problem, the Construction Research Bureau, national clearing house for building information, has drawn up a list of , simple rules which have proved' effective in helping keep homes cool in sum mer. The Bureau also says that several of the recommended procedures will increase the- efficiency of air-conditioning equipment- The secret of maintaining a cool home is to keep hot air outside and to generate as little as possible within the house. Keeping windows closed during the hot part of the day and drawing shades on the sunny sides <it the house are particularly, effective methods, both to keep hent out and to improve the efficiency of alr-condi- Patio Can Be Dramatic With Age-Old Espalier By VIVIAN BROWN AP Newsfeatures Writer The age-old art of trainjng fruit trees, rose and even certain types of chrysanthemums to grow on espaliers is highly useful to a homeowner looking for a dramatic patio. Espalier treatment of fruit trees originated in the orchards of Normandy and other French provinces \ tToning Yquipment as a means of conserving space. .... ^ . ... The frugal farmers found that with I t ., A ">f space should be cross-ven- • • • ! Mated throughout the day and night, either by using an exhaust * the building supply dealer ' la . j .your community. ' - j Solid doors are a rarity in tha j average home being built today. | The expense of replacing hollow*, cored doors is prohibitive for many of us; the solution ia to cov« et present doors with suitable matting material. This, in turn, is covered with hardboard or one of the laminated plastic panels for appearance and cleanliness' sake. Fire-resistant insulation placed between-floors of homes at the time they're built pays off -in years of comfort for the home* owner. For homes already built, cork or rubber tiling helps to deaden noise. Use heavy, felted paper — about 90-pound weight — Instead of ordinary construction paper when making the installation. Sound-deadening' Hie makes an attractive celling covering and Is not too difficult to Install. It can be nailed, clipped or stapled to furring strips fastened to your present celling. Remove Hazards That Can Cause Home Accidents their electrical contractors to get! a "housepower rating" to determine if their wiring is adequate; for their present day needs. I Free Service \ The Iowa Public Service com-; pany will send out a man to check on "your housepower," and A large share of the increase, Mr. Schogren believes is the in- i U P creasing trend toward electrical niake suggestions that you can cooking, not only because of the ihave taken care nf b y th e eI «> safety factors involved in the tncaI contractor which you pre- home, but the cleanliness and convenience. Then too, electrical water heating has shown a phenomenal growth in Carroll, as well as the increase in the use of automatic clothes dryers and washers. Especially have the laundry appliances been taking hold. These two appliances alone save the average Carroll housewife untold hours of work. Air Conditioning Boom Room air conditioning in homes has grown amazingly in the past few years in Carroll, and it is estimated that there are four or fer. This free service is an accommodation for fhe people served by the local utility, and they suggest that you call in your electrical contractor to help you take care of your wiring needs. For today's modern electrical living, three wire service entrance from the main power line and 100 ampere capacity are a must. old entry door is cut out to provide an opening as big as the closet itself. Then, this is closed off with two swinging doors which have storage space built right into them. Compact storage units are built into the closet area. Sound complicated? If you work carefully and follow directions, it isn't. The lady of the house will appreciate the utility and convenience of this women's wardrobe | which is the result of a remodeled ; old closet. It has lots of space for | all kinds of feminine finery from j shoes to blouses to handbags. All ! units are built from fir plywood | and ordinary framing lumber. ! Instead of complicated wood| working joints, special Washington j flowers in i Line hardware fittings are used '• treatment an espalier tree they were able to reap greatly increased profits 1 from small acreage. Rows of trees j could 1 be planted closer together, i and the special pruning of the trees induced a profusion of blossoms and fruit. Many Varieties There are many .varieties of dwarf trees a v a i 1 a b ' e to lend themselves to dressing up the patio, and handsome effects may be achieved with limited space. , A good decorative idea is to use one of the new jeweltone plastic clotheslines on which to train your fan or opening windows in Oppo ( site gables. All doors and windows! should be opened as sooh as the evening air begins to cool Electric fans placed in windows in different rooms, blowing inward, will draw cool air into the house quickly. Bowls of ice in front of the fans will accelerate the cooling effect. This use of ice also is effective during the hot hours of the day. Heavy draperies and floor cov erings cut down the efficiency of! air-conditioners and retain heat inl non-air conditioned homes. Replace- fruit or flowers. Then your tur- 1 ment 0 f heavy draperies with ma- quoise, sapphire, tourmaline or terials having a large open-mesh crystal framework will be colorful i wea ve, and the use of light-colored j even when neither fruit nor blos-ji} nen or cretonnt slip covers on! soms are in evidence during the, upholstered furniture are other i year. I cooling aids. If asphalt tile flooring There are a number of recog- j such as Kentile is used, its smooth, [and high wattage bulbs should be Every lft minutes someone dies in a home accident and, according to the home safety experts, carelessness and negligence cause injury every seven seconds in home accidents. Records show that 14,000 persons die annually from falls, the greatest hazard in and around the home. Most falls can be prevented by correcting dangerous conditions such as loose throw rugs at top and bottom of stairways, slippery shower stall floors, makeshift ladders and littered stairways. Tack dowft stairway carpeting firmly and repair shaky stair rails. Many falls are caused by littered stairways. Such litter should be} . j cleared away and children In- j structed in the importance of keeping toys in areas where they! will not be stepped on, or tripped over. Burns rank second among causes of home injuries and deaths. Again, carelessness causes most burns, with children suffering more injuries than their elders. Turn handles of cooking utensils to the back of the range away from curious little hands. Keep matches and cigarette lighters where children can't get them. Adults, too, can be burned. Careless storage and handling of flammable fluids cause many injuries and deaths each year. Store flammable liquids in safe, galvanized steel fuel cans, which are plainly labeled and which are, equipped with vapor-sealing caps, j Keep fuel cans in the garage or I tool shed, well away from the! home. Fuses Blowing? Heed the warning, your appliances are overloading your wiring system. if Could Be Serious! if Better let us cheek Many home fires are caused by overloaded electrical circuits and faulty-wiring. Another cause of home fires is heating equipment] in disrepair. Have competent; servicemen check these hazards i and make necessary repairs. Furnish coal-burning furnaces wkh fireproof galvanized steel baskets to hold hot cinders and ashes. Wooden boxes and bushel baskets may catch fire from smouldering cinders. Modern Living Needs Modern Wiring Coast-to-Coast §M North Adams Dial 9343 i nized forms of training trees and. the stylized espalier cool surface will provide more A good garden book ! summer comfort, the Cons ruction Most people have discovered by! f or drawers and door" construction will be sure to give you explicit; Research Bureau states. Floors of REMODELING? BUILDING? NEED REPAIR ON FLOOR COVERING or COUNTER TOPS? WE INSTALL • inlaid Linoleum • Formica • Wall Covering • Floor Tile • Carpet WE REPAIR Wall and Floor Coverings FREE ESTIMATES Large or Small Samples shown to you in your homo. Dial 4175, Alvln Hoinrkhs ©r 9923, Matt Furniture MATT Furniture having their home rated for adequate Housepower at once, they eliminate the necessity of having to call in a serviceman or a wiring contractor because electrical appliances fail to operate or because they blow fuses often. SCULPTURED CEILING Want to try something adventurous in ceilings? Why not a beamed ceiling backed with a decking of rough-sawn western red cedar bevel siding? Texturally, the rough sawn cedar adds immensely to tho sculptured effect of a beamed ceiling, and the bevel siding design will produce a fascinating, ever-changing s h a d- ow pattern, especially interesting during the winter months' when moving, alive firelight is playing on it? their in the closets. For example, metal directions. Once you have decided | thls material carry slides take the place of dado joints on the pattern then you can hook i colorful, decorative design and grooves for the drawers. j up your framework to support the: ^ er& is no need 10 use ru * 8 Construction details were cover- growing plants. ed in a recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens. A free reprint is available by writing Douglas Fir Plywood Association, Tacoma 2, Washington, New Modern ELECTRIC FIXTURES For Your Home HARD TO HANDLE LAWN? Do you have a rocky yard that just refuses to grow a proper lawn? Then, maybe you need to install a patio deck of durable! Douglas fir two-by-fours. There is|_ ^ ^ ^ no further upkeep and no record i r U resornT types r Varieties" VTraits of a wood deck evei having to be] that lend themselves to espalier mowed. Just be sure you have a j planUng indude the Bartlett and sturdy foundation of larger fir • 6i-\ Anjou pears> Qravenstein, Golden mension pieces as a frame to hold j Russet and King Dav ,d apples and many peach varieties. Many vari- Rope framing may also be used to develop espaliers along either side of a garden walk or to form a trellis against a carport. An espalier also is dramatic outside a picture window, affording a measure of privacy to a room without obscuring the view. Rewarding Experience The preparation of an espalier tree and cultivation of its fruit is a rewarding experience for adven 150 Smart New Modern Styles IF YOU'RE REMODELING OR PLANNIHO TO BUILD You'll want to see these cheerful modern fixtures. They'll add charm to every room. Also Early American or period designs. Prices reason' able. H El RES ELECTRIC CO. the two-by-fours. Leave space between each one drain of about! quarter inch Don't paint or stain, just let-the wood weather to"! an attractive gray. own and Furthermore, practically no effort is required in cleaning asphalt tile. Besides keeping heat outside, care should be taken that excessive amounts of heat are not generated within the house. Electric lights should be used sparingly replaced with lamps of less intensity. Ironing should be done in the early morning. As much top-of-stove cooking as possible should be avoided. Today's modern insulated oven is ideal for preparation of hot meals. If there is a door between dining room and kitchen, it should be kept closed during meal preparation. At the same time, if kitchen windows are opened wide and an electric fan placed in one of them so it blows outward, superheated Motorcycles were invented In ] 1868 by W. W. Austin, of Winthrop.j Mass. ' eties of roses produce in great, .„ „ . ... profusion and large single and | air will be expelled rapidly, semi-double types of tall chrysan- j ~~ h themums make a magnificent j WA ^. PA ^_Y showing at the end of summer. PLEASE!!! Don't Throw That Rug Away KENNY'S RUG CLEANING SERVICE will males it look Ilka now. Wall-to-wall carpeting cleaned In tho home. • Mothproofing S-Year Guerentea • Rug Sizing • Furniture Cleaning DIAL 9786 FREE ESTIMATES Sehwarxenbaeh, Owner 1121 North Clark St. Indian legend says that an ancient Chinese mariner • by the name of Hee-li landed with ten men on the North American shores in the year of 217 B. C. DRESS UP WINDOWS Got a high old-fashioned bank of windows you want to disguise? j Their tattered but seaworthy junk Don't rip out that wall—there's anj nat j been driven far from native easier way to modernise and to j china by great winds and seas, get maximum use out of the wall j warlike coastal Indians from Ore- space. A storage chest built along ! gon am j Washington centuries the wall under the windows and reaching from sill down to floor does the trick. Naturally finished, elegant, champagne-toned west coast hemlock would be the ideal wood to use" for this built-in, for its incomparable grain and texture need no further embellishment. Storage chest may be constructed with flush, hinged doors for concealed storage, or open shelving for book, magazine, and record storage. It is not known when man first made cheese, but existence of this food is recorded as early as the year 2000 B.C. ago learned to fashion sea-going canoes from giant western red cedar logs which would carry 40 men in a war party. They raided nearby tribes and some are said to have drifted or paddled to the Hawaiian Islands where they mixed with other natives. The same red cedar is prized today as housing lumber for siding, paneling, shingles, wherever long wear is required. Cedar works easily, lasts a lifetime or more. 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