The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1945 · Page 3
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BMTHEVILLR COURIER NEWS Puts Efficiency Second In Home Noted Artist Hits At ^ "Machine Age Ideas' In Construction • Variety, reigns in the "liveable Home" of Artist Dale Nichols, who objects to what, he calls the "incubator" appearance of many postwar dream homes. A floor plan which makes 11 Impossible to see from one room to another, ceilings'of varying heights, and an occasioal elimination of the customary door are de.wriberl by Nichols in (he January issue of Beller Homes & Gardens, Nichols, who planned and saw constructed his ranch home In Tucson. Arizona, said lie built Into all the rooms of his house the constantly changing scenery which one enjoys on a country drive-rooms planned ,so that one would have to turn comers or walk down short halls in order [o enter other rooms; high ceilings lo stimulate the spirit much as the Californit redwoods would. The artist hits at "machine age ideas" in constructing- a home Tiic modern conveniences are fine, writes Nichols, but "without, decoration and ornaineul, without the pleasures of interesting things to see whether they serve a purpose oilier than delighting the eye or not, only a robot could exist In this machine house." "I consider efficiency secondary " Nichols writes. "A house has lo 'be lived in. it's not a factory. A house so efficiently arranged that the homemakcr can sprint from one 0chore to chore- really isn't a home —it's a workhouse." Naturally, lie said, he would not want the kitchen placed at the opposite end of the house from the dining room, "but T would rather live! In a house where walking from the living room to the dining room was' fun rather than just efficient" While his High ceilings stimulate spirit, the low ceilings of his sprawling home promote rest fulness "like the surface of Hie sea,'" Hie artist said. Seeking variety in another way Nichols combined brick and wood' having one wall of brick or brick' stone with mi opposite wall of wood' paneling. The artist used throughout the house a limited number of colors, all of which matched one of his . paintings which hangs over the fireplace. Shortage of Living Units Is Aroiind Million Mark Recent estimates disclose that migration of workers to war industry! centers has created a shortage o'f 'about a million living units. Main- old and oversized homes are being converted into multiple-residence dwellings lo relieve the situation Non-critical materials, such as insulating board, are particularly adaptable for creating new interiors I ,: s in these old buildings. C/0 and Home Builders Agree To Confer On Postwar Housing CHICACiO. .Trm 9 (Ri^nrtlnu A - ,,.. .... CHICAGO, Jan. 2 (Special) — A slop in the direction of postwar in- ,i,.^.-ir,i i.~,. \ x — . *• "^""iin; muu [?ni an agreei duitilal harmony has been tnkcn as to (lie men'! at <mi.i-nftmi for oy Ihe National Association of Home ••-•• ' ' c ! )uflll °" ft)l Builders and the C.LO., according lo American Rnilder, authoritative publication of the home building field, in an exclusive story in its January issue. A signed statement by It. J. Thomas, president of U.A.W. and chairman of the Post-War Planning and Housing Committees of c.I.O, "The constant battle between private a«d public housing interests before Congress is accomplishing one net result—it is disgusting Congress and diverting Its attention away from favorable legislation for the great home building industry, favors Private Homes "At the outset let me state that the c.I.O. wants to sec attractively planned, soundly constructed private homes, localcd In properly restricted, well planned subdivisions, built for the workers of America. This is tlie type of homes we have advocated for and to the members ol our own unions in several books which we have published and distributed to our membership. This is a matter of public record well knoivn to many people in the private build- nig field who have taken the trouble to read them. Many Can't Afford New Homes "On the other hand we must recognize that there is today in America a sizeable part of our population earning too small a yearly Income to buy or rent u decent home in which to live and raise their families. As a matter of fact over half of all the families in America had incomes of less than $2,000 i n the war year of 1912. Over 35 pel- cent or nearly twelve million fam- a meeting of minds in America on the housing problem; an agreement to (lie end that all American families be properly housed. Keprescnt- atlvcs of both producer and consumer interests must necessarily reach agreement and present a united front if this job is to lie done. "Tlie o.I.O. will take a definite stand on both private and public housing: for the post-war period. What that stand will be can be iu- flucnced over, now, before the thorough dis ... " —j -•---••I- .tumuli jtiui i""i»iv; ilium|jii.M? 01 an u uies had incomes of less than 51,500 , denied ouanMty of low-cost a year in 1942; over 20 per cent or '" ' ' ' nearly seven million families earned less than $1,000 and 1 per cent or nearly two and one-half million families actually had incomes of less than year. $500 in that same "If we are to solve the housing problem, must- begin to and act in terms of a housing program that will provide healthy and inspiring living environment for slightly over half our American families with yearly incomes of less than $2,000. Criticizes Kuilders' Stand "The private home builders as represented by the National Association of Home Builders take the stand before Congress that private builders can provide all the housing needed for all income brackets in America, in its vigorous drive against public housing, the*N.A.H.B. will not concede that even the lowest income group should be provided with decent sanitary shelter through public housing. This in spite of the fact that in 1939, less than 4 per cent of FHA insured mortgages went, to borrowers with yearly incomes of less than $1,500. Obviously the housing problem will never be solved with this kind of an attitude. Wants Agreement Itcached "What we desire to bring about is -. -. i .*j ii niui trii^j] inoL.ndniuii vi the problems involved by the leaders of these producer and consumer interests. "If the officers of N.A.H.a. iititl other producer interests desire lo discuss (his proposal with members of the Housing and Posl-War Ptatmiiij; committee of our Union, we stand ready lo meet with them at any time In the immcclinte fu- lure." N.A.II.1I. Accepts 111.1 "Working shoulder to shoulder wllh labor and. all other public spirited groups, an Important start can be made lowat'ds the ultlmale goa] of adequate housing for all," Uobcrl p. Gerholz, president of the National Association of Home Builders, declared in his reply in Ihe American Builder to Thomas' statement. "There arc many arras of agreement which can be readied by our respective groups through consultation and cooperative effort. These include the strict enforcement of minimum safety and sanitation codes, the demolition of im- iound structures, the rehabilitation of structurally sound blighted housing and the construction by private enterprise of an unprecc- housing for sale and rental. "In ft country as vast and productive as America, it is not necessary to follow the housing pattern of central Europe. Our unique democratic system of private enterprise has made this country great. By intelligent, courageous and united effort it cnn correct those Inadequacies in housing which now exist. "Merely because we cannot agree with U.A.W.-C.I.O. that the needs of the lowest income group should be met by constructing millions of new houses under the U.S.H.A. [or- muln Is no reason why we cannot, combine forces to accomplish the major part of the housing program. By so doins more constant employment at satisfactory annual wage levels will be assured and nn unprecedented quantity of low-cost housing- provided. "We have already invited Mr Thomas to address'our Annual 'Conference in Chicago next month anc have appointed a committee to meet with the "" Planning _ Gerholz concluded. Cordless Iron ' .'^'tYVO:^ . ;• •.••^Jc.-A-i (Pliolo jrom ttircko) 'T'HE cordless iron, one of UV (U'sl of the housewives' postwar dreams lo come true, is shown above. Immediate manufacture of them has been authorized by the WPU, and it is expected lo be on tlie market early in 1945. The iron is healed from (he uulomalic- cunlrollod safely base shown o.i Ihe hoard, and rehiins (he heal for considerable time in a spongc- hkc |)),-ilc inside llic irun. A "magic watchman" thermostat prevents (H'oi-hcalinc, mi<i n heal regulator m tlie base controls temperatures required for different fabrics. Temperatures Housing Committee Post-Win of c.I.O ' FOR COLD STUFFED NOSES |2<vJrops in pach noslril lopCEi clojsned nose, vou Ibrcatho freer. Caulion: I Uso only ae -lirectcd. IPENETRO NOSE DROPS Only top quality products get the job of lubrifcattng the motors and machinery on our fighting Navy's ships. So we're proud to tell you that Sinclair lubricants are used on many Navy ships to assure smooth operation and save wear. To give your car the same, sure SAVE WEAR WITH protection, get Sinclair lubricants from your Sinclair Dealer. To protect your engine, for example, he offers Sinclair Opaline Motor Oil. This famous oil stands up longer and lubricates better because it is both de-waxed and de-jellied. Use Sinclair Opaline to keep your car rolling. . I ALLE PtaeZIIS ~ Atlanta Augusta Birmingham . Charleston . Charlotte Chattanooga Chicago Cincinnati . ...!. Denver Detroit '., Jacksonville . Tallahassee . ... Kansas City Macon Memphis '.'. Miami " Montgomery . New York ' ....' San Antonio Savannah Tampa Washington . DMlns Houston Jackson . Little Rorl; . Shreveport Hi Low 03 US .-It 04 58 38 21 33 -12 M •10 . 21 . 78 Correct Stoking Saves Coal HV HI'S IK KINAim NKA HlulV Writer NEW YOHK.-Hy knowing how u be a boiler "Iheimin" you ciin lncrea.se Ihe heat, yield In your furnace us much nit 20 per ceu( which Is Important from now until April, especially (f yon find vour coal ration Isn't lasting tho' required period. Bi'lnB a smart turimce-lrader is ait the more Important if higher volatile coal Is more pk'iitlfti) In your bin than other types of fuel By kwpliiif the volatile dements of soft coal from escaping up the •- —-> .«\.i\ A , n chimney as smoke, you'll conserve fuel and will be doing your cur- inins and other household prcllles a good (urn, So, clip out these rules set forth by Ihc liltumiimus Coal Institute and paste on your basement will! to remind you lo; 1. Add fresh coal lo the fire In u sloping pile, Instead of completely covering the fuel bed. This produces combustion, comparable to an underfeed stoker. The Jlamc will spread up the surface of the new coal, consuming gases as lliev arc released. ' 2. Make sure that an ade<[Ualc supply of ah- | 5 udnilKed OVEIl the Check Shingles in Fall, Home Owners Advised The fall checkup on the home should Include direful attention to the roof, maintenance authorities recommend. Loosened shingles should be nulled down and ml.wlni; ones replaced. Materials for re- roofhig, including the fireproof asbestos cement types, arc still available. Potatoes have an annual world production of about 0,000,000000 bushels. life, by kecplm; (|H. s |[,[ lll)e .slotted opening In door) open slightly. 'J. Use sum 11 amounts of coal more fromu'nlly nillu-r Hum an excessive amount In one Iliint; A lot flivi's olt BUS more riiplilly t)imi 11 cim be consumed, and gas tint BOOS up the chimney , 1S Mm ,ko total loss. •1, Don't use your poker mor often than is iuws.snry. when yo stoke, ln> ciuvtul not to At one time, North Carolina own- err, of hlijh hals ("bcvcrs" or "bee- Kiina") paid nn annual tax of $4 to Ilin stale for Ihe privilege. Golcl- headcd canes paid a similar levy. t rcllovo coMs'acliy musclcy, Bro -o vilh SI. Joseph Aspirin, worlil'o'largotl ix'ltcrnt I0c. Nu nfajjirin cun do moro for you. Dig 100 tablet eizv/or (inl (to deeply, which will lilt ,i s |,t',s hit inivmnu coals und form clinkers. FLUSH Bcuelil wonderfully (rom famous doctor's discovery lint relieves backache, run-down feeling cine to excess acidity in ttio wine Tccipli! l-vciyvlu-ro 11,0 lin.lL.j annul,, ,' I . 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Your Water AFETY MA is Better Than 3 Al I over the nation cities are issuing frantic requests for water conservation to help avoid a serious shortage of water. . , But not here in Biytheville, You are served by three artesian wells, each from 1299 to "MOO feet deep, with a capacity of over 3600 gallons per minute ... To date, there has never been a demand ou your water system for more than 1000 gallons a minute. Thanks to this safety margin Biytheville citizens will never be rationed on pure water for drinking, bathing, washing, or genera! household use! Biytheville Water BERNARD ALLEN, "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity!" PAINT OVER OLD DRIES IN 1 HOUR- • Her* nr« four ndvantngei of Pittsburgh'* uniting new typ« of, paintt 1. Ona coat nf Tcclilcis Ii visually tiifTicloiit—mny IM applied right over wnllpnpcr, dingy plaster, on bas»- ineiil walls, elc. 2. Comes in pnstoAtm. Ao'd water, und oao Ration of Tuchtd* pasto mnlwi 1 '/a Ralfons of point, enough lo cover nn average room. 3. Kasy to «pply »nd quick to dry. 4. WnstmbU - stnyi ipotlm with* ordinary «oap «nd w»l«r. Rc(iccoratayourroom>«t»m*ll cost wllh Pittsburgh TbchldV On tale at A Complete Slock of Pittsburgh .faints WALLPAPER WASHABLE! You don't pay for waler irt TccMdo. You add El yourielp end iuv* money. On» gallon of Techno r,c'r:ci HI gallant paint — e'loig'i lor Ida nvticg* room. . MADK IN I COtORI AMD WHOI^, H U B B KID HARDWARE.;CO. WAN URGENTLY NEEDED NOW' v J'4 TO HELP NAVAL PLANT AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS • BY Winston, Hagfin, Missouri Valley and Sollitt (Prim* Contractor*) • GOOD FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE JOB Time and half for overtime. Pood and lodging available on the job for workers at $1.20 per day. Excellent working conditions.. Help build this plant so vitally needed by our fighting forces. i Hiring On The Spot and FrbVTrans- portation Furnished, At Every UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE IN ARKANSAS It you arc now cnjagcd In an essential activity at your Highest skill, do not apply. All hiring- uonc In accordance wllh War Manpower Commission Rcpiia- lions.- Men under 21 and women under IS must l\nc minor's 'release form signed by lurenta whlefc can be obtained .it Oflice.

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