The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1944 · Page 6
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VAG* 8ZZ BLYTBBVlLEB r (ABK.); COURIEK NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE SO, 10-I4' Ideal Time For Non-Critical Roofing Materials Available For Needed Work The now familiar, "There's a war going; on, you know,", may Justify a loliof things, but It's no excuse for letting your home get In )x>or condition, lipme maintenance ex- perls.point out. Not only arc ordinary repair End maintenance permitted without restriction, but they can-tie financed as usual through PHA approved loans. This reminder": is especially in order, as the coming of Summer clears the way for needed work on the exterior of the house. There are n\any-jobs" :Wl)ich can.be done with >non-criUcar. materials which will make the home bot)< easier to look at and more comfortable to live in. A good place to start the checkup Is at the top. The roof, which is subject to inore abuse.fr.om the weather than any other part of the house,- usually- lakes a beating during tile winter months. A little attention how will -prevent summer rain '.storms from damaging the rest of the house. First of all, see that missing or damaged shingles arc replaced and that;loosc ones arc nailed tight',)in piice. Then inspect the flash- ings, [he chimneys and all masonry work.vThese points are as vulnerable Uo leakage ns damaged shingles. -JAnd don't forget to clean leaves and dirt from valleys nnd gutters so that the drain pipes can carry away the rnin. If your hpirie needs n new roof, you will find that, asbestos cement .shingles are available and on the noil-critical list. They will provide prole^tibn'hgainst fire and weather, improve the appearance of the homeland give practically mninten- once-Jree service for (he life of the Building. : Under War Production Board rules;';n' : roof may be completely re- covered'with asbestos cement shin- ment to cut In as competition on maintained that one-lhlrtl of the nation is Ill-housed. 3. Theoretically it would require 13,000,000 Politico! Announcements Use' Courier News ta« b«en « thorized to announce toe tollowl candidacies. 'BVib]er,t to tile D«nio» cratlc primary In August: STATE ' UKI'RESENTATIVK ;: ALENE WORD fJor re-election, Post No. 2) .,' W. 3. WIJNDERLICH (for re-election, Post No. 1) . :' J. LEE BEARDESJ (fQr re-election, Post No. 3) LT7GIEN E. COLBMAN E; ; C.:,"GENE" FI.EEMAN -. (Post No. d) PROSECUTING ATTORNEY B ; I VIE C. SPENCER .-,-'• MARCUS FIETZ -,.'. (For Re-election) fiHKRIFF AND COLLEOTOI ' HALE JACKBON , (for re-election) W; W. (BUDDY) WATSON { ^COUNTY TREASURER R. B. .(SKEET) STOUT MISS DELI Room For Public Housing? Edson Looks Into Question '• . BY PETEK EDSOX Opponents of publicly financed housing, not wanting the govern- credit reserves of the Federal Home Loan Bank system, in addition to wtoal it hopes will be a postwar craning new forms of credit, ... building boom, sometimes slate nuance and low Interest rate mort- "lelr objections In this easy forum- gages to suable private builders to : meet needs of low Income groups 1. There will be 39,000,000 families for whom they cannot build now In tlio United States when the war and make a profit. is over. 2. The New Deal has THEHK'S HOOM FOIt AIX, new or rehabilitated dwellings to banks, Insurance! companies and Iti .„„..! .!.„ i ,.._ „>.,..._... , wanting high rales of In- meet the housing shortage. 4. Since average cost of government housing—Including land, street and facilities—has been S5000 per unit, It would cost the taxpayers $(55,- OCO.OOO.OOO to build housing for the underprivileged one-third of tlhe population who can't afford to pay rente that will give private builders a fair return. There Is one big fallacy to this line of argument. Though the government, has paid out money to build temporary war housing. U has never shelled out to build under the low rent, slum clearance programs. What U has done to lend funds at Interest for construction by locn) housing authorities, the cost of the government being confined to the payment of a subsidy to meet operating deficits incurred by the local housing aiitliorlllcs when the Income from the rents they are able to charge do not meel costs. FUU. 1'UOGItAM NEVER CAltKIKI) OUT Under the present la«-, this subsidy Is limited to $28,000,000 a year. It now actually amounts to only $9,000,000 a year because the full program was never carried out To date—1034 to 1943, Inclusive —these .subsidies have cost the taxpayers $25,000,000, ". Even so, it Is argued by opponents of public housing that this business of Imvlng Uncle Sam pay part of the rent check for the poor Is wrong because It provides com- pellllon for the people in the business of providing shelter for a profit. Many private real estate and banking Interests like to think that public housing is on the way out now. It Is their belief that public temporary war housing will involve such terrific losses Hint all public housing will be "given a black eye from which it can never recover. Advocates of public housing aren't so sure. For example, John B. Blamiford Jr. He Is the smart young budget bureau official who Inherited all the mistakes of 10 assorted government housing agen- ,'estors __ „..„ ...„ „ Icix'sl, Blandford believes that llicrs will be limits to what private Jiillders can do. Below those limits *ie believes Mere . is n noncom- tetitlvc field for public housing. Officials of-the National Assoclfi- lon of Heal Estate Boards have for some lime been working, on ii program for community clevelop- ucnl and rebuilding, believing that cglslalioii to aid postwar housing should be passed now so that It will bo ready for instant use when tlic war ends. Nothing In the NA. R. E. B. plan is as'yet approved, but It Is notable that preliminary drafts of the plan call tar not only continuation of tl\e present public housing program, but for taking the government still further into public housing devclop- it. Tills• from" ivlmt Lv perhaps , most responsible and conservative trade association In the. business. . . , cles they were reorganized into the one / National Housliv. Agency two years ago and h c be- nmo its admlnlstrntor. Blfindfords first principle Is Hint ;les If any part of It is In need of -epair. This liberal ruling was p rn . lrt „, „ nude In order to promote the pro- or m,™ iMr, ,,\n\ r, -,„ , rs, r "^[;"^ -ft^^ruws var purposes. VoWain the I™ , ^CB lo P ™ lT «nuS fibers. It is necessary to mine much thnt "hem a?e"going ! 'aM-o"fo argor Quantities of the short fi- U ie war. The egg measured four 1 bereil type which go into shingle and one-half inches long and three ItJDGK BOLAND GREEN (for re-election) nmciiT ir. BLACKWOOD CIRCUIT. COURT CLEKA • HARVEY MORBia ' ' ' (For re-election) , . COUNTY CIEKK - T. W. POTTER ' (for re-election) Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All; Makes & Models JGULF Service Station 'At, 5th Main Sts. -OR WE'LL SELL them for you for a small commission. Bring them in for all details. When Better PLUMBING SUPPLIES Are On the Market We WJ1I Have Them ' FOR SALE PETE IS THE 'LUHBEI 'housing is private predominantly enterprise, any job othe uiproncli is unworkable and .,., tallstle." His program for nosi- i'ar housing encompasses iirescrv- nuking ng the Federal Housing Admlnls- ration mortgage insurance and ' But HKUKVKS even when agreement ucli points can be reached with , the bureau estimates because of Hint amount will be spent al cacl convention this year. The 194-. exterior «n sounding tgltil for both Republican thrnn»h™V and Democratic conventions arc lnrou 8' uut - csllinntccl nt Iras than $5,000,000' by the Association of Commerce. Each convention visitor probably Glass Insulation Reduces and r^oise In Planes NEW YOHK (UP) — U. S. wnr- ilanes are being Insulated agniust the extreme cold of the slrato- iplicre with glass fibers, bpund with i tliermoseUIng resin, which also deadens fatigue-causing sound, It las been revealed by the Bureau of Industrial Service In a release approved by the War Department. The glass fibers have a diameter iieasureu In ten-lliousaiKlths of an inch and weigh only four onc-hun- dredlhs of a pound ]>er square fool when formed Into half-Inch Ihlck >heets. Particularly on long flights, It has been found, a high sound level within the plane Is a major factor conlrlbullng to lire crew's fatigue. With planes operating at altitudes where temperatures of CO degrees jelow Hero arc commonly encountered, Insulation is necessary to reduce the' burden on heating equip- 1 mont, and permit the use of lighter equipment. . .. .' Tho fibrous glass - sheets arc Incombustible and ', arc • the lightest Inorganic material commercially available for the sound-proofing and. Insulation of planes. Moreover, the sheets gain less'than one Per cen,l of'luelr own weight from moisture; In the air when subjected to temperatures of 125 degrees, Fahrenheit, and (o 00 per'cent relative humidity. Yours For A Long-Life Line By NEA Service Cent your new clothesline wllh pa.st or liquid wax—and a o,u(ck dusting Ls all It will ever need to keep It clean and ready for washday. A rope clothesline thus protected is saved from the fate of becoming Ico dirty to use before It is worn out, nnd will also keep dry and (aught underneath Its coat of wax. Metal clotheslines that are waxed will never riisl-.stain freshly laun- dertd clothes or give you washday blues. '»' State Police Busy In May UTTLE HOCK, Ark., June 20 (UP)—The state police made n total of 727 arrests during May, and •118 of them resulted in convictions. Stnte superintendent 6ray Al- bilL-hi said In his monthly report, thnl S3 persons were arrested for sr-fMl!i>!f. The state police picked ii|> US) servicemen who were absent without leave. Albright said '415 fines were as- se.HM'd for a total of some $7000— or which some $6000 was paid. Appealed and suspended fines totaled 5300. Read Courier News Want Ads. fee Shortages Reported LITTLE ROCK, June 20 (UP)— Ice shortages already are beginning to show up in Arkansas. In greater Little Hod: Saturday and Sunday, people stood in line at an Ice deck awaiting their allotment of ice. Manufacturers and dealers admit there was a shortage during the weekend. And they give no consolation when they .say that- the shortago_ could more mouths. last for a couple One manufacturer . even says the outlook Is gloomy. Last summer, critical Ice short- ai'r-.5 were existant throughout Arkansas. Railroad Head Sees End Of Labor Difficulties f\ HARRISON, Ark., June 20 (UP) President L. A. WaUins of the Missouri mid Arkansas Railroad says there Is a possibility that labor difficulties on the road will be ironed out within the next two nonths. Although Watkins gave no hint as to what -steps his company will take to avert a strike, he expressed, belief that lobor will be .satisfied, the railway system improved and made more stable. R«ad Courier News Want Ads. Improvements To Homes Here Made This Week Improvements to local homes were underway this week ns home owners continue to do their share in increasing the attractiveness of Blythevinc, A new scrccncd-in front porch Jias been added to the Dick Roberta home at 408 Chlckasawba. Other Improvements to the houso include the Insulating of ceilings, redecorating the Interior, and the Installation of an attic fan. The home of O. D. Moiiltrle nt 101 East Davis has been repainted on (lie outside, and three bedrooms and living rcom hove been repapered.- Two bathrooms were re- flntshed wllh an Insulation material, and also rcpapercd. A new fence built nround the back of the house was painted ns was the servant's house and garage. Also being repainted is the George Smith home lit 320 East Kentucky. The duplex owned by Convention Visitors To Spend $2,000,000 CHICAGO (UP) — The 15,000 person!: expected to come into Chicago for the Republican National Convention, beginning Juno '20, probably will spend more than $2,000,000 here, the convention bureau of the Chicago Association of Commerce estimated. Tile bureau said less than half of Ihe usual 40,000 persons who have attended national politics conventions at Chicago were ex- r.ectcd to attend the meeting this year. Although the usual number of delegates, officials, candidates null officeholders will atcnd, the "camp followers" will remain al home because of the war, the bu reau said. Ordinarily, visitors to n conven lion would spend more than $4,000,000 in n five-day period, the ex...1.1 V Yi 7 .1 '.. ' . "".-""itny. me cm ncx owned by peeled length of the meeting, but Mr . Smlth at 5n Del > thfi hnrnnn ncflli^nrnc Kn^r.ncn nf , , . ... . -"-*" 11 " I >-"•«. U , pied by Lieut, nnd Mrs. E. B. ' v ,.-y, -- ""^""-^ "• inuu uy L\K\\I. ana Mrs. E R iKiTn A T± ?^ Mt .""".Capt. and Mr. Pi-ed' . Marks, has been piilntcd on the exterior, and the Interior repapered> will spend approximately $20 a day for transportation, housing, food, entertainment and miscellaneous |iui'chiises, including souvenirs, tho convention bureau reported. Jol propulsion promises to ou- fighting plnniM iinolhcr miles per hour speed. GONE TO GET A DR. PEPPER, DO AS YOU PLEASE FOR THE /NEXT FIVE M/NOTGS nnd one-hull inches wide. Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blythcvillc, Ark. Commercial Classes In Shorthand-Bookkeeping-Typing MRS. L. M. BURNETT Degree From Accredited College Phone 1.010 Hrarn MEMBER OF SERVING NATION-WIDE AMBULANCES Equlppei! With Oxygen UnlU For Your Jlellcr Trotcctlon HOLT FUNERAL HOME rhonc 511 for Details E, Allen Biddlc of Biddle Exterminators Is now in town and will be here for the next- week or 10 days. GUARANTEED PEST CONTROL NITRATE FERTILIZER For Side Dressing. v J.L. TERRELL HIS. Bdwy. Phone 2631 All over the nation cities are issuing requests for water conservation to help avoid a serious shortage of water... But not here in Biytheville. Three deep wells bring pure water to Biytheville homes. These wells have a capacity of 3600 gallons per minute, while there has never been a demand for more than 1000 gallons per minute on our service. Because you are protected by a safety margin of more than 3 to 1, we are able to say, "Use all the water you want—for drinking, bathing, washing, or for your lawns or gardens." Biytheville Water BERNARD ALLEN, Manager "Water /« Four Cheapest Commodity!" HEW WASHftBLE PAINT ~GOE Add woUr — thtn ut». I Urt'i aconomy.To I go Don of TteMdi add U gallon of wcfer. Make i enough paint for avaroga room. No need fo t cr tin old paper. T may !>• cpplied ov«r it. • Now cat the time and expense of redecorating « room in h&t/J Do your repainting the streamlined, modern way-with Pittsburgh Techide. It's •ntlrely different from old-style wall pninta. Quick to <lry and easy to apply, Ifechtdo' makes it possible to do over * room In 3*hours — 2 for painting —1 for dryinj. Ask ui about Tcchlda. An acccifanal woihtng : with »aap ond v/Btir b/ingi bock [Hal naw look t. T.cSlrf* WoUt, MADE Itl 8 COLORS AND WIHTB H U B BARD :.-• -'' '»?- '->-.'<jVg^jrf^y^^." 1 ^ '•* , HARDWARE CO ?wr>? ^4^>f ^>* % ' &# . ## f? : ji\ '<$* * ^s>i •>.*# * *\ i*^» ^ f>ZJ'£r^•? V? } t * *\ j*JP*Tj» » r <*> \V- Pfer'V-*J*'/J, ' '1 v^fe^V^ v ^f\ iJii v >! - l . j Phone 407 ni,YTHF.VH.I,E'S OM,V IIOJIK OWNED I.U.MBDU CO

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