The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 29, 1949
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two ' BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER £ Builders Refute Critics'Claims Memphis Couple Erects Well-Built Home for $4,600 OKLAHOMA CITY, March 29. (AP)—Fellow builders said It could not be done. But the Wallace Johnsons of Memphis, Tenn., went Into the low- cost housing business in 1939 with a product like this: A well-built, comfortable five- room house with bath and garage on a lot 50 by 150 feet. There was 820 square feet of floor space, plastered and papered walls, hardwood floors, white pine trim, tile bath floor, Inlaid linoleum on the kitchen floor, mlllmade Kitchen cabinets, gas floor furnace, asphalt shingle roof. It was built on concrete foundation.. The lawns were sodded or seeded. There was a gravel drive and attractive shrubbery. The price tag? Exactly $2.093. That was in 1939. , The whole story was laid before the National Citizens Conference on Community Planning to hammer home the point: "Private Industry can and will house the nation—if given proper ' co-operation by the government." Prices have advanced since 1939. The least expensive rmlt now has a $4,600 price tag. The Johnsons say they'll build 1,900 units In 1949. "We have some titnberlands, operate two saw mills in Mississippi and run our own retail lumber yards," says Mrs. Johnson. "Lumber is prccut at the mill, comes'to the building sit marked and ready for Installation. "We have our own engineering department for street construction, curbs, sidewalks, gutters and drainage." A code system assigns a dlfTerenl crew to each operation In the construction of n house. One crew stakes out the site, digs and pours the foot- Ing. Another puts In floor framing and subBoor. The next puts up rafters and studs. "A reporting system enables us to know by noon the next day the exact amount of money spent for labor on any Individual house In any subdivision on the prccedinf day." ^That's how the Johnsons nre do- Ing It throughout Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. They build an apartment unt with a one-bedroom layout in Negro areas which rents for |3o a month, with stove, electric refrigerator, Venetian blinds, automatic .hot waiter heaters and gas-fired thermostatically-controlled heat. The top price Is on n three-bedroom unit In Memphis which sells at W,500.\ In 10 years, the Johnsons have had a grand total of three foreclosures on FHA loans. Fellow builders said It couldn't be done. Wintry Weather ays Late Visit To Western U.S. CHICAGO, March 29— VP)— Wln- ry weather paid an unwelcome re- urn today to western states which re trying to forget last winter's now and cold. Light snow blanketed areas In the entval Rockies, Western Nebraska nd Northwestern Kansas The fall t Chycnne, Wyo., measured more hau two Inches and wns more than ne Inch at Denver. Temperatures were near the freez- ng mark h^ the snows belt but in Suite, Mont., the mercury tumbled o six degrees above zero. The chilly eather extended Into the Pacific Northwest. Light rain spread over Eastern Nebraska and parts o( Iowa, Mln- icsota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The snow and rain Is associated vtth a low pressure area which Is entered over New Mexico and Arl- x>na and Is njpvlng northwestward oward the southern plains. Mild weather prevails from the outhern plains to the eastern sen- loard and Into the Biilf states. The mercury hit a high of 92 at Tres- dlo, Tex., yesterday. It was 87 at Jacksonville, Fla. Jarber Gets Excited ften He Learns He Has Become Father LOS ANGELES, March 29. (If)— Wlllard Dare, a barber, got very excited when Informed over the phone that he had Just become the 'ather of a baby girl. He had reason to be. He said he shoved a dollar bill nto the hands of ft lathered cu»- amer he was shaving and told him to get tlie job finished down :he street. He rushed to the hospital to learn his wife and the six-pound 'our-ounce infant were doing nice- y. He was much relieved. His wife, Virginia, 28, Is a polio victim and tins been In an Iron lung since last Nov. 15. fouth Survives Shooting Although Bullet Passes Completely Through Head SALISBURY, Md., March 29. (fll —Four-year-old Pnul J. Hastings, Jr., is feeling fine today, even though he fired a, bullet through his head. The bullet went In under his chin and cEune through his ear. Paul was riding In an automobile Salurday with his father, mother, and two brothers, when he found his father's .22-callbor pistol tyi the back seat. The gun went off. The bullet that passed through the boy's head, grazing hi s skull also went through his mother's hair without hitting her head. It then struck the windshield and bounced back into the front seat. Paul was taken to a hospital here but was discharged soon afterward Man's necktie li only 300 years old. Starving Sisters, Body of Brother Found in House Piled High With Food Marriage Licenses The following couple obtahwd a marriage license at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, Saturday: Edgar Schumacher of Carbondale, 111., and Mrs. Eva, Evans, of Murphysboro, III. Read Courier News Want Ads. A Real Relief For Stomach Distress, Acid Indigestion Yea, this fact has been time-tested and proved by Doctors, Better days will be yours, too. So why wait when there Is no need to continually swell- up like a biilloon and feel miserable after every meal. An appetizing portion of SS3 Tonic before meals does wonders foi the stomach. This famous medicine contains no soda or other alkallzers. which usually retard digestion. Instead, SSS Tonic with its highly potent ingredients works to tone-up the stomach so It may release Its own digestive Juice thydrochlorlc acid) to break-up food tor body use and tissue repair. SSS Tonic has helped hundreds of thousand's of people, without any organic trouble or focal Infection, to really feel better, more rigorous, better able to enjoy living. Take none less than thli effectively-proved medicine to relieve your misery. Take SSS to tone-up your stomach, whet the appetite, build-up blood strength! Get SSS Tonic from any Drug Store today. Take Only The Best TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1941 About 85 per cent of the neckties sold are bought by women for men. Chicken Dinner Wednesday, March 30th , 5:30 P.M. to 8 P.M. LEGION HUT Sponsored by The Jaycettes j 1 ' , -"-_*-.. •**•?-, "'•' *-,... :! $l.<Hfl>er Plate ^ -^ BANO?lW G/0ry °F THE SWANKIEST BANQUET is a cup of coffee. So many hort- «MS depend upon Niger's, knowing that there is nothing finer. Don't you wait for an Invitation to a banquet to discover this famous coffee Th» FavwHf Brand in lh» Rong* Country! Folger'i is the coffee flavor that meets the out-of-door test for vigorous goodness—and wins the favor of those rugged men and women who really depend upou their coffee for comfort and uplift! Mountain Magic for Your Table! TN the faraway mountains of the ;• .. I1 . ro P lcal Americas—the magic of brilliant sunshine—abundant rainfall —and a remarkable volcanic-ash soil combine to produce coffee with an amaEingmtensityofflavor.Forninetv- rune years Folger has pioneered the blending and roasting of these coffees. ChMM frra thcit The individuality of the Folger Flavor is a triumph of selection, blending and processing of truly quality coffees. It is a distinctive coffee flavor . . . Try it and you will love it for its keen, winey tang ... for its rich, vigorous goodness ... for its complete depth of flavor. Order Folger's today. : RIGUUR, DRIP mi FINE GRIND. FOLGER'S COFFEE 1KH-S A MOUNTAIN Of FUVOR IN IVIIY SFOONfUl PAOLA, Kaa., March 28. .tarvlng sisters and the body ol .heir brother were found yesterday In a farm house cluttered with mountainous piles of food and clothing. Coroner William Brown said the sisters, Miss Mandy Stachlinij, 65, and Miss Mnttle Stachling, 63, were found In a bed under a huge pile of bedclolhlng. Both were brought here for treatment A physician said feeding by niravenous Injection might be necessary for several days because of their condition. The coroner said the brother, Albert P. Stachling, 70. had been dead about ten days and apparently had died of malnutrition. Officers broke a locked door to enter the home. Sherlfl Fred Ivy. Jr., said the four downstairs rooms In the two-story house were stacked almost celling nigh with boxes of food, bcdclothlng, dress materials and shoes. Only narrow passageways remained In the rooms. County Attorney Robert H. Miller ornered an Investigation after a Paola undertaker reported he was asked to come to the house and then was refused admittance, The sheriff said neither woman was able to talk. Read Courier News Want Ads. River Commission Plans Hearing in Caruthersyille Hearings have been scheduled by the Mississippi River Commission at Caruthersvllle, Mo.. April 27, and In Memphis the following day as features of the commission members' annual high-water Inspection tour, It was announced recently by Brig. Gen. P. A Ferlnga, president. Tne., Inspection tour will start April 28 from Cairo, 111., and end lii New Orleans on May 5. Commission members will travel on the steamer "Mississippi" to Baton Rouge and on the "General John Newton" from there to New Orleans. The hearings at Caruthersvllle and Memphis will be conducted aboard the "Mississippi". Public healings are scheduled for several other points along the river. Vou Are Cordially Invited to Visit The Accessory Shop Feminine Apparel Mabel Hngan Jessie Srite Hotel Noble Bldg. Blytheville, Ark. I D.P.L NO. 15 : COTTONSEED • Delinted, treated ; and Sacked j State Certified ! 85% Germination ! 1 Yr. from Station I ATonorCarloa* ! Also Good Alfalfa Harl ! for Sale | Magers&Gill I Dell. Ark. Phone 2272 1 PENNEYS MONTH™ CLEARANCE PRICES SLASHED!! 2 BIG MONEY SAVING DAYS ON SALE TOMORROW 9 A.M. OUR ENTIRE SPRING STOCK., RE-GROUPED TO TWO LOW PRICES 1 - ; , v GROUP NO. I I 100 % PureWool Gabardine SPRING SUITS SPRING COATS NOW ONLY *24.88 GROUP NO. II WOOL AND RAYON GABARDINE 88 •SUITS N0 w • COATS ONLY NO-MANUFACTURERS CLOSE OUTS! ! ! 14 . NO-MERCHANDISE THROW IN!!!! 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