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•(J Heme of the Wetic RACIM tOWDAT BULLETIN A«rwl §, IMff •«•. 1. Pace 14 Old-Fashioned Home Making Comeback ByDnfMI— Mn'i a pbui aliMdinr* lUflt and growlQg number of r ptewtorMinfortiMatat*- ipl«nddr of the tiro-story Akhooi^ one-kvel d«lgn miMlns w» iMMt popular modem ftyleb there are eigne of a eomdwflk by the old-fa«h« loned twD-etorjr home. Ttiie plan is a good example of why many prospective ownere are giving the two-«tory new attention. Probably moet Important to this recurglng interest is its attractive exterior. It's hard to top the look of warm hospitality made possible by two- level design. Architect Herman H. York fully developed the potential in designing X-69 In the House of the Week series. This two-story design has eight rooms, with three bedrooms and a den upstairs. Recreatioo roooa^ with lira* plaee, acts as informal living room downstairs. Center hall arrangement provides excellent drcalatlon pattern. Adjustable bars can be elevated as the youngsters grow. The ladder is of 2 by 4 -inch straight • grained lumber and P/4 flagpole stock. Glue the rungs in place, and pin each with an 8 -penny finishing hail. Then bore V^-inch holes in each rail. 11 and 39 inches from each end. Make the posts as shown; the distance between the third and fourth hole is 12 inches. Set the posts with the unit assembled, except for the braces. Make sure the posts are plumb and the tops all in the same plane. Then measure the distance for the braces. Allow the concrete to set well before the unit is used. Finish with clear outdoor varnish or by oil treatment. Make Backyard Monkey Bars STRAIGHT «RAIN THCLES smcEO 6" 0. C. 1i FLKJ POLE STOCK B 'LDNG .2%4* STOCK PRESQWVTVE TPEATEO ST'^ STOCK 24" DEEP IN CGNCRITE r MMMflMmn AtNtMlM THE HOUSE of the WEEK A Ho achieved a colonial effect, apparent in the long covered front porch and window arrangement, that will make the house look perfectly at home anywhere in the U. S. Subtly blended in wtlh these lines are two Important contemporary details: a low roof pitch and wide overhang. Efficient Floor Plan But two-story advantages don't stop outside. Important to every house is its traffic pattern. In this layout the central foyer and rear hall form Send This Coupon for Your Study Plan You can get a study plan fori the House of the Week by filling in your name and address on the coupon on this page and sending it with 50 cents to this newspaper. The study plan shows each fk)or of the house together, with each of the four elevations, front, rear and sidee of the house. It is scaled at ^ inch per foot It Includes a S ide on "How to Get Your luse Built" You can take this study plan to your bank or other mort gage lender and to your build; er and get rough estimates on the cost of construction in this area, as well as an idea of the cost in relation to your budget. With this information you will know whether you will want to proceed with construction by ordering working blueprints direct from the architect and asking for bids for the worii. Hovae Plan Editon Racine, WU. Enblosed Is SO ceata. Please send me a copy of the •tudy plan of The House of The Week, Design HW X -e9. I NAME (Pleese Print) STREET CITY. STATE. a core from which all living areas radiate. At the rear vestibule Is a lavatory and mud closet, plus a laundry area. Once the family Is up, the dally routine can be restricted to the ground floor level. One of the special features downstairs is the big recreation room down two steps to the left of the foyer. York has put a big brick fireplace in this room on the theory that its cheery warmth is more appropriate to informal living here than to the formality of t]>e main living room. The fireplace and exposed ceiling beams give the room an early American air that is bound to delight a home decorator. Access to Terraoe Sliding glass doors lead from the recreation room to the spacious rear terrace. The formal living room is on the opposite side of the foyer, joined to the dining room in the popular "L" shape. While the recreation room faces the informal area to the rear of the house, tlie living room over- lool(s the front Large unbroken wall spaces make furniture arrangement easy. The big kitchen is centrally ocated, handy both to the din- ng room and the rear service hall. There's an abundance of counter and cabinet space, plus a bow window to make the room cheerful. The kitchen can accommodate a dining ta bic with room to spare. There are three bedrooms upstairs, plus a fourth room that can be used either as a don or as a bedroom. Like the recreation room directly below it, this fourth TV Aids Science LOS ANGELES — Closed- circuit television is making it easier for astronomers to locate and compare variable stars—those that radiate varying amounts of light. in Study of Stars Using TV screens, the scientists con;)pare photographs side by side and find differences in the stars displayed. The new system is said to be faster and more effective. First floon Note how the recreation room is oriented toward the Informal Hving area at the rear while the formal living room faces the front. room it equipped witii a fireplace. The master bedroom has a private bath with shower and a walk-in closet. The main bath has a double lavatory. Exterior Materials Wood ehingles, brick and vertical boards and battens carry out the colonial theme of the exterior. York points out that the covered porch does * 1 more than protect the front entrance from the weather — it creates a horizontal line which increases the apparent length of the house and closely links the two-car garage with the main house. Statistics The plan provides 1,198 square feet of habitable area on the main floot. The second floor adds another 1,201 square feet. Overall dimensions are 66 feet in length by 35 feet 1 inch in depth. The house has a full basement. Basement stairway opens on the rear vestibule. 'oom decorated in Earty American style. Period accent Is provided by the fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and cabinets. CHALK .IT UP— Now, the chances are you need a handy place to keep your telephone. You can build it yourself, at little expense. The phone shelf pictured here fills several needs. The door to the compartment on top can be given a natural finish, or can be made Into a blackboard, for phone messages. In the compartment is space for pencils, paper, cbalfc and a blackboard eraser. Building the shelf is easy when you use the full size pattern. Trace the pattern on wood, then saw out the parts and put them together. The pattern Utts the required materials along with directions and illustrations. To obtain the telephone ihelf pattern, No. 215, send 75 cents in coin to Steve EUingson, The Racine a ^day Bulletin Pattern Dept., Van Nuys, Calif. HOME OWNERS QUESTION BOX (AP N«w<(eaturc(;l QUESTION: What advice can you give me on building a Ichlcken house? ANSWER: None that would help you, since there are many different types and sizes. Space will not permit the detailed Instruction necessary to pro- Iceed with the construction However, you can obtain full information by writing to the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, which has a special booklet on the subject. It is also possible that an agriculture experiment station in your area might have some printed material that jwould be of assistance to you. QUESTION: When the cold water faucet in our kitchen is turned off quickly, there is a lot of noise as though somebody had hit a pipe with a ham- !mer. When the faucet handle, is turned slowly, this noise doesl not occur. Can you tell usj what the trouble is and how itl can be corrected? , ANSWER: This noise, known as "water hammer," can result from any one of several causes. From the brief description you Rive, it appears as if the trouble can be eliminated with the insertion of an air chamber in the system; that is, a short length of closed pipe which contains air and acts as a cushion to absorb excessive Ipressuro. While most plumbing codes require the installation of such air chambers, the air sometimes leaks out or is absorbed in older plumbing systems. In severe cases, a, special absorberi may be neces-] sary. In any event, you will have to get a plumber to find the exact cause of the noise and to eliminate it. PIAN Second floor: All four upstairs rooms are tA generous size. The master bedroom has bath and walk-in closet. Graduation Difficult in Medieval Schools BERLIN—A number of medieval universities would not give a student his diploma until he had liested his professor in public debate. Having successfully completed this ordeal, the graduate had to stand all his friends to drinks—one case of the graduate giving presents instead of receiving them. SENSATIONAL FAST DRYING HOUSE PAINT lobofotory lested ktr years, lucos Luco-Tex ic •ow ready foi YOU I Greater hiding power Md coverage SOPWK painting coifs; applied on oloiost cmy eK <»rior lurfoc* soves f\m— and it drMt in Minvtes. Foct Vs, t4 dries so qwcMy yoa cart apply K«o coolt witttout need of iM¥i«g bdders. 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