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Arlington Daily News (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Arlington, Texas Monday october 19, 1970 Arlington daily news Page 3now the time Home for Winter Washington d.c., Summers almost gone now Winters coming on and now is the time prepare for it keep a control on your fuel costs and make your Home More comfortable you done have be a skilled Carpenter or Mechanic. Make winterizing your Home a do it yourself project this fall and you la find that it does no take much Money or much time. But you la save heating dollars All Winter Long and you la be doing your part conserve fuel. Is your Home Well insulated first be sure your Home is Well insulated. If it Isnit you la be throwing away Money and wasting fuel when both could have been avoided. Remember though that its also important not Over insulate your Home. To keep your Home comfortable clean and healthy be sure that some fresh air is Able circulate in the House. Start your do it yourself Home winterization at the top of your House and work your Way Down. Since heat rises cracks and crevices under the roof Are usually responsible for the greatest heat loss. If the attic Isnit insulated it will be Worth your while do it yourself. Buy Loose Rock Wool or exploded Mica pellets or some other insulating material at a hardware or building Supply store. A 4�?� thickness of Rock Wool or pellets placed Between the ceiling joists of the room below provides an adequate insulation. Insulating Batts pm aced Between the ceiling joists or tacked inside the roof Between the rafters also provide Good insulation. The fuel Economy More than makes up for the minor Cost of insulating supplies. Now work your Way Down the attic stairs and into each room in your Home. If you can feel drafts of cold air you can be sure your heating dollars Are being wasted. Find out where the cold air is coming from and Seal the area tightly. Check All places in your Home where Corners meet. If they done meet tightly a strip of insulating material will keep out the draft. If the air is entering from under a door a door sweep nailed the Bottom of the door will provide effective insulation. A window or door can be tightly sealed by a Roll of Felt or Metal stripping available at most hardware stores. Cracks Between window or door frames and the Walls both inside and out should be sealed. If the cracks Are Small ready made rope Putty May be placed on top of the crack and pushed into it with your fingers. Larger cracks should be stuffed with an insulating material and then sealed with a caulking compound. Storm windows and storm doors Are of course excellent insulation. If you have them be sure they Are tight fitting. Often a few dollars Worth of weatherstripping will close off an expensive heat escape route. If you done have storm windows and doors make your own. Use Clear plastic As a substitute for manufactured storm windows and doors. Available in most hardware stores the plastic comes on Rolls or in precut kits already Cut Standard window size. Tack Staple or tape the plastic either inside or outside the window and Over All screen doors. While its a Good idea insulate windows and doors on All sides of the House pay special attention the North and West sides which get the full blast of Winter winds. If you have a fireplace with a Damper make sure the Damper works and that it is kept closed when the fireplace Isnit in use. If the fireplace has no Damper Block the opening with a movable cover such As a piece of plywood or insulating Board. Check your heating system after you be made sure your House is Well insulated Check your heating system. No matter what Type of system you have if it Isnit working efficiently you la waste Money and fuel. There Are several things you can do yourself be sure your heating system operates at maximum efficiency. Check the radiators grills vents and registers in every room be sure they Are free of obstructions. If the heat outlets Are covered or blocked by furniture books Knick Knacks or other Odds and ends the heat they carry wont be Able enter the room. Pipes or ducts which Are out in the open and Arentt insulated lose some of the heat they carry before it reaches its final destination. Low Cost fireproof insulation is available at building Supply stores or hardware stores. Wrap the insulation around the open pipes where they run through unheated areas such As in crawl spaces the basement or the attic. While you Are checking your Home for uninsulated pipes or ducts also Check for air leaks especially around the connecting joints. Warm air leaking out into unheated spaces can be costly. Usually the leak can be repaired with cloth adhesive Type. If you have a Humidifier be sure it is working properly. If you done have a Humidifier consider the advantages of installing one. When the humidity in a Home is Low most people turn the Furnace up so fuel costs go up too. A humidified House especially during very cold weather is More comfortable and the Furnace operates More efficiently. How a your Furnace working in your do it yourself Home winterization program done Overlook the most important part of your heating system your Furnace. It Only takes a few minutes Check your Furnace and be sure it is operating properly. First double Check be positive that your Furnace is clean and the area around it is not cluttered with paint cans newspapers and trash. Oil the parts of the Furnace that require it and change the filter. And when you buy the new filter at your hardware or drug store buy a few extra ones they Only Cost about $1.00 a piece. The More often you change the Furnace filter especially during very cold weather the More heat and fuel Economy your Furnace will provide. If the Pilot Light on your Furnace has been turned off during the summer follow the instructions on the plate attached the Furnace Light it. When there Are no instructions Check with your Gas Utility company. Done attempt Light your Furnace until you Are sure you know How do it correctly. Once the Pilot Light is burning set the room thermostat at the lowest temperature and make sure the bum drive in convenience Post office plans More mail Box Sites for convenience of Arlington residents the Post office is currently expanding a program of installing mail boxes at various Sites throughout the City. These mail collection centers feature two separate boxes one for local and the other for out of town. Post office officials said that the regular use of these boxes would result in More convenience for Arling ton residents and less congestion at the Post office stations. A the separated boxes will help mail be moved quicker and More efficiently at the Post office building. And the drive in boxes Are More conveniently some of the boxes feature driveways on either Side of the boxes. Mail collection centers Are located in the Park Plaza shopping Center at new York and Park Row Sylvan Heights shopping Center at Park Row and Collins and town North shopping Center at Randol Mill and Cooper. Boxes Are also stationed at the main Post office the great Southwest Post office and station a. Future Sites Are under news Gasch Northfield Dale w. Gasch son of or. And mrs. Dale j. Gasch of 310 Cambridge drive Arlington has completed his first Solo flight under the air Force Reserve officers training corps a froth flight instruction program at St. Olaf College Northfield Minn. Cadet Gasch is a 1967 graduate of Neenah wis High school where he lettered in baseball. The a froth collegiate flying program provides cadets an Opportunity learn Fly at approved flying schools with instruction in weather navigation and civil air regulations while working toward a private pilots License. Horn ant Artica Navy Petty officer second class Walter h. Horn Iii husband of the former miss Beth e. Mcenery of 1012 Eric ave., Arlington is participating in operation a deep freeze 1971�?� with Antarctic development Squadron six in Antarctica. The Squadron provides logistical support scientists of the Antarctic research program. Mclarty Pensacola Fla. Navy Ensign Morris m. Mclarty son of or. And mrs. W. H. Mclarty of 1200 colonial court Arlington was commissioned a naval officer upon completion of training at the naval aviation schools command Pensacola Fla. Cotter Parris Island s. pfc. Gary l. Cotter son of or. And mrs. H. G. Cotter of 203 Pine St., Arlington was named High shooter of his platoon during recruit graduation ceremonies at the Marine corps recruit depot Parris Island s. C. His Rifle score qualifies him As an expert with the m-14 i Walter h. Horn Russell uss Bausell Navy Petty officer third class Robert m. Russell son of or. And mrs. Troy l. Russell of 1200 Coke Arlington is serving aboard the destroyer uss Bausell in the Western Pacific. Tullos san Antonio airman Richard e. Tullos son of or. And mrs. Howard e. Tullos of 1340 Devon Wood Garland has completed Basic training at Lackland fab Tex. He has been assigned Sheppard fab Tex., for training in the transportation Field. Airman Tullos a 1966 graduate of Garland High school received his a. S. Degree in 1970 from the University of Texas at Arlington. His wife is the former Janice Lawson of Arlington. Eels have been enjoyed by european and asian gourmets since ancient times says the National geographic. Ope Camp Pendleton Calif. Marine pfc. Ruben m. Opez son of or. And mrs. Homas Lopez of 816 Roger t., Arlington has reported for Uty with the fifth Marine amphibious brigade amp Lonh Lonn poof v Richard Tullos Arlington daily news established 1948 published monday through Friday evening and sunday morning by news the an inc., at 208 s. East St. Second class postage paid at the Post office Cit Arlington Texas 78010. Dial Amos publisher Edward j. Smith editor Terry Conner adv. Manager Rick Alexander circulation mgr. Office hours monday a Friday. 8 00 . 5 00 . Saturday 8 00 . -12 00 noon. Subscription rates by Carrier $1.15 per month. Subscription rates but mail $13.80 per year payable in Advance. Member United press International Texas press association. Member audit Bureau of circulations a i a o i x ringer dingers Tiva Al Sam i a in ass o r r my �5 or valves and the electricity of the Furnace Are turned on. Now turn the thermostat up Start the Furnace and let it run Long enough be sure that it is working properly. Check All heat registers and radiators be sure they Are producing heat. In most cases the Furnace will Start up with no problem and there is no need do anything further. If however you have problems starting the Furnace this is one area in which you should not try do it yourself. Call the local Gas Utility company for assistance. But Call Early. One Gas company reports that it received As Many As 14,000 requests for service on a single Day once the cold weather hurts new York up the potholder can result in serious injury under certain conditions says the greater new York safety Council. For example the use of a wet potholder or even one that is slightly Damp can cause the strongest hot dish break and spill its contents upon the housewife or on those seated at the dining table. For advertisers you can miss when you target in with the Arlington daily news. Because your ads a a ring the entire your merchandise where the eyes go buy so step up the action. Throw your ads where the sales ringers ring in the Arlington daily news office 274-8241 circulation 263-2707 l

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