The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1942 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 5, 1942
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TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1942 BLYTHEVIIXE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB BETTER HOMES LIFTS mm Improved Financing, Sound FHA Requirements Insure Orderly Growth The accelerated home construction program brought about through expansion of industrial employment will produce permanent housing of good quality as a result of operations of the Federal Housing- Administration, it was declared recently by Administator Abner H. Ferguson. Stating that conditions in lfU7 and today are in only a few ways parallel. Mr. Ferguson said that a similarity docs ox is!, so far as the problem of housing defense workers is concerned. I.. "We .should not lose sight of the •ty'act that in 1917 residential con• -struction was on the decline and foreclosures were increasing," Mr. Ferguson said. "These homes of today are better homes because they are constructed better. They are lower in price, and the cost of financing is lower than it has ever been and the family of moderate income." The Federal Housing Administration stands as a bulwark against recurrence of evils which attended the housing efforts in 1917, Mi'. Ferguson continued. "Because of improved financing; methods, including the lower down payment required, he said, "it has been not only possible but financially attractive for well-organized builders to enter the small home field. Their efficient operations prove it profitable to offer the pub- J many benefits of technical skill, greater purchasing power, modern tools and equipment, and reduced selling costs. Jake Richardson J Completes House Jake Richardson of Half Moon community has just completed erection of a five room house with bath and all of the conveniences on his 10 acre farm. Th new house has a composition roof and is painted •.vhite. A new barn has also been built •;pon the grounds. Financed Under Title VI This FHA Home Con he Paid for at Less than $19 a Month Q. How far should a concrete footing under a chimney go down for a one-story house? A. All footings should be of a size to support adequately the load to be carried. They should extend below the frost line prevailing hi the neighborhood. In an automobile plant, every on a safer sounder basis. These ninth worker is an inspector in homes are suited in every way to normal times. News! owners will be glad to know! War Production Board Says: AN ON: HOME REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE HOME IMPROVEMENTS UP TO §500 FARM CONSTRUCTION UP TO §1,000 • Here is good nc\vs to home owners who have been in a stale of imccrtnjnty as to whether it would be patriotic' to make necessary repairs and home improvements this spring.'- That question was definitely answered by the recent War Production Board ruling. Tins new ruling places no restrictions on necessary home repairs and maintenance and permits spending up lo $5CQ on Home Improvements, up to $1,000 on Farm Construction. We have ample slocks of building materials to help you keep your home in good repair. Call us for estimates. Consult Us For Further Building Information! Lumber Co. 1801 W. Alain St. Phone 445 This house is but one of thousands of small, low-cost homes now built in defense areas by private capital and industry to meet the housing needs of war industry workers and their families. The valuation placed by (he FIIA on this property is ?3,200 including u, 0 land. This particular property is located in-a defense area of a South Atlantic State. In other localities the cost may vary slightly. It should be noted that the floor plans pictured here call for location of plumbing equipment lo conform with the Emergency Plumbing Standards for Defense Housing. This home was purchased with a down payment of $350 and an insured mortgage of $2,850. Financed under Title VI over a period of 20 years, the monthly payments on an FHA-insured mortgage of this amount would be approximately $19, exclusive of taxes hazard insurance. Owners Still Permitted To Keep Property In Sound Condition FL for FHA mortgage insurance, educational work raising prevailing standards in home building and ,home financing helps reduce the tiem and expense involved in processing applications for mortgage insurance. Insistence On Sound Standards Protects FHA As Well As Borrowers The Federal Housing Administration's insistence that home properties and home loans meet .sound standards to qualify for its mortgage insurance has contributed to greater technical competence in the home building industry. This policy -protects the FHA and consequently the borrowers ' and lenders that participate in the program. In addition it helps bring to builders and purchasers of small low-priced homes many advantages, sucn as adequate site planning, neighborhood control, and assurance of sound quality. These have been available in the past only to purchasers of higher-priced homes. its emphasis on standards, Construction conservation order Lj-41, put into cl'l'fcl April 9 by he war production board. Is un i.sMiranci' to America's millions of fimm.Ts, to itii homo owners, store factory owning I hut. they can their Iniikl'.nus in sound condition by pc'iiormiui; iimlcd repairs nnd miilMU'iuuK't' construction. So ivporUs .Joseph Mason, eastern editor of the A HUM-lean Builder nuH',M/,iw. He sulct the now order, coming til'ter 11 period of rumors uul uncertainty, was welcome new.s ;o the thousands of .small builders building material cleu;n\s mid suppliers. "Preliminary publicity on thc now order guvi» mimy people the impression thnt Uie American building industry wa.s .silenced for the duration." Miuson .says, "Fortunately, this I.s not to be the case. The government realizes, as the building industry hius long nuiiiitninec!, that ddlbmue neglect of home and factories would, in rHVcl, hamper our war effort. Four Types Permitted "An analysis reveals that It allows four major types of construction without permit or restriction anywhere in thc country. "1. It does not limit or restrict the cost, or extent of nxpatrs and maintenance needed to keep n homo, farm, .store, factory or other building 'in .sound working condition', or to restore it to working condition 'when .such portion has been rendered, unsafe or unfit for service by wear and tear, damage or other similar causes.' All •such repairs and maintenance may be conducted without permits. "2. It provides that new re.sldcn- Itlal construction to the amount of '$500 in any one year may be undertaken without permit. Now agricultural construction to the amount of $1000 in any one year is also (permitted, while all .other con- SALEM, Ore. iUP)—A preliminary stniction, including commercial report issued by the Pacific North- industrial, recreational, Institution- west Forest and Range Experiment al - highway, roadway, sub-surface Station indicates that Oregon, lor and utilities construction, whether the fourth consecutive year, led the Privately or publicly financed, Ls nation in the production of lumber 'permitted ns long as its cost docs 1'n 1941. ' not exceed $5,000. Priorities Are Available Busy Ike Loafed on Job keepers are depressed because the GREAT FALLS, Mont. (UP)—The traditional busy bee let Montana apiarists down thLs year by producing only 10 ptr cent of the state's demand for honey. Montana bcc- war has increased the price of honey. . Bei\s are color-blind to red, ao-> cording to some scientists, Lumber Production Up In Oregon, Washington jn producing 0,263,000,000 board j feet during the year, Oregon rcgls- j lercd a"20.4 per cent gain over thc {preceding year, the report said I r , v " "' '"-vuiu^v I Washington's production n B uru f ricr , Dcc - 3 J: ">«• by fire. Hootl ... »!,„ .._ ' , . ~ r tornndo. parthcmnkp m-i. nf nr, f "3. It provides for reconstruction or rcstroation of residential con- or rlc.sli striction w; i rr, ~—~ wasmngtoivs production figure , , ,' , Work To Be Rested At ^^^,£^2^3^. LaruthersVllle On Arm- Producers in the Pacific Northwest, nnn t; i JP\.°| 1 n, Cr J l Tn" ory and Community Hall God By the FHA is constantly stimulating greater technical competence [among thousands of individuals engaged from day to day in planning, building, and financing homes. | Since mortgages and properties securing them must conform to sound standards in order to qualify 1 NAWRBSCoiojig *: in lasting beauty ^ PITTSBURGH PAINTS CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., 'May 5. —Work ttiward completing thc Armory Hall-Community Building, at the west edge of this city, will begin Thursday of this week, according to an announcement by Mayor W. D. Byrd. Construction will be under supervision of S. C. Stephan, local contractor. The Armory building was begun .several years ago, being one of two buildings voted affirmatively by Caruthersville citizens in floating a special bond issue at that time. Tlie Public Library was thc other building, and it was completed two or three years ago and is one of the nicer buildings of the city, and considered one of the most outstanding libraries in thc state. WPA will provide most of thc labor to complete the armory, and enough materials are now on hand to furnish three of four weeks work, with additional materials, .sufficient to complete thc job. expected to arrive before materials now on hand are used up. June 30th is the deadline set for completing the structure, and upon completion, a special dedication ceremony is planned, with state dignitaries nnd leaders present, and the program t.o be climaxed with a dance that evening, featuring some nationally known name band Q. How can I prevent the woodwork of in house becoming mildewed? A. (Mildew on woodwork \s permits and en- showed 7 "a gain^f n^'^;^^^ 111 '^ 5 , Wllh lprloi ; ily ^'^ 1D40, thc report stated lc » nvntc construction of defense nouses, nnd other .structures, and the conversion and alteration of houses in defense areas. "These provisions answer thc questions of the home owner who wants to repair his front porch, repaint his house, insulate or apply a new roof or • ftrc-rcsLstnnt shingles. (He can undertake .such repair and maintenance without permit and in; any amount, according to the order as issued. If he desires to build .1 garage or fix up his basement or uttic, he may do that too, provided such new construction costs no more than $500 in any one year." caused by cxcc.ssivc moisture in the wood itself. Woodwork often nb- fiorbs too much moisture if not properly back-painted. If this is the case, the remedy i.s to remove the woodwork and back-paint with a good protective primer. The face ( "Whal r s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." If you don't mind, 1 Mr: Shakespeare, we're going to change your famous. words around a little. That which we call COLOR by any other name than Pittsburgh isn 't as sweet... nor as richly pigmented . . . nor as lovely. So there'* every- thing in a naraeT; : In PITTSBURGH PAIKTS you get natures'a COLOR in lasting beauty, and in OUR name there's a guarantee to provide you with the finest paint 'In the loveliest colors, backed by adequate stock and •ervice. Visit our COLOR-STYLING headquarter! for •rpert advice on your decorating problems. ; of the woodwork primed. should also be Read Courier News want ads. HERE'S TOP VALUE IN PROTECTION! A Certain-teed ROOF LIVES ON F.H.A. TERMS War Needs Revitalize Maine Lumber Industry ASHLAND, Me. (UP—A thriving lumber business, which slumped to a fraction of full-time World War I production after 1920. has been revived by today's defense needs. More than 2000 lumberjacks and helpers are working near here in extensive forests from which state experts expect 40,000.000 board feet of lumber to be cut this year. Woodsmen report few changes today in the technique of converting a giant pine into finished boards, although gasoline-driven tractors and trucks have almost eliminated horse-drawn vehicles. HARDWARE PETE IS THE IUNBEI THROUGH RAIN-WIND-SNOW-SUN AND FIRE You pet nil-weather protection when you re-roof with Ccrtain-tccd asphalt .shingles. You improve your home, preserve its value, and do it economically when these handsome shingles are applied rijrht over your old roofinR. You cnn count on Certain-teed Shingles for extra wear because they're "Millcrizcd for Longer Life." given a patented super .saturation which distributes thc asphalt uniformly in the felt base of the .shingle. This helps resist thc drying out action of the sun's ray.s. <• Certain-toed Shingles arc fire-resisting, and carry the Fire Underwriters' approval label. SlYTMmit, All lea lures add up to top value in protection today with long-wearing Certain-teed Shingles. Lot us .show you .snmples of the patterns, colors and blends we have available. Let us Rive you a free estimate based on your needs. NO ADVANCE IN PRICE. /gJILDWlTH\ Certain-teed VPRODOCTS/ E. C. ROBINSON = 319 W. Ash Phone 551 A COMPLETE Building Service —ESTIMATES —MATERIALS —FINANCE HUFFMAN BROS. LUMBER GO. Phone 729 SURFACES... WITH ONE COAT SHCJHVfN.IVfUMMS •f A^4£/ i^&m \ WAIL FINISH 'Never mind whether your fooms arc painted, unpainted, ' plastered, wallpapered or made of wallboard. Amazing new Kem-Tonc, Sherwin|Williams modern miracle paint, will cover them beautifully, completely, with a single coat. Let us show you ! $098 GALLON Paste Form Mix 1 Rallon with water nnd make I ><J gallons paint.' Your cost, rcndy-to- $1 .«)») apply, ... per ga ' 1 ' | • Covtrt with On* Coat! • Orlti In On* Hour I • It'iWaihablol • 1 oal. Flnl«h«» . Average loom! IN THE NCWfSr, SMARTEST PASTEL COLORS! TOM LITTLE HARDWARE CO. "The Complete Hardware Store" 12(> W. Main — __ phone 515 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS ENTERPRISE WALLPAPER 510 Patients To Select From, - - - by one of the world's most famous home design- cry - - - Enterprise! 8c Per Roll —Up! TRUE-TAGG FOR ECONOMY. FOR lONGER llFE f Our stocks of PAINT and VARNISHES arc complete, however, \ve can't guarantee future supply! We advise that you paint NOW! F. H. A. Loans for Painting: and Paper Hanging! Call Us for Painters, Contractors, Paper Hangers! Paint, Glass & Wallpaper Co. "Blytheville's Only Exclusive Paint, Glass and Wallpaper Store" 105 E. Main Phone 2272

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