The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 22, 1965 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 22, 1965
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'ean-up! Many Older Homes Easy to Modernize Although it is possible to enlarge most homes, certain designs lend themselves especially well to modernization. Three such styles are the rambler, the split-level, and the two - story, all popular homes today. For those who now own one of these designs and find themselves out-growing what originally seemed a spacious home, it's reassuring to know that the addition of extra rooms to their home is relatively simple. The rambler style house is one of the easiest and least expensive houses to remodel. Chances are that the owners of a soundly constructed rambler house can add a room to provide desirable living space and increase the value of their property by as much as, or more than, the cost of the remodeling project involved. The design of the typical rambler home provides flexibility in floor plan and the simplicity of its rectangular shape permits a variety of exterior alterations. For instance, the rectangle can easily become an L-shape with the addition of a room to the back or front of the house. Or the rectangle can be retained by adding space to one end of the home. The structural shell of the one-story rambler involves relatively simple carpentry and alterations can be accomplished with equally straigh't - forward and inexpensive building methods. Former Resident St. Joe, Passes Funeral services were held last week at Salem, S. D. for John M. Wiltgen, a former resident of St. Joe. The widow, and two daughters survive, as does a brother, Michael, of Livermore, and two sisters, Lizzie Franks and Mary Kenne, both of* Whittemore. mamcvmv 'BUILD Split-level homes present a few more problems than the rambler or bungalow style residence in remodeling but the possibilities of adding space are just as great, and the design potential may be even greater. A good rule to follow is to keep the addition at grade level for an obvious reason: it costs less to build on the ground than it does to build on a platform. However, if a post-supported second level room is added, there is the possibility of creating a carport and sheltered patio under it. If all three are desirable, then it would be best to build high instead of low. The split-level can take a 16 x 20 room addition very well, providing it is carefully thought out. The first consideration should be traffic patterns in your home; a split-level house usually has a more sophisticated traffic flow than qther homes, and care should be taken to maintain the traffic pattern. Whatever you do, plan carefully to get the most room for your budget, selecting building ideas that keep costs of the structural shell as low as possible. Two-story homes can often benefit from added space,*too. Usually a new room in a two- story house is intended to function as a family room, or as a master bedroom that will free an upstairs bedroom for use as a playroom or recreation area for children. The two-story home has some built-in structural advantages but can pose some knotty design problems. Structurally, the two-story house can take a new room with a minimum of complicated carpentry- Whatever style of home you have, the advice and assistance of a qualified home modernizer is invaluable. Many modernizers offer design assistance as part of their service, and some of them have licensed staff architects or experienced designers on their staff. *»f--*itkr->9««:>*a&(-: or REMODEL YOU'LL SAVE MONEY AT OUR LOW BANK RATES! | Paint, repair and modernize your home now with a low-cost bank loan! You'll find it's quick, con- venient and practical. A bank loan will also help you establish bank credit — valuable for other personal financing needs. r •>•»<•* *A FRIENDLY repairs financing n*««». * ™'*™ T BANK 5Tk Security State Bank £ ' - - ,.» 5-2487 Office in UwVernt HllSh Confirmation Noises D |>nne " Held At Whiftemore Thursday, April 22, 1965 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines-3 According to news reports, more and more husbands arc making a habit of stopping off from work at the local tavern before going home to wife and kiddies. Sound engineers with psychological perception have made some inquiries on the situation and suggest this as the number-one reason: husband and father is postpoing as long as possible confrontation with common domestic noises after a comparatively quiet session at the office. Such "friends" as vacuum cleaners, garbage disposers, and furry ones such as Fido — to say nothing of his own active and outspoken children — produce so much noise that Father is loathe to hasten to his own fireside. Is this your situation ? . . . Vacuum cleaner buzzing ? T.V. set chattering away ? Garbage disposer unit a-grinding? Wash machine a-swishing and gurgling ? Although the acoustical sciences have achieved great things for public, commercial and industrial noise and sound control, high noise-level continues to be a major problem in the home, itself. In new home planning, provision should be made for separating "naturally - noisy" rooms from the "naturally- quiet" ones; for example, kitchens should be placed as far as possible from bedrooms, etc. Older homes can gain some noise control by inexpensive, simple-to-do methods: silent light switches, caulking of window and door frames, weather- stripping of doors, windows and other outside openings, as well as by some of the techniques previously listed. With research, development and testing of new materials we may reduce home noises so that Papa will hurry home and Mama will be even nicer to come home to. A "quiet" house may even replace the spirited "happy" hour! NEW WALL OVER OLD An easy way to modernize is with a new wall placed right over the old. This dramatic change is made possible with the latest idea in wall decor — bookmatched "planks" available nationwide this spring. This remodeling job is done with elm plywood. A new series of inlaid hardwood panels combining complementary wood species, and a new walnut plywood grooved every four inches for the appearance of real walnut lumber, make their debut WHITTEMORE - A dinner was served Palm Sunday in the dining room of St. Paul's Lutheran school in honor of Raymond Zinn- ell Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Zinnell Sr. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blank, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Anderson of West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zinnell and family of Cylinder, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Herzberg and family of Clarinda, Miss Marie Blank, Mrs. Agnes Arhenkiel, Worthie Usher and Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Quant of Klemme, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Butzke, Mrs. Lydia Wichtendalil, Miss Elmore Gearing and Erwin Borcherding of here. Mr. Zinnell, who injured his back last week, was not able to be present at the dinner. Dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fouss in honor of their son Erwin's confirmation were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Berninghaus and family of Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bierstedt of LuVerne, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hanson and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Berninghaus and family and Miss Alma Bast of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Fouss and family, Walter Fouss and Mrs. McCann and family of here. Confirmation dinner guests at the Elvin Meyer home in honor of their son Eldon's confirmation were Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kinnitz Sr., of Emmetsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Meyer and family of Algona, William Meyer, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Meyer and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Meyer of here. A confirmation dinner and supper was held in the church parlors Palm Sunday in honor of Dennis Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Meyer. Norman Roeber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Roeber, and Dianne Roeber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Roeber. The guests included their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burrell Oliver and family, Barbara Greinert and Luann Meyer of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Struecker and family of Fort Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Meyer of Ames, Mrs. Anna Dau, Mrs. Lucy Roeber, Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer, Walter L. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Baas and family, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Roeber and David, Emma Roeber, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. SEE THE NEW 1966 RCA VICTOR PORTABLE TV LINE AND THE NEW RCA VICTOR 25" RECTANGULAR COLOR TV PLUS MANY OTHER NEW ITEMS AT THE ALGONA HOME SHOW APRIL 23-24-25 THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN ELECTRONICS TOM'S RADIO AND TV 215 E. Slate 295-3260 H'-'i't Soely and family, Mr. and Mis. Edwin Greinert and family .iii'i Mr. ami Mrs. Edward Maahs Sr. .iiul family. Evening callers wen- Mr. ami Mrs. E. Bruhn of (Minder, Mr. and Mrs. William t'stwald and Mr. and Mrs. Her- K \ t Zumach. Dinner guests at the Delbert Ostwald home in honor of their son Brian's confirmation were Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ostwald Df Fenton, Mr. and Mrs. Herman uvhrspan of Fort Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ostwald and sun Thomas of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Wagner and dau- i;hti>rs, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ostwald and Mr. and Mrs. Her- liort Schmidt. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hanson of Hodman had as dinner guests Palm Sunday in honor of their son's confirmation, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Meier. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zinnell of West Bend had as dinner guests in honor of their son Stanley's confirmation Palm Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dau, who were Stanley's sponsors. Sign Four New Teachers For S-City School Four new teachers have been hired by the Swea City Community School. Supt. Ed Stewart said that a vocal music instructor is needed to complete the staff for next school year. Latest teachers signed are Wayne Baker, Wyoming, Iowa, football coach and junior high mathematics; Mrs. Claude Haag, Swea City, fourth grade; Elaine Wolters, English; Mrs. Kermit Christiansen, Ringsted, librarian. Three members of the present staff have resigned. They are Mr. and Mrs. Stan Wilkens and Elaine Larson. Most other teachers have signed contracts. 9 out of 10 American Homes have K | a hard water problem! Has Yours? WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE ... ALGONA HOME SHOW APRIL 23-24-25 ...AND BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS YOUR WATER PROBLEMS. i i IK,T jl CO<1[1 JASM • Selected Exclusively (or the House of Good Taste New York Worlds Fair HOWARD MILLER and DON DIAL AUTHORIZED LINDSAY DEALERS r LINDSAY Lindsay Soft Water Co. 520 South HillUpt Str*» Algona, Iowa ffeMK'XMgiMM&MflKttiNK^^ Algona, Iowa J Visit Us At The Home Show ... APRIL 23-24-25 '^ M^ i-f&tf. TO FIX UP YOUR HOME . . . . . . READY-MADE DRAPES Fabulous Fiberglass, both solid and print, 50" x 84" $4,98 - $5.98 Prints and Solids, in Synthetic Blends, 48" x 84" $3.98 . . . CUSTOM-MADE DRAPES Georgeous selection of solid colors and patterns, to match the 1965 color schemes, yet* will blend with all present-day furnishings; available in lengths to 99", widths 48" to 144"; your choice, lined or unlined; material to match available by the yard. THE MOST FASHIONABLE BEDSPREADS AVAILABLE • Quilted, Tailored Ensembles; beautiful prints or solid colors; wash or dry clean them; on hand, full or twin size, King, Queen and dual size also available; matching draperies available; see the Special HO.ME SHOW PRICE on these ! CAN BE SEEN 3 DAYS AT THE ALGONA HOME SHOW AND 365 DAYS EACH YEAR AT OUR STORE

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