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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1929, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASUNUITY GLOBEGAZETTE i i I i It J J J JJ JJJUJ Home Modernizing Movement Helps Civic Gfowth STRANGERS LOCATE IN THE PROGRESSIVE CITIES Base Judgment on Appearance of Homes 1 i i i Making your home a better place to live in has a marked influence on the neighborhood in which you live and also in turn on the growth of the city A city is but a collection homes Ifllyes or dies as the num ber of homes increasesor de creases The growing city is usu ally one many new fine resi dential streets filled with attrac tlve buildings The city that is un progressive behind the times and slowly dying of dry rot is the city where the homes are old antiquated looking date with respect to niodern conveniences and comforts Strangers Judge by Appearance The to the city the cas ual motorist who passing thru community judges the city al most entirely by appearance of the homes which he gees If the homes are modern in ap pearance with those delightful ioof lines that speak of the newer architecture he receives a pleasant impression He is imme diately led to believe that the city also is progressive and wide awake Tha homes which he sees are an index to the community Many a business man who is en ds avbringto locate In a new com munity judges his futureIn acom munity entirely bytae appearanc of its homes With a few days in which to investigate he looks ove the town allowing his visual im pressiona to guide him toward mak ing a decision Whether that de cision is satisfactory or otherwise largely depends upon what he sees Thehomes determine his future seems tobis1 the rule and tlgatlon shows that the better townsMare those withpleasant homes and beautiful streets Every home owner owes it to his city to headed straighton the roadto progress The most profitable way to do this is to swing into line 9n the home mod ernization movement make the home up to date as to exterior and convenient and comfortable on the inside Modernization ig a tonic that cures wornout homes and cit ies and maikes them alive and pro gressive once more Pleasant Homes Make Progressive City More than one civic worker has asserted that a community of pleas ant homes isa progressive one Theappearance of the homes is largely an index of the spirit of the the community If these homes are mbdern both within and without the owners areliving in an environment that induces a spiritof progress No man can live in an old weatherbeaten wornout house and be progressive1 His en vironment is entirely against It subdueshis spirit him with feeling of discouragement and despair This feeling of depression Isreflected in his attitude on life and nis surroundings It makesa poor town The more modern the homes the more progressive the THE HEATING PLANT DEPENDS ONv PROPER CIRCULATION i No matter what type of heating plant you have down in your base ment there is one1 thing you must keep constantly In mind Its suc cess depends OR the Jaw of circuit The circulation must be constant With warm air for instance cool air enters the heating chamber and rises passing thru thewarm air ducts and put intothe rooms of th bouse As it cools the air sweeps t the floor entering the cold air reg later arid passing oncemore to th heating chamber If this circuit 1 Impeded the flow of air stops ani the heating ability of the furnaci is impaired The same law ofcircuits works with steam SteamJcondenses as i cools andruns bade to the boiler so more hot steam may enter the rad iators The hot water keeps in cir culation also if the house is to be Modernization Rolls The Years Back tept warm If you have a warm air furnace in your home and they are very popular with smsll houses make ertain thaf the coldair ducts lead ng to theheating chamber around ie fire box balances with the area f the warm air pipes leading to he various rooms of the house It is bvioiis that the amount of air that nters the heating chamber deter mines the amount of warm air that omes out If the flow is restricted then the supply of warm air will otbe adequate Many home owners complain that hey cannot heat distant rooms The trouble invariably lies with a eatricted circulation The cold air ducts cannot supply the needed air and accordingly certain rooms go old UNWANTED HOUSE NOW NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE The quaint looking story and a half house to the left grew from the plain ugly house below The old building stood ldli and neglect ed until the magic of moderniza tion touched It and threw backthe mantle of years Surrounded by long uncared for grass and soraggllng trees it was weatherbeaten and forlorn just an old house that no one wanted to buy or rent But when modernized it became one of the show places of the street It was the talk of the neighborhood The quaintarched entrance and shuttered windows adda touch of the unusual to the The stained shingled sides are finished in warm tones thatspeak of hospitality and good will Today it is the kind of a house that real folks1 livein New Atmosphere and Feeling Contrast the two illustrations and see how easily the new atmos phere and feeling have been cre ated The old porch atthe the building torn away be cause its gingerbread trimming spoke of an architecture of1 the nineties No matter how sturdy the timbersor honest the work irmnship the old lines inake the house definitely a relic ofthe past In place of porch a new design iri porches was introduced a porch wifivshingle covered pillars and a gabled roof It is modem in appearance fully In keeping with the times rhe original siding of clapboards was covered with stained shingles New window sash and trim were substituted for the old time high narrow windows The batten shut ters of odd design set off the win dows In an artistic manner Second Floor improved Overhead the single window at the end of the building has been renioved The opening was made larger and how a bay of two1 win dows fills this opening As usual i 1 I i i t No one passing the above house would suspect that It onco the timeworn house pictured at the rlyht Modernization has done wonders hero toward Improving both the exterior and interior These views show what modernizingwMdo for a house Modern Lamp Has Distinctive Beauty The housewife who wants to keep up to date cannotchange her fur niture at frequent intervals due to ts large first cost She mustpur chase these heavier and more ex pensive pieces with permanency in mind But accessories such as lamps can be changed at slighter cost when the need for freshening the nterior appears New styles in lamps have recent y been offered which are a far cry rom the flpwerrdecorated fringed and lace of previ ous days These newer styles ofart amps aredecidedlydifferent Ex reme simplicity distinguishes them andthey add a satisfactory note of its and repose to the home While some of the shapes in lamps are startling the tendency is toward a more restrained mod ernism which depends for beauty of grace of contour loveliness of materials The shade and the base are units made to supplement each other The same design appears in both The shape of the base may be odd and the coloring in keeping The same motif usually is found in the shade that accompanies it Parchment shades are popular among the hewerJ altho a number of lamps with silk and mica shades are being offered as strictly in the mode the windows are flanked on each side by batten shutters Overhead in the gable a venti latorhas been placed to add ar chitecturally to the elevation of the building and to afford air to atticV dormer windowwas placed at theleft to increase the amount of daylight ahdxyehtilatlon needed on the second floor Shingled Sides Effective The claims of the manufacturera of stained shingles tbat this type of siding adds to the charmand mj dividuality of the dwellng is born6 out in this particular installation The shingle sides aid the effective ness of the exteror A new concrete walk leading to the street finished the exterior im provements of this old house Marked Changes Within Stove heat has been eliminated in favor of a warm air furnace which keeps the interior snug and during the colder months oC the year The side door opens into a din ing room with paneled walls tinted in two shades of yellow The floor is covered with battleship linoleum waxed and polished until It glows like old wood And what a change in the kitch en Gone is the old cook stove and in its place is seen a modern gas stove The former sink with its wooden drip board was removed and a white enameled affair sub stituted Cupboards along the walls conceal the pots and pans when out of use Cut Out This COUPON Mail it to us with 5c and we will send you a copy of our Home Modernizing1 Bureau Careof r Mason City GlobeGazette THESE FIRMS AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS WILL HELP YOU TO MODERNIZE YOUR HOME BRlckANDTILE CEMENT ELECTRICALAPPLIANCES Mason City Brick Co Northwestern States Portland Cement Co Electric Co Ideal Sand Gravel Co Building Tile BUILDING SUPPLIES Mica Insulating Supply Co Phone St S W CUT STONE DEALERS Mason City Cut Stone Co Phone St and N Monroe Ave DECORATING Wallpapering and Paintin Lownsberry Craig Bros Phones 2910 or 1583J or 3083L ELECTRIC WIRING CONTRACTbR Harry J Burke WIRING LAMPS AND FIXTURES Phone Cheerfully Given GENERAL CONTRACTORS A L Lake Mr Lake can quote you actual figures based on his experience with many of other homes to prove that enlarging and remodeling can be planned at moderate cost BRICKNHOMES A SPECIALTY Phone 1st St N W F A McNary Son All Kinds of Building and Remodeling Phone So Penn Ave Northwestern Portland Cement HARDWARE CurrieVan Ness Co YALE HARDWARE Phone North Federal Ave LUMBER COMPANIES Moore Moore Incorporated Phone So Federal Ave L A Page Lumber Co Phone So Federal Ave LOAN INVESTMENT COMPANIES Mason City Loan In vestment Co Phone E State SU For Better 123 Landscape Gardeners and Nurserymen Kembles Greenhouse Phone SoFederal Ave Plumjbing Heating Contractors WJDalyCo Phone 2nd St N E J F Garvey Co Phone 1st St N E Ideal Plumbing Heating Co Ehone So7 Federal Ave X C Puth Co Phone No Federal Ave WHRhoden Phone No Federal Ave Members of the Ask For Our Suggestions Washed and Screened Sand and Gravel PAINT WALLPAPER GLASS Hugh Davey Son Phone 2nd St S W Manning Bros Paint Co Phone E State Sti WR Mickey Co WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Phone So Federal Ave RUGS DRAPES and DamonIgou Co Phone N Federal Are SASH AND DOOR MANUFACTURER Mason City Millwork Co RETAILING AND WHOLESALING OF Sash Doors Frames Screens Cabinet Work Fix tures etc Phone 155 Cor Monroe and 4th S W SHEET METAL PRODUCTS RayE Pauley Co LENNOX FURNACE Phone So Federal Ave i a AIUIIU W1LL SUGGESTIONS and ESTIMATE COSTS ;