The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1949 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 7, 1949
Page 11
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TUESDAY, JUNE T, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COTJRIEB NEWS ELEVEN Oak Flooring Preferred in Dwellings Trade reports indicate that an Increasing percentage of new dwellings are featuring quaiily construction, as builder.t prepare for- more competitive selling and renting markets. With tho volume of new home building gradually alleviating the housing shortage, builders realize that in the future buyers and renters will be able to be more selective in their choice ol quarters. Consequently many owners, in constructing homes and apartments, are emphasizing quality materials which will add appeal to the buildings. Horns such i!S hardwood flooring, nsulation, high grade plumbing fix- ure.5 and other feature.'; which en- lauce the liveabillty and attraclive- ss of a home are being included an an increasing scale in construc- ion specifications. In prewar years when housing 'as relatively, plentiful, veteran ob- servers recall, it was not uncommon to -see houses and apartments remain vacant for comparatively long periods simply bec»us« they lacked certain features which discriminating buyers and rentera emanded. Many residential units drew low rentals for the same reason. To attract deslr»bl« tenants, owners often were called upon to install various Improvements in the property. In old houses, for example, where inferior flooring had become worn and unsightly. It frequently was covered by attractive new floor- Ing of durable oak. Good floor> which improved the appearance of a home and were easy to ma Li tain stood high on the list of features desired by prospective tenants. Plumbers Urge Use Oi Numerous Valves When installing new plumbing or extending an old system, plumbers advise home-owners to make sure that K valve is included to control Hie water supply to each piece of equipment so that hot water lank, sink, laundry tubs bathroom I fixtures, washer, furnace boiler anc j other equipment can b« dlsconnect- i ed for repair without shutting off ATTIC FANS Hot Weather Is Just Around the Corner. We hare window fans and attic (am, IS I mi tn 48." The? Will Do the Job. N« down payment and 36 months lo pay If you wish. BE COMFORTABLE. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. l'hone'551 100% LOANS FOR VETERANS Only 10% Down For Non-Veterans Just think, for a small earnest-money deposit jou may now secure one of these new modern two bed room homes, now under construction. Many ire making their selection. >o come wiiile you may choose. Beautifully designed, sturdily built, some hare picture win- downs. In new subdivision. Call or Sea MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY or' Holly Development Corp. I SOI West Main Phone 4445 '•S? —Coyrler New* Phal* IN COUNTRV AREA— Shown above is the seven-room home recently completed by Leonard Old- lam on North Highway 61. Ol Colonial design, it is of brick veneer construction. The house has rooms, two on each floor, and two baths. In addition to a fireplace, the Oldham home has a four bed- baseboard leating system In which pipes carrying hot water are located at the base of the walls. TV floors are ol hardwood and the interior walls are painted plaster. The enclosed bree/.eway connecting the house and garage is arranged lor use as an auxiliary living room. Real Estate Transfers (t'hlrkauwbu Dlitrlrll J. H. and Lou Jewel True to Lester Lowery, NW A NE4 ol Sec- lion 3-15N-RE, containing 42.02 acres, $».000. N. C, Montgomery to C. K. Gray. 20 acres in Section 2-14N-8K, $1 and other consideration. Roy and T.ftic Galnes to C. H. • nd Irerw Whistle. 20 acres in Ccc- tion 33-1SN-11E, In exchange of property. Allyce Nelson to Troy ami Lois Joyce, Lot 4 of Block 15 of the Original Survey of Leachville tl.600. Roosevelt and Beatrice lllrseh to Elolse Yitea, part of lot 14 of the replat of lh« J. P. Pride and Gateway Subdivision, being Lot 5 of Block "0" of the Second Replnl, $1 and other consideration. Max and Annie Laurie Logan to Vernon and Bert,le Mae Knapp, lot 1 of Block 2 of the William Lee Walker Second Subdivision. $100. Max and Annie Laurie Logan to 1 W. C. Oretha Mori-is. Lot 3 of Block 2 ol the Wilso Lee Walker Second Subdivision $700. Martha Oatiant lo Sylvester Gallant and to Millard Gallant at the death of Sylvester Gallant, Lot 15. Bloi-k 2 of the R. J. O'Brien Addi- iou, $1 and other coNsideraUon. J. P. and Maud Lent! to Jack G. and Hrmule Evelyn Cullens. Lot I of Block 5 of I lite Chicago Mill and Lumber Company's Second Addition. $8.500. Wllm Brake, Can Ci the Rmrtlr Heights Addition. S4.500 and Pauline Gill lo llcrmai Hott. formerly Wilma Harry F. Jr.. and Jean L Imes, Lot 12 of Block 2 of I.ce and Inez Tinker, 13 and 14 of Block i of UM X. U, Bryan Subdivision. M.MO. Delbert >nd Ruby WlllUM «• Tom Glpson, 1 acres in Seetioa 16-15N-8E, «1 and other coo*ld*ra- tlon. Huron C. and LoulM Bailey I* Arnole E, and Eva D. Miller, Lot 4 of Block "C" of the James Addition. »3,860. Phillip and Miry ApplebtujB ta Virgil Lonnle and Ernettin* R. Shaneyfelt, South M tttt at Lou 1 and 2, Block 1 of the nigtii«»^ Plate Addition, »4,00«. Anlonha Carney Walker to Hu Logan und Harold B. Writht. Ija acres In Section 11-15N-11E, *MM. Read courier Newi Wa Uncle Sam Firm Landlord for Vets VA Will Help Those Whose Payments Lag, But Collect in End By DOUGLAS LARSEX NEA SUff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — It times get tough for a veteran who has bought a home with a GI loan. Uncle Sam Is going to be an understanding but [Inn landlord. This Is apparent from (lie ma-: cliinery that the Veterans' Administration Is now setting up for handling a veteran's debt to the government resulting from defaulted GI loans. And it can be seen in the great number of "cures" which the VA has already effected in loans which have threatened to go bad. All a veteran has to do is prove to the VA that he's doing his best but can't quite meet a high monthly payment, or that he was forced to give up a house due to circumstances beyond his control. The VA can then make arrangements, in most cases, to reduce the size of the payments by extending the loans over a longer period of time. In the case of foreclosure, it can cancel or compromise on any debt which results from the government paying up on its guarantee. MiHion Loans Mude Approximately 1,500,000 home loans have been marie under the GI bill, with the government's guarantee in the program more than $4,000.000.000. So far, less than one-tenth of one per cent of that amount has been needed to pay claims against bad loans. And. | of the 67.869 loans which have threatened to go bnd. the VA has ] cured 42.887 through refinancing, extending the length of payments j or other means. i Either the veteran or the lender \ Kin appeal to VA for help in making different arrangement when ( payments become'too burdensome, 1 or when it looks like a vet may have to give up his house for other reasons. Although not anticipating any great Increase in foreclosures on GI homes, the VA is introducing the new procedure for handling defaults In order to be prepared for anything that might happen. A three-man Committee on Waivers and Compromises is being set up In each regional office, with the entire supply system. Another recommendation I 5 that all supply pipes be pitched toward one point and have a valve near a floor drain so that pipes can be drained easily without calling a plumber. Plaster Defects Minimized by Use Of Insulotinq Lath If you want to avoid unsightly ' lath marks and plaster cracks in u'»!!s and ceilings, benefit by the experience of builders who have used insulating hoard .lath. This modern product, made of wood, cane or other vegetable fibers, provide."; a continuous surface for the planter. Lath marks therefore arc impassible. Plaster cracks often are lhe result, of twisting • and warping of framework during the drying process after it has absorbed moisture from wet plaster. When insulating board lath is used, it acts as a mniyture- resistniif barier between the plaster and framing. This forces the moisture into lhe room where it, has a chance of being caricd away harmlessly by ventilation. Insulating bonrcl lath has lhe added advantage, builders point out, of serving as an insulation as well as a planter base. Application of plaster on this modern type lath does not affect its insulating property. It remains highly resistant to passage of heat. Thus, it keeps, the house warmer in winter and cooler in summer. authority over cases involving less than $2500 paid to lenders for the guarantee. The maximum which could be pnitl is $4000. For cases over $2500, there is a similar committee in the central office of VA in Washington. After the VA has made its final accounting with a lender on a default case, a form letter is sent to the veteran showing how much he owes lhe government, and advising him of his rights in trying to pet the debt canceled, reduced or terms I of payment arranged. The veteran has 30 days In which to reply. Ht must include, .in the reply, "a complete statement of financial circumstances, including 1 n come from a 11 sou rces, cu r re n I expenses, and all assets and liabilities." During the 30 days, the VA cannot withhold any pensions or other benefits which It Is paying lo that vet. . Can Withhold Benefits If the veteran fails to reply within the tune, the VA can start withholding benefits or do anything eise within its power to col- Ir-ct, If the vet does answer, the VA must wait until the committee recommends what action should be taken. A VA official says that the debl will be waived only by committees in special cases. "Such a case." he says, "would be one In which the veteran is found to be without fault, where recovery would be inequitable, and where enforced payment would rcsillt in undue hardship on the veteran or hla family," The committees can also spread payments on the debt over as long a period as they see fit. A regional committee's decision must be unanimous. If It isn't, the matter Is referred to the committee in Washing ton which can decide with a majority vote. Direct from Cztchoslovakia Reduced For Special Sale 40 To add a gracious touch to your home yem can choose nothing finer than an exquisite imported crystal chandelier., at almost one-half the regular price. Both modern and colonial fixture, styled by Gillcraft, Hakolile, Lightotier. See the* tomorrow. Charley's Electric Shop 112 South 5th 2991 life* Value minded buyers wjU recojt- niz« tht many practical feftcure* of this medium priced CTJIDC quality lavatory. Included in the list of Oxford I.IVJIOM features are Oo//w*wrfW- ceti with OUt-tit controls — ton*fort angle control panel — built-in 5O*p dish— easy-to-cleaa vttr*o«M tive lar b«s*A. Let u« Oiow fo« Low tKij Cr*n« lavatory wtH ute to better Imng M "PETE" THE PLUMBER 109 No. l»t. Phone 2731 PITTSBURGH RORHIDE It'l ••ly »4 •con.nlc.l t. m.k. .14 »»,,, |.»l, >>w vith Florhid. It.,, !„„„.! —th. •1..IU flo.r flnl.k mod. I, wllh.l.nd p.und- l««, icuKllne »»«( — l.r !«- >«rl»r -, ,r--.<~. ..... $1.60 Qt. Com, in i.J.y f.r Uttt Wll.t, "C«J»f Dyn.niitt f«r Y.ur Ho ZI3 WEST MAIN ST. PHONE 2OI5 HARDWOOD FLOORING We Can Give You the Best Price* In Blytheville Call us for sanding and finishing your new floors. We refinish your old floor* to your perfect satisfaction. Our store is equipped to furnish and install asphalt tile, rubber tile, Ken-Tile and linoleum. For Prompt Efficient Service and Guaranteed Work DEAL S PAINT STORE Phone 4469 109 E. SPECIAL OF PER! All Metal ... Custom Made VENETIAN BLINDS C Measured and Installed This offer is good only through Saturday, June 11. He sure to come down soon, and look over this liij; value in Venetian blinds. Delivery can be mid* Per Square FoOt in In.m 3 to 5 days. Authorized Dealer For- Dutch Boy Paint, United Paint, And The Famous One Coat Skyline HOUSE PAINT — SASH AND TRIM PORCH AND DOOR —SEMI-GLOSS FLAT WAI,I. — GI-OSS ENAMEf, SCREEN PAINT — TRUCK AND TRACTOR SHKT,T,AC — THINNER — PAL-MEK-IK UNSEED OIL and BRUSHES VENETIAN BLINDS Th«e modern VcntlUa have all the br»«(j and ««rm Hy th.1 ... like. Mife •! • • rial alumlmm «ll«j. Iknc • ihle blind, will reUhi t satin-smooth flnhli for eTtr l<in|. Will IMt cnrk. chip, peel. Tmlj a wonderfal v . « . Me them t*4a;. •UAM win M mm tr t Arkansas Paint, Glass & Wallpaper Co. WHIIHI OUIir. lltHT Al r<XK< NAN* TO UFT 70S Main 2272

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