The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1947 · Page 6
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?AGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUKSDAY. MAY 0. 10-17 Building Costs Up 80% Since 1940 Survey Shows Almost Half of That increase Took Piace Last Year Subfioors Serve Many Purposes, Builders Declare •Building experts say thai though the t'roat structural Mi Of oak and other, hardwoods n H passible to omit subfloors these woods are used for fii | flooring, il usually is pnor eooi . to do so. MINNEAPOLIS. May .—A homo ,\ subfloor. they point out that could bs built for 55.003 in forms several important fun t 184;! costs an oven f9.t'CO to erect Besides serving to keep tho h today and tho average increase in warmer and drier in winter, il residential building costs in 26 ma- bratine, strength to tho In 1 ! jcr cities since pre'.var days lias since it is laid diagonally. Pi | now reached 80 per cent, accord- installed with plenty of na 1 ing jo a study by Northwestern Ma- becomes a solid base for the f tioii'al Life Insurance Coint-nriy. I floor and helps prevent Almost half, or SI,8:0 of thisSS.OOO squeaks. H'.ii!der s dc:'laie. in rise" has taken place in the last ^ally. that such snueaks usuall year!'A similar study made by the the result of insufficient nail insurance company in the spring (h e subfloor, rather than a d f of 1E46 found that the 1P40 SS.C05 ciency in the finish floor, house would cost SV.'OO to construct Another purpose served by a at that lime. ) floor K that of providing woil i Building material prices siiow an r. safe working surface during average rise of IB per cent since, u'on of tho building. This i i 1G40. This coincides c!osofy with them to defer laying tho fin tiic. .rise of 77 per cent that has llocr until all plastering and ot occurred in the manufacturing in- finishing have been complete 1 clustrv's average hourly wapc costs I lie buildintt interior has be in the same pjricd, tlie study, lowed (o rcae'n norma! tei ]c shows. I ture find humiility. Floorii \ In (he construction Industry, ports say this is highly Ini] hourly wane rates have risen 32 because it guards against : per cent for skilled workers and 62 ai>e of tlie finish flcorim; by per cent for unskilled labor since -ing proper relationship of in 1040, but actual on-thc-site wage content between tile food .11 costs are runnnig as mush as EO 'o building inlcricr. 100 per cent above I54D labor costs.] the study finds. This is largely due: ~ to difficulties in utilizing building workers' time efficiently when th Ilcw cf building materials i K inter Veterans Demand for Hew Homes Slackening Despite Continued Shortage of Living Space rupted bj- strikes, bottlenecks and synthetic, shortages in the various materials industries, the report states. Many Builders Hesitate There is evidence that manv would-be home owners arc shelving their plans for tlie present, t/uc study says. Though residential bulding activity for the firs! quir- tcr of IC-17 showed an increase from the corresponding period of 19!fi in most are?.s, a do?:en U. S. cities registered sharp downturns as compared with the first quarter of last year, and n many others the rise in volume had halted nt about last -ear's figures. 'Materials prices show n tcndencj to level pH from their rise: building wage rates are still climbing but with materials now in bett supply, mere efficient use of labor can probably be made from here on. tile report states In the World War I era. building costs rose approximately 150 ing costs rose approximately 'A .Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute scientist predicts that by Ifl.V/ fifth of our i;asoli:ie will be Asbestos Now Used As Kitchen Towel Material Still another use has been found for asbestos, often known as the magic mineral. Us fibers, which u been utilized for such diverse commodities as fireproof suits and siding shingles, now are (joint; into the manufacture of kitchen towels. The new tea towels arc 20 per cent asbestos filler. Their makers claim they will dry dishes faster and better than ordinary towels, polish as they dry. leave no lint and are super-absorbent. Resides having these advantages, il is claimed the asbestos towels have a soil, flexible texture. They are made 18'i by 34 inches in size. NOT1CK OF FIMNO OF APPLICATION FOK LIQUOR I'KHMIT Notice is hereby given that (he undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of tho State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense vinous or spii-lluous liquors for beverage at retail oo. the premises described as 112 N. 2nd Street Blytheville. Application is for permit to be, issued for operation bc- feiuntne on the 1 day of July. 1041 rmil to expire on the 30 day ol June 1948. Philip Aprjlcbruim. >V YES DEAU,YOUR FATHER HAS TRIPPED OVEU THE EXTENSION CORD IN THE UPSTAIRS HALL AGAIN/" Don't overload your wiring system. When /ou build op modernize nrovlda /.OSOf'ATr ARK-MO POWER CO. ISy H. ll'.ritTOX HEATH NLCA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. (NEAl. — most the first thins Jim and Mary , he did. when the Navy place. He does not question that new homes are needed and wanted. But feels that continual empha.sis and a veterans emergency They couldn't afford to buy. Both had f.one directly Erom college into the Navy nnd liad served in a hiyil- living-cost area. They had little financial baoklou. Jim's salary in his of ir-21. buildim; costs first civilian job was not large back approximately one- \\ mc was ;1 baby on the way. per cent in the six-year period from . 1914 to '1"-20, the study recalls, \vhile wholesale lumber prices soared 3CJ per cent. The final spurt n construction rests betwee IPlft nnd early 1823 amounted i>er cent and th* 1 n^sM'/ar building l)oom then collapsed in a wave ot cancellations. lii :;io ensuing de- gression dropped third and in 1H32. the greatest construction boom in the nation's his- toiy KOt underway. ; The study lists i:errentae,o increases in home buildim: costs that have occurred in individual cities since 1H40 as follo.vs: Ailanla, Ifl'll per cent; Baltimore. Dfi 8 per cent; -Birminghain. ffl.fi; Postnn. 78/i: Bnifalo. £85: Chicago. fi!i,0: Cincinnati. 85, G; Cleveland. 88.1: Dallas, 81-J; DCS .Moinrs. 89 1; Denver 71.2; Detroit. 01.8: Indianapolis. 87.7; Kansas. City. 705: Los Au- peles. !i34; Milwaukee. K7.3: Mir,- neatxilis-tit. Paul. fiO.2; .New Orleans. 8-M; New York Cty. 17.?; Philadelphia, f 2.1 : Pittsbuvuh, turned tViem upon the housing shortage, louse in i the Government's pi development, financing, combined Ruth Returns to Florida \ T-ar More Rest on Beaches •ci Pt. T ouis Seattle, 84.3. 834; fan Frnnvisco. 85.7; (5,4; Washington, D. .'C. When You Buy • • • Be Sure You Get The Best! Vorcelain-Kuamel .in IIc.iv:, CAST The Plumber Phone 2731 Available Now! Bui they needed some place to live. FIven a tiny furnished Ihil was not found until Mary had spent Ihe summer in a shore cottage. 35 miles from Jim's work. whc?e he visited her uook-ends. The other day. word came, that "iboir" house would be ready in a month. It was time lo sign papers and prepare to put up cash. Mary looked the house over. It wasn't bad—about a $5500 prewar job. bnl honestly constructed. Much better than their inadequate ] tbl. certainly, put they turned it ' down and cancelled their order. ; ' We just can't a [ford an almo:.l ' Slf.ocn moil gage now, cspecialis with a new baby," thfcy explained every day al! over . tho United States. It is cut ting seriously into the nnee huge backlog of demanc tor new housing. Mt'itui.r. THAT mr.iST A few months ago it seemed thai the ennrmou.s market for new housing was one of the most certain fnuurcs in our transitional economy. H was one demand that would not foe satisfied for years. It would keep lumbermen, factories, mills, building trades workers, real estate dealers hu.slling for a long, long time. Tho pressing need for new housing was established by the National Housing Administration last y.-ar at :U9a.OOO by tlie end of 1047, which still would have loft 1.200.000 families doubled up. Housing Expediter Frank R Crerdon says (hat G01.900 were completed last year, including some Mailed in lOlli. Estimates for this year place completions well under a milann The National Association of Home Builders say:; it would take 1.500.000 new home;-, to "take the edge off Ihe need, and that 1.HOO.OOO could be disposed of this year if they niuld be built Ye: demand is slaekeninp. He- ports let; oE cancellation of orders. and one New York newspaper finds rows of nev; houses in Queens, tho Long Island residential borough. WLii'ins! vainly lor buyers. Why? Tin 1 NAMB blames it on those whn have v.ivn veterans and other I lie "mi-infoHn:Uion" that "new homes today are not good value and that construction costs will recede from their present levels.'* Hut the NAHB also notes that iho s.'o'.\down began last fall in t'nrM' .'.y;-a. 1 , whrTC costs were highest. !,sid has i.een picking up speed T since. AKTIV1CMI, DKMAN'I) Thomas S. lioldon. president of the F. W. l)odi:e Corp.. a leadms live or bui'din: statistics, believes that a loi of tiie apparent demand v.v.s artificial in Ihe first to exaggerate the veterans' sense of frustration and the intensity or their demand for new houses. Now they have been back for a ,., while. They have found some sort And of roof.s, however unsatisfactory. I They have learned that they can ;ct by without buying houses they know they can't afford. lev've come, in increasing num- i icrs, to feel as Dr. C. Elliott Smith I of New York University says he vonld feel in their place: If I were a veteran of World War II. I'd double up with in-laws or live in a porlor bedroom before. I'd buy a house which wasn't just what I wanted.' 1 Masked Bank Bandits Take More Than $30,000 NEW YORK. May G. (UP)—Babe P.mh. who returned from Miami 1 Ber.ch last month to attend tiie celebration in hi.s honor at Yankee Stadium, will fly to Florida again Fridav. -Mrs. Ruth said today. "IJabc is feeling pretty well but he is going b:ick to Florida to rest rtnrl do some fishing," Mrs. Ruth said. Uuth will be accompanied by his wile, his nurse and his friend. Raymond K. Kiltctu of Great Neck, N V. The party will stay at KiKau's .\rU:mi Beach home. a he former New York Yankee rt:,v. who still is recuperating froi !-. ; ,erions lie:-it operation which he •underwent in Jemuuy. suffered n s:i!:ht rrtaipse after broadcast ing to the crowd and the nation from Yankee Stadium on April 27. He thix.v off a slight cold, however. f:r.r; p'avcd yoif last week. OAKLAND. Ore.. May 6. I UP* Two masked bandits yesterday lorc- cd five employes of the E- G. Voting Co. Bank itlto n back room ;uid escaped with an estimated $:)G,000 in currency and silver. Cheap. Qlliel; Divorce Zulu women in Afrzca may have n divorce summons served nn thiir husbands by paying SI 25 to n native commissioner. A v,'cck later they may look f'"v a ne\v man. Read Courier News Want Ads. XOTKT: OF FILING OF APPIJ- CATSON FOU LIQl-OIl I'KKMIT NoiU'c is liL'rcby tivcn that th: uii(Icrsif : nc(l lias filed with the Cuin- missionei' of Revenues of the State. ( of Arkansas for permit to sell and : dispense- vinous or spiritin'iis liquors I for bi'Vcraije at retail on Ilio prem- | iscs di'scriijed as 117 South Second St.. Blythoville. Arkansas. Applica- i tion is for permit to bo issued Jor i ofieration bf^inniny on tho last day j in July. 194. nnd to :x.lin: on tlu | 30 day of Juno. 1948. i Filmorc G. Gip'ion. In Heavy Gauge E. C. LUMBER COMPANY A significant U'siimmiia! to the drjiendability of r.niTcU U<mi'imr Msitcnsil* ;iml apiilicalion is the ••CKiihinty willi whir!; leading arcliittii-U and builders have speril'irVi tlicni to nrotccl' their masterpieces. Siu-li world fatuous stnicHires as the Knipiro Stati: Chi-yslcr S'.iiilding, Tlio \Valdcirf-Astoria ni-Ui'lVlli'i- (YntiT; 'I'hc Field litiildin^ in Clii- nouldfi- l):i;ii Powi'i'hdtiKO; Tlie Atom Homb .iiUrr. Touiu'sscc—to tv.cntion but a 'ami as nndoniable < v vuk-iico of tiio and K cago; Plant few . 319 W. Ash St. Phone 551 There are many forms of insurance policies. Perhaps only one will fit your requirements. A conscientious, experienced agent makes certain ihat you get the right insuranc* superiority of r.arrrli Materials and lUirrell methods of application. You Can't Beat A Barrett Roof! Materials by Barrett, the Greatest Name in Roofing, Arc Available Now! with 3 States Lumber Co. 209 West Vine Phono 576 CARL STRICKLAND, Mgr. Available at HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. An Urgent Cal!=~For Electrical 116 No. first U fffg* ^1 •"4^"T^ i E S ELEG FRI SHOP Phone 2993 a Is Your Cheapest Commodity Use it Plentifully and wisely for your Hot Weather Comfort and Health. Blytheville Water Is Pure Water—and it is Al- ways at Your Command in Plentiful Quantity Blytheville Water Co. v BERNARD AI.I.F.N, M»t K fr "Water lit Your Cheapcxt Commodity/' 1

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