The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1949 · Page 2
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PACB TTTO BLYTHBVn-LB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY, B, 194» THI NATION TODAY New Housing Program Offers Help for Low-Income Groups; U.S. Taxpayers to Foot Bills (UHor'« Not*: This le the first of » serifs on the new housing By Jame* Marlow WASHINGTON, July 5. i>Tj— More thin 25,000,000 low-income people live In aluim or run-down city or farm homes, They can't afford better. Now the government will holp some ot them through a public h outing program. Although It Isn't big enough to help all of them, many millions of people will benefit since ii will spread over a period of years. It has three aims: + 1. To gel rid of slums. No one ex- pectj all the slums to be wiped out by this progam. But It should make a- dent in them. 2. Build house. 1 ;—the so-called public housing—where low-income UrniliM, who have to pay low rent, can get decent dwellings. 3. Help poor farmers put needed repairs on their homes or even build new ones. Tb.nl, in brief. Is the program. The big help Jrotn the government will be in money. The cost to the joveriimenl: 1. Between (7 billion and (12 billion spread over 40 years in grants. These will be outright gifts of money. J. Another *3 billion or so In loana. Since Ihrse will be paid back, the government won't be out this money. Cltirt to Manafe Projects Except in the ca.se of hard-up firmer*, none of the money goe* directly to individuals, poor or otherwise. It go« to cities and communities. They'll have to hire prtvale contractor* to clear the slums and build the public housing for them. When they can't foot the bill themaelvea, they'll get money help from the government. They'll handle the slum clearance and run the public housing when it'i built. The government's chief role U to Me that the plans make aense before it dLshes out any money. The public hollaing boal is 810,000 family units In the next six y««r». A unit can be placer! with j one bedroom, or two or three bed- rooma, plu* the other usual rooms. Since there are millions of people in the slums, the 810,000 units can't take c»re ol ill of them In six year*. But over 40 year* that much houainf cmn handle millions ot people. For example: A low-income family Is allowed to will be the first to start. Slum- clearance can follow. This program clearly means the government acknowledges li iias ft responsibility tn see Ihat American people are decemly homed. Nevertheless, because this is limited program, it's only a move in that direction, n'.s not going to solve all housing problems. Congrc.ss hits approved the pro- fiiam and President Truman shortly will .sign it into law. 'ilien it can start. Families allowed in Hie new pub lie housing mu.st have incomes too low to afford adequate new or old housing. And— The rents charged In the public housing must be at least 30 per cent less lhan the lowest private rents In recent dwellings in Ihe area. The average rent probably will be around $2.1, plus $7 for utilities. Some families will pay more, some less. For example: Two families living side by side in exactly Ihe same kind of .public homing may pay different rents. That will depend on their income, which affects their ability to pay. This Is not all new and sudden. Congress has been investigating the problem intensively lor the past four year*. And in 1937 Congress passed » housing act. Under it 193,000 dwellings have been provided in 368 localities in 37 states. FILLS THE BILL - Actres« Jane Greer proves the slyle in sweater girls hasn't changed a bit. She won the title of "Misi Sweater Girl of I91D" in !h« Iflih annual contest sponsored by (he Hollywood Molion Picture Photographers A.'sn. move in. In time, its Income goes clerks i»p. Trien it must move out of the j (APL>. low-rent public housing to make NLKB Orders flection For Bargaining Agent WASHINGTON, July 5. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board today ordered an election to determine if employes of three Pine Bluff, Ark., stores of the Kroger Grocery Company wish to be represented for bargaining purposes by Local No. 1..S20, Heiail Inlei national Association Prices Paid to Formers for Crops Decline 20 Per Cent Within a Year Average prices received by farm- era (or their crops have dropped 20 per cent under the figure (or a ye»r ago, and 13 per cent under the average in September, 1949, when price control! were lifted It was disclosed last week by the Arkansas Crop Reporting Service. The decline between May 15 and June la was only one per rent, and cotton price* (or the period were unchanged. Some commodity groups showed Increases for the 30- day period, but the gains were more than oflset by declines In other groups. Prices paid farmers lor meat animals Increased three per cent, and for poultry and eggs, one per cent. Price declines were »s much as five per cent for oil-bearing crops, (our j)er cent for (ood grains, and three per cent for feed grains and hay, while dairy products slumped two per cent. Prices Compared Price comparisons made by statls- llciaifs for the Crop Reporting Service, which has itr headquarters In Little Rock, include: Column 1, June 1948 prices: Column 2, June, 1949; Column 3, U. S. Average for 1909-14. Cottonseed ... Soybeans Cowpeas Bu. KII. Bu. Bu. Miss Arkansas Runnerup Named Miss Lake Chicot LAKE VILLAGE, Ark.. July 5 IAPJ—Beverly Mai Jor.es ol Warren, who almost became Miss Arkansas, was named Muss Lake Chico here yesterday. She was selected in a bathing beauty oafteant in which 19 other girls from towns in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana also competed. Miss Jones was runner-up In the recent Miss Arkansas contest at Little RncX. Product Corn Wheat ... Oals Rice Grain Sorghums Cwt. Potatoes . flu. Sweet- potatoes . Bu, Lint Cotton Ib. 1 »2.35 2.30 1.12 2.80 3.20 1.65 2.43 .342 11.34 i.as .70 2.05 2.25 1.65 2.35 ,290 I .642 .884 .399 813 121 .873 .124 Ton Bu. BU. Hogs Cwl. Beef C'tle Cwt. Veal Calves . Cwt, 88.00 39.00 3.50 2.05 5,00 3.60 22,00 18.7p 20.50 19.00 24,70 23.30 22.55 7.27 5.42 6.15 43.00 .114 .144 .215 .255 .263 .068 1.60 .181 .96 .. Cwt. 14.60 13,10 — Milk COWS Hd. 126.00 137.00 'hlckens .. Lb. .336 .280 Turkeys .. Lb. .320. 330 Eggs Doz. .383 .382 Butter Lb. .650 .560 Butterfat . Lb. .130 .540 Milk (ret'l* Ql. .173 .164 Milk (wh'sale) Cwt. 5.20 3,80 Wool Lb. .430 .410 Apples ... Bu. 175 2.70 Peaches .. Bu. 3.15 2,80 Lespedeza Seed Hay (All (loose.) .. Ton 20,20 14,80 Alfalfa Hay Tn 24.00 20.00 Lespedeza Hay .... Ton 22.00 15.70 Cottonseed Down to $39 Tlie figures reflect a drop in the price of cottonseed from $88 i>er ton In June, 1948, to S39 in mid- June of 1949 but the figure still Is well above the U. S. average for the base period when it was only $22.55 per ton. Lint cotton was selling at an average price of 34.2 cents per pound a year ago and has dropped to 2» cenls. which was the Arkansas figure shown for both June and July. This compares with 12.4 cents for the U. S. average for the five- year period In 1909-14. Prices paid by farmers for feed for livestock and poultry were compared by the agricultural statis- ticians with the following result*: (Prices are In nulls of 100-pound ks> June 15, May 15, June 15 1948 1949 1949 Bran .... »4 05 J3 20 J2.85 Middlings , 4,50 3,55 320 Corn meal 510 3.30 3.30 Cottonseed Meal .... 4.80 3.45 3.40 Laying Mash ... 5.40 4.45 4.35 Read Courier News Want Ads. IT'S TIME TO SHINE WITH THE SHME THAT STAYSI it has a hard-wax finish GRIFFIN HACK • MOWN . TAN • OXIIOOO Dry Spell to Curtail < Water Use in London LONDON, July 5. (/!>>—I/)ndoners had oideis today to quit soaking (heir gardens and washing their cars. The reason: Britain is having Its driest weather in nearly 30 years. Tlic Metropolitan Water Bo*rd I said it could allow "for the present," use of hoses to sprinkle garden* »nd wash cars two days a week. II banned altogether the use of unattended sprinklers and ornamental fountains and said all use of hoses m»jr have to cea.se soon. "Don't blame me because we have to go to moth- \ er's to keep from freezing. You should have gotten a loan from GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASE] CORPORATION and had the furnace fixed." Housewife Finds Friend In Tub! rtram for mother' low-Income tam- Jly. : . , But the government won't l«i any city UM federal money io wipe out « *lum unleat there'* a low-rent place for the slum-dwellers to go. New Gorrrnmcnt Responsibility The board rejected a company contention that employes of Mores other than those in Pine Bluff should be Included. The election will be held within 30 days from July 1. Full a nil part time employes in the grocery departments are eligible For that reason, the public hmi.s- f io vote. Meal market employee are purl of the program probably ' excluded. "I knew I'd found a friend (or life." says Mrs, P. R. Mushes. Ml \V. Bancroft. Toledo, "when I put New Perk Soap in the \v;ishttib. Thut verv first wash turned out white and aright. UK new. And ever since, those old 'graying' problems KO down the drain when I'rrk xets to work." You, too. ran h;ive spaiikin' clean IVrk washes— jusi like Mrs. Hughes, Perk contains Amwcct, the washing-miracle ingredient thai removes (irayness. puts a dazr.ling >rr/c whiteness in your clothes. Try 1'crk today E HERE IT IS! THE FAMOUS BED GAR Here's (he International Trained engine ' *xp*rt who turns out Lop-fUghi jobs in O«r ahop. When wi say [niernational Traine<t, wt mean trained in ihe be*( ins? latest .servicing ami repair practicei according to International engine rebuilding methods We mean he's in *xpert in ihe uxe of International de- •igned and &ppro>ed machines for te$t- ing, repairing and reconditioning. 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So, when you plan that vacation or those fishing and hunting trips, consider the wonderful convenience of the Nash Bed Car. It's not a luxury —ffie Nash "600" still gives you over 25 m/7es to the gallon! FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF TODAY...COME IN AND SEE Shelton Motor Co 215 SOUTH SECOND PHONE 4438

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