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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 8

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H6us\cf the Week RACINE StJNftAY BULLETIN Auffusi 2, 1959 Sec. 1, Page 8 Home Tailored fo 1958 'National Average' Aggressive Fine-Feathered Friends Putting Much of U. S. in Fowl Mess By David L. Bowen There isn't any guesswork in this house plan. . It's bound to please you bo- " cause it was drawn to specifications of proven popularity. The home is carefully patterned after the "typical" house built last year with a mort.^ngc insured by the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA commir;sioner annually announces the average size, number of rooms, value and other details of the millions of homos built with homo loans insured by tlu> government. Architect Rudolph A. Matern has tailored House of the Week X-fiS to the national average for 1958. According to the FHA. flio typical new house last vc.irj had an appraised vr\lur of .S14, i 207 and a habitable aiea of' 1 ,092 square feet. That's v\-- actly the area of X-6S. TIK number of bedrooms in homesi^.l^i^'^.^'l^^ii^^j^ built last year averagod •'':>•'[,,y,.,-' This plan 'has throe, with '.a V,,,,,,,,,. „, j,,, fourth possible if .ho . HT.!",;,,,^ „, ,,,,, arises. A-dS s room eoum is Thi.s six-room home, Inspired by the "national average" home built during 1958, has an unu.sual angled .stone chhnney which adds Interest at the Habitable area Is 1,092 square feet. front entrance. a vera go. loaturcs: Here are its main formal living, cnterlaining, housckefpin^. Its open design family gatherings or for uiil ilirniiialcs IIK ; "closed in" feel- Living Area door (.'ating, ;iM'.; ofi-Mi found in a home of The IT. foot long living room Sleenine Area ^snnll prop<jrlioiis. Besides of- has ;i bay uintlow and an unusual anj'lcd fncpl;"''" winch, in coniuiu'iion with Ihc coal froiU I 'litranci.' iniii;', IK liiH'al feet of counter kitchen provides fori he lance of the house. Mm iiall space proviilcs nia.x -i fiji.ice in the Ivclroonis lor jicikfasl area. family room may be used lie sbc, the same as the national •'leasiiy THE HOUSE of the WEEK A QHalily Plan ScliM^tcd by AP Ncwsfcaturcs f )C' rescr\'c( if tlu- room adjacent to the kitchen is used as a family rtjom or a I'ouith bedroom. The tliree l-edrodi/is are v,-"!! g .Kiiiped and scparai 'd linip the imuin iniuni sii.ice in the l >"droonis lor it!,r alion and dining or, if ni '.tli a ]v\r (i|(.,,,s( is( liedrooni closet prefeired, i( c.m he made into room iiiay j,^ ,|,.|^ ,ef|inre(| ,i formal dining room by instal- for dimii!', |,y -ll,,, i ;j„,,i(, ,nain lalion of a partition and arch- bath li.is dual lavatories. Kvay between it and the llou.sekeeplng Area Ikilchen. ("omt)ination kitchen and II lliis room is needed as a Additional liviii!'. area is ^ ., , , . . , i i i: i „ii ,. , , family room IS headtiuarlers lor louiln bmiroom, a solid wall availai)ie Iiuoiirli shding )',la;;s J > . doors m tiie "outdoor livini', room" v.'hicli ei\es ;i new twist to the l.imili.ii' hrei/ewaV ar- ,1 ! , ian;',ement. instead of beiiii', (il)en ;d liolh ends, the lip.iee is incloseil at the front by ;i \\:\\\ and windous to increase the impiessiveiiess of the house wlien viewed from the street. The sp.K e is left open at the rear and may may be built instead. Space is available for a closet under either the family room or bedroom alternatives. If a formal dining room effect is desired, this area may be used as a china closet. Storage Statistics The design has a full basement of more than 1,000 square feet, 10 closets, 18 lineal feet of base kitchen cabinets and 12 feet of hanging kitchen cabinets. Storage area in rear of the garage is 368 cubic feet. Over all size is 67' 4" by 27' 3". be used for In- Send This Coupon for Your Study Plan •I: You can take this study plan to your b,-mk or other mort- !',ag,e lender anti to your huild- You can get a study plan for the House of the Week by filling in your name and add.rcss on the coupon on this page andier and v.c\ vouvM estimates on sending it with 50 cents to this the cost of construction in this newspaper. jariM, ;is well as an idea of the The study plan shows oaclrco't in rel.ition to your budget, floor of the house tonetherj Witli ttiis information you with each of the four eleva-jwill laiow whether you will tions, front, rear and sides of'w.mt to pnu-eed with construc- the house. It is scaled at 's|tion by ordeiing, working blue- foot. It includes aprints direct frotn the archi- for bids for the inch per guide on "How to Cic;t House Built." Your|lect and asliinj' I work. House Plan Editor: Racine, Wis. Enclosed is riO cents. I 'je.ise send ini> a copy of study plan of Tlie House of (he Week, Desig.n X-tiS. the NAME (Please Print) STREET CITY STATE. !U... - By Ward Cannel NBA CorreapoAdent NEW YORK ~(NEA)-. The American Audubon Society reports that one of their research stations is in jeopardy of falling apart—from damage by woodpeclcers. Real estate men all over assert that starling and pigeon droppings increase m a i n t e- nance costs by thousands of dollars every year. Medical science says that the dangerous disease encephalitis is on the rise—borne by birds and distributed by mosquitoes. In fact, the whole country is in a fowl mess, complicated, as usual, by the people who think there should be a national pigeon - feeding program or more bird protective association or more shotguns and slingshots. Most Dangerous Now, the most dangerous birds are the pigeons and the starling. But the problem is so big that no accurate count can be made. In New York City alone, for example, the starling census is anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000. The amount of damage they do can be counted to the penny. The Delaware River Bridge Commission in Morrisville, Pa., calculates thaf bird droppings cost them $40,000 in yearly maintenance. And encephalitis, now traced by science to a mosquito-bird cycle, hits an increasing number of Americans each year— 68 per cent of them children under 10 years old. Things are so bad that the Audubon Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals term the situation serious. But as both organizations are committed to helping birds, they have few constructive suggestions to make. And so, to meet the challenge, many citizens have al ready taken up arms. "1 found the best is the sling shot," a middle-aged lady in Paterson, N. J., said, asking New York bird feeder: elsewhere, slingshots and Elvis. that her name be withheld. "It is light, portable, time-tested and you can practice in your cellar until you get experience." More conservative real estate men across the nation, however, are using money to win the battle. Expenses include electrical hazards in usual roosting places, bird-repellent paint, high frequency noises or recorded bird distress calls. (According to the Audubon Society, there has been one report of success in driving off sea gulls with recordings by Elvis Presley.) One gent from Great Bend, Kan., Otto D. Standke, is reported to be making a fortune with a small, double-locked box which he uses to disperse birds. Nobody except • Standke and the birds know what the box does. But Indianapolis is quite pleased with the results. Tired of the heavy expense, Ohio has passed a law making it legal to shoot pigeons. And the Deleware River Bridge Commission has circulated a directive making it mandatory to shoot starlings. Escapes Captivity But these moves, like all others in the same direction, have brought on the grim resistance peculiar to bird- fanciers—who are responsible for the whole problem in the first place. The pigeon is the descendant of domesticated European rock doves who escaped their captivity and came to this country because they heard that certain people do nothing but feed pigeons. The starling is another matter. He was brought from England because one Eugene Scbieffelin in 1890 thought that the U.S. should have every kind of bird mentioned in Shakespeare's works. And it is written in the play "Henry IV.*' "I'll have a starling shall bo taught to speak nothing but 'Mortimer.'" Instead, he flies around city halls screaming "cheap, cheap," digests insects very quickly, and sings only for the rich folks. Tame the Amazon, Polish Your Waltz, Study Butterflies on 1 Simple Cruise Ibis is an artist's eoiucp!'•,!! ei the angh-d fireplace and bay window. Note contrasting (e.xtures and planes in (iie tiu'i)!.ice, and elevated planter above closet. Camping Popular Among Canadians OTTAWA — </l') — Camp-: i00 major camping areas— ing has become Canada's ^:"> IH ' handling ii.OOO tourists a • favorite holiday pastime. niglu-sinco IBf,;^. 1 he outdoor living cra/e has From coast to coast provin-!,,m.p;,c^.(i ^.ven these facilities, cial camp gi't'iini's 1'"' In some Ontario park areas, with visitors, and outdoor gear , ], overflow of weekeiul is selling as never before. tents stretches for miles along Alberta alone has 200 pro- the hir.hway. vincial camps, most of tliemj Come to U.S., Too ; built within the past two years.! .ji,^, f.^j j^.,^^ boosted inter^ Ontario has developed nearly vincial travel by families Ml Iil «v :)M n 'x K.i / f'ilurp lu'dtoopi v»Qll \? - 0 |(n H or li.R.'l) TMhle'' ftlJiliOOM . 1 — tl X lu' LIVING DINING ;:'j-o «ii'-o" outdoor - liv.room, dining or jonuly^oom^ STORAGE si. gloss doors t)ow window GARAGE « t iJ.. y n X-68 FIX-IT FORUM lourm,!', Irom camp to camp. This will increase when tlie 'I'lans-Canatia lligliway, with (Ai> nc\\^ui \\mo!.\ cami)ing parks every 100 QUESTION: I intend to put;miles, is completed, la roof of corrugated fiber glassj Canadians ;ue taking their panels on the patio at the rear,c(inipment to the United .States, ;of our house. 1 read some-!too, A Nova Scotia family re- Where that the panels can be cently drove to Texas 'and nailed in place quickly, but'back, camping out each night| (now I have come across anialong the way. They covered •item that says holes should be,(1,000 miles, •.drilled for the nails. Which is| I'he main attraction in camp- .... Space next to Ihi^ kitchen can be used as combined family room and informal dining area, as a formal dining roam, or as a fourth bedroom. To make it a bedroom, a partition Is built where dotted lino is show n. For a f(M'mal dinin;^ room effect, a wall with archway is used instead. Closel sp.uo is available in either ease. > right? ;ing. is economy. I'or less than ANSWER: Either. While the $:U)0 a family of five can buy ;nails can be hammered direct-'.enough gear to vacation under Jy into the paneling, this must [the stars for years, '.be done very carefully to f)re- Department stor(>s in major rvent a slight chipping as the cities report sales of outdoor «nails are driven in the last frac- equipment have been jumping *tion of an inch. We have seen about 50 per cent a year for ^several jobs done this way with I the past four years. A Mon- fgood results. The preferreditreal store manager says most .jmethod, however, is to drilljof the buyers are young Jholes for nails. In either case, j couples with two or three chil- :be sure to use rust-proof nails ( JJ^H. 'with attached washerj under Attractive Sites 7 the heads. : QUESTION: We have an old ;Iron tea kettle that is used •mainly for boiling water. How 'can the grease and rust be re*moved from the outside of it ^without spoiling the black, "an- *tique" look? ; ANSWER: Apply several *coats of oven cleaner and then ^Bcrape off with a razor. This Ishould bare the metal, which •then can be painted w.ith flat black paint. To encourage c a m p i.n g Canad;>'s provinces are fixing up attractive forest sites with drinking w a t e r, fireplaces, toilets and bathhouses with not water. The federal government gave camping a _ boost 18 months ago by offering to pay half the cost of parks built on the Trans-Canada Highway, Already 145 camping grounds and picnic sites are planned. NEW YORK —(NEA)— In this story you'll find out why the Amazon River is becoming a vacation Resort for elderly folks ("because you can't take a cruise under the North Pole"); and what you need to know if you go there ("bridge, canasta, deep-knee bends, the waltz, elocution"). It turns out that the first ail-American, all-pleasure trip from New Orleans to Manaus, Brazil (1,000 glorious miles up the carefree Amazon) was more than a success. Life's Eternal Dream It was, as the travel bro chures will say about it next year, the golden fulfilment of ife's eternal dream. For of the 17 fare-paying voyagers: 1. The average age was 62 and considerably higher if you don't count that 21-year-old ifl). 2. Almost everybody was very well traveled. Many had been around the world at least once. 3. One woman flew in for the trip from Hawaii. So did one man from Rio de Janiero. "You can see at once to whom this trip appeals," said Derek Swinnerton, the cruise director. "People who could afford the average $1,700 cost people who could leave their responsibilities for 35 days; in short: retired folks who have had this exploration niggling at the backs of their minds all their lives." Tedious Amusements Actually, of course, it is per- ectly acceptable and really more relaxed to travel unnig- gled. And so Swinnerton, who DOUBLE-TAI.K ART-—What's more fun than inaking funny pictures? The masterpiece exhibited here with actress Joi Lansing is called "Hunting Bare," and it's simple to make. A^ that's necessary is some scrap plywood. Trace the full-size patterns on the wood, paint over the tiacin,!;s—the pattern tells what colors—and then saw out the unwanted portion of the picture \sitli a jig or coping saw. Next, connect the two pictures with a short piece of elastic for suspenders, and you are ready for the unveiling. To obtain the full-size fi\'e-pattern assorlinent No. C-2, send .$1 by currency, check or money order to Steve Ellii.tgsou, The Kacine Sunday Bulletin Pattern Dept., Van Nuys, Calif. has been to almost every tourist attraction in the world from St. Tropez to Dr. Schweitzer, says: "You could make a fortune if you could charter the submarine Nautilus for a pleasure cruise under the North Pole, "People want to travel to any mysterious, exciting place — most especially if other travelers haven't been there." Well, in real life the Amazon is frightfully exciting. But as many heirs and assigns have told me, the amusements along the way are often tediously debilitating. Sail In Luxury Consequently, the German iner Ariadne was chartered for the voyage on account of its thick, glass-enclosed observation decks, spacious decks, spacious salons and air conditioning. "You saw the river and its banks as it looked to explorers 400 years ago," Swinnerton said. But you saw them as if in a dream. Here you were in more luxury than your own living room —cool and with a drink in your hand — looking out at the jungles, steaming and primitive." And restfully quiet, too, ai the air conditioning and thick glass and usual ship 's noises blocked out any of the niggling jungle sounds. Could Install Stereo "Of course," a cruise official told me later, "if there is any demand for jungle noises next year, we could easily install microphones and a stereophonic sound system." Anyway, Swinnerton said, the trip was very exciting. The day began with setting -up exercises and then proceeded through: Several news broadcasts; shuffleboard; ping pong contests; bridge tournaments; lectures on the places the Ariadne was passing; sumptious meals; butterfly identification; cocktail parties; amateur talent contests; gambling games; fancy- dress balls; lead-the-band night; boost - your - state night; pass- the-lemon-dancing; and movies. "Nobody," Swinnerton said, "had a chance to be restless." Except the natives. But they Idon't count. Profits Top $9 Million for Aussie Post Office CANBERRA — The Australian Post Office Department reports that it made a profit of more than four million pounds ($9 million) during fiscal 1958 after providing for pensions, interest on loans, and allocating 1,700,000 pounds ($3,825,000) to reserve funds. The telephone branch of the department, which services nearly 2 million telephones throughout Australia, showed a surplus of nearly 6,300,000 pounds ($14,157,000) but the postal branch lost nearly two million pounds ($4,500,000), or 400,000 pounds ($900,000) more than in fiscal 1957. planning a new kitchen? All ot thest quesUons and many mort can be solved right here by experts on kitclicn design. Tlicre is no additional charge for friendly help based on long experience. We not only make Formica tops to your need, but offer complete one itop kitchen finishing service. Come in and talk it over without, obligation. 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