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New Ceramic Paint
Helps Keep Walls Of Basement Dry Waferproofing Agent Merges With Surface By Chemical Action Rt LAWRENCE CROLIl'S. Keeping basement walls dry Is a ma.lor problem in many homes, whether old or new. With the in creased use of the basement as a living space by converting it into a game room, home workshop or some other playground it has become more and more important that that part of the house be made as dry and pleasant as the "upper” part of the homp. In fact, even if the old base ment is retained, with only the furnare and a few preserve shelves, It is important that it be kept dry so that furnishings and decorations upstairs aren't harmed by excess moisture. Various ways of combating mois ture have been brought out from time to time and now it is possible to waterproof basement walls so that they are really dry. Not only j does this new waterproofing ma terlal effectively stop water seepage, but it also provides a good-looking exterior finish as well. It may be j used on brick, cement, cement block. ! hollow tile, building tile and other J unpainted porous masonry surfaces, j and its fine white finish looks like • good paint job. This material, a chemical ceramic ! paint, works quite differently from ordinary paints or waterproofers. It I contains no oil, casein or cement, j and its elements are not only water- j proof, but they are fireproof and will resist to the end the alkalinity, moisture and porosity which ordi- i narly act as destructive agents in masonry. Becomes Part of Surface. After it has been put on it doesn't drv like ordinary paint, but is said to “bake" itself on by a chemical action so that it becomes a part of the surface of the masonry. In fact, it clings to the masonry in two ways, by hanging on by strong physical adhesion and by actually penetrating into the pores of the surface then expanding when it sets, so that it is well anchored. In this way a powerful water proof barrier is set up which will withstand the influx of water. Two different types of the waterproofing are available for use on exterior surfaces, one with a pure white fin ish and another with a light coral color, r. hich is valuable for use as an underroater on porous surfaces such as masonry, fiber and plaster boards. : For. exterior decorative finishes you ran also obtain a waterproof coating which goes on over the base coat we have just described. This material is made in five different colorings, including cream, buff, gray, green and blue. The same colors are also made for interior finish and are said to be compa rable to casein and oil paints in cost, ease of application and color-retain ing powers. Thermometer for Bahv. Tf you have a baby around your house you more than likely wonder from rime to time just how it. should be dressed to meet various weather conditions. It isn't easy, some times. to determine whether it is too cold or too hot for certain kinds of clothes and you have to make a hit-or-miss guess, using inside tem peratures and possibly the weather page of the newspaper. A new thermometer has been brought out recently, however, which takes the guesswork out of this problem and practically dresses the child for you. The thermometer itself is an accurate one of the clin ical type and is inclosed in a sturdy glass tube which protects it from the ravages of the weather. It is sealed a Neither end by plastic sup ports which arc screwed to the win dow frame outside in a convenient position. The babv-dressing part of it comes In on a new type of scale which not i only gives you the temperature in degrees, but also show's you how the child should be dressed for va rious temperatures by means of clever little sketches placed along side the numbers. These sketches range from a small house down in the zero area, when the baby should be kept indoors, on upward through heavy clothes for outdoors, sweaters for moderate cool weather, light clothes for warm weather, etc. * * * * Note: For further information nbnut any of the products de scribed here, write Mr. Crolius, The F.venine Star, and inclose a ■tamped, self-addressed envelope. Louisiana has twice been an in dependent. State—for 10 months after revolt against Spanish rule hi 1769 and for six weeks after secession from the union and be fore joining the Confederacy in 1861. You Can Make It Yourself By JULIAN STARR, Jr. Picnics and bench parties are gen erally haphazard affairs in which the service of a couple of pack mules is needed to transport the boxes, bags, jugs and tables that an aver age family finds necessary. In an effort to lighten the burden j of the poor fellow who has to do the toting this lightweight combination lunch hamper and picnic table was designed It's really a capacious carrying case which opens to make a substantial table of the right height to serve a ground-sitting family. Lightness and strength are found in the selection of materials and in the construction. The frames are made of half-inch thick oak stock and the panels are made of a hard, pressed fiber board which comes with one smooth surface and one matted Access to a circular saw will be needed in building the ham per because the frame joints and the panel grooves must be cut cleanly and accurately. The two halves of the hamper are assembled with glue. The best glue for the home craftsman, in my ex perience. is either the cold-water casein glue or the new synthetic resin glue for cold water mixing, both of which come in powder form with complete and simple directions for using. The frames are prepared first. Four end pieces 3>2 inches wide by 1412 inches long are cut. Four sides pieces the same width by 30 inches long are prepared. The side pieces are rabbeted at the ends to make the simple joint shown in the en larged detail In the upper right cor ner of the accompanying illustra tion. When this has been done a panel groove is cut in the outer edge of each framepiece as shown in the lower right hand detail. This groove. ’* inch w'ide by ’i inch deep is cut inch away from the edge. An average saw blade will cut this width in one operation. Cut all the grooves with the same fence setting and the panels will fit smoothly into the frame. Each panel measures 14 'i by 29'i inches. If the grooves have been cut accurately the frames should make a tight fit around the panels, t If not. trim the panels lightly on the saw until the comer joints meet flrmlv. Then prepare the glue and assemble the two halves of the hamper. Use the glue liberally in the grooves and joints. Cabinet clamps will help in this job but if they are not available, soft cotton rope wound tightly around each assembly will serve to press the joints together until the glue has set Allow the glue 24 hours to become hard. While this time is passing the triangular reinforcing blocks can be cut and the legs can be pre pared The blocks are glued into all eight corners and small C clamps will be needed to pull them tight. The legs, made of the half-inch oak stock, are 2 inches wide by 12 inches long. The pivot end is rounded and holes are drilled in the leg and frame to take a quarter-inch car riage bolt, fitted with a wingnut. The comers' of the two halves of the hamper are next rounded, as shown, with a wood rasp followed 21 Annapolis Candidates ’ File for Cify Primary Bj rhf Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS. Mri., June 7.—j Twenty-one candidates filed certi ficates for Annapolis municipal offi ces yesterday with a primary con test assured in the second, third and fourth city wards June 16. William U. McCready, Democrat, and Joseph M. Armstrong. Re publican, are unopposed in the primary for Mayor. They will op- i pose each other in the regular elec- j tion July 14. Three Democrats—Edward T. Beavin, Charles G. Bernstein and J. William Graham, a candidate for j re-election—are seeking two Demo cratic aldermanic nominations in the second ward. Four Democrats—Arthur G. El- , lington. Sam Fertitta. Bernard C. Hoff a/id Alderman John J. Stehle —will fight it out for two aider manic nominations in the third i ward. >V| The Republican fourth ward pri i —A I FIRST-TRUST LOANS Construction loons and permanent long term financing for apart ment house and busi ness property develop ment or refinancing. • • Tyler & Rutherford, Inc. 1512 L St. NA. 0475 I1 J —I Sitrkjstb? A Community of Distinctive New Homes Just West of Chevy Chase Circle 4012 OLIVER STREET (Corner of Montgomery) First floor knotty pine den with lavatory, kitchen with breakfost alcove, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, unfinished attic, recreation room and ample space for servant's quarters in the basement, built-in garage and about 12,400 sq ft. of beautifully landscaped grounds. Priced at $18,500. Other homes from $16,500. OPEN DAILY TO 9 P.M. TO RfACH Drive "«t Wisconsin Are. to Oliver St. IIft afreet on right east the Dntriet line) turn right two hloekt to property. investment Ride. DI«t. ASA* mary contest will be between Charles L. Spriggs, incumbent; Alphonse G. Addison and James J Brown. ONLY I LEFT *8,750 Washington's Biggest Detached Home Value— Exhibit Homa FurniahaJ by MAZOR MASTERPIECES 6017 New Hampshire Ave. R larae rooms (.1 bedrooms*, beau tiful tiled bath, de luxe kitchen with steel cabinets. larse covered porch, air-conditioned hear, full basement with laundry and lavatory. Bus al your doo”, all city conveniences Tn Reach: Drive nut New Hamp shire Arevve to Peabodu Street and homes (just across from the Past ern Star HomeJ. Built by Culvert Builders 1515 K St. N.W. District 3100 by a dressing with sandpaper. Knot ted rope handles are recommended and holes to fit the rope selected should be drilled. Space these holes close to the panel edge to avoid straining the frame. A piano hinge with half-inch wings, opening to 1 inch, is recom mended as the strongest method of joining the two halves of the ham per. Three or four butt hinges of the same size will serve, however.* The only other fitting for the ham per are two catches to make it se cure when it is closed. These are not shown in the illustration be cause every hardware stole will have a different type. In a pinch an ordi- j nary hook and eye fastening will serve. Two should be used, however, because a solid fastening of the namper is necessary if two people should volunteer to carry it, each grabbing one of the lope handles. The finish of the hamper is largely a matter of individual taste. The pressed wood panels have a natural dark coloring which would blend well with a stained and varnished frame. The whole thing can also be lacquered or enameled any de sired color. Before any finish is applied the frame should be sand papered carefullv and all sharp edges and surface roughness re- j moved. District to Investigate Protest on Overtime Members of the Board of Com missioners yesterday promised rep resentatives of the United Federal Workers of America (C. I. O ), Local No. 183, representing District gov ernment workers, they would in vestigate reports that certain per diem employes of the Sewer, City Refuse and Highway Departments of the municipal government were being worked illegally more than 40 hours a week. Protests regarding this overtime work situation had been filed with the city heads by a C. I. O. delega tion including Henry Rhine, .na tional organizer of the U. F. W. local: John J. McDonald, president of the U. F. W. local: Elmer H. Ches eldine. secretary of the local, and Felix Keppler, member of the Exec utive Committee of the local and chairman of its City Refuse Com mittee. Kugel Heads Smoke Group H. Kenneth Kugel, smoke regu lation chief for the District, was elected president of the Smoke Pre vention Association of America at the closing session yesterday of the 3.5th annual convention in Atlanta, Ga. Delegates selected Cleveland as the 1942 convention city. Dr. Cardozo Sails for Rio Dr. Manoel S. Cardozo, curator of the Lima Library of Catholic Univeisity, sailed yesterday for Rio de Janiero. He will visit the princi pal schools in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and will obtain new books for the library. ARLINGTON, VA. '635M3885 F. H. A. APPROVED These all-brick homes are one of the best values or. today's market. They ha vp large living room with wood burning Prep.are dining room fully equipped moriprn kitchen with K cuhtc ft i efi iterator, ?;ie ba‘h with shower, full basement, attic snare for addi tional rooms, oak floors, furred walls fully insulated, oil heat largp rear porch and large lor 2? sold. 8 left. Drive not Wilson Bird through Clar endon to North Albemarle St., left to home*. ROSEN & CO., BUILDERS C’Hest. »H17 HObart 5.TJ* HOLBROOK A CO . A«**nt* CHeat. .MM 9 On. 2194 Prpspnting A Netv Homp in Clwiy Chasp, I). C, 3702 HARRISON STREET N.W. This new home is situoted in one of the city's finest residential sec tions—convenient to everything It contains four bedrooms, two baths, first-floor lavatory, finished recreation room and air con ditioned heot A hou'e of quality at a price the coreful buyer will appreciate. Built by Miller K. 514 950 Reading_ __ _ _ _ 1 Open Today and Every Day BOSS & PHELPS 1417 K Street Realtors NAtional 9300 5312 MOORLAND LANE—EDGEMOOR Built by HERE is a home with the solid, enduring virtues of good, simple, Colonial lines, a comfortable plan with appealing details. HERE you will have the pleasure of wide, view-catching windows admitting abundant sunlight and air, and will en joy the open, uncluttered space inside the house. HERE wall papers have been selected in a variety of lovely colorings to bring the full measure of charm and beauty to the home. HERE you may have the fun of green grass and gardens, trees and flowering shrubs on this large lot, 100x215. HERE are four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms with built-in magazine compart ments, with a paneled and painted library with built-in bookcases and cabinets. BEING PRESENTED TODAY AND SUNDAY To Reach: Out W’scons’n Avenue to ^kevv flinti WA-JL., Bethesda, turn left at the Bank on cnevy inase, WUOdley Edgemoor Lane and continue two D C 3 300 blocks to Clarendon Road, then right one Mori to Moorland Lane and left WULORLM JR..PM* property. Dunbarton Commencement To Be Held Tomorrow Mast Rev. John M. McNamara. Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, will preside at commencement exercises j of Dunbarton College of the Holy I Crass tomorrow at, 8:15 pm. The Rev. Joseph R. Slavin. O. P., of the faculty of Catholic Univer- ; sity will speak and Dr. Roy J. Deferrari, secretary general of the university, will confer degrees on j 20 students. At 9 a m. tomorrow the baccalaure- ; ate exercises will be held, with 1 Bishop Joseph M, Corrigan, rector of Catholic University, the celebrant. The centenary of the founding of the Sisters of the Holy Cross will be celebrated at the exercises. Gradu ates will be Elizabeth Batchelder, Regina Bushwaller, Eileen Dwyer, •, Lillian Grigg. Janet Handy. Josce- j lyn Harris, Anne Hunt, Elizabeth Janezeck, Mary Ann Kennedy, Ger trude Kirk, Lucille Kirk, Elizabeth La Baie, Anastasia McCloud, Mary Rickel, Mary Ethel Roddy, Rose Ruppert, Doris Tansley. Ann Maria Vieth, Anna Marie Walsh and Rita Zuch. j SACRIFICE j FOR QUICK SALE A Mott Up-to-Dote COUNTRY ESTATE 4 Milei From D. C. For Sale or Rent Address Box 412 E, Stor Office ROCKCREST 1 ROCKVILLE, MD. Combining exclusiveness of neighborhood with unequaled construc tion in Montgomery County's restricted small home community. Prices Start at S4r^350 F. H. A. Approved Less than 10 minutes from U. S. Public Health Center and new Naval Hospital in Bethesda. All neighborhood facilities within walking distance Featuring: 4 and 5 large rooms and bath; com pletely insuloted throughout with Johns-Manville products, full length copper screens, Venetian blinds throughout, Standard plumb ing fixtures, oir-conditioned, copper gutters and downspouts, copper water pipes throughout, 6 cu. ft. refrigerator, completely insulated gas range, hardwood floors, steel beom construction, R. O. W. spring cushion windows; completely floored second floor; landscaped lot. All utilities in and poid for. Exhibit home furnished by Hilda N Miller To Rearh: Out Wiacnnaln Are. anrl Rnrkville Pike to Ihe enlranre In Rnrkville. turn riiht on Viera Mill Road In Ihe Rnekrreat aim. Or out Georiia Ave. In Viera Road left to Rorkrreat aim ROCKCREST REALTY CORP. Rockville 110-470 Rockville, Md. Experienced Advertisers Prefer The Star riii — — m ■■ . i -■ —.__a ★★★★★—FIVE STAR TUNG HOME OFFERINGS! EACH A SHINING VALUE IN ITS TYPE AND LOCATION. OPEN TODAY! 8120 West Beach Drive 427 Butternut St. N.W. CORNER .nth STRRFT New detached brick home* that are truly a spacious detached center-hall residence different. Seven rooms, two baths, first of six rooms and two baths. Large rerrea noor den and lavatory, air-conditioned tion room with beautiful bar, oil heat, heat and garage. ,-rar garage. Builder's Facing Rock Creek Park! trade-in. Priced to sell. ONLY 3 LEFT! / m AMERICAN \ _ _ _ _ ^ $12 750 UNIVERSITY PARK $10,950 r New Oof Ihth St to Kalmia ltd left pc • J B • I Out Georgia Are to Walter Feed three tgucres to «. Beach Dme USrOCheO DriCKS Hospital turn right on Butternut and right to homes. * to home. - $9,550 - 1414 Hemlock !“•:“£,= 708 E. Lelond Si. St, N.W. 4220 ALBEMARLE ST ROLLINGWOOD IN BEACTIFUL Ifith ST. HEIGHTS Out Wisconsin Are to Athe On fine elevation, near Var,f wt / <cher, ch„,e. m* , school and transportation. a vuim «iooo Home on C.v.n rnnmc fan ha f Vic wooded lot 90x140 tool Stor-down jseven rooms, two oatns. tirin* room BSr)nr hbrar paneled den, finished attic, automatic u»«t«r*. reoeeatfnn room orirete card room and bath gas heat, garage. *” *■■*" D.ait.cally SI 2.950 Priced For Below ^ ’ Reproduction Cost Jufl drive out ltth St. to Hemlock and turn rtfftt r one square. o*jt Conn. Are. to Leland St. end right r.x squares [Shannon & luchS] 1505 H St. N.W. REALTORS NA. 2545 Jim Jim jni Jiii ):.:rjni im mrm m hit im wnFwm mi rwi mi rm mu mi mu mu in .m ...... A wonderful home value—a wise investment today WESTOVER HILLS . ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA $5,120 to $5,890 Sec the home of your dreams today— a spacious five or six-room home, in fill* tv V a beautiful, restricted community of \ individualized, well-separated mod- \ ern dwellings, in Arlington, Virginia. I J Westover Hills is a distinguished com- \ . ^ J munitv, modern in every sense of the \ MONTH / word, convenient to Washington— . Zzr yet away from the city’s hustle and Apnroxwi^Jin* «*t, bustle. It’sconvenient togradeschools, h"SjSX’' junior high and high schools, easily F. H. a. Approved, reached by bus and car. More than 180 homes have already been sold, and the balance are being sold fast. Visit West over Hills today. Consider the amazingly low price of these fine homes, the easy payments, the many outstanding features often not found in homes priced much higher. You’ll really be amazed at the home you can buy . . .for less than the usual rent in the Washington area. Come by car or bus—any time between 9 A. M. to 10 P. M. Daily, and see the Model Home. Or Telephone Arlington, Chestnut 7222, for special appointment. MACE PROPERTIES, INC. E. DAVID BRASURE, SALES ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CHESTNUT 7222 17 POINTS OF EXTRA VALUE t. S^-inch Masonry to the roof. 2. Timken Air Conditioning. 3. Parquet Hardwood Floom on first floor. Hardwood Floor* on second. 4. Youngstown Freeeed Steel Kitchen Units and Sink. 5. Entire plot aodded and land scaped. fi. Wid. lot, ampi. upar. h*tw<wn homes. I 7. Copper Water PI pee through out. 3. Insulated and Weather-stripped. 9. Full Tile Bath with Shower. 10. Full-length Copper Screens. 11. Full Improv.m.nta, No A»»««» m»nta. [ 12. St..| and Cnorr.ta Firat Floor. IS. Full Conrr.t. Ba».!n»nt, Laun dry Traya. i Id. Gaa Rani;, with Automatle Ov.n Control. 15. Sid.walka, PavH Strw-ta, City S.w.ra. IS. Conv.ni.nt to Srhoola. 17. Exe.ll.od Tranaportation Fa eilitira.