The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1945 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 23, 1945
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 215. 1915 l ': Light Wax Covering ;' Wi 1 1 Protect From "£ Dirt and Grease •'Secrets for conserving linoleum ,'nhcli felt-base floor coverings and for .maintaining their appearance ,were disclosed by Home Demonstration' Agent Cora Lee Colemnn for Jhe benefit of Mississippi County homemakers, this week. She recommended a light covering of wax that penetrates the pores of linoleum, to protect the surface from .dirt and grease. ~J__ "More linoleum is scrubbed and "soaked away llian worn away," Miss Coleman stated. "A svaxed lino- •leura floor that docs not get too -heavy wear can be kept clean by a. Jctaily dusting with a dry mop and .only an occasional washing." she urged that an oiled mop or sweeping compounds which contain oil never be used on a linoleum cover- .ing. "If dirt is tracked into the kitchen, the linoleum must bewnsh- -ed. more often, but extra washing •con be saved if substances spilled ;pn the floor arc wiped up immc- .dlately with n damp cloth," the agent said. IV When the floor must be .washed, .she suggested (hat clear water, or a lukewarm mild soapsuds followed -by a • rinse with clear soft water •be used. "Even mild soap leaves Buy Your enough alkaline deposit to harm Die linoleum if left to dry on, ntid ft runs soap such as laundry soap should never be used becnu'sc (he alkali dries the oil In the linoleum and makes It brittle, or fades ami softens the paint on fclt-bnse coverings; Gritty cleaners or scouring powders which scratch the surface and open ihe pores so that dirt and grease can work down into the material should be avoided." Scratches In the linoleum, when filled with dirt, are hard to clean, IvfUs colcmnn reminded. Her directions for washing :i linoleum mo (is follows; Wnsh and rinse ci small section of the floor at a time with overlapping strokes using a fairly dry mop. Never use sj much water that 11 will get under the linoleum and, loosen the cement, or cause rotting on the underside Do not give Ihe covering continued soaM:igs, /or they soften the material so that walking on 11 will cause damage. After washing and rinsing, wipe the linoleum dry. When completely dry, apply ti light, coat of self-pol-' Ishlng wax or paste wax. (Pnstc wax lasts longer and Is less expensive lo use but takes more time and effort to )X>llsh.) To prevent denting and cutting, equip (lie legs of kitchen chairs, stools, and tables with flat, smooth gilders, an,i replace broken cnslors that may leave permanent scars. Provide a good mat outside the door to keep sand and grit from being ground Into the linoleum, and replace a gravel or cinder path to the kitchen with stepping stones. Use Right Glue For Repairing Old Furniture There arc times when many Mississippi County liomoirmkers nre Inspired to repair or refinlsh the furniture In their homes, observed Miss Corn Lcc Coleman, home demonstration agent, pointed out that the first step In furniture reflnlshlng Is the removal of the old finish, Tlio application of glue Is often neces sary to repair furniture, nnd Uila job usually confuses ttie amateur because of previous failures, she snid. "If n few precautions are followed all glue jobs will hold perfectly," the agent asserted. "In order for the glue to stick and hold, nil of the old glue on the Hem to be repaired must be removed by scraping or sandpapering. Fresh glue definitely will not work satisfactorily If applied on glue previously used." Miss Coleman warned that glue j selected for furniture repair should be « preparation designed especially' for use on wood, and .directions supplied by the manufacturer should be closely followed. "Most manufacturers specify Mint . Ijoth surfaces of objects lo be glued -.yy*»"'"«"*"»'v*"*"*"«'»-«"*"*"w«~«'>"4' together be covered generously with \ FROM THE MAN WHO £ KNOWS YOUR NEEDS. Explains How Landlord May Increase Rent More rent Increases have l>een authorized landlords who have substantially Increased the services, furnishings or equipment In their rental properties than the total authorized under the 12 other adjustment provisions In OPA's Kent Regulations, Chester A. Cunningham, director of the Blythcvllle Defense- Rcntnl Area announced today. In' processing the large volume of petitions under this provision. Mr. Cunningham stated, It was found thnt misunderstanding existed nmong some of the landlords petitioning. Cases were found wliere a landlord hud made an increase In the services or furnishings and Immediately raised the rent before Wing a petition requesting author!. nation of the Incrense. The petition miist be filed nnd approval of Ihe requested Increase given by OPA before the landlord can Increase' his rent. "In most, of the cases where a landlord hns raised the rent before getting OPA's authorization," Mr. Cunningham said, "the grounds on which lie raised the rent were perfectly all right, : Just want to make it clear that such a procedure is putting the cart before the horse. OPA must approve the rent increases before the landlord can charge It to Ms tenant. "It is for the landlord's protection as well tlml he secure approval of the Increase before charging It to the tenant. Without that approval, he Is subject'to the penalties provided In the Emergency Price Control Act." "Let me assure nil landlords," Mr Cunningham continued, "tlml our office will process all such petitions speedily. A landlord need have no fenr Hint his petition will not tie acted upon quickly enough for him to receive the benefit lit- hns earned by Increasing the services or fur- nlshlnss of his rental property." As an example of a substantial Increase In services, Mr. CminluK- hnm (.-lied tlie following. If n landlord since the maximum rent, dale took over the heating of a structure i where before Hie tenant, supplied (he heat, that would entitle the landlord to ask OPA for an Increase Another would te where the landlord now njjrcos In the rental contract to redecorate a house or an apartment yearly where on Hie maximum' rent date the tenant hns agreed to pay for decorating. Where such nn Increase Is made Mr. Cunningham added, the land-' lord must hnve the consent of the tenant In occupancy to the Increase unless it is found Hint sitch nn increase Is necessary for the preservation or maintenance or the accommodations, or is required for the operation of u multiple divelllnr structure or other structure of which the accommodations are a part. Houses For Veterans Returning warriors who want'tc Ijiilld houses now have precedence over everyone else except the Army nnd Navy when It comes to Betting lumber. This is In keepln-' with (he "O. I. Bill of Rights;' which also mnltcs provision for loans lo iild In fcuylng the houses. The reins on lumber have been somewhat j-lnekencd for others,, too. There is more for those who have no certificates or rated orders, am! sonic of the restrictions on house construction have been modified so that who are lucky enough to obtain 1 permission to build aren't held' In quite to much. Hand Warmer Does yuur offspring refuse lo keep his hands under the covers? A reader of Better Homes & Gardens magazine says that on cold nights lie puts a pair of her husband's •oolcn socks over her tot's hands nd arms, pinning the tops to the intllrlnrt nf Riln>'p nSnKH,. the substance," she , commented "Force together the two surfaces to which the glue 1ms been applied, mid. allow them to he held under pressure until the glue Is completely dry, which usually requires about 24 hours. Furniture clamps are Idea) for applying pressure, but since few home workshops are equipped with these tools n tourniquet made of rope and fastened as tightly as possible can be used. After the pressure Is applied wipe off all excess glue with a dmnp cloth." Tlie .home demonstration agent warns homemakcrs to: (1) use n good quality ot-uiuc. (2) thoroughly clean the surfaces of objects to be glued, and (3) dry the glued parts under pressure. There's a Shortage of Doctors and Nurses! ARE YOU DOING To Avoid Catching Cold • • • • Many persons rightly rely on DAILY BATHS to guard cgainst colds. This is a big season for colds—but that doesn't mean that everybody must catch a cold. For the normal person, the following plan is helpful: Ear simply, get nine hours sletp nightly ... and at (east one time.every day take a refreshing bath. Warm water first, then j a quick cold finish. i ' > These differences of temperature in your daily baths gradually train you to stand sudden weather changes . . . help yog to enjoy greater freedom from colds. Water Co, BERNARD ALLEN, Mana fer "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity/" in* mui&, imnuilK lf](J Lops icmldcrs of Baby's nightie. Predicts Boom Television To Provide Postwar Jobs For 300,000, RCA Official Says WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (UP) It irmy not be long before half the electrically equipped homes In (he United States have television Such Is the prediction of T F Joyce, an official of the Rndlo dor- Deration of America. Joyce told the advert sing club recently that the television Industry will gross nearly one and a hnlf billion dollars In retail sales and provided 300,000 new Jobs In ihe five years after postwar production begins. He said, "It, is Important to rec- ognlze here that it will take about one year afler the 'go-ahead 6 !g- na to organize the productlpn facilities before television receivers start 'to come-off the' production hue. Hie production buildup will nLf"r Ual - U wl11 P«*:>ul y take about five production years, beyond the first year organizing pcr- ,.V,°, r i ) ™ (1 »<',tion to reach it* peak, ints, In turn, means that the emrloyment build-up rate will be gradual ami will take five years lo reach its peak." The confidence of Radio Corporation of 'America in the future of television,-Joyce told the advertisers, ' Is based, first, on the fact that it Imltcd television broadcasting service has'been in-operation in New.York. Philadelphia, Schenectn- «y, Chicago and Los Ancclcs for n number ol years, nnd, second that uic owners of the television receivers In these nrens are loyal boosters for television." He added, "in other words, the product Is right, and the American people wont television." One magazine, Joyce said, has found that nearly 30 per cent of 1U> readers plan the purchase of postwar television sets; another found that nearly 85 per cent of its women readers either "must have or like and may get a tclcvlsipn receiver" after the war' To illustrate from actual expe-' rlencc of RCA, Joyce told of tl.'j j firm's difficulty in repurchasing ' from present owners television sets ; now In operation, to be used la • military hospitals around New Yort:. j "Most of the owners," he said, "refused to sell at any price. We found only one owner out of 48 willing to sell at a reasonable • price. And one offered hb set "for a limited time only" at $1500. 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