The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1947 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 29, 1947
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PAGE FOUR BLYTIIEYU.I'R (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 2f)'. 1017 Vets Are Cheated In Housing Deals Profit-Bent Builders Unload 'Jerry-Built' Homes, Writer Says CHICAGO, 111., April '9. — Desperate, war .veterans are being swin- dled'when .they buy. dwellings being thrown together loday by n rapacious building industry concerned only wilh profits. Elizabeth Gordon, edilor of House Beautiful, declares In the May issue of the ba- gazine. Instead of providing America with modern homes which could be enjoyed in comfort, and with pride, (he building industry is giving war veterans houses which will cause "the .sickening realization a few years hence that they have inort- innde comfortable and convemc gaged, their incomes for houses wherever they are located by men Pre-fob Homes May Aid Nation's Housing Shortage Tiie American housing out look, loday appeared far Irom optimistic, although some relief wns promised by tiic incK-nsliii! production of pre-fabricutcd homes. The factory made dwellings arc of several types.' including several modified versions of the quonsel hut which benime familiar to mili- Roof Plays Big Part In Home Appearance Because the roof is the most expansive area at Ihe house and lends lo dominate ils appearance, lIn; selection of Ihe roof coverin,; is of utmost Importance. Building experts recommend shingles Unit will resist lire and weather and at the same time contribute to the over-all beauty of Ihe home. These qualities are to be found in asbes- lo.s cement shingles, which are heavy, rigid ana fireproof. MARSHALL Continued from 1'age 1. BITTER HOMES I ubat he replied to Stalin's thesis-' today, only to run into determined I who wanted ami who which nre ten lo thirty years out of•• date—both ill plans and mn- lerlals," she declares. "Never again in our lifetime shall we sec such a building boom as we are witnessing todn-.y,," Miss Gordon asserts. "By 1348. nccorrt- ing to all available statistics, at least a million new homes will have been constructed throughout the United States. "What a God-given opportunity this is to change the fncc ol a nation, to beautify its residences, to incorporate into the peaceful channels of housing nil the scientific nnil industrial \vlzndry of war. What a chance to produce for a million American families mortem, pleaslns up-to-date homes, which can be livert in with comfort ami enjoyed with pride! "But are we doing that? Arc we taking advantage of this moment? Are the builders, the planners, the . real estate men getting tot'Cther and creating such thoroughly livable homes? "The answer is a tragic No. Ro• octionary, obstinate. restrictive, ' frightened of change. ummaRina- tive. profit-bent only, the building industry is turning out thousmids of cracker boxes for thoiis-inils of veterans arid non-veterans, HI desperate and clamoring solely for a riof ovor their heads, unmindful of Ilicir feai'fu ] destiny; the sickening rer.llzation a few years hence that they have mongnged their incomes lor houses which are ten to thirty years onl of (into—both in plan anil materials." tary men in all the wori'l's outposts during the war. The least expensive of all, the pro-fabricated homes-, like all oilier kinds, oiler comfort ami iitlra:'.:vones.s. These may not be the "dream homes" created in ilie minds ol many potential home owners, as they allow little opportunity lor self-expression. There is no question, however, that I he coumrysiiie will Soon be dotted with prefabricated homes comfortable and convenient mis of liquefied petroleum gas fueled appliances. The same fmick-coor;- ing ranges, silent and dependable gas refrigerators and controlled- temperalnre automatic water lica'.- err, that make til;; life agreeable will bring the comforts of home to ire-fabricated homes beyond the :ity limits through the magic ol -bottled" or "tank" «as. But lie made his position clear American people last nlglU suci'incl sentences: We must not compromise I'll An«lo-Ameiican attempt;, to l!i late the Potsdam and Yalta (igrcc- | incuts. 011 1 The first comprehensive Soviet • w;lit com]iroinlsc through exhaus- nishe.s and brushes of reconnais- anee forces." Stalin, who directed the Ued Army during the war, used thai mill- i 1 '" 11 - tnry phrase to tleseribn his evaluu- ! 1Jllt Marshall said he hoped Stallion of Ihe conference to Marshall, i in ' s "''"' wilS correct and that It at prmriples in order to achieve | rcactio) , to j|, c conference bore i'' cim lit for ngreemenfs sake. j marked similarity to the Anglo- I beleive that action cannot a- 1 American reports, save that tlie ta- _ock Out Watchman, Then Clean Out Cafe INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — TWO bandil.s ransacked n restaurant icre after locking out the night watchman. Clifton Carter, 4fl, told police (he ncn pushed him outdoors and bolted the door. Carter hurried to The English language contain approximately ICO.COO words, bu 10 words make up abnut 25 pe cent of our ordinary speech. Laney Names Members Of Two State Boards LITTLE HOCK, Ark.. April 29. (UPt —Gov. Hen Laney today appointed three members lo the State Hoard of Nursing Examiners und three members lo the Practical Nurses Division of the Hoard. The examiners are Mrs. Lnmnr McMillan of LIUlc Rock. Mrs. B. U. lloozmnii of Foil Smith, and Sister Mary Kevin Gallagher of El Dorado. Members of the practical nurses division of the board, created by an acl of the 50th General Assembly, are Mrs. Nan Morgan of Hot Springs, Mrs. Minnie Hearpe of Little Rock, and Mrs. Hazel Watkins of Hope. the professional soldier who directed the Anglo-American assault on the German fortress. Toils Of Talk with Slalin H.alln told Marshall Mint he thought eventual compromises on indicated "a greater spirit of co< jierntion" by Soviet Hussia at future conferences. Marsha!!, as he hud '.done in Mn^eow a week ago, pulled no punches in placing total blame for fail- all the basic German and Austrian nre ol Hie. Moscow conference di- issues were possible. He reminded; rrx-ily on Russia':! shoulders. Like the new II. S Reeretarv of Slate I «H of his statements in Moscow. new U. S Secretary of Slate thai differences in Ihe past had been solved "after people exhausted themselves in "dispute" anil then "recogni/cd the nece.ssily of compromise." ft is nccc.wary lo have "patience and not become pessimistic,' UiM Marshall. Marshall did not reveal directly liis accusation was moderate and calmly worded. Western I'oivers ISlamcil MOHOOYV. A|)ril '<>3. <Ul>)— lllts- Slallti Ma sMove Ihrouijhout the Moscow ' conference to meet Ihe Western pnv.vr.s half way. I'ravda reported bles were turned as to claims about tiled to disregard curlier commitments. , Although the I'ravda cditorhV wns written before Secretary of I State George Marshall reported to Ilie American people lost night, in some respects it might have been designed as an answer. BEN WHITE & SONS CNTACTORS MAIN' ' TENTH Chlorophyll, the life-giving sub- .slaiiuu of pilants, has a chemical nature similar to that of blood. FELIX A. 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