The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 4, 1938 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 4, 1938
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FRIDAY, MARCH '4, 1038 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS Subsidization Qtie s t i o n, However, Still Unsettled Aflcr 20 Years HV MII.TON' HIIONNER XEA Service Statf Corrcspondrnl LONDON, Murch 3. — Though On-lit, IJrliulji lias been actively work IIIB for 20 years lo solve tin- problem of housing ii s people, tlicrc a.n> Mil) aliiiittl us many schools of thought on ilin subject us there are in the United Stales, wlicrp a public lioiuuiff program is brand- new. One policy which British housing authorities imve changed from llmfi to tiHM: is thnt of .subsidies— or no .subsidies. When In 193.1 the Nutionnl Ciov- iTiiinr-nt deckled to teimliiule subsidies for small-home construction. it did not du so without opjiosi- liou. The government's decision was fiercely fought by the Socialist Pavty of Oreat Britain which iirgiittl Hint the needs of the working cioss were, still very great. The Coveniinent replied that this was not true; that under the various subsidy acts the city of London had become one of Ihc i;realesl landlords in England It argued, too, thai the time hail come for (lie withdrawal of subsidies because the "Big Five", Britain's great, banking institutions, were literally crammed with billions of idle money that could be put into use for construction. The postal savings hank and the savings societies all had vast funds too. On this basis, the National Government called a halt (o subsidies except in the cases o! slum-clearance and overcrowding-alleviation lii-cjects. And, it seemed, this policy would hold good for many years to come. This year, however, the government IMS revived the construction. In a final effort, to wipe out the slums antl to do a great deal in the way of abolishing- overcrowding, the government is pushing through Parliament a new housin" bill. The bill represents an about- face on the question o( subsidies. It involves the expenditure during 40 years of over a half billion dollars by the State and over $206.000.000 by local authorities. By this means H is hoped to have 400.000 more houses built within a short time. It is the cost not construction which would be spread over the forty year period. The subijkliDs- will be payable for ~h&u$es..eojnpli>led offer nexfJanjt. ary.-l. The government will subsidize small houses to the tune of $27.50 per year 'for -10 years. The local authorities will have to sub- sidise these same houses to the tune of $13.75 annually f 0r 40 years. But these sums will be raised in certain cases. In the case of flats built on expensive sites, the subsidy will range from $55.00 to $130.00 annually for 40 years. The locnl authorities will Imve to pay a sum eciiuil lo half what the .stale pays. In small towns or urban districts, where the average of working class rents is lower than the general average, the slate subsidy will be increased by $5.00 per year. In such cases the county council will have lo contribute $5.00 per year also. lii the country districts, where new houses are built 'to do away with mint houses, or with overcrowding, the state subsidy will be $50.000 per annum for 40 years with $5.00 per annum eacli from ttic rural district council and the county council. These subsidies will nil be available to housing associations providing houses, after arrangements have been made with the local authorities. Tn agricultural districts the state will pay a subsidy of $50 annually for 40 years and may pay Oils to private persons building houses for agricultural workers. The houses must be e.served for these workers and must not be let at a rent exceeding a figure fixed by the local authorities. The Ministry of Health feels that with these new .subsidies it will be possible to rent cottages for from $1.50 lo $1.75 per week, flats at from $1.75 to $2.00 weekly and cottages in the agricultural district at from 75 cents lo one dollar weekly. The government estimates that this new building program of subsidized houses will cost it $13.550.010 annually for 40 years and will cost the local taxpayer. 1 ; $6,150.000 annually. ; So it goes, lip again, down again, subsidies, no subsidies, and now subsidies again when the bill goes through. Housing is not a problem with a self-solution. Within Britain there are many schools of thought on the subject. Some hold those things errors which others regard as advances. BUI Brilaln is willing to muddle through and although changes in policy take place from time to time, the work of re-housing a vast section of the population proceeds. America now may study England's experiences. Takes Place Of Slums [•iftmi-stoiy bHlldliitjs have bwn proposed lo replace sumo ,)| u,,-] slums in Hi,, si.. I'uncrns aivn of Lmuloii, ICngliuul. llciv is -i i nod.-] of one ol || M >.sfi biilMiiiRs, «')ii<-|, would D,- modern in evn/l letail. special perinisslon would Imvi- l» !«> obluliu^l l<, ,.„.,.( biilld- nss of (his hdsbt in Lotulon. ami spedal provisions woulil be ,n,uie n erccl II,,- |, 011 . ws sll |, ifl , lnl | y ful . .,,„„., 1|( l)rovUjt . |i(i oUs|l , K , |1|m j to light. I Flora I Color Dominates Garden Bolh lo Slumj) Every Ohio County In Sena- lorinl Primary Race HV HiniAltl) ,\. IILACKIlltllN Pulled rivst Stall' ('iiiivs|Hiiidi>iil COI.UMIiU.'i, o.. Atiir. :i ((]!')• A quiii'ier 01 a eenlury 11^0 t. Mliiiiesolii Kirl Mil at the I eel ol I'nrlslim \notfXiOi-ii In die Hor- liunnc polishing her college Prencl unaware til ji fiiiuri 1 Mint wouli ;:<•! Iw (<i .•.tiiniplni; roim'.v wu town;. In ;i 1MB oiilo jinlltlc'ii! i iiJnp:il(j|i. In tlioM) days Miirtliu Howei 1 ! liiilt 1'Yeneh to Aiiievii'iu rstcis lint, her plans wcio nl- j li-ri'd •.liorlly liy her ui'irjiugo l< Hoberl A. Tvift, filler .son of tlu i lull' ('resident uiul Chief- Justice, In tin 1 .veins ilmt. followed she )«•- I'liiiK- tl!c> mother ol foiiv lioys. :i widely Icndi'i' iiiul. now, n\\ ncllvc aiinpalfiiii-r li> help Iwr Ini.HbiiDd Will II SIMlt ill tin- U. S, Kl'DUtc. For Iho ]msl two months she IIIIK provldi'il Hie volers of llw nuek- eye Kliito. who me ncciistomril Ui (hell 1 jiulllli's in a foiivi'iillonal ^^•^sgmmmA^ . .. ^"t .» MAKE "YOUR. GAUDEN AM OUTOOOIl RCX3M. THE LAWN BORDERED WITH v : LO^ER.S AND SCREENED WITH SHlHJRs. G.-ir,kMi Combining Architectural FriilurPs With Wi-ll-Balanreil Garden Lines. In our small gardens, classifications tend to disappear. The orthodox types of garden design be- eome strangely mixed. The' formal and,Che'informal, the.natural and nichi^ctural, -iriciv mingle, and sUange to say, the effect -in'av be delightful. ' "' H should be said that the controlling purpose of modern harden dttlgn Is to display the beauty of His flowers and plants which.grow In the garden. There can be no be.iuty In n garden greater than the beauty of ils plants; and the design is good in proportion to Us success In displaying at their best the.'natural grace, form aiid" color of the garden's horticultural treasures. This trend toward, simplicity of garden design is in harmony 'with dross design, interior decoration nnd other branches of the decorative arts. And like the others, the garden relies for much of its effect upon the studied use of color There are si 111 to be found in our formal gardens geometrical bejs and bi-symmetricat grouping of ornaments which might have been copied from mid-Victorian models; but nowhere nowadays, except in public parks and railway station grounds, sadly out of dale, is the carpet bedding fashion followed, in which plants were required to surrender their individual charm, and become merely pigments witli which a gardener embroidered curious patterns on the lawn. rnttenis which would have been recognized as commonplace or ugly had they been woven in textiles were supposed to acquire merit from the fact that lo make them hundreds of beautiful plants were sacrificed. Formal beds now do not call for still and formal planting, but in them flowers are grown in their nntimil grace nntl bejluly, so arranged, as to both form'and color, that the feeling of balance essential to any good design is preserved. Such arrangements are dependent,- upon skjilful color grouping .for aiio.ii- major charm; and where can'be., found a greater opportunity for (be pleasing use of color than in a garden? Flowers are color. They afford an infinite range of material ready to the hand of the artist who would combine (hem in a picture. It is not strange Unit the wave of color consciousness which has spread over the world and so strongly influenced our fashions in dress and decoration shK.Ot! r-.js in our gardens. style, will) (ho unusual .suoclncli! "t a culllviilod woniivn of leisure fiirxiiktiiK nil olhiT InU'ri'.slfl \a [nki! to Die lilKliwiiyK mid by-ways In n long prlninry ciiinpnlfjii. Kol)- i'il Tuft, n oiiiclnnntl lawyer, Is n fiiiidliliiio r»r tlm Iteinilillciin scn- "toi-lal iioinlimUnu, nncl Mrs. Tmi '•> BlvliiB his niiHllduey tlio clinv- iieler of n fninlly enterprise. '\'\V{t Stump ToHcthtT 'IMgetlicr they inv Miimplnit the -slate from tlw Olilo Rivtr to Uikn Krle. IIIK! Mi-s. Tuft luis (old her (rleiids thai everythliii; else must l;« l<y Hie board until (In- returns • in' (•(muted In the AIIKIIM, priiiinr- les. If they add up rlnlil under the T.'ilt niiini'. siie is prepared to t ;L nv \\t-\- shale ul ilii- i jiiiipulfn! biinleu ihroui'h (hi- Novi'mbi-r I'lei--' Him. j l-i-iiilei's ij) ihr MWinJ iin,| t .||i-1 '•'li'iil lile ill their cotiiuuiiilty, Hie' 'l'»l(:. Imve :.!! hut iteserleil llli'lr ; 'li-»'i'»i'. home, "S.i;v l.iuid.f," (ivir-i 1'ie.kinv niMein I'lnrlniiiiil, ami 'I'^f i-iubai'keil tni i In"- luiuiJiitiui- «'i> rviuiwsijiii; iDiind di Hip.-,. 'I'heir IrlemK In-live llir.l Mis, r l'^h'. i i vv'iiunni'. (-eiititl cti^.|j(isltluiv will prove u disllni-t u-iM'l to her liiii-liand. who-.), shynes:. mul re- •'•rie imve Ijn-n iidiuilled hiuidl- I'iip--. in hi.-; p.ihtlcul mreer. Mrs, ''"Ii Is mi athai'llve womnn ol "mlliiiii l;e[|!hl. tiiir romule.xldji lirlu hrown hLifr :nal exjjie.v,)vr pretty i-yi's. .\rlin- In civli. Alhilvs ^he luis liei'ii aellve in Oiieln- niiil eiilei prises lutvnded lo 1m- 1'ioi'e tin' NeRi-o's Idl. i>nd Is ex- l'i'''U : il to udilte,s.s ni;i»iN»us Ne(;ro &illii'ilni;s dmhn; (he rampulnn. PAGE A li'ader hi tlm Ij-ni;ue of Women Volers, she Is ulvlni; her fellow- workeis n murk to riiool, nl, lu jmidlnil HollHc-s. Mho iiud lier linsbalid luivo plot- led out lltnernvleit that will inko Iliem Into euch of the an ojpo eoimlte.s. Mrs. Tuft Is |]ii> dmiKhter of Ihe Idle |,toycl Dowers, whom 1'iosl- (lent Tall appointed .soJIdloc (;cn- rruI ol I lie unilfil HliUi-s. Him wus lumrleit Ui HobeiL Tuft In |.iui 'nil "I IBM. The Tiifls luivc IHTII , kiinwn lor their stiinilliiK In tliel hi:al profession, mid Mrs. Tiin's! biiekKround nil (he pnteniid .slile l.s Klmlliir. llesliles luy- tulhers po- Ion al, I he litiv, her unmdfiilher, nnllvi' ol hvlmiil, wit.s 11 ehlc'f <llei- of Hie Siipreini 1 f.'oiui uf U. S. OKers lulormaliou' On Ferrd'ni", Out Coyulf-s; "in fcmalo. Younp; nuil. found Imcli.i of mnlo.i morn In ovl- dcnri! thim tlioso ot feiiiiUea near n fi'i'sh kill. Oinillihilo Sjwaxs I'nuiMy AI-HANY, Olo. (UI') .- in nn- uoiinclng ho would iillejiijil to .succeed himself >nx slalo «enator from Mini county, .Sen. uhnrlvs Chllds (ailii: "j lmvi> never roMicd widows and orphans and I very seldom lie," cliilds rns held tins l>or,t seven tlie {act (.hat he "imn I ix,u> In c, log 9abln or "Isn't a Mil-made in n. GLENCOE BARBER SHOP Karl E. Vnrkrr, Prop, Olmcoc Hold Hid?. Hani or F.lectiJc Manicuring ON clll'l • I ,,i '., I-I'DIS till' IJl'p.illlDl'lll. ||| /l|>r|i'lll- liire will it'll uiv.ini' him i u ij h ,| „ I'dyoic'd den. I.mlh-1 l3-> ilrscrlbt'S "Di-n Iliinl- lii(! us » Menus ol <;oyuli> Control." II. \vns wnlU'ii liy Hlaulcy VOIIUK :iiid inii'old Dobyn.'', (iciMrlineiit I'liiployi's di'si-rllii-d 01; liavlnj; "wlcli' i-xpeilmci'." .Sninc covotes, tlie li-allH |,«tuls out, sl|ow (jival nuinlnx In re- frnlnlnit from klllhi,j lambs ni'iir ihclr dens and will pas:; slu'i-p rerded near Ihelr den lo rnlil another several iiiiH's dlslant. Contrary lo popular belief, Ilin male i-nyoli- K us di'strucilve 11.1 ttu>> »'s prepared in America's Most Modern Preparation Plant We Guarantee Every Ton COAL this <lm« GAY & BILLINGS I'HONK 7(> Read Courier News Wanl Ads. WANTED GOVERNMENT LOAN COTTON SWEARENGEN CO. OFFfCK CONCRETE )1U>G. ON WALNUT STRF.ICT Termites, or white fltils, arc not true ants and are In now way rein ted lo them. OH October 21. 1930, the Arctic region witnessed a solar eclipse al midnight. IT COSTS LESS- To let us KEEP your 'car in shape than it does to repair it after it lias broken down. Increase tlie value of your car and LET US KEEP IT IN A-l CONDITION. COMPLETELY New and Modern Auto Repair Shop We Can Meet Your Every Automobile Need Ail Work Guaranteed LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. Oldsmobile & G.M.C. Trucks & Trailers Sales and Service 307 B - »M« St. Phone 329 . • THIS SATURDAY-OR ANY DAY NEXT WEIK- GO TO ANY DEALER DISPLAYING THIS SIGN BRING IN YOUR OLD CAR DRIVE OUT A BETTER CAR This Saturday morning begins a nationwide event which this country has never seen before. Thousands of used cars- many of them modern cars with the advanced features the industry has developed in the last few years—go on , sale at prices far below those of several months ago. Never has there been a national, co-operative movement like this to make better, more modern transportation available to so many people! This National Used Car Exchange Week comes at just tlie right time for used car buyers. The season—the prices and the values are all in your favor. This EASY TERMS is the week to bring in your old car and drive out a better car. A great many 1937, '36 and '35 cars are included in this nation-wide sale. Cars have improved greatly in the last few years. If yours is older, you'll find it a real thrill to drive a car with modern style—bigger, roomier body—luggage space—safer)' brakes—bigger tires- smoother, more powerful engine — better gas mileage. Many of the dealers are offering their best cars with the finest kind of guarantees. If you are driving an old, unreliable car—one that nags you with repair bills and threatens your safety every time you take it out—this is your great chance to own a safer,more modern car. Your present car may cover the down- payment, and you can pay the balance on easy terms. If you have no car to trade you can still take advantage of the low down-payments and easy terms during this sale. Go early I —before the best bargains are snapped up. Don't let National Used Gar Exchange Week pass without seizing your great opportunity to DRIVE A BETTER CAR! SK THE CLASSIFIED SECTION OF THIS NEWSPAPER FOR NATIONAL USED CAR EXCHANGE WHK BARGAINS SPONSORED BY THE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF THE UNITED STATES

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