The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1936 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 26, 1936
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TUESDAY, MAY 2G, 1986 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.V COUKIER NWS PAGE-THREE! Insurance Company Head Fmcls Feeling of Optimism Over Country WASHINGTON, D. C.— Evidence o( a business revival throughout the country, together with a grow- i ing demand for Insured home mortgages, was reported by Elbort S. Brlgham, vice president ot tlie National Life Insurance Co., of Montpelici-, Vt., at a conference in this city with officials of the Federal Housing Administration. Tills company holds in Its vaults Ihe first mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration. Mr. Brlglmin lias just completed u G,UOO-mi!c tour of the coun- Iry In company with Fred A. Howland, president of the company, I ' for the purpose of stnrtlng an ag- IjrcEsive campaign to acquire home mortgages Insured by tlie Housing Administration for tile company's investment ixirtfolio. "Everywhere on our tour there was an evidence or a revival of business nnd a general feeling of optimism", Mr. Blgham said. "We found our agencies enthusiastic. over the impovemenl." Mr. Brigham said that his company takes pride in the fact that it holds in Its vaults "FIIA Insured Mortgage No. 1", which is evidence of its belief in the value of this type of investment. "We Jiave already made commitments for 1,801) of these loans aggregating $9,025.922." Mr. Bigham said. "These loans extend as far west as Salt Lkc City and as far south as Texas." "The National Life Insurance Co. was one of the first to become eligible as mortgagee in connection with these loans, ami the connection company has made \vith forty-six other approved mortgagees to buy insured loans 'SECOND Flood diisr -FLOOR.; The above house was built at Talladega. Ala-, from plans of diaries If. MacCuulcy, of Birmingham, with a Federal Housing Administration Insured loan. ' c It is strictly a southern plantation type-low, spread out. and a bit formal In design, with the ever- present and necessary veranda. The walls are of common brick, the trim of white-painted wood. The plan, too, is essentially of the South, where loo much sunshine Is not always n lilcsslns. The living room, with windows only under the veranda roof, is designed to be cool in the hoi summer days, while the bedrooms ore given tlie places where they receive the greatest ventilation for nijht and tlie purifying sun for day. The living room furnishes nicely, and there Is plenty of cross-draught through the dining room and hall. The bedroom hall, with its direct door to the outdoors, offers the garden lover a means of access to a bathroom where lie can clean up and then pass into his bedroom and dofi hi.r gardening ' Sewing Room Is Pride And Joy of Housewife Wi> n'liernlly think of built-in Ironiiit; Ixuid.s as belonging In'the klielien. The housewife who .enjoy:- sewing, however, will find » room specially plannwl for this purpose « great joy. ••\ sewing i-ooin e;in iiccomodut« thi' iwaslonal guest, too, ami be doubly usedil. par scwlinj pur- ix'fes the room should be equlp- Pi'd with a machine, full length mirror, closet;; for storing inii- teiials ami ucees-sorles, -sjvico for l):iii:;lni! unfliilslied H a rni e n Is, li'imini; board. Inn-i! table for luy- Inii uml cutting of p.Uii'ins, ami a i'1'iufoitiiule work ehali'. limit-In equipment which become.-; part of Ihe stmeUire muy l)e limmced under Hie terms of Ilii- McKli-nil/nllon Credit I'lun of Hie I'Vilmil lloiislm; Admlnlslru- llou. Suitable Furniture For livery Room Is Obtainable 'flu- piirchase of- new fimiltura lionerally di'lluhl.s cmy wmmiii Shops today are IHletl with liuei'- cttlii(j eiillectlons of modern, early American, regency, French urovln- clul and n dozen oilier styles, and the purchaser finds herself beset by tcnipinllon. The wise woman ho-ivrver, picks her furniture lo suit the type of home .she occupies No matter how much .she might fnncy heavy, Spanish furniture she would, not buy It for a New line In ml cottage. Modernization funds obtalnci from a private lliianclul Institution whlcli holds u contract of Insurance with Ihe Federal Housing Administration may nut be use< for the purchase- of furniture hi: homes nmy be redecorale<l ( mmlernlml lo suit furnishings bought with private, funds. clothes without passing through either the living quarters'or service rooms. The upstairs play and sewing room provide space for rainy days for the children to play with their and has nlso taken them up j toys while mother darns -the 'inmily socks and kee»s an eye on them through the National's own regular mortgage loan agencies in various parts of the country. Tlie insurance feature provides that in case of foreclosure the property may be timed over to the Federal Housing Administration for three per cent debentures, coveting the unpaid principal of the loan plus unpaid interest, during the foreclosure period. The National Life Insurance Co.' experience lias been that the delinquency in these loans practically, negligible, and it considers- these • mortgages: very desirafcte as part of company's regular* investment portfolio." Mr, Brigham is. well known in Washington for his championship of - farmers' interests during hts term UK Congressman. He is chairman of tlie investment committee of his company in addition to 'being vice president. For Leisure Hours Home Owners Continue to Make Improvements A number of Blylhevillc residences arc being improved before the summer season. The Dixie Crawford house, at I 30ii E. Kentucky, is beinj! ; redecorated, and the floors refin- islied. Similar work is being done at the W. A. Afflfck residence. . Work of making a number of improvements to the Edgar Borum residence has been completed except for painting the outside, which will be done tills week. ally had one small window. To add light and air, three windows were built together, giving the effect of a bay and adding to the appearance of the apartment. The housewife used -her' own funds to purchase comfortable, ultra-modern furniture. A beige carpet was used for covering the flcoi^ and bright shades of char- ilreusc were stressed In the decorating. Glass-top tables removed the worry of rings burns aiid tlie hostess didn't, have to divert her attention from the bridge game to keep a wary eye on careless guests who placed their glasses at random. The radiator was concealed under the window. Air-conditioning ventilators were placed inconspicuously, so as not to interfere with the "paneling," IS OFTEN IN trees and brush are One of Iliese brush Sail-Skating Siren Animal Clean-Up and Paint-Up Move Underway twenty-third annual Nation-wide Cleuii-Up and Point-Up Campaign is In progress, 'nils is a strictly civic and educational movement designed to make people more conscious of the fact that a clean home is a healthier, happier, and more comfortable place in which to live and that a clean city is much to be desired by evci-y worthwhile citizen. Homes ami property may be painted, repaired, or Improved junder the terms of the'Modern- ization Credit Plan ,of Ihe Federal Housing, Administration; The campaign is being sponsored by thn National Clcan-Up and Palnl-Up Bureau, with headquarters at Washington, D. C. Paneled walls olfcr an. excellent background for a recreation room, particularly one in which bridge or chess are the hobbies of tin: owner. When wood is not advisable or convenient to use, wallpaper that will give the same effect may be purchased. The owner of this room adopted this means of creating a dignified room. Three windows were made to replace Ihe one. original window, thus giving additional light and air. Funds for this work were obtained under the Modernization Credit Plan of the Federal Housing Administration. Tlie kitchen has been rearranged "T> 1 1 "VVT VI 1~l . • "1 1 and built-in features installed, 13116.16(1 W tl I I I cll'llCU I HIM V built-in book cases have been ad- J Adaptable to Recreation Rooir Wall Cupboards Provide Attractive Additions In old New England homes cupboards were an essential part of the house. A novel arrangement was a cupboard with glass doors over the fireplace. This provides an excellent place for a collection of colored gloss or China. •BliHd. on Barfield Road Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Lewis arc building a four room cottage on their suburban properly on the Barfield road. The new house, which faces Highway 18, has teen rented to Tcui Estcs.. The house, which will be electrically lighted. be painted (Continued From Pujc U) before they were a week old. Al- Host every senson around callini- ler large areas of Ihe scrubby scc- ond-«rowth ' ... Durncd oil, :lres had to come along just when the, babies wi'rc at Cue tlckllsii point of Ihe end of their llrsl week. The fire swept lo wllhlu.a mile and a half of tlie DkmnS home, and everybody about llit'" turned out lo light It. T,it was becoming thicker anil lliu'Rer. 1 and of course closing windows ntid' doors did no good, Fortunately again, (he [ire WHS halted, and n brce/e came alunx which carried away the smoke. Yet a third time, fire menaced the clilldren. They were about 3 months old when Nurse l)u Kill- line knocked an alcolio] lump lo the Moor. It broke, and a burnluu blanket ot naming alcohol rolled across the lloor loward the cribs where the babies were sleeping. Nurse l>e Kirillne quickly t'nrew herself to the door and with her own body blocked 611 the advancing alcohol flames and smothered them. She sulfercd bad second-degree burns and was unable to work for about, 10 days, but nyaln the babies !iad been saved. Ttiat Is only one of the many examples of Madame De Klrlllne's devotion to the babies. Off Disease With these external crises were 'thers no less grave, Incidental to he babies' physical condition. In lie early fall, all live developed )iie after the oiTicr, in quick succession, bad attacks of Intestinal oxemla. High temperatures, rapid mlses, abdominal distension, and larrhoca combined lo give us prob- ibly Die mast anxious moments we lad had since the first \\-ceks atte he babies' birth, Anemia, always more or less of i menace to the clilldren, became uorc pronounced. Slowly the ills- *ase yielded to treatment, but not wforo we had made all preparn- lons for blood transfusions, typ- ng llielr blood and looking up donors of the proper lj']ic If they should be needed, one of those vho'was ready to donate blood was Dr, RolxTtaon, whose life was saved o dramatically in I'nc recent Nova Scotia mine cave-in. Fortunately 10 transfusions were necessary. II s Interesting to note that all the rabies registered the same type of blood (Jansky No. 1). The most critical single event In he lives of the babies, In my opln- on, was the moving into the new lospltal in September of their first I'cur. it was fncn that we brcatli- cd easily for the first time. It Is no reflection on the Dlonne homc to say that proper Isolation and protection were Impossible there. The same thing would have been true In n iiy farm home In green wlfh a white trimming. New KaOiator A new type of aXiator forms Its own cabinet. It is cast so as to have the finished appearance o an enclosure. It has a flat, smooth Cupboards may be bum, in the !° p ' A £implc I11Mms of '"mildlfy- modern house under the terms of]^', cn " bc aticictl without extra the Modernization Credit Plan ol""" cost. (he Federal Housing Adininistra- lion. dcd hi the living room, a grate lias been converted into n fireplace with a new mantel and heartli, a disappearing stairway to the attic has been installed. the attic floored and closets cedar lined. A recreation room is rapidly becoming an accepted part of many iicmes. An attic or the main part Housing Question Box Q. We want to put double j they have become straight they | French doors from our living room I should IJD painted with aluminum they be ! paint or varnished to seal the 1 wood ngnlnst moisture. They may I to the porch. How can I mncle to Icck securely? A. Put Hush bolts tit the lop ] warp again but not to such de- I nnd. bottom of one door and a. \ eree. • Crcmone bolt on the other. If it is desired to open the door, then Q- r want to put Venetian blinds the one with flush bolts will stay I ln my windows but I do not like closed. If both doors fire always I "> c looks of them when they are to be opened, the Cremone bolt I pulled up. Isn't there some way of setting them in or concealing nlone will suffice. Q. We want to add a new liv- I ing room to our house, and I want to have a step down into It. Some say this is not a good thing to | do. Can you advise me? A. One step Is always dnnger- I ous. There Is no objection to a change in floor level, but have at least two risers between. Q. In our new house we have I a linen closet with double doors. They are quite thin and now they have warped rather badly. Is there anything we can do about it? them? A. If they arc to fit in between the reveals, or sides of the window casing, a valance of material to match or harmonize with the curtains will conceal the blinds, and if they are lo set on the room side of the rcvml against the trim, either a valance of curtain material or of wood can bc used to cover them. . . i Q. Every time It rains, puddles form on our open brick terrace and the water does not run off. What can we do? A. Evidently either the terrace A. Ill all probability the doors was laid without a pitch, or it were made of green wood, and the | has sunk since it was installed. | heat in the house has warped i The only thing you can do Is to them. They can be flattened by Ire-lay the terrace with a proper laying the door on horses or | pitch, and be sure before it is laid, blocks with the concave side lip,that the fill is thoroughly MUled and weighting the corners, When . with water and tamping. of the house provuies space that may ho converted to lliis use. Plans of new homes frequently Provide for such a room. Many people believe that this is one place where their imagination may run riot ami cay and amusing rooms result. However, some rooms of this type maintain an air of dignity and permanence, and offer merely conmfortable settings for games and hobbies, instead of theatrical backgrounds. In modernizing your home thru funds obtained from a private financial Institution which licMs a contract of Insurance with the Federal Housing Administration, that creating reels permissible un tear in mind reatlon rooms der the Modernization Credit Plan. One home-owner, utilizing the plan, combined the old nnd Ihe new as a restful setting for the family's leisure hours. Paneled walls always add charm to a rccm and are particularly adaptable lo a game room. In many cases, however, this paneling is not convenient to install, but the effect may be obtained successfully through the use of wall-paper. Various companies are placing'paper.s on the market with designs depicting the natural grain] of the wood. Walnut, white pine, mahogany and other woods are represented. This was the means taken by a home-owner who wanted a room for recreation that would be in keeping with the rest of his] house. Wallpaper in a pine paneling pattern was used. Tlie out- siric wall of the room had orlgln- Faucet and Spray Are Dish Washing Combination A combination kitchen faucet that has both a swing spout ami an attachment for a spray is very useful. The most sanitary way of washing the dishes Is to cleanse soap and water, place wire rack, spray them scalding water, and set Hie r " ck °n the drnInboard to dry. them with them In a with The watei tightness of a brick wall depends on Hie type or brick used, the mixture of the mortar and Ihe workmanship. The las item is by far the most impor tant. Good bricks and good mor tar will fail miserably unless skill fully used, but a. careful and ex pcriencect bricklayer can do won dcrs with even Inferior materials Bricks that arc slightly absorbcn and a mortar that has the prop er proportions of Ingredients can be made that will tightness. Into an excellent wal give rcasoable water Salt, ho! It's prelly Jmn Sennelt, yoini|; movie star, who is shown oil several knots nn hour before a still wind In Ilin now that has hit Hollywood— sail-skutlng. A fall tnkcs the wind out of her sails, she says. sport Spacious Sink Aid to Efficient Kitchen Work Inasmuch as Hie sink. Is the snrk center of the kitchen, It, Is ilghly desirable when replacing a vornoiit fixture to choosu a sink vllh a double drain board which Hows plenty of room, ,,'J'hls tyi>c f sink is made In Oil-, 1-1-.. .umi B-lnch lengths. If tin: kitchen Is oo small to accomodatn his Iciiiilh, the single drain board ypcs may be used. The two pop- ilar lengths arc 1 '42 and 52 Inches. Di-aln boards may bc cither on lie vlyhl or left side. Where upacc s extremely limited, sinks as Miiall is 2-1 Inches may be used. I ' .— Cheap Sash Cord No Way to Economize Don't economize' on sash cord. this section. Heady access lo sunSTilne and pure air were made possible for the first time In the "hospital, 1 now turned Into a complete chll'd nursery and home. NEXT: ]>iitll,i r („ I(C1 , „ Ihnrs In nnc evening:. Dr. D.ifoc's Iribulc to llic nurses and mctl now directing the quins' lives. Now Is the Time to Build Your Home - - Easy Monthly Payments This company will gladly help you willi your loan applications. Through arrangements perfected by the American Asphalt, Roof Corporation, we have connections With the Planters Hank and Trust Company, Forrest City, Arkansas, whereby it will handle all new construction Federal Housing Administration title two approved loans in Blythcville and vicinity. East Arkansas Builders Supply Company Ed R. Jones, MET. Phone 2fl Three-fourths of Alaska Is In Ihe temperate zone. TEMPERATURE CONTROL For a cooler house this Kii'miner use HKD TOI J INSU.n LATINO \VOOJm, between attic joists • V or n w a r ni e r house this winter use insulating wool plus NU-METAL i) r » n •/. e weather- strip on all windows and doors. A nice saving in fuel c u s I s will reward vou. CAM, .10 !•()» ESTIMATES THE ARKMO LUMBER CO. Tuti I'lacliifT Important If It Is possible to locate the. bath tub anywhere but under the window, It should be [lone. With the tub under the window, flio curtains are constantly Ixilng wet, and It, Is difficult and even dangerous to open the window leaning across the tub. , I'ureh Dimr , ff 'you have, 7in piKOvercd iip- •Vnk of s .tfllra I'orch, the door opening on It should be carefully weather- stripped, and It should have cast-dims, .self-draining saddle. If possible, tile door should open out. ilnlli Tuli Neat Handy A new bath tub has a roomy seal, measuring 11!& inches from front to back, at one end. The seat Is 30 Inches wide, which is the same as the width of the. tub. It Is two inches lower than the rim of the bath and is pitched to provide proper drainage. The seat Cheap cord will soon wear mil, [ is a convenience for fool bathing and it. Is u difficult Job lo replace or for bathing children, arc weatherstrips on t. If there the windows. these must bc removed and arc likely to be damaged during the operation. The common garden mole has eves, hut they arc very small and sunken almost beneath the skin. Sihoru^e oJtfmii IHS CAN I LE AND IO1 R.W.K.- T A COAT Id SURFACE R FAIMEP 1MTH R.WXr Fl«6fR FRUITS OR SMUDGES ARE NO CAN ASH THENVO SOi\P AND WirnftW.K.YOUOVI WIHT IIAWEOSATEIY — HO FBEPA^ATOftY SHINC. iS KttOtO -A DOOEWVf WW1EO-U9 TODAY CAM BE PAINTED TOMORROW AHO TH IS'RIAOV FOR USE REARDON'S WASHABLE KALSOMINE GIVES AN EXPENSIVE-LOOKING FINISH-YET IS NOT EXPENSIVE Selected by leading interior decorators for the ropnmitiR is necenary and erne coat produc- fumi homei — enthmiaitimUy praised by c* a finish til job. Became it is waihablc, pointers and peoplcwhoclothciron-n painting, soot or ilitt cannot mar the aUrscliventJi of R. W, K, EIVCI a permanent beamy to wnlli hi smooth, hard, non-nibbing fmiih. You'll end rtilinej BtadedJcdly low coit. Unlike be amazed nnd delighted nt the result. 8pai- wilinary kaliominci, R. W. K. ii self-siting, tel iliadej nmJ wMlc. Try it. We have tested Rermlon's WASHABLE Knlsomlnc on nil of the above claims of the manufacturer and find thai it really vvbrks. The home of G. E. Workman, 118 E. Cherry and the Golt Hotel are now having Interior walls rcfinished with R. W. K. E.C.ROBINSON LUMBER CO. PHONE IOO We Do The Rest . (.UMBER) MOO. . ARKANSAS i L

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