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BREWSTER HERALD I1' t iiiiii " ",v Low Building Cost Feature of Modified Dutch Colonial Style While this home appears to be large it contains only five rooms, two bedromos and bath being on the second floor and three rooms downstairs. It is 24 feet wide and 26 feet deep in dimensions. Tile rear has an extension which makes that into a breakfast room. By W, A. RADFORD Mr. William A. Radford will answer .questions and give advice FREE OF C.OST on all subjects pertaining to practical home building, for the read- ers of .thls paper. On account of his wide expe'i'f.nce as editor, author and manufacturer, ne is, without doubt, the highest authority on all these sub- Jects. Address all inquiries to William A. Radford, No. 1827 Prairie avenue, ChicagIll., and only inclose two-cent stamp for reply. Many people have ar idea that some time they will own their own home. They cherish the idea but never cross the bridge between tile land of dreams and that of actuality. They--always come up against that old stone wall, "We haven't got the money." But there is usually a way or ways If you are persistent enough and want it bad enough. Systematic saving will usually bring it about and nearly all banks have farmed "Build a Home Savings Accounts" or "Save for a Home Sav- ings Account." They are eager to help you get started and when you have sufficient savings to make a start they are eager to help you secure the balance through a real estate loan made either on a long term loan whereby a small part is paid off each month so as to mature the loan over P D :: LMNGIM E'6"x 12'6" ; Is'o's 18"0  I L 6'0" -- First Floor Plan. a period of from 10 I o 15 years, or on a straight five or seven year loan with such prepayments on each interest {late as you feel able to pay, They will also put you in touch with a reliable, responsible contractor who will take care of your building and' take all worries off 'your shoulders. He will help you select materials that will be most satisfactory for your home and of the kind carried in stock by your local buihling material dealer. While the home we are Illustrating here appears large, h contutns only five rooms, two bedrooms, bath, alcove and closets on the second floor and living room, reception hall, dining room, kitchen and breakfast nook and closets on the first floor. This is a good example of the mod- ified Dutch colonial home. Added to this rectangular house are an en. Second Floor Plan. closed .vestibule, an open terrace an0 a sunroom effect. These give the ex. terior of the home an appearance M size much greater than its dlmensiom and add to its comfort" and attractive. ness. This house is designed for the farm family or a family living in town thai requires two fairly large bedroom It is 24 feet wide and 26 feet deep, exclusive of the breakfast nook. The living room is 15 by 18 feet. The dining room is connected with ths living room by-a double cased open. lng which gives the effect of the two rooms being one spacious room. The dining room is at the rear and on the corner which permits windows on two sides for light and ventilation. Stairs to the basement are under the stairs to the second floor and are reached through the kitchen. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom and a large alcove. All of these rooms open off a center hail. Each of the bedrooms Is a cot. net room and there are two good- sized closets. This Is.a most desirable home bultd. Ing design and because of its low cost will appeal to a great many prospee. tive home builders who want a pretty house that contains plenty of room for the family and is efficiently ar- ranged so that the homemaker can take esre of it with'a minimum amount of labor. Plastering Now Fine Art in Home Building The old methods of throwing plus ter ,on a wall or ceiling without the proper care and attention have given way to modern and well-dettned s.w- tems that have resulted in a splendid accomplishment. Plastering is to the home or busi- ness building what clothes are to hu- manity. Appearance counts, always and In everythlng, und people are be. coming Interested in improving their ways of living. Better plastering by a recent dec- orative method can be done only through the use of the proper prod ucts, and among these some stand as the highest representatives in this class. One Is an emulsion based on portland cement, sand and asbestos To say that splendid results have been obtained with this decorative phlster Ing would be to put it lldly. Leading builders and decorators make it a point to insist upon the best as the only logical product that can 2e employe.d efficiently. Beauty as well as permanent improvement have been made possible with tim use of this material and it Is highly recom- mended to all those who know of the Importance of better plastering to use such splendid material as one that wlll give "everlasting satisfaction. Porch Box Adds Touch of Charm to Home A window box or porch box san add great beauty to the home. It is the color, design, the arrangement of the choice plants, that makes tim suc- cess of a flower box. There are cer- tain definite rules of procedure that should be followed. This applies not only to the plants to be used, but also to the soil, fer- tility, the drainage, and the kind of wood best suited to make the box. More than this, the location of the box, be it in the sun or in the shade, will influence the plants to be used. Enamel Gives Luster and Rich Color, Too Enamel is really varnish to which color and opacity I)ave been imparted by the addition of pigments. The re- suiting finish may ha:e high, medium, or no luster. It is very durable, wa- terproof, and consequently easy to keep clean by washing. For this reason enamel is generally chosen for woodwork that is to be sub- Jected to hard wear, or woodwork that will require frequent washing. Tbe varnish binder makes it highly resistant and protective, for there is no better wearing material than var- nish. Tbe greater the proportion of varnish, therefore, tim more durable tile finish. A high gloss In an enamel Is generally indicative of durability. For this reason a hlgll-gloss enamel Is frequently specified for kitchens and bathrooms. Here's Way to Thwart That Chimney Leak • Leaks are liable to develop back of the cMmney where it comes up througll the roof. The water flowing down that part of the roof, behind the chimney, wil be dammed against the back and leak througb, in spite of all precautions. It has been found that there is only one satisfactory way to overcome this, and that is to build what is known as a cricket or saddle- back of the chimney and cover it with sheet copper. This is really a little gable roof which throws tile water to • each side of tile chimney and preveht it from col%cting. Paint Coverage Paint that is thin enough for a priming coat will cover approximately 600 square •feet to the gallon. After measuring the surface of the building and ascertaining the nmnber of square feet to be palnted, divide the total number of square feet by 600, and the result is the number of gallons of paint to mix. CARE OF PULLETS DECIDES PROFITS Mash, Grain and Clean Wa- ter Should Be Available• The care of pullets males a big dif- ference In next year's profits or losses, says L. M. Hard, of the New York state College of agriculture. After the pullets are twelve weeks of age both mash and grain should be constantly available in separate outdoor hopl)ers. Fresh clean water should be frequently provided if there is not a natural sup- ply in the field. Unlimited grass, clo- ver, or alfalfa range :.nd shade, are essential for best growtb. The ability to lay is lnherlted, and thns depends more on breeding than on feeding; but pullets should be well developed in body before they stal to lay. If the pullets seem to mature too rapidly, do not feed them wholly on grain to slow up their inclination to lay; anything that checks laying is also apt to stunt permanently• the growth of the birds. Feed a mash along with scratch grain, as it is more complete In protein minerals and vi- tamlnes. For proper fleshing at maturity it is i sometimes advisable temporarily to re- duce the amount of animal protein-- meat scraps, milk, ete--in the mash, or to limit the amount of mash fed. The former plan is .better, as it allows the birds a better chance te obtain more of the minerals and vltamines which they need. To feed large amounts of scratch grain and mash low in protein for about a month be- fore the pullets normally mature, tends to make them complete their develop- ment In better flesh. Experiments at the Cornell university experiment sta- tion show that pullets need a substan- tial reserve of fat when they begin to lay, for satisfactory production lateg Production of Quality Eggs During Summer Summer Is usually hard on the pro- duction of good quality eggs. How- ever, there is no reason why good qual- Ity eggs cannot be produced and mar- keted In summer. Commercial poul- trymen can do it; owners of farm flocks can, too, if attention is given to a few important points. All male birds removed from the pens so the eggs that are lald are in- fertile is the first thing, since infer- tile eggs will not spoil so quickly as fertile eggs. Clean eggs" is the next. It is always a temptation to wash eggs that are dirty so a good ap- pearance will be given. Such eggs, however, are apt to age more readily than nnwasled eggs, since there Is a more rapid evapm'atlon of the con- tents of the egg and the air cell be- comes enlarged, giving the egg the ap. pearance when candled of an old egg. Production of clean eggs in the first place will help greatly--have plenty of clean nesting material In the nests. Poultry Notes Gather • tile eggs twice a day. • • Crowding at the feed hopper stunts the growth of chicks. Watch for lice and mites. Tliey mul. tlply fast in hot weather. • $ $ Keep poultry supplied with fresh clean water during hot months. Green feed In the poultry yard make greenbacks in the pocketbook. Chicks need fresh air as well as heat. Leave windows open at the top. • • • Hens need water. It is an essential part of the ration, poultry specialists of the Pennsylvania State college say A shortage of water causes a decreas iii the number and size of eggs. use plenty of feed trouglm. Start the chicks by nailing a two-lnch strll around a nle-inch, planed board an(} p?ovide such a trough three feet long for .very 100 chicks. More troughs are needed as chickens grow, Of the total cost of producing poul. try and eggs on most farms, 50 to 6( per cent is feed cost. Lice and mites breed fast these hot days. And if you don't swat 'er and keep 'era swatted, they'll sap a lol of the growth and profit out of yew flock. A brooder Imuse*on*clean ground 1 a profitable investment providng strong, healthy chicks are put Into it Otherwise it is as unprofitable a money In a closed bank. • , , Fresh eggs contain more watel titan stale eggs. For tills reason fresh eggs sink in water when immersed while stale eggs float. Bare spots ar:u;d te henhouse ar Incubators to breed parasites and dis ease. It pays to cultivate them ul and sow to something green. Lice and mites are pou!try pest which can be controlled effectively Use nlcotlne sulphate for lice and ereo s.te or earbollneum for mites. Appl} the chemicals on the roosts. m, WASHING APPLES NOT INJURIOUS Keeping Qualities of Fruit Not Affected by Acid. Washing apples in weak hydro- chloric-acid solutions does not affect the keeping qualities of the fruit when properly handled nor does the 'use of disinfectants in tim solntlon prevent or' decrease the amount of decay, ac- cording to Ferrls M. Green, deputy state horticulturist, who has Just Is- sued a bulletin on the results of a series of storage tests which he has conducted with fruit from the Colo- rado agricultural college farm. Com- plaints from shippers that they suf- fered excessive losses last fall from decay in apples washed in acid solu- tion caused these tests to be made. Six different lots of fruit were.used, divided according to whether they were washed or unwashed, placed in common or cold storage, treated with disinfectants or packed dry or wet. The act of washing, apples in acid solution, at the strengths recommend- ed by authorities, does not in Itself cause it.Jury. This statement Is based on results from carefully controlled storage tests and observations on over 8,000 boxes of apples held in common storage for from 20 to 60 days, and from reports on nine cars of apples shipped East. All the more important varieties were used in these tests. Like all other operations to which fruit is subjected during harvesting and pckmg, injury can occur during ,the washing process. In ninny cases, however, washing Is blamed for in- Jury that has occurred in picking and handling previous to washing. "Packing the fruit when carrying a small amount of moisture," says Mr. Green, "does not cause or increase decay, if it is stored under good ven- tilation and at low temperatures. Of course, if contamination has been ex- cessive before washing, decay must naturally be expected. "Injury is due mostly to over-ripe fruit," continued Mr. Green, "to rough handling, contamlnatlon of acid solu- tion front decayed apples, delay in washing and the resultant use of ex- cessively strong acid solutions, failure to rinse thoroughly, lack of frequent changing of acid solution and the sub- sequent accumulation of free arsenic, failure to store promptly and too high temperatures in cars under standard ventHatlon with early fall shipments." Mr. Green's bulletin is numher ,q43 of tile Colorado experiment station series and may be obtained by writ- ing to the agricultural college at Fort Collins. It gives information on making apple w.ashlng machines and all the latest suggestions for operation. Burkholder of Purdue Outlines .Storage PIan A good method of storing apples is to place them in sugar barrels and nail old sacks over tim tops. Next lay tim barrels on their sides in a straight row in tlle garden and cover with shout 1S inches of straw, and then a layer of soil. As soon as the soil is frozen several inches deep, cover with a second layer of straw, When a fresh, crisp supply of ap- ples Is needed, open one endof the pit and remove one barrel and take It to the cellar. It is not uncommon to find even mldmlnter varieties such as Jonathan holding In fine shape until April and even May when handled In this way. If the winter apples are picked as early as the middle of Oc- tober, It is best to lmld them in the cellar until November before placing them in the barrel pit. This method, as described by C. L. Burkholder of Purdue university, Is excellent when one's home cellar is not provided with a room especially constructed for storing fresh fruit. Simple Way to Get Rid of Tent Caterpillars A simple and effective way to get rid of tent caterpillars is deserllaed by $. G. Needham of the New York State College of Agriculture. Get a stiff wlre bottle-brush and fasten It firm- ]y to the tip of a straight cane pole. Fill a pint milk bottle with kerosene and put a wire hanger arouml its neck for convenient carrying. Dip the brush in the kerosene; stick it in tim web of the caterpillars and twist it, the tent will wind up on the brush, caterpillars and all. To clear the hrush, rub it against a convenient tree trunk. This will also smear the caterpillars with kerosene and kill them. Tids method can be done with clean hands and will prevent some damage antl much un- sightliness in the shrubbery through the whole of the coming season. Propagate Raspberry Tim common method of Increasing the red raspberry is to dig up and transplant the suckers that spring from the roots. These are really root cuttings. During the summer a large number of sprouts, or suckers as they are called, spring up from the roots. These sackers some up naturally, even though the roots are undisturbed, but their growth can be directed in num- ber and position by wounding tile roots of the parent plant. This meth- od Is shnple, f]0000ewtife o i leather Clean, smooth color itored. Scuff's concealed instantly. Thc lusttc of leather revived. o wonderful shine-- '/o cent. Colors for bhck, brown, tan and white eho --a neutral polish for ethers. BARTON'S -S SHOB POLISH Shark's Confidence in Pilot Fish Cost Life A pilot fisll failed miserably In its duty aml came to grief the other nmrning, when according to the fisher- men. it l)lloted a 300-pouud shark Into the seine on the Ilshlng schooner Al- den, off South Shoal lightshlp, Nan- racket shoals. Pilot fish and shark, to. geiher with a catch of nmckerel, were hauled aboard the screener. The shark was killed and the pilot fish was I)r, mght to the fish pier and probably[ sent to tim inusenm of comparative zoology at Harvard, Flsiermen at tile pler said that they could not relnember ever having beard of such a catch being brought in bere, and expressed belief that the shark nnd the pilot were following the mack- erel from southern waters. The speci- men brought in is eighteen inches long, weighs about two pounds and is of an amber color, transversely banded with darker strlpes. The pilot fish is so named because It Is often seen swhn- mlng with a shark, and sailors are of tim belief that it is the shark's con- stant companion.--Boston Transcript. Kept the Dog Away One warm day Albert, age five, com- plaining of the heat, asked his mother whether he might be permitted to eat Ills dinner ca the porch. Mother, fear- ing that his dog, a constant compan- ion, would get its nose in the little boy's food, was reluctant to give her consent. She relented, however, after much pleading, but not without a final ad.monltlon to keep the dog from tile plate. After the meal was over Albert came Into the t.-use, and was asked whether e Pad obeyed his mother's command. "Oh, yes," he said, triumphantly. "Every time my dog came too near I hit him with my spoon." His Part "How gracefully Jacobs eats corn off tile cob." "He ought to. He's a piccolo player."--Capper's Weekly. 12uss Ball Blue goes farther, makes clothes whiter than liquid Blue. Larg package at Grocers.--Adv. Looking Ahead "I mu thlnkhtg of getting a dlvorc with alimony." "Dldnt' know yOU were married." 'Tin not. But I have a proposal, e You Know Her "What kind of a woumn Is hi| wife?" asked friend hub. "Well," snapbed friend wife, "whea you talk to her you don't need to anything but your ears." Words Are True BasslerMy visit to your goll course as your guest will long be re. membered. 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