Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 5, 1938 · Page 6
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 6

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, December 5, 1938
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PAGE SIX HOPE STAB, HOPE, ARKANSAS New Low Rent Aid to City's Problem Fort Wayne Builds Houses to Rent for $2.50 Per Week By the AP Feature Service FORT WAYNE. Ind. — With new- houses that rent for S2.50 a week, built on lots acquired for ?1 each, the Fort Wayne Housing Authority hopes to do away with slums. The tifst houses are up—and occupied. Work is being hurried on others. If the first project of 50 dwellings meets no serious obstacles, a second project of 130 units will bo started. The houses are brand new, prefabricated by WPA workers in a low-rent factory. The sections are trucked to the sites, where other WPA svorkers erect them. The WPA figures each house costs about 51,300. of which S900 is for materials. Labor makes up most of the balance. Sites for these houses are acquired from owners of vacant lots and lots containing old shacks. The owners have been paying taxes for years, while waiting for a chance to dispose of the lots. Fort Wayne's Housing Authority pays ?1 for each lot and agrees to pay all costs of title search and transfer. Also it promises to reconvey the lot to the original owner for SI any time he finds a better u-se for it. The houses can be dismantled in 21 hours and moved to another site. Each house is deigned for a family of four. One room', 20x12 feet, serves as living room, dining room and kitchen. Besides this there are a bathroom and two bedrooms. The city housing authority, which holds title to the homes, is tax-exempt, is non-profit, and possesses powers of eminent domain. It gets its running expenses from the city and is in essence an agency of the city. Sanitary Homes Wanted The idea was born in the spring of 1936 when the state planning board joined in a campaign to provide better arid more sanitary homes for unfortunate fa'm'ilies. The first step was to enlist the aid of Fttrdue university in experimenting with a prefabricated, low-ccst house. When Purude's model dwelling was ready, it was erected in an Indianapolis slum area. Last May, William B. F. Hall, chairman of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority, asked the FHA in Washington if Fort Wayne could build houses like the Purdue model in its slum-clearance program. In that query Hall attributed to "sub - standard housing conditions'" much of Fort Wayne's relief costs, rent relief and municipal aid to the homeless. He said a large share of the city's public health costs and its bill for food, fuel and clothing of relief clients was traceable to poor housing. His contention %vas that the relief group needed shelter for a maximum of $12 a month—without electric stoves, fancy kitchen cabinets arid other gadgets. Plan Wac Accepted The FHA liked his idea. It put two teen to work to see what could be developed. One was Frank Watson, who had helped design Purdue's model low- cost house, the other J. Stanley Young. Between them, they worked out the plans for the simple but atractive Fort Wayne house. Construction is as simple as the house's design. For the floor a 4-inch concrete slab "floats" on a gravel fill. To this floor are- secured 35 phenol- resin bonded plywood panels of identical size to supply exterior walls and No Sail Today Her masts swept away by a recent Atlantic storm, the Merchant Marine training barkentine Marsala looked like the loser in a naval battle. The Coast Guard Cutter Mendota towed her to Norfolk, Va., ~5th her crew of 25 ail safe. partitions. After WPA workers erect the houses, electricians, painters, roofers and plumbers add the finishing touches. The rent-collecting job is assumed by the Associated Charities of Fort Wayne, but management of the properties is kept by the housing authority. Hall says it may be possible to reduce the rents from $2.50 to S2 weekly after 200 of the houses are erected and occupied. Ozan Mrs. Inez Alexander, who has been ill for several weeks, was taken to the hospital in DeQueen Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gist, of Prescott. were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Citty, Sunday. The Rev. G. W. Robinson conducted regular preaching services at the Ozan Methodist church, Sunday morning and night. Mrs. C. D. Ball and Mrs. T. H. Varnado are ill this week. Mrs. Milelr Stuart returned to Hope, Sunday, where she is attending the bsdside of her father, who is very ill Mr. and Mrs. Imon Norwood, of Stephens, spent the Thanksgiving holidays with Mrs. Birdie Norwood. Mr. Norwood is teaching in the S'tephens high school. Dr. and Mrs. Ruel Robins and children of Texarkana, were the Sunday guests of Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Robins. Earl Stuart, who underwent an emergency operation at the Josephine hospital several weeks ago is reported to be improving as well as could be expected. Dr. and Mrs. Roland Robins and children, of Camden, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Robins. Mr. znd Mrs. Muriel Ramsey and children of Henderson, Texas,' were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert It develops now that Hitler has no argument with the U. S. He simply waTits to right the wrongs done to to the Mormons and Indians. Mussolini has hired en American track coach to teach Italians how to run. This has nothnig to do with any military preparations that may be under way in the empire. This year's agricultural school graduate has gone to raiseing striped pigs to produce the striped pigskins for use on the gridiron. The national lottery of France is to be abolished. The French people are reluctant to pay for chances when they get so-many handed them for nothing. Lindbergh is reported seeking an apartment in Berlin. Sounds more like Corrigan. There is work in America to keep 2,000,000 people busy 20 or 30 years.— Harry L. Hopkins. What have they got to exhibit?— Mayor LaGuardia, when asked if the Nazis would exhibit at the World's Fair in New York. Stuart, Saturday and Sunday. Alyce Futrelle spent the Thanksgiving holidays with relatives in Fulton. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Goodlett moved into the residence of Mrs. W. P. Wallace, Saturday, Mrs. Wallace has moved to Arkadelphia to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. S. McNutt. Mr. and Mrs. William Baber have moved into an apartment in the E. Haselman residence. Plan Now To Attend! TSON SALE Gives Prudent Men and Women the Unusual Opportunity of Buying' Choice Real Estate At Their Own Price REALESTATE I Wednesday, Dec. 7th, IO A. M. CITY HALL TERMS: V4 C^T II, 2 and 3 years at 6 per cent interest. [For descriptive list, informa- jtion or to be shown any prop- ferty, come to office. G. S. JERNIGAN, State Bank Commissioner \Muney- Young Co., Selling Agent TELEPHONE 103 Old Arkansas Bank & Trust Company Building Political Setup Amazing Parallel of Names and Circumstances Studied By PRESTON GROVEH WASHINGTON.-Therc is an nmaz- ing parallel of names nnd circumstances between the present political hour nnd 1912; and some possibility that the names and circumstances will continue parallel, or at least continue related. In 1912 William Howard Taft was President nnd candidate for re-election. Now His son, Robert Taft of Ohio, is freshly elected United States Senator nnd suddenly given Presidential glamor. In 1912, ChaWp Clark of Illinois wns speaker of the Hous nnd n Presidential aspirant who was defeated for his Partys nomination by nn abrupt last- minute shift of votes to Woodrow Wilson. A generation later his son, Senator Bennett Champ Clark, is freshly re-elected and, like Taft, given Presidential glamor. In those^days an important left wing liberal was the elder Senator Bob LaFollette. Now his son, young Bob, has his place in the Senate as an important left wing liberal. Roseveltlnn Counterpart In the White House is a Roosevelt, who. to a certain degree, has his counterpart in the earlier Theodore Roosevelt. The 1938 Roosevelt has just suffered something of a setback in his effort 10 build around him a solid lib- oral party. The earlier Roosevelt in 1912 made an even more exciting effort, going to the extent of splitting the Republican party wide open, pulling the Progressive elements with him. It permitted election of Woodrow Wilson who drew a decided minority of the total popular vote. There has been talk that the 1938 Roosevelt -might not hesitate to split riis party in 1940 in an effort to carry into office the part of it he considers progressive. Overseaes there is another parallel, which may bring on conditions having i tremendous bearing on the type of President this country wishes in power. In 1912, it was Kaiser Wrthelm \ who was looked upon as the disturb- j ng influence, with his demands for a • 'place in the sun" to be had at the' price of rivalry with Britain for naval supremacy, and rivalry with half, Of j Continental Europe for command< "of Monday, December 5,1938 Possible Congressional Double Feature the land. Hitler Furnishes Parallel In 1938, Fuehrer Miller, dictaor of a later Germany, is pushing toward the , east, like Wilhelm, and is demanding j a piacc in the sun. He demands return of the colonies which Germany obtained years ago by Kaiser Wil- hclm's bluff and bluster. It is a great game, this paralleling bu.sinc.ss. but should not be carried too fur, nor should too 'nnich be rcaed into it. Wisely or not, thi.s country is presuming that within the next few years it will have to fight, or ;it least be ready to fight. No such thought troubled 1912 America. It rested scccurc in its feeling of complete isolation from foreign fighting—nnd built nothing for fighting or threatening. The bear was setting in a rocking chair in front'of the stove rubbing its elbow with liniment.—Charles Huber, Bangor. Me., describing a most intelligent bear that escaped fro ma trap and invaded a cabin. Each American farmer produces and food and fibre for an average of three and ii licit persons in town. Negro Vocational Meeting Held ffere 1939 District Judging Contest Will Be Held in Hope Next April 'The fourteen vocational agricultural departments of negro schools of Southwest Arkansas liold its annual district meeting nt Ycrgor High School Saturday, December 3, at 10 a, in. The report of the National Vocational Judging meet which wns hold in Snvanah, Ga., wns mndc. It was unanimously decided thai the 1939 district judging contest will be held in Hope in April n t the Verger High School vociitionnl department under the supervision of J. A. Hnrris, «grieuHiir;d instructor nnd the N. F'. A. chapter. The predominating theme of (he meeting was to make the 1939 district meeting (he brat one of the several district meeting of (he state. Vocational ngricnlUmil instructors present were: P. J. Mnnly, president, Camdcn; I. W. Harris, secretary treasurer, Clow; R. D. Censer, Arkadelphia; M. Mail, McNnb; E. M. Brown, Magnolia; Chester White nnd J. A. Harris, Hope. Dr. II. M. Jcniiisun, University of Tcnnsefseo bontnnist, snys the Great Smoky Mountains National P»rk has nearly twice us many different kinds of trees as arc found in nil Europe. Latin America increased its 'purchases of United States modicinals>;3"" cent in the last year aiv 1 -'*- fbr 20 per cent of the from tin's coutry. Take Calotabs to Help Nature Throw off Colds Millions have found In Calotabs a most valuable aid, In tlio treatment of colds. They take one or two tablets the first night and repeat the third or fourth night It needed. How do Calotabs help Nature throw off » cold? First, Calotabs are one of the most thorough and dependable of all Intestinal ellmlnants, thus cleansing tho Intestinal tract of any virus-laden mucus and toxins. Second, Calotabs arc diuretic to the kidneys, promoting the elimination of cold poisons from the blood. Thus Calotabs servo the double purpose of a purgative and diuretic, both of which may bo needed In the treatment of colds. Calotabs aro quite economical; only twenty-flvo cents for the family package, ten cents for the trial package.—(adv.) Call a Halt on needless NERVE STRAIN HE'S IlESTING M:UVI;S GREYHOUND Swift, graceful, and remarkably wise. Ancient Egyptian and Creek royalty regarded him as a symbol of aristocracy. His distinguished lines and proud bearing appear on Egyptian carvings dating to 3500 B. C. Racing has made this breed popular in the U. S. I T'S THRILLING to watcli the flashing greyhound in full flight. Hut it's important to note that when the race is over he lets up and rests — as the greyhound above is doing now. Though the dog's high-keyed nervous system closely resembles our own, the dog relaxes itutinclively! Life as it is today leads us to ignore fa- tigued nerves. We're apt to carry on despite increasing tension and strain, lie kind to your nerves if you want them to be kind to you. Pause a while ever)' now and then. LET UP- LIGHT UP A CAMEL! Let the frequent enjoyment of Camel's mild, ripe tobaccos help you take life more calmly, pleasantly, profitably! They know Jiow pleasant life can be ivlicn tliey "LET UP —LIGHT UP A CAMEL" WOMEN'S TRAP-SHOOTING CHAMPION of North America, Mrs. Lela Hall, says: "Holding a shooting title four years straight puts pressure on the nerves. I give my nerves frequent rests. I let up —light up a Camel— often! Camels arc so soothing." — that tobacco is remarkably sensitive to moisture? That at one stage, practically all the moisture is removed from cigarette tobacco, and then later just the proper amount restored? That there arc more than 40 huge air-conditioning machines where Camels are made? Cauicl spends millions to insure all the mildness and ripe richness of Camel's finer, uiorc expensive tobaccos. A REPORTER'S JOB is noted for beating deadlines, rush duties, excitement, and nervous tension. Naturally, "Let up —light up a Camel" is a smoking rule that's greatly favored by newspaper men. They know! EDDIE CANTOR — America's great comic personality— each Monday evening ou the Columbia Network. 7:30 pm E.S.T., 9:30 pm C.S.T., 8:30 pm M.S.T., 7:30 prn P.S.T. "A THOUSANDTH OF AN INCH is important in my work," says Charles Dietrich, lens grinder. "I've get lu concentrate. Naturally, my nerves wuuid be on tlic spot if I didn't pause now and then. I let up —light up u Cumcl." IJENN V GOODMAN-Kiug of Swing, and the world's greatest bwiiig baud-each Tuesday evening-Columbia Network. 9:30 pui KS.T., 8:30 pui C.S.T., 7:30 pm M.S.T., 6:30 pmP.S.T. LET UP- LIGHT UP A CAMEL! Smokers find Camel's Costlier Tobaccos ai-e SOOTHING TO THE NERVES

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