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Saturday, April 18, 1953
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•ATUROAY, APRIL 18, 19H ALTON fVllltllO TBLEORAPH Reuecorate Hcfrifterator fm» eld tf BAt gHMWOop, am ma rrtrtiwttw, tven though tti ftet it yellowing, worn tnd narrtti, ctn M tnuufonrnd into MM show piece of your kiteft* •n (or less than ft dollar. Bold bright provincial designs that you (Mm paint on some rainy after* noon are the answer. on tht porcelain I eurftew, TWi flniih lows tti tfaz*; cling whitenon and btgini to wear' thin around tht t.op and sides of the door. A hard bump can cause chipping. AH you'll need to give the old relic a new outlook are four small cans of bright-colored glonsy en.. Amer'cw £ mm * k *SL£?£!!L u !!) amel plus* water-color btush you tht fact that most refrigerators t,uy O r borrow from the children's •r§ so well constructed that their motors will piirr along smoothly for many years. But we all know that heavy family usage and re* pealed scrubbing* will eventually PAINT SALE CLOSE OUT BENJAMIN MOORE'S SANI.FLAT FLAT OIL WALL PAINT Slight changes In fthades and formula five you this $2.00 per gallon SAVING I 18.00 Value ......... Quarts ................... 89c While stock lasts. *2 fill pe , r AivU gal. i PINT IMPERVO ENAMEL With ICvery Gallon Wall Satin RUBBER BASE PAINT $8.48 Value. $J flit Both For ............. fiTO 98.75 Nylon Deluxe PAINT BRUSH The Greatest Brush Value of all time — you must see it. Limited 9M MA quantity ............. "titW SCREEN PAINT SPECIAL! Quart of Top Brand Screen Enamel plus Screen Paint Applicator. CO* 880 value. Both for.... U5FB Complete Line of BENJAMIN MOORE'S QUALITY PAINTS, VARNISHES, ENAMELS, ETC. "GREAT VALUES IN PAINTS" Miller's (Miller Lime & Cement Co.) 519 BELLE ST. ALTON Convenient Parking Rear of Store. coloring set. A small jar of turpentine and a rag will be needed to clean the brush between colors. For the idea and tips for successful art work, we have a man to thank. Leonard Capulli, buyer for a large Chicago department store, has a 15-year-old refrigerator which was recently reconditioned to save the expense of buying a new one. But the exterior was an eyesore and In his old- fashioned kitchen, three aides are In view. So he decided to make this an asset rather than • liability. ^ Big, vivid, simple designs are the easiest to paint and the most effective, he says. Bright enamel makes even yellowing surfaces look whiter. If the finish Is worn thin along door edges, painted borders will hide this. For the design, you can use the stylized figures of provincial boys and girls, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Or you can pick up the colors and motif from your kitchen wallpaper, or china or curtains. Even a family moto—Capulli used "Casa di Bastanza.. or House of Plenty—can be lettered across the face of the refrigerator. If you hesitate, as we did, to daub free • hand design on the surfaces, you can sketch In 'outlines to follow first. For this, you can use a pencil or borrow one of the children's new washable "crayotfs", a soap-base coloring sl.ick. Experiment until you have the exact effect you want. After the paint % is dry the outline can be erased by your finger wrapped in a damp cloth. To point up the design you may want to reoutline parts of il with black enamel. Leonard Capulli of Chicago make* » show piece out of his old, but still serviceable, refrigerator by pepping up its yellowed and worn exterior with bold, bright provlnvial motifs. Small cans of enamel used for the job are kept at hand on the tray on his knees. Afew minutes before you're < ready to paint—and we found four; colors, red, yellow, green and blue j enough to cope with — open the enamel cans and line them up with the can lids on a tray. After you mix up the paint, use the stirring stick to drip several drops of color on the can lid. When paint thickens, it is easier to pick up the tiny bit needed on the brush tip. Using 4hinckenec paint also means fewer runs anc drips. The cold hard, surface oi the refrigerator will set the paint rapidly so that you can switch from one color to another. Wash out the brush in the turpentine and wipe It on ^the rag each time you switch colors. Homeowner Must Protect His Investment in His Home Just Like Any Other Investors A homeowner Is an investor :in fact, he's a person with quite a sizeable investment. And, like the stockholder, he must protect his investment. When that, investment is a home—representing security— constant vigilance is a must. The homeowner is quite often deceived by what appear to be minor problems, but which, with the passage of time, represent a real danger to his investment. A typical case of what appeared to be a minor problem, but which held dangerous potentialities, was recently reported by the Scientific Section of the National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association. In this case, paint was peeling off the outside of the house. This presented an unsightly appearance and of course exposed the siding to the elements. Closer examination proved that the trouble was much more serious; the joists, sheathing and siding were saturated with water, and rot had already started in the house, which, incidentally, was less than three years old. The studs were so soft that a knife could easily pierce Don't Skimp on Timber, Frame Of N e ic Home ENDS WET WALLS! You rtad ttout n AOVKNTIIED W* LIFE Mtf LOOK FOR BASEMENTS AND POROUS MASONRY EXTERIORS / lor uetssin wtt tosomwtt: IONDEX Heavy Duty •mb oat exeMBive moistarv by mams • torn, ptotoctive layer to watt Make*oneven, whiter ' MMrot cwKiof neci onjiots, ioe ) for onHmry damp (•proved BONDEX CMMt Paint wall out dampnea while it decorate* Choice of white and 12 decorator colon. Simple to apply! INC rflffCT MINT fCI OTCCO QTUIOB them. A study of the house revealed that only half the space beneath the structure had been excavated for a basement. The other half was "crawl space", with the bare earth as its surface. This earth had not been covered with tar paper, and there was no ventilation for the "crawl space", except for an opening into the basement. Water vapor, arising from the earth, was free to move into the wooden framework of the house, where it was being absorbed within the walls as it sought to escape to the outside. As this moisture went through the walls it condensed, resulting in paint blistering and eventually peeling. Some homeowners are experiencing the same difficulties that beset the owner of the dwelling picture above. The photograph was taken shortly after most of v the necessary repairs had been made. The owner did not know that the crawl space beneath his house was the cause of the paint peeling on the outside. Actually, this explanation sounds far-fetched until the chain of events is traced back. And of course, the danger to the house may be far more serious than paint blistering and peeling. Wood rot, caused by excessive moisture, can become a breeding place for termites, which can cause expensive and irreparable damage. Frequent home inspection is most important. Usually the causes of trouble can be detected and rapidly traced. There is always a CAUSE for bad conditions, and in a great many cases it is MOISTURE. Water, even in vapor form can be extremely damaging if it is not controlled. And its control is usually quite simple. We'll tell you more about moisture and its control tomorrow. Springtime is building time anc enthusiasm for long-dreamed-o projects mounts high. But befon you plunge in, here are a few ver> vital points to remember: The timber. skeleton of you house is going to be all covered up, but if you skimp on it, you'] have sagging floors that squeak at every step. Windows and window frame can be purchased for very littl money, but their price can b multiplied many times in year to come in the form of lost heat drafty floors, and wet walls. Care fully designed, precision and win dovv frames complete will- weatherstrip will insure comfor for years. Gadgets can be added to~ th home anytime, but the essentia foundations are costly to repai and improve, so start out righ in your building this spring wit good quality, well constructe flooring, timbers and windows. • end WVHV*. .« Rttrdll'S QUICK PLUG—•*»• 4m*« in < ninuiM. •ONDEX CIMENT PAINT fc 12 DKORATOt COLORS Beautifies and ProtecUl BONDEX 'You Are There 9 Is TV Show For Students HOMES FOR AMERICANS Compact Hone EXPLOITING THE GARDEN, the living room and rooni of this low, rambling house are on the rear—kitchen and dinette are at the front, adjacent to front aoor and covered entrance to garage, Three bedrooms, two baths, large walk-in closet and full bd-emenr are features. This is Plan 2-441 by Alwin O>sen;, Jr., architect, 145 So. Franklin Ave., Valley Stream, N. Y. The house oxers 1,600 square feet; garage 250 square feet. (Further information and plans a\ail- able from architect.) Patience, Care Pay Off When Funiture Is to Be Finished Economj and compactness, says the architect, were the prime considerations in planning this house. It is Plan No. 205 ot Walter T. Anicka, 617 Forest, Ann Arbor, Mich, Although the -Dwelling has the feel of spaciousness, it covers an area of only 882 square feet. This figure is useful in making cost estimates. An expansion attic—one of the* best-liked features of the modern house—provides space for two additional bedrooms or a bedroom and a playroom. A combination of materials gives design interest to exterior sidewalls. Blended pastel asphalt shingles provide beauty, economy, fire resistance, and weather protection for the handsomely pitched roof. Sanding and Htolning or finish! ing chairs is much easier If done at table height. Coat undersides first. Want quick curry sauce for shrimp? Simply add curry powder to condfnsed canned celery soup, dilute with a little bouillon, and heat. SPRINGMAN LUMBER COMPANY 1101 E. BROADWAY Dial 3-5526 Monty Siving Spicialsl a * ft P»be« Unoleom Til* IVo t». PUillo Wkll Til* 440 tq. It. P»bcow»ll SBo Mn. ft. Free Estimate! — Dial 4-2218 WILSON PAINT CO. t9 N. WOOD tUVKR AVK. Get PHELAN'S Paint* Her«! Is the Time — to... Reroof Your Home to... Make Needed Repairs mil ISTIMATES ON COMPLETE JOB Monthly Terms for Lobor ond Moteriols CINTER-WARDEIN CO 4SO MONT STIffT PMONi 3-35M By C. E. BUTTERFIELD NEW YORK .V — "You Are There" is a television show that should have all students regardless of age in its audience. It's the only place on the home screen j where one can watch history brought back as a living thing. The current series is considerably more satisfying than an earlier radio presentation which naturally had to depend on voices and sound effects alone to retell an event in modern idiom with jnewcasters setting the scenes. Television fills in all the detail. For the most part the CBS-TV episodes, which have ranged from the days of the Salem witch trials in the seventeenth century to the burning of the/ (lei-man dirigible von Ilindenberg in the M's. have seemed like vivid pages from history. ! Recent re-enactment of the im-; peat'hment trial of President An-1 drew Johnson was one of the better examples how effective the program can be as a history Ics- j son, and demonstrated bow careful the research must be on the scripts, the costumes and the fce- 1 me effects. Kven so, a critical | eye no doubt can find flaws on occasion. The next episode, Sunday evening will be the "Ordeal of (iali- leo." in which the Italian astronomer and philosopher faced the Roman inquisition under theological censure in le.'i.l. Walter Cronkite. convention and election telecaster, serves as narrator with the cooperation of four newscasters. By MR. FIX Distributed by NBA Service Transparent finishes given old furniture in the process of refinishing readiy show up flaws and mistakes made in the various operations preceding the final coating. Careless work in any one of the steps may ruin the whole effect. To begin with, remove the old finish with paint and varnish remover applied with a brush to small areas. Let it stand for a few minutes until the finish is softened, then remove the finish with a putty knife and No. 2 steel wool. Since many removers contain wax, it is best to wash the entire surface down with turpentine and wipe it dry with a clean cloth. This removes all traces of wax. Be sure to reach all hard-to-get places with the turpentine. After this, wash the surface with a weak solution of washing soda in water, rinse it with clear water cloth. Or in extremely fine work, The living room and dining room are separated only by'a space divider. This results In a large, open area for unrestricted living com* fort. Furniture arrangement would be flexible instead of limited t<V one f i x« d way as ? with small, cramped areas. 1 Thqre are two bathroom door«, for easy access from the Wtchen area as well as from the bed* rooms. , Plans call for a basement, but modifications could be made to eliminate the basement and add i ground floot utility roflflv • ' (Detailed building, plant If* available from Walter £ Aitfck 017 Forest, Ann Arbor, Sllch. fer to Plan 205.) *' Painting h Slow Work, Bttt Hurrying h Loss of Haste makes waste, said an old house painter. With all of his experience he ought to know. The home owner bent on saving a few dollars in this spring clean-up, paint-up season sfiould be able to use that tip. With the price of good paint what it is today, there's no economy in a slap-dash job. So we asked an authority in the paint industry. He tells us we can save the most by using our heads before we try out brushes. He says "Think" is worth a gallon of paint any day. He's Douglas C. Arnold, head of Keystone Paint and Varnish. Arnold lists these five points for any householder's profit: 3. Use a high quality paint. Cheap paint may look fine when applied, but it can chalk excessively, or harden *to a finish that will chip and peel. Good paint is engineered to "breathe" in accordance with its requirements. It will last longer and forestall frequent redecoration. 2. Use the right paint for the right surface. Trims and woodwork, subject to wear, need a gloss or semi-gloss enamel, although flat paint may suffice for the wall. But Asbestos Wall Shingles ....378 400 Wood Shingles . Siding .342 423 Interior, Smooth Plaster Wallf: 540, .630 i~itj in * v/i. 111 i. /vii. i-iii i. i j 1111*; *Yvsir\( - . oil stain can be applied to small never use indo ° r P aints outdoors, areas at a time with a cloth. Thpv won't stand the weather. Since the stain lightens considerably in the 24-hour drying period, the shade it will produce is hard to judge. So it is best to keep the stain light and apply more, if necessary. If varnish is your choice of fin- Prepare the surface pr&perly paint in the world will not hold or look well over old paint that is peeling and cracking. Cracks in a surface must 540 240 m: 540 504 Flat Oil Paint 630 Gloss or Semi- Gloss ...630 Calcimine 720 Casein Water Paint 540; Interior Doors, Windows (Enamel)/ ..503 Interior Doors and Windows (Enamel) v . , (All figures are for brush painting) "If the above simple rlflto&rft followed,: the home owner wUlTget much more for his paint dollar," Arnold contends. "When, the cost of a paint job is figu^a. 7 over;>the years it lasts, the annual budget for repainting will Be ah»£j$y reduced. . . , r',; •-::•"'" - 405 504 Look Siting Smart! be filled and smoothed and the surface thoroughly cleaned before A*. YtLl.IJI.3lt iO .YWUi l^UWil't; WL *1H- I . , i_ j 1« J ish coating, one coat should be even a priming coat is applied enough. Flow it on to the surface i 4 - Apply paint properly. Brush it with a soft-bristle brush. Avoid 1 in narrow strips from top to hot- pressure on the brush, apply the tom indoors - taking care that the varnish smoothly and evenly toi cd e e of the strip does not have small areas. For best results on ! time to set bofore * e n«4 strip » furniture, the brush should pass I painted. Outdoors, paint in hon. . .. ! -ninfol ct.'inc fnllnu'inc' over the surfaces only once, but it takes practice to do this and avoid "back-tracking." An easier means of finish-coating furniture is with penetrating wood zontal' strips following the clapboards or shingles. 5. Accurately estimate the amount of paint needed. It is better to have a little too much than not and allow plenty of time for dry- This finish is applied with brush finish, which strikes into bare I enough. But you won't go over- wood, hardening fibers and sealing boai ' d lf >' ou use >' our head ' The pores, One manufacturer claims its penetrating finish is exceptionally durable and scfatch-resistant. ing. Slain, varnish or other coal- ings should never he applied until the wood is absolutely dry. The importance of having a smooth, cloan surface can't be overemphasized, either. In preparing old wood to receive stain, sandpaper with 00 garnet paper on flat surfaces, and No. 0 or No. 00 steel wool on curved areas. Now, before applying stain, re- mo\e all traces of dust and particles of wood with a clean cluth, moistened in turpentine. or cloth and the excess is wiped off in about 15 minutes, with a clean number of square feet you can cover with a gallon of paint (see table) depends on the material being painted, on the paint and its dilution. Thin CouU "Several thin coats of paint will look butter and last longer than a lesser number of heavy coals." cloth. After it dries for six or eiyht hours, apply another coat the same W The material is colorless, hut ! ™>' s Arnold. "A thin coat will dry darkens the., wood slightly, accenting the natural beauty of the grain. It dries to a soft sheen and is ready for waxing. Oil stain may be applied with penetrating finish in a mixture of the two. In staining and varnishing chairs, make it easy for yourself It is important a previous coal of paint be allowed to dry thoroughly before the following coat is applied." Estimating the amount of paint needed for- any area is [airly simple once measurements are taken. Multiply Oil stain is considered the easiest by placing them upside down on a to use. Apply it with a brush, let it ' table to coat the undersides first. stand for a few minutes to pene-, . —— ,—- trate the pores of the wood, then I wipe off the surplus with a cheese- ( llurdin Winston Burdette. Harry Don Mar- hie, lion llollenbeck and Allan Jackson. the distance around the the height to the eaves Make no deductions for windows and doors—unless windows exceed more than 100 square feet eat h since these openings will be cancelled by board edges, eaves and other details. Cable ends are measured by BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINES and PARTS AGENTS FOR WAUKESHA ENGINES HESKETT MACHINE CO, 207 WILLIAM ST. PHONi 2-1212 MjiJ Qrd«rt Promptly Filled. HARDIN — It is reported that work on the road that will connect llardin with the state high-1 multiplying the width at base by way two and a half miles south half the height. Foi a gambrel roof will begin within the next lew ae )d ^ IM ., v ,. n t to this figure. For d;t>s. This i-onriecling link will he double hip. Cothic or barrel roois. ol untold benelit lor the ioulh hall ot Calhoun County. llardin folks who attended the banquet at Hru.ssels Thursday ni^ht were: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sweetman, Paul and Philip Aderton, Mis. William Prange, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hanks. Kdwin Ducey. Sibley. Selina Franke, Mr. per cent. For dormer windows. Use a quick estimate o> 100 square teet, regardless of width. Kaves are discounted unless more than a toot wide. When beams or ratters project under the eaves the area is doubled The trim around the average window or door is usually calculat and Mrs. James Hmgliausen, Mr. ed as .,- square teet . Balustrades and M.S. i.dwaui Si-Weeper. a||d j anu . e uork are , lgul . e 4 bv pp ~ measuring the from area and mul- Half-sizer! Every line Is figured to slim you, trim you. Those ^ip panels give you a taller, longtr- waisted look! And that softly bo»\- tied bodice has "across-the-table" interest — so feminine, flattering! Choose a breezy sheer or cool ct|t» ton for this! Pattern 4661: Half sizes 16' 3r 18' a , 20' s , 22» 8 . 24' 3 . 16'a takes 3'i yards 39-inch. This pattern easy to use, simple to sew. is tested for fit. Htt* ! complete illustrated instructions, Send 35 cent* la calm for th!* pattern—add five cents for eat-to pattern It you wish mailing- Send to \\XK 4 rare of Alton Telegraph, lit, Pattern (topt., ${3 W*«t 17th it.. New York II, N. V. Priat plate- i.v KAMI:, APOBKKS, *we, Md STVUS f'hrtilc.-, liol/warth, Donald nit-v IT, and .ShtTitl Oiville Johjies. Juhii Aliug has returned to his lob ai Alton alter spending a short \aiaiiun with his mother aihter. County Highwav Superintendent Clareiue Sket-l .-.a>i his men have lOiuulcied the •• bladmg of every mile oi country in tioji ol apple blusMim w t.'i k 'I he ' niHii;. lioaid II".M '" lo.i.i in iSif: s i'liddv Hi'-'ii I tipJying it by The number of square feet vvhidi a ' can be covered by one gallon oi paint averages as follows for each coat: Filst :;nd 3rd Surface or Coa , Coat Primer Fiame Siding 4(i8 MO K.Meuor Trim 8iO 900 . The new postmistress ol BMH» ! nalee. Eire. Mrs. Norah MftAW^. ; recently found herself wllh no . telephone, no telegraph, no Witt- 1 dows to her store and no #iMia» niers. Incensed at th» di«m4«|»l of the former po*trai»tr«s« mra had cut down 28 telephone pflfM and stoned post office workfr* who tried to repaif thj For awhile theie wer* V& men in the village which DM • populatioa of 141 3T; i Telegraph Want Ail "CWkife/ 1

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