The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 18, 1937 · Page 21
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 21

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1937
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, March 18,1937 Trim Should Coincide With General Character of House That put of the woodwork of the home "ttat U known as the trim ahouid be given careful study in rtartgnlng and •killed workmanship in erecting. This includw the fin- tab pieces that make a frame around door and window openings, baseboards, wood cornices, cabinets, open shelves, etc. The simple bouse should have a simple trim- narrow, plain in design and unobtrusive. Heavy trim with elaborate moldings In small rooeu has an overpowering effect that makes the rooms Mem even smaller and cramped and uncomfortable like a buve person In too tight clothes. Wor some time put, good architects have been conscious of this fact, but It is only recently that the contractor-bulkier who does not employ an architect has begun to feel it To erect trim properly and make a dean, true Job of It, requires a skill beyond thj capabilities of the so-called "faatchet-and-saw" carpenter, that is, the man who does the framing and the other rough carpentry in a perfectly capable manner. Too often this distinction is not recognized, and rough work with gaping cracks and Beamingly careless Joints is the result The workman is not at fault; it would be Just as reasonable to expect a bricklayer to do a beautiful piece of fine mosaic work. See that the trim of your house is in keeping with its style and character and that the workmen entrusted with its erection are skilled at that particular work. If you are building a new home the Federal Rousing Administration will insure a mortgage for up to 80 per cent of its appraised value, if the property meets the Housing Administration requirements. Entertaining Simple With Informal Room An informal living room or playroom for the adults or young people in the family adds much to the pleasure of living and greatly decreases the care of housekeeping. It simplifies entertaining, encourages i pleasant informal hospitality, restricts recreational activities to a given area, while preserving order and system in the remaining rooms of the house. Modern homes containing recreation rooms may be easily financed. Wide Doorway Adds Spaciousness A wide doorway from hall to living room creates a feeling of spaciousness. If a home owner contemplates the widening of a nar- •ow doorway, however, he must first assure himself that wall framing which acts as support for the floor above is amply strong to do its duty after some of it has been removed to widen the doorway. It may be necessary to substitute two stouter Umbers at the sides of the opening for the studding which now carries the weight of the second-story flooring and wall and a heavier horizontal member to extend from the top of one of the heavier uprights to that of the other. Certain types of modernization may be carried out under the terms of the Insured Mortgage System of the Federal Housing Administration. Flower Boxes Can Be Built in Sills Flower boxes may be built Into the sill inside the window if you yearn for a garden all year 'round. The boxes can be lined with copper and drains extended through the wall to the ground outside. You may plan for this type of decoration when you build a home under the Insured Mortgage System of the Federal Housing Administration. Burt News Read The Want Ads—It Pays. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Helgason and daughter, Charlotte Anne, of Bricelyn, Minn., came Saturday for a visit at the L. E. Riebhoff home. Mr. Helgason returned home Sunday, but the others remained until Tuesday. Mrs. Helgason is Mrs. Selina Clifton, who has been employed in the closed First National Bank at Sheffield the past two years, returned home Monday, the trust having been closed. Altye Rust and May Froning brought her home and visited at the Mrs. Annie Hawcott home for the afternoon. Sunday was little Gerald Bier stedt's birthday and the following relatives were dinner guests at the A. C. Bierstedt home in honor o the occasion: the Paul Nemitz, A H. Jentz, Hugo Mlttag and Ed Mil chell families, Fenton, and the Ern est Meyers, Bancroft. They are Mrs. Bierstedt's parents and the families of her sisters. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I It's A Lie! THE OLD SAYING THAT "Everybody Talks About the Weather but Nobody Does Anything About It" IS NOT TRUE! AIR CONDITIONING DOES SOMETHING ABOUT THE WEATHER Protects Your Health Fresh air properly filtered reduces the possibility of infection from colds and contagion* diseases. Makes You Comfortable Air cooling and controlled humidity makes you comfortable no matter how high the thermometer goes. Up-to-date and progressive merchants will protect the health and comfort of their customers. And up-to-date homes can now also enjoy summer comfort in air-conditioning—at low cost. For Full Details Call JAMES Distributing Co. Phone 75 E. State St. A Woman Knows What These Home Necessities Mean Toward Real Happiness There Is No Difference Between the City and Farm Home Comfort—The Better Things of Life—Are Sought By All WE INVITE YOU TO INSPECT OUR 1937 Perfection Stoves - Monarch Ranges General Electric Refrigerators South Bend Ranges - Dexter Washers Automatic Washers New for Your Kitchen Chrome-Plated Hardware. For low cost, this new, beautiful chrome-plated hardware will positively remodel the appearance of your kitchen . . . samples on display here now. Builders Supplies Mechanics Tools We carry everything a builder might need, and sample displays of every possible tool All builders' supplies and tools for new postoffice job came from here. SAWS—BRACES—LEVELS—NAILS—HAMMERS— CHISELS DRIVES—PLANE S—TOOLS HARDWARE— APPLIANCES Kohlhaas and Spilles 'It Costs Less To Trade With a Reputable Home-Owned Store"

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