The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1942 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 4, 1942
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MONDAY, MA-Y-4, 1942 .- BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS Rent Control Questions And Answers The basic rent control provisions for the.emergency price control act of 1942. un-Jer which Price Administrator Leon-Henderson designated 302 additional defense-rental amis on April 28, are explained in the following questions and answers. In ^259 of the newly designated areas' • the price administrator recommended March 1, 1942 as the maximum, rent date; in 28 areas ' the • recommended maximum rent dqt'o is April 1, 1941; in eight areas, the recommended maximum rent date is Jan. 1, 1941; and in the remaining seven, ihe date is July J, 1941. 1. Question: I live in one of. the defense-rental areas designated by Mr. Henderson and iny rent has been increased sine: 1 March 1, 1942, the maximum rent date which Mr. Henderson ha.s just recommended for my How .soon may I expect-a cut in rent? , Answer: Under the. emergency price cntrol act the Federal Government cannot . order rents reduced for CO days. During this waiting period, any reduction is up to your landlord or to state and local action. 2. Question: What will happen at tl)c end of (50 days? Answer: If. at the end of GO days, Mr. Henderson finds that his recomm'iidaticu.s for the area, covering maximum rents and the restraint of evictions, have not been met, he can step in at any time Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies, subject to the Democratic primary in August. For State Senate L. H. AUTRY For Representative W. J. "BILL" WUNDERLICH JAMES G. COSTON ' ' J. LEE BEARDEN (for .re-election) County Ireasurcr JACK FINLEY ROBINSON (for re-election) County Judge ROLAND GREEN (for re-election) County Clerk T. \7. POTTER (for re-election) Tax Assessor W. W. "BUDDY" WATSON (for re-election) Sheriff and Collector ; ' HALE JACKSON (for re-election) Circuit Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (for re-election) NO INDORSERS NEEDED 1936 and later Repayments Pn.E3sv.J«r t ms Borrow S100 .. Pay 57.30 Monthly Borrow S150... Pay 10.95 Monthly Borrow S200 .. P ay 14.60 Monthly £°£ " Ps| y 21 ' 90 Monthly 5400 .. Pay 29.20 Monthly (15 Month Plan) ' COMMERCIAL CREDIT PUN INCORPORATED (An Industrial Loan Institution) [ Lynch Buildina 321 W. Main Street Phone: 503 A Cordial Welcome Awaits You at The Beauty Bar One of the finest, most modern shops in Northeast Arkansas. Phone 3202 Glencoe Bids and .regulate rents. Jf, on the other hand, his recommendations have been fully complied with, there will be* no need for Federal regulations. 3. Question: By what method will Mr. Henderson establish maximum rents? Answer: He will order all housing rents held to the rents in effect on a specified date. That date is the "maximum-rent date." As a general principle, the rent for any house can, be no more than the rent for that house nn the maximum-rent date. Special regulations will control rents in houses that were not rented on the maximum- rent date. 4. Question: How is the maximum-rent date chosen? Answer: The law requires the administrator, in selecting the maximum-rent date for any area, 10 give "due consideration to the rents prevailing, on or about April 1, 1941." if defense activities resulted in or threatened to result in inflationary rent increases, the administrator may fix >nny date after April 1, 1940 that does not reflect such increases or threatened increases. 5. Question: My rent was raised from $32 to $4U a month on April 1, 1942. Suppose that Mr. Henderson, after the GO-day waiting period, orders rent held at the March 1. 1942 level, will I receive a refund? Answer; No, you will receive no refund. But after the GO-day period and after the price administrator has issued regulations for your urea, you will pay only $32, G. Question: But I signed a new 1'ase at $40 a month, and. the lease has 11 months to run. Musi I still pay $40? Answer: No. lease or no lease, you will pay no more than $32. Once Mr. Henderson orders a ceiling placed on rents, it is illegal for the landlord to demand or receive any rent in excess of the maximum, regardless of any lease, suhlease, agreement, contract or other obligation. .7. .Question: if rents are pegged, how will the landlord meet any increase in his costs? Answer: The law requires the administrator to "make adjustments for such relevant factors as he may determine and deem to be of general applicability, including increases or decreases in property taxes and other costs." 8. Question: What happens to the landlord if he has made extensive and major alterations in the house since the maximum-rent date? Answer: Regulations will permit an adjustment in rents in exceptional cases and where there has been no attempt to evade the law. 9. Question: After the administrator has established maximum rents in a particular area, what control is there over services? Answer: Mr. Henderson has authority to regulate "all privileges, services, furnishings, furniture and facilities connected with the use or occupancy" of rented living quarters. Effective rent control requires control of services as well 'as--.control of rent. 10. Question: What sort of housing accommodations does the rent- control law cover? Answer: Everything from a house to a trailer— including flats, apartments, tenements, single houses, "duplex houses; boarding and 'rooming houses, hotel rooms, and tourist camps. 11. Question: Does the rent control law" apply to Federal housing projects?. . Answer: Yes, to all housing accommodations in a defense-rental area, whether owned or operated by individuals, corporations, or the government. , : 12. Question: Are stores .and commercial buildings included? Answer: No; the rent control law applies only to dwelling accommodations. 13. Question: Just what is a "defense-rental, area"? . Answer: The administrator may declare any part of the country With men in the Army, Navy, Marines, and the Coast Guard, the favorite cigarette is Camel. (Based on actual sales records in Post Exchanges, Sales Commissaries, Ship's Service Stores, Ship's Stores, and Canteens.) Spec/a/ Service Carton Recrcfy to Mail THE CIGARETTE OF COSTLIER TOBACCOS a "defense-rental nren," whenever, in his judgment, "defense activities have resultd or thru ten to result in an increas? in rents for housing accommodations inconsistent with the purpose of'.this (emergency price control) act." 14. Question: What;; kind - of increases are "inconsistent with 1 the purposes" of the act? .Answer: Generally speaking, increases which have .led or may lead to inflation, profiteering, speculation or dissipation of defense appropriations, or which may work hardship on persons of fixed or limited incomes or promote a post- emergency collapse of values. Conditions of this sort arc a danger to th? national economy and the act seeks to prevent them. 15. Question: What is the status of a fair rent committee after an area has bern declared a "defense- rental area?" Answer: Fair rent committees are local organizations but may continue to play an important part in helping local officials prevent evictions and reduce nnd • stabilize rents. 16. Question: Are there teeth in the law? Answer: Yes. Violations of ad- minixln'tive orders may be punish ul by maximum i'ines of ,$5000 or one year's imprisonment, or both. 17. Question; Are there remedies against u inndlord who demands or receives rent in excess of the established maximum? Answer: Yes. in addition to the criminal penalties, th? administrator may obtain a court order to prohibit, an excessive charge and, after Aug. l, 1942, the administrator or the tenant may sue for $50 or triple the amount by which the rent ex- ceechd the maximum whichever amount is larger. ,1«. Question: Does the act; pro- ted the tenant ..against eviction? Answer: Yes. It is unlawful tor any person to remove u tenant or refuse to renew a lease because the tenant has taken or proposes to lake action under the rent-con- ti'ol regulations. In I he enforce-' ment of rent ceilings. Mr. Hender• S »D has broad powers regulating ivnling- practices, ihchidlng th;> recovery of possession ol housing amimmodations. 19.. Question: What power does (he government have to check up on rents and SErvices? Answer: The price administrator has the right to inspect any housing iiccommodation.s. to require anyone who rents or offers housini 1 , accommodations for rent to ke-ip records which shall be open to the inspection of the admL-iislrntor. to make reports, and to furnish information under oath. liO. Question: i.s rent eonlrol somithing new? Answer: No. In the lust war a number of states set up rent control of various kinds, but the last war did not produce the m-uto dislocation in housing Unit we imvo already sren in this war. Knglund has had limited uaUonal control over rents ever since the lust war. and sharp controls since the out- break of the present war. 21. Question: What has Canada done about rent control? Answer: Canada has placed a ceiling over all housing rents in the Dominion. The control Is by mvuns of 11 maximum nail date as in lhu United States. '•—^^^^^^™™«»i Fifty ^members of the society are expected to 'attend the week-end meeting mid take part in a Held trip over lands owned by the. Society Of Foresters Will Convene At Camden CAMDEN. Ark. <Ui 3 i--Tbe Oxnrk section of the Society of American Foresters will meet here. The O/ark section is made up of sections in Eastern Oklahoma, southern Missouri, western Tennessee and Arkansas. Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing Mutorlal.s Limited 1 Blytheviile Tire Co. Highway 01 North 1'hon* 22 PAGE THREE Southern Kraft division of the into-national Paper company And the Fordyce Lumber company In Calhoun and Dallas counties, "- "i • i ii i. SALE COTTON Certified Coker 100 Strain 3. Stoneville 2-B. '" "• _ Several Tom—Wads Long Staple Phone 3141 GIN CO. Blytheviile THE FLAG CODE cg. r«iMngfon. Mmr 15. 192i How to Display the Flag of the United States of DESCRIPTION OF THE FLAG i When dispUyed w,,h .nother Hne I «.«•„„„ ,1,.,, .„ .,,: . ,..., DESCRIPTION OF T1IE FLAG The flag of the United States ot America has 13 horizontal stripes—7 red and 6 white—the red and white stripes alternating, and a union which consists of white stars of five points on a blue-field placed in the upper quarter next the staff and extending to the lower edge of the fourth red stripe from the top. The number of stars is the same as the number of States in the Union. The canton I or union now contains 48 stars arranged in six horizontal and eight vertical rows, each star with one point upward. On the admission of a State into the Union a star will' be added to the union of the flag, and such addition will take effect on the 4th day of July next succeeding such admission. The proportions of the Flag as prescribed by Executive Order of President Taft, October 29, 1912, are as follows: Hoist (width) of flag L Fly (length) of flag 1.9 Hoist (width) of union 7/13 Fly (length) of union 0.76 Width of each stripe .... 1/13 Diameter of each star OG16 PROPER MANNER OF DISPLAYING Tim FLAG There are certain fundamental rules of heraldry which, if understood generally, would indicate the proper method of displaying the Flag of the United States of America. The matter becomes a very simple one "if it is kept in mind Mhat the Flag represents the Jiving country and is itself considered as a living, thing. The union of the Flag is the honor point; the right arm is the sword arm and therefore the -point of danger and hence the place of honor. 1. The Flag should be displayed only from sunrise to sunset, or between such hours as. may be designated by proper authority. It should be hoisted briskly, but should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously. The Flag should be .displayed on all National and State holidays and on historic and .special occasions. (However, being the emblem of our country, it ought to fly from every flagpole every clay throughout the year, weather permitting.) 2. When carried In a procession with another flag or flags, the Flag of the United States of America should be either on the marching right, i. e., the Flag's own right, or when there is a line of other flags, the Flag of the United States of America may be in front of the center of that line. S. When displayed with another against u wall from crossed stulTs, the Flag of the United States ot America should be on the right, the Flag's own right, and its staff should be in frorit of the staff of the other flag. 4. When a number of Huns of States or cities or pennants of societies arc grouped mid displayed from stairs with the Flag of the,United States of America, the latter should be at the center or at the highest point of the group. 5. When flaps of States or cities or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with tho Flaj* O f the United States of America, the latter should always be at the peak. When flown from adjacent staffs. the Flag of 2 the United States of America should be hoisted iirst and lowered last. No such flag or pennant flown in the former position should be placed above, or in the latter position to the right of the Flag of the United States of America, L e., to the observer's left PROPER USE OF BUNTING Bunting of the National colors should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping over the front of a platform I and for decoration in general. Bunting should be arranged with the blue above, the while in the middle, and below. %, When Huns of two or more nations displayed they .should bo llown from separate staffs of tlio same lieljjlit and uro the flngs should be ot approximately equal sl/.e. Internalionnl usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above thut ot another nation in time of peace. 7. When the Fla K is displayed from a stair projecting horizontally or ut an anglo from the window sill, balcony or front of building, the union of the Flag should go clear to the peak of the staff unless,the Flag is a.t half-staff. (When the Flag is suspended over n sidewalk from a rope, extending from u house to n pole at the edge of the sidewalk, the Flag should be hoisted out from the building towards the pole, union UrsL) 8. When the Flag is displayed in a manner other than by heiiiR down from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the Flag's own right, I. e., to the observer's left When displayed in a window it should be displayed the snme way. that is, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street. When festoons, rosettes, or drapings are desired, bunting of blue, white and red should be used, but never the Flag. 9. When displayed over tl»o stroot, the Flag slum Id vertically with the union tho middle* of be suspended to the north in nn east and west street or to the east in a north and south street When used on a upeakcr'i plat- 10. form, tho Flag, If displayed flat, should be displayed above and behind the — 4 j _ ,. %>i^vr>V4 «A4I^1 hJV.Jilti\{ LJ Ii7 speaker; if flown from a staff, it should bu in the position ot honor, at the speaker's right. It should never be used to cover the speaker's desk/nor to drupe over the front o[ the platform. 11. Whon used in connection ivltli the unveiling of a statue or monument, the Flag should form a distinctive feature during the ceremony, but the Flng itself should never be used as the covering for the statue. 12. When llown at half-staff, the Flag should be hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position; but before lowering tho Flag for the day it should be raised again to the peak. By half-staff is meant hauling down the Flag to one-halt the distance 2 a MEMORIAL DAY RM between the top and the bottom of the staff. If local conditions require, divergence from this position is permissible. On Memorial Day, May 30th, the Flag is displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon and at full staff from noon until sunset; for the Nation Jives and the Flag is the symbol of the living Natiori. 13. Flags flown from fixed staffs are placed at half-staff to indicate mourning. Cautions and Suggestions: Additioncd Points to Bear in Mind in Paying Homage to the Hag SALUTE TO THE FLAG Durtnr: ihe ceremony of hoisting or lowering the Flag or when the Flng Is passing In a parade or in a review, a ll persons present should face Ihe Flag, stand nt attention and salute. Thosre present in uniform should render the right hand salute. When not In uniform. men shotfld remove the he.iuilrcss with .the right hand and hold it at we .eft shoulder, the hand being over the heart, women should salute by placing the right hand over the ncart. The ,salut« to th« Flag In the moving column Is rendered at the moment the *'a2 passes. SALUTE TO NATIONAL ANTHEM When the Natlonnl Anthem la played ond the Flag Is not displayed, all present should stand and face toward the music. Those in uniform should salute nt the first note of the Anthem, retaining this position until the last note. All others should stand nt attention, men removing the headdress. When the Flag Is displayed the regular "Salute to the Flag" should be given The "Star-Spangled Banner" is now the National Anthem of the United States ot America. It was made such by Act ot Congress, March 3. 193L PLEDGE TO THE FLAG In pledging allegiance to the F5ag ot the United States or America, the approved practice in schools, which Is suitable also for civilian adults, is as follows: Standing with the right hand over the heart, all repeat together the following pledge: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States ot America and to the Republic for which It stands, one Nation. Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." At the words "to the Flag," the right hand It extended, palm upward, toward the Flag, and this position is held until the end, when the hand, after the words, "Justice for all** drop* to the side. However, civilian adults will always show run respect to the Flag, when the pledge la being given, by mcrefy standing at attention, men removing the headdress. Persons In uniform should render the right hand salute. THE SHIELD The shield ot the United Slates oT America has 13 vertical stripes. 7 white and G red, with a blue chlct without stars. FEDERAL FLAG LAWS There Is hut one Federal statute which protects the Flag throughout the country from desecration. This law provides that a trade-mark cannot be registered which consists of or comprises, among other things, "the Flag, coat-of-arms. or other insignia ot the United States or any simulation thcrcor." (33 SUL L.. p. 725. Feb. 20, 1905. > Congress ha» also enacted legislation providing certain penalties for the desecration, mulllnllon or improper use ot the Flag within the District ot Columbia. (39 StaL U. p. 900. Feb. a 1917.) SUGGESTED STATE LEGISLATION Based upon the opinion ot the Supreme Court ot the United States of America rendered by Justice John Marshall Harlan, every State should enact adequate lawi for the protection of the Flag. (205 U. S. 3-1. March 4. 1907.) State Flag laws should provide as follows: 1. That June l«lth. Flag Day, be set apart hy proclamation or the Governor recommending that Flag Day be observed oy people generally by the display of the Flag ot the United States of America and in such other ways as w!li be in harmony with the general character of the day. 2. the Flng ot the United States of America he displayed on the main administration building of every public Institution, 3. That the Flag of the United Slates of America with staff or flagpole be provided for every schooihouse. and that the Flag be displayed during school days cither from a flagstaff or. in Inclement weather, within the school building. 4. That the Flag be displayed In every polling plncc. 5. That printing or lettering ot any kind oo the Flng be prohibited. 6. That the use of the Flng for advertiiiinj purposes In any manner be prohibited, 7. That the use of the Flag as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying or delivering anything be prohibited. 8. That fitting penalty (fine and Imprisonment) be provided for public mutilation, abuse or desecration of the Flag. When the Flag Is displayed on a small staff, as when carried in a. parade mourning la Indicated by attaching two streamers of black crepe to the spear head, • allowing the streamers to .fall naturally. Crepojs used on the flagstaff only by order of the, President 14. When lined to cover n casket, the Flag should be that the union Is at the head and over the left shoul- der. The. Flng should not be ( Jowered into the gravo nor• allowed 7 to touch the" ground.,.The casket should be carried foot Crst. 15. When tho Flag is displayed In th« body of the church, It should be from a staff placed In the position of honor at the congregation's right as they faqe the clergyman. The service flag, thV State flag or other flag should be'at tha left of the congregation. If in trie chancel or on the'platform, the Flag of the United States of America should be placed at the clergyman's right' as. he faces the congregation and the other flags at his left. " ' 1C. When the Flag I* in such a condition Unit it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should hot be cast aside"or used in any way that might be viewed as disrespectful to the'National colors, but should be destroyed as a,whole privately, preferably by. burning or by some other method in harmony with the reverence and respect, we owe to the emblem representing our Country. CAUTIONS .1. Do not permit disrespect shown to the Flag of the United States of America. 2. Do not dip the Flag of the United States of America to any person or any thing. The regimental color, State flag", organization or institutional flag will render this honor. 3. Do not display the Flag with th» union down except as a signal of distress. 4. Do not place any other flag ¥ or pennant above or, if on the same level, to the right of the Flag of the United States of America. . ..;,,. . ,.. 5. Do not Jet the Flag' touch th« ground or the floor, or trail in the water. 6. Do not place any object or emblem of any kind on or above the Flag of the United States of America. 7. Do not use .the. Flag as drapery in any form ^whatsoever. Use bunting of blue, white and reel 8. Do not fasten the Flag In such manner as will permit it to be easily torn. 9. Do not drape the Flag over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle, or of a railway train or boat. When the Flag is displayed oh a motor car, the staff should be affixed v firmly to the chassis, or damped to the radiator capi. 10. Do not display the Flag on a float in a parade except from a staff. IL Do not use the Flag as a covering for a ceiling. 12. Do not carry the Flag flat .or horizontally, but always aloft and free., 13. Do not use the Flag as a portion of a costume or of an athletic uniform. Do not embroider it upon cushions or handkerchiefs nor print it on paper napkins or boxes. 14. Do not put lettering of any kind upon the Flag. 15. Do-not use the Flag In any form of advertising nor fasten an advertising^ sign to a pole from which the Flag is flown. . 16. Dp not display, use,or store th* Flagjn such a manner ai will permit it to be" easily soiled or damaged. ** pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United State* of America and to the Republic for which it Hands, one Nation, indivisible, *ith' Liberty and Ju,tic* for

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