The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1942 · Page 6
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FACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1942 BETTERHOMES Dahlberg said, "The armored columns and the bombers that made new rules of war have also madej new rules for building. Speed' has ' become imperative. War factories must' be multiplied and .scattered. Workers must be housed, and there is : neither time nor material nor labor to be wasted. We Must Fight Xo'.v "We are neck-deep in a struggl. for survival. The happenings u:. the next few months are likely ic erase from pur'.minds all thought of,.\vhat .we .shall .be ; able to accomplish when peace comes again For the present, and I fear for a long' time' to come, 'all 'of our time, our brain power and our energies must • be r. devoted to fighting and the production of fighting materials. • • . "•But there will,come a day when ^ve ; caii begin to plan -.for our postwar ,world: My own firm conviction is •that, out of this war will come many : good things. "/The terrific production capacity that .will''.have .been .built up in the United • 'States will be far; greater than •required ,to supply our pre-war '.wants in the pre-war way. .That productive capacity Colonial Charm For Modems The immediate post-war era will present a potential market in the United States for at least 10 to 15 million new or reconstructed family units with a value of more than 20 billion dollars for'the building industry, declared Bror Dahlberg, president of The Celotex Corporation, at a luncheon meeting of the N. Y. Society of Security Analysts. He also described in some detail how the war had brushed aside obstacles and speeded the introduction of a new era for building—mass production of small homes. Describing .the -unprecedentodly * — i either be destroyed or turned to peace-time use. Will Demand Good Living: "If that capacity, is destroyed and everybody settles back to the old pre-war methods and requirements, the result will be chaos. This no one will want, and the people generally will not permit. Having been, convinced, as they will then be convinced, thai everything necessary for a better ife can be produced and made ivailable for all. the people, par- "icularly the working class, will nsLst on having the advantages ivhich that production can give ;liL j m. This will include not only better automobiles, highways, air travel and everything else we see vbcut us, but houses and living quarters as well. "With the end oi- the war we will have again a redistribution of population requiring new cities, new towns, new living areas and new living quarters, as well as the reshuffling and recpnstruction of living quarters in many of the old sections , that • may be continued. It is my belief that this will necessitate the building or rebuilding .in the United States of 10 to 15 million family units of new or reconstructed" houses, the cost of which will probably reach the enormous sum in dollars, of over 20 billions. "I am going .to dodge the answer to the question of where the money to do this will come from because that will be an absolutely secondary consideration. The production itself will supply the answer, because money is only representative of the fruits" of labor and materials, and there will be plenty of labor and materials and the necessary production and transportation facilities required for proper distribution." FHA Warns Agaiijst Returning To Old Lending Practices "It was not the ratio of debt to value which caused the lending losses of 1932. Rather .it was the notion that the lender cpuld resort i to the collateral—that is, take over' the property and .sell it—if the borrower could nq't amass cash to pay for big bombers — a continuous track like the tread of a tank. As the pac? of home building is accelerated by increased employment and rising industrial activity the Federal Housing Administration cautions against a return to old-fashioned lending practices thoroughly discredited during the depression. "On th? inherent soundness of the single-mortgage system of the FHA. a.s oppcsed to the old-fashioned system of primary and sec- i cndary obligations, there can be no argument, from the standpoint of either the borrower or the lender," FHA officials say. ''On the theory that home-mortgage' lending was really a process of obtaining collateral for loans, the old-fashioned low-ratio first mortgages and expensive secondary Ihns were perhaps justified from the lender's point of view," it is said. "But oa the thesis that a lender is one who lends and not one who bets that the home owner cannot meet his payments, it is apparent that a single mortgage based on the borrower's ability to pay is a sounder svstem. Rabbit Fur Trice POCATELLO, Ida. Increases (UP)—Idaho jackrabblts are (jiving their skins by the hundreds of thousands to all the debts in frll and on de- help win the war. Owing to the war mand " shortage of felt, rabbits are bringing a.s high as 80 cents per pound | for their fur, as against a normal Britain has a new undercarriage ^[^ O f 35 cents. jBuilding Service —MATERIALS —FINANCE Phone 729 T?h/jn « fl m ? u . cnce °* early American motifs in modern decoration is illustrated in this bedroom * Thejarge floral bouquet fabric used for draperies, dressing table skirt and bedsp-ead has a a .design mspired by the scroHed interior of Thomas JoffersonVThomcf f MonS^ This room I as ated for Columbia's lovc-in-a-cottage film, "Meet the Stewarts." The "Great Age" of Greece was betw-en 4:10 and 323 B. C. r i NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. (UP) — The 118-year-old Cataract House, which has catered to tourists of all wo Iks of life including at least three presidents, resounds today to the footsteps of 500 men .and officers of the United States Army- Air Force studying the operation and maintenance of the Bell Airacobre. ; One of the fighter planes has been assembled in the Rivsr Boat room, famed ballroom which has been converted into a huge class rocm. The dining rooms have become mess halls for the men who repair and maintain war planes. The handsome circular , bar has been dismantled. RemharcH Was Guest The hostelry now operates only as an army barracks, with al permanent gueste were ousted on permanent bucst?- were ousted on 24 hours notice when the army moved in with plans to conduct month-long classes for successive contingents chanics. of 500 air corps me- WPB Offers Advice On The Care Of Shoes WASHINGTON (UP)—If you're walking ,11101-2 and .driving less, the War Production Board suggests that you care for your shoes like this: 1. Buy shoes that fit. 2. If you get your shoes wet, put shoe trees in them and dry them away from the radiator or stove. Polish them when dry as a good polish aids in the preservation of the • leather. 3. When not in use, put shoe i trees in them — if trees are not j availible "newspapers stuffed tightly into the to's will help." have them re-soled, heels replaced before worn crooked. We have a limited stock of the good 1ELLEY FflMS and the manufacture and sales will soon be stopped. Hurry and give us a ring for an estimate. Many famscl personalities in- I chiding former -President Abraham Lincoln, Miilard Pillmore and William Howard Taft; Gen./ George Meade, Gen. Sherman, Sara Eern- haixlfc, and the famed Chinese diplomat Li Hung Chang have stayed at the old frontier hotel in days past. President- Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and William Jennings Bryan have spoken from the historic veranda along the city's main street. The original Cataract House was built in 1824, part, of the rambling structure being cut away when the state took over the Niagara Reser- T\vo Bungalows Already Completed On Armorel Road; Third Underway C. jVI. Abbott, has built two mod- ! ern bungalows on a piece of land near his own residence on Highway .18 oast and has almost completed a third house on the same tract. The two homes already completed 4. Keep your shoes in good re- jboth have five rooms, a kitchen, pair. Don't wait until the inner . and a bath. Russeii Gaines in now soles arc worn through before .you living in one of them. Dr. G. S. Have .the ;Atkinson, formerly of Manila, will the last is j soon move into the other one. j The house now under construction — iis smaller than the other two. It j consists of three rooms, a kitchen land a bath. I . .All - of the houses arc painted i white in contrast to a green roof ^ TTT ^,^,^ , T 7Z " .' .. c Tiie'y have all of the conveniences CHICAGO (UP)-Construction of ^^ runnin , water< hnrdwood all-steel anti-submarine patrol flnnr5 . hililMn r ^ WnpU pff . ships will begin in early summer at a shipyard now being erected by the Pullman-Standard cz^r manufacturing company. Streamlined production methods which call for fabrication' of large sections of the ships in the company's car works with final assembly on the ways will make possible construction of a ship a week, according to Commander w. R. Dowd. supervisor of shipbuilding for the Chicago vicinity. Pullman's contract with the navy calls for construction of 50 of r.ho Diesel-powered fighting ships. The navy advanced §4,300,000 for the new plant. Pullman Will Build 50 Anti-Sub Craf1 If von iravel until the North vation and established the popular star ^ on the horizon, you will drive along the edge of the rapids which lead to the falls. Defense Coordinator Says Beards Healthful Phone 'M5 1801 W. Main ASTORIA. Ore. (UP)—Razor blade rationing i.s favored by David Lewis, defense coordinator, who maintains that less shaving will make for healthier manhood. "I havp always believed men i would have loss sinus trouble and I j other ailments if they wore beard?." ! jhe said. "Nature- gave men thnt | covering to protect them from the i cold." .i be at the equator. Aztec calendars were made of stone, and sometimes weighed 20 tons. floors, built-in cabinets, etc. If It Coiiltl Only Cook EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (UP) —Richard W. Northam lias a weakness for gadgets. He has hundreds of them on his bicycle, including a speedometer, thermometer, clock, horn, bells, .signs, a siren, 82 reflector buttons—just to name a few. . The accessories cost him $125 and require 24 battcrie:; to operate. Named for an island in the West Indies, curacao is made from Seville (Spain) oranges. Read Courier News Want Ads. Men want women with natural charm ... Budget your time to include daily Baths Popularity polls indicate thai natural charm wins today's man. Not looks alone, girls—but a combination of poise and bouyancy. Beauty experts say your daily bath contributes to both. Here's how: As your bath cleanses and refreshes you—relaxing nerves, reviving spirits—your appearance and outlook cheerfully improve. But remember! For continued benefits your bath should be repeated every day. ^ Daily baths make you feel better— and others notice it, admiringly! BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. Bernard Allen, Manager "Wftter Is Your Cheapest Commodity" Your Best Investment In Protection ... \«ld value to your home with a low. firo-rcsisling roof of Ccrlain- ' Asphalt Shingles. That's ine to increase your home's protection, improve Us appearance and cooperate in the \vaslc prevention so important today. Crrtain-tred Shingles are weather- rcsislanl—built to Rive years of service. They're ''Millcrized for Longer l,iO," given a patented super asphalt saturation which ulds years to the life of a roof. As:k us for free estimates based nn your actual needs. No Advance in Price. K. (\ ROBINSON LUMBER CO. ;To radiate V i-.ospita.li-ty .1 «rKl insure a ^1 vutlcome as "j •>. - rm- a'ruj f - i'. nj'y ai !hc interior ," -." > " r ',"tl of your house and the people in' i' . . that'* wha.t porches sre ma- 4 .?- for 1 That'^wwhat Phtchidt;. floesti With 8 colors frofci vy'hicliv .' to choose, you'll have no -c|^&'^ C'ltty' in creating the att^o's- :;,n.ous ior its d jrabiUtyt HEADQUARTERS HUBBARD HDWE. CO. \V. Phone PAINTS Patterns up to Uc and 18c, NOW ONLY lots with border. ];f purchased in room Patterns up to 20c and 25c, NOW ONLY PER •*• Of% H .purchased in room /L *•«%< lots with horde r. Patterns up to 30c and 35c, NOW ONLY 1 ft f* ^ purchased in room ROLL * «* V lots with -border. I NO BETTEB,MY •Many people oyerthe entire South have used TRUF/S 100% PURE PAINT time after lime whenever their home needs painting. We suggest that you purchase your Paints now while .the best grade materials arc still available and our stocks are complete. Tite Knox, True's Famous Paste Paint AFTER MIXED 100' GAL. $2.75 GAL Ready .'Mixed, .While— TN 5 GAL. PAILS P u r e. Outside $3.20 These True-Tagg Products are endorsed by Blytheville's best painting contractors. ARKANSAS PAINT, GLASS & WALLPAPER CO. "HVytheville's Only Exclusive Paint, Glass and Wallpaper Store" 105 E. Main — — — ' — — - — Phone 2272

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