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< Independence Day Wi Mean, Freedom F r o IT Slums For Them BY BRtcn OATTON Courier News Washington ; Correspondent ; WASHINGTON, June 15.—Mor •than a thoiwrnd . families winch .'used to live in slums 'illl celebrate ^Independence Day this year b; moving into- brand-new home which are clean, airy, modern— and which they can nirord to llv In. Although (lie New Deal , 1 been tangling' with the rehoiisin problem ever since Its early days this Is" (lie first, time that anj really large-scale movement o actual slum dwellers into nev ~ homes )ins taken place. Many slums have been clearei ( before, to be sure, and many new homes have been built with fcdern money—but, in practically all cases the new homes have just natural)) ueen too expensive for the slum 'dwellers. Now: 11. Is going to bo dilfcrent, FIVE OPEN ON THE FOURTH .. Five housing projects, Being built under the program of the U. S. Housing Authority, nre now gelling "their finishing touches and will begin providing homes for their new • tenants on July 4. These projects are: "i BrenUood Park til Jacksonville, Fla., where r>o families will move in and 240 will ultimately be , housed; Santa Ritn nt Austin, Tex., which \\iil open for its full capa- 'cily of 40 families; Lakevicw at Buffalo, N. Y., which \\i\\ take in 100 families of its ultimate capacity \i)t 668; WHert Park, also in Bultalo, Which will eventually house 173 families and will tnke in 30 on Independence Day; and Red Hook, in New YorB City, where 800 fntn- dies will move in and nliere 2541 will finally be housed -iElaborate pains have been taken to make certain that none but bona-fidc slum dwellers occupy these new homes. j-In the first place, rents arc kept very low. The average, per month, excluding the cost of gas, light, water, etc, runs as follows: .'In Jacksonville, $10.50 per dwelling; in Austin, $6 GO per dsvclling; In the tv.0 Buffalo projects, $13.25 per dwelling; in the New York project, from $360 to 5435 per room. In the second place, there is an iron-clad rule that no one may rent one' of these homes if his family Income Is more than Five times as great as the monthly rental. Thus, in the Texas project, for instance, the most affluent of " the new tenants «ill be n. man earning $33 per month. (The Texas homes, incidentally, are do be limited to Mexican tenants'; two more (projects are under way'there to provide homes for whites and for negroes.) \Some 160,000 dwelling units are now.'-under construction or contracted for in the United States under the U, s H A program. „ WHY jRENTS t ) , , > - : ;' ARE'CHEAr 1 ' > ," t V i ' *3 M • At first glance nil or this looks simple enough. Nice new homes lor slum folks, cheap rents, good construction—how is it done anyhow! What's the answer? ;The answer is a bit involved.' The cheapness with which these homes can be rented depends \W several factors. * •'• v x ' ; _!First of all, they are lax exempt Each project is built by a local housing authority; and one condition which the U. S H A. stipu-' lates In each case is that the home town officials relieve the new dwellings, of real estate taxes, as part of the local conlribntiort to the project. '-.Secondly, the bulk of the money with which these homes are built is,obtained on terms which must , seem fantastic to the ordinary commercial builder. Tlmt works like this: Ordinarily, toe U. S. 31. A. puts up 90 per cent of the cost or the project. It Is empowered to contribute up to 3". per cent of this In the form of an outright gift The balance it furnishes as a 60- Jcar loan bearing 3 per cent interest. The rest of the money is fur_ nlshed locally, the local housing -authority selling its bonds to home-town bankers on a 15-year basis, al interest rates ranging from 2% to 3>,t per cent. In addition, the city where the project is being built generally makes further grants besides the tax exemp- -(ASK.} COURIER NEWS ntence JDay |o Be Moving Day for Slum Dwellers On Fourth of July, Mexican Signer Vigues, his'wife, and Jive children will get new lease on Hie as they move into one of modem homes, shown above, part of 40-fainily Santa Jiita project at Austin, Tex., constructed under program of United States Housing Authority Rent will be only $0.00 pei month. Al right, is home-made shack, adjacent to project, where Vigties family now resides. Government is opening four other such projects on Independence Day—Ltikcvicw and Willerl Park, at Buffalo, N. Y., Brcnlwooct Park lit Jacksonville, Da., Red Hook, at New York City. Ullimalely, Ihe five projects will provide new residences lor 3002 families who now ; It may donate land, streets ind so on. All in all, llicn, a housing au- horily which erects one of these >roject,s has advantages which no jrlvatc builder can hope to get ind the projects nre not, strictly peaking, seir-llquidatlng. The 0 i II. A. people insist, however hat the aciiifil net cost to the fed- 'rnl treasury Is not going to be so 'Cry great. V. S. H. A. CONFIDENT OF HKTUHN Tlie money loaned, they sny, will ill come back.'((Since the loans un for CO years, solid construction vhlch will give each house a useful 60-year lifetime is Insisted on). The money which the U. S. 31. A. is lending, and tor .which it ;cts 3 per cent, It obtains by pay- ng Us per cent. On the total 800,000,000 loan, the U. S. II. A. icoplc say, the government will dually make a prollt of 510,000,000 year. ' : Against that there nre the out- ght contributions the govern- nent 'makes. The lop limit on icse is $28,000,000 a year; and ml, say the U. S. II. A. aulhori- es, Is the actual out-of-pocket ost of tlio program as far ns the cdcrnl treasury is concerned. Jlowever that nmy be, the Fourth of' July wijl see a. thou- and,''families which used to live in slums' moving Into new, decent homes. Reiser News Has Supper Party \ '•,•., ', Mrs. W. W. Watson Jr.l eiiteiv :nined members of her bridge club and their husbands with n barbe- rao supper Thursday night at her ionic. Following supper, the guests Jlaycd. bridge. Mrs. W. O. Childs •eceived high score prize among :he women and Dr. J. T. Polk, ligh among the men. V ' * * Miss Ada Mao Burton left Saturday for Hlekoiy Plains where she will visit her parents for a week. Fred Robinson attended to business in Little nock Tuesday. .Mr. mid Mrs. Chris Vcasman of Dlxon, Mo., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Vcnsinnn over the weekend. Miss Frances Nail spent the weekend with her parents, Mr, and Mrs. J. C. Nail of Forrest City. J. L. Lindsy attended to business in Memphis Monday. Flank Turner, Ralph Pillier and Henry Helns, of St. Louis, were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs Bob Crews Jr. Mary Ellen Williams of Dorden, Miss., Is visiting Mr. and Mrs O B. cox. Mrs. Harvey Crews and daughter, China, left Thursday for Keys- port, III., where they will visit friends and relatives. Mrs. Brown Crews anrl Harlcy Crews left Friday for Oak Grove, La., where they will spend several days. W. W. Watson Sr., of Blylhe- vllle, spent Thursday here. Mrs. J. A. Watts was the weekend guest of her mother, Mrs Hudson, of Tweist. Mrs, E. Colin left Sunday for Humboldt, Tcnn., where she will visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs Harry Strasbcrg. Nell Ferguson, of Kelser, return- WANTED TO BUY SURPLUS COTTON SEED & SOYBEANS Full Market Prices Bring to Our Blytheville or Gosnell Gin R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. FLAPPER FANNY COPR. 19J9 BVXEA SHWCt. INC. T. M. RtC. W. S.fAT.Orr.- By Sylvia d home Sunday alter having spent hrce weeks in Marion with her sis-' tr, Mrs. M. G. Larson, and family Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Watson and amily visited Mr. anil Mrs Joe Mounts, of Kennett, over Ihe week- Miss Helen Carter spent Monday In Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Ferguson pent Sunday with their daughter \jrs. M. G. Larscn and family, of Marlon. ' W. S. Ferguson, of Portagcvillc s visiting Mr. and Mrs. C R Ferguson. Dr. and Mrs. j. T. Polk moved •rondny into their new home on he East side of the city. Read Courier News want nds. Travel Stamp Successful MELBOURNE, Australia (UP)So successful has been the "Save to Travel" scheme, first, launched in Victoria, (hat it has now been adopted in every state in Australia. Under the scheme, travel stamps for trips in Australia and overseas arc sold for $1.25. They are good for travel on all the rait, sea, nir and road services. lloyal Visit Culs Relief WINNIPEG, Man. CUP) — The "clean up — paint up" • campaign held in Winnipeg in preparation for Hie' visit of Their Majesties King Cicorgc VI and Queen Elizabeth resulted in 240 men leaving the ranks of relief recipients, city officials reported. The Best Lot of Reconditioned Motor Trucks in HE, Arkansas IT WILL-PAY YOU TO LOOK THEM OVER HE- FORK YOU IMJY A NK\V OK .USED TKUCK. A FEW OF THE HAKfiAINS Chevrolet—1037 I «/ 2 Ton with 22' Trailer §6-15 Ford—1937 1'/ 2 Ton with 20> Trailer SIM5 Chevrolet—1336 \y t Ton wilh 20' Trailer 5l,Sf> International—1*137 V/ 2 Ton 7.50x20 Duals... .¥1115 International—1937 V 2 Ton Pick-tin. Like New..SI IS G.M.C. 3 Ton—31x7 Front & Dual Rear .§1 Ford—'/i Ton 1'ick-nii Easy Payment Plan—Low Kafe of Interest When You Think of Trucks Think of DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. International Motor Truck Distributors International sells more lleavy-Duty Trucks than any other three manufacturers combined. Washington Sludies Plan Proposed By U. S. Commissioner SPOKANE, Wash. (UP)-U. S Commissioner Maurice Smith, who 37 years ago helped overtake the Pacific Northwest's most noCiious bndnmti, Harry Tracy, urges that mandatory public fingerprinting he adopted ana that It be taken by U, s. census workers next year. Smith already has exchanged correspondence with the census bureau, J. Edgar Hoover, chief o! Hie Federal Bureau t,l fnvestlga- !lon, and the u, s. attorney general's office in Washington, re- jarding the Idea, which the com- mlssloiicr has studied consistently, A letter from the assistant di- •tctor of tiic> census bureau, Vergil D. Heed, promised the sug- ,'t'St!:)) would be considered by the .ommltlec appointed to determine lie inquiries which nre to Ix? included in the population schedule, or the IGth decennial census. Smith said universal finger- jrlnling would solve the problem of idtf.itifyine the hundreds |f •unknowns" whoso bodies an- uially lie In morgues for weeks ind finally are buried In pauper's fields without their names ever JCiiiB determined by authorities, Two Objections Answered 'Hie commissioner said there ould be only two objections raised o public fingerprinting. The first listed as the inconvenience expense enuiilert, and the ceoml thai some jwrsons might eel it had some connection with Inssifying them with criminals. "In reply to the first objection " 3aiil!i said, "It should be imder- tood that' fingerprinting is verv iniplc and inexpensive and espe- ially so if the prints are obtained t the same time the coming ensus is obtained, which will bo \ 1010. "The second objection is, of ourse, not well founded for the easoti that al\ persons connected Hh military. forces in the last THURSDAY, JUNE 15, war were fingerprinted, and everyone imderstcr.d it was for Identification and had no relation to criminal mailers. "It will not be necessary to (luote statistics to convince anyone the identity of many persons who nre now unknown could be determined definitely If (he fingerprints of such persons were on record. "If the census bureau contained the prints of all Arsons, Including children, It \wuld not be many years before, an absolute record of all persons could be obtained by a check with the department. These records would be available only to the iciistltutcd authorities. Called Crime Deterrent "Many persons enter upon a criminal career with the Idea that their ; Identity would never become' known. If, however, each person was aware of the fact that his identity could and wpuld be ascertained, it might • have considerable bearing on his conduct." Smlthj who formerly was federal prohibition administrator for Die Pacific Northwest, said 11 was im- Jifcbablc that Phillip Musica could lave masqueraded so long as "P. Donald coster" if the census bureau had his fingerprints. Before becoming u. a. commissioner, Smith served ns commissioner of public safety tor Spokane in charge of the city's police department. In 1G02, he was one of five ncn v, ! ho cornered the desperado, Tracy, in central Washington after he escaped from the Oregon State pri.s';n. Tracy, who was said (o have slain it men, was wounded by the posse but before he could be "cap- lured committed suicide. HOLD EVERYTHING - By Clyde Ten Years Ago Today June 15, 1929 Billy Ccoley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Cooley, who was a student at Hendrix college this year, will conduct the evening church service at the First Methodist church Sunday. He is studying for the ministry. Mesdacues R. N. Ware Jr., Floyd White and O, P. Moss enjoyed having lunch and playing cards with the members of the Mill-Week Bridge club Thursday who were entertained by Mrs. H. A. Smith. Horace T. Gulp was elected Worshipful Masler at the annual election meeting of the Chickasawba "Go on, mon, put iwo seooj, s "in ill I j us( inherited 500,000 pounds!" lodge No. 134 F. and A. M. held last night. Misses Martha chambers and Tisha Smith were hostesses to a shower Friday afternoon, at Miss Chambers' home on West Ash street, for Mrs. Marion Smith, who was before her recent marriage, Miss Frances Virginia Slayton. A soft rubber scraper for cleaning off dishes is inexpensive and will prove a great help in this dull routine. 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