The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 27, 1947
Page 8
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*AGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS i . TUESDAY, MAY 27, 19-17 BETTER HOMES w&d Architects Seek UN Home Design American Institute Asks Competition On World Wide Basis The American Institute of Arch- itects'has formally proposed to the United Nations that an architectural coinpetiKou be held in the 'designing of one or more of the major buildings which will make up the UN Center in New York City, Douglas W. On', president of The institute.announced Saturday. "Il Is our recommendation that the competition be open to arc.'i- .itects from all :!"t.inns participat- g 1 In the UN," Mr. Orr said. '•Inasmuch as the UN Center will be symbolic of peace and the highest order of world cooperation, it Is entirely appropriate that the talents of " Die world's most gifted architects be rejected in Us design. "A .comimltre of The Institute Is Using !i|>poiiilcd to conlci wilh UN officials regardim; the possibility of such n competition. "-It is our umlerslunclUH! that it will not be possible to conduct competitions lor the design of '.i! UN buildings, because competition necessarily require somewhat more lime than the usual methods of design and became I lie first buildings must be completed fit the earliest ]X)sslb!e date in order to provide suitable permanent administrative qiiRrtm for I he .staff. , "Nevertheless, It Is entirely Teas iblo to select one or more ol (hi centra! ImlUiinss r-.s subjects lor .in Farmers Installation of electricity and use of elcclvio fences on your farm would insure Ihe safety of pastured livestock and free you to other pressing taslw. Let Charlie's Electric Shop give you an estimate on com- plete 'installation for your farm. All Work Giii'.raii- teed! • Increase Efficiency • Reduce Costs • eliminate Losses CHARLIE'S ELECTRIC SHOP Country Still Needs Millions Of Homes With 'For Rent' Signs Only a few'home-seekers -will find ipartincnls in Kigantic housing projects like this Stuyvcsanl Town in New York City. Hcnfal.s still arc bicccut problc C imthe|ii:ilioii':>jJiousliiif picture.'' K. HUHTON IIICAT1I NliA Staff {'urresiiomliMH WASHINGTON. (NBA) — What (Ills country needs Is form 1,51)0,000 lo a.fiOO.OOO more homes—not too expensive and mostly apartments. and I know that it prevented many homes from being put under construction." Ki)ui'i,usi;s Kim<"rKi> Ci'eddon also relaxed Ihe rule that required that every new housing The veterans emergency housing ] milt e held at least CO days to see program not off to a wrong start, if n veleran wanted it, before It ! for two reasons: ] could be sold or rented lo anybody T'irst, because emphasis was on else. houses rather than on homes. Second, because the veteran was treated as a distinctive race that should be segregated in a new development of liis own. while non- veterans continued 'to live on this oilier side of the tracks. Both a.'-sumptions now are vcc- ognb.ed as false. Both have been [ dropped. Hut they persisted lous And he has somewhat Increased the ceiling on sales price or for new housing. These slcps recognize the unsoundness of Hie former approach. Most veterans do not wi'.nt to buy homes—now, at any rate. They watit lo rent. Housing Expediter Wyatt tried lo shift emphasis from houses to 116 North First Phone 2993 enough to set [lie whole housing rental homes—which- menus mosl- pro^i'am buck mouths and at" ly apartments in the larger com- scores of thousands of homes. | inmitlies, at least. But those put- Whcn Iln> vcliTini cnmu back thin up the money say they didn't, for deinobili/.alicm nil tlic desirable ' dare ijatnlc much on rentals. They homes were occupied. Something would rather lake n .small profit Imcl to be fonnil Tor him. So the j on u sale nnd set out than to risk Wyatt program was evolved with n heavy loss under rent ceilings, the Idea of (jCtttng homes built] An Army survey at separation at. a price (hat the veteran couUl centers last year showed that 70 pny. This assumed that those a!- j ont of every hundred married vet- ready hi existing housing would erans felt they could not pay more stay there, anil veterans would tak'.: I than $50 a month rent, j all the DC wlionslng. and that this ' The Englcwood (N.J ) Emergency I was tlie only way to Bet roots oviir Housing Committee recently round the heads of veterans' families. | f.laat the average veteran's family I "Within 'IS hours afler I became in that acre-average community ; Housing Expediter lust December hii<t i\n income of $2ir> a month- for a house for himself. Because these economic tact* are pretty hard and fast, the houslns program "for veterans only" ran Into a stone wall which 'Is resulting In tile showdown reported from all over the country. WHAT POT CHECKS SHOW Prom Cleveland comes word that less than seven per cent oj veterans want to ljuy. The sales range for new housing is in the $12,000 bracket—for rentals, the $80 to $100 range. This is above the vet's reach. At Houston, the market In $9000 lo $11,000 houses is getting sa'u- ratecl. Dcmunct now Is in the $6000 to $7000 class (which vets cc%/-dt ' by a bit of financial Jockeying) and In the $15,000 to $20,000 bracket. These spot checks confirm the opinion of expert,"; generally that the way to get the 1,500,000 to 2,- 50p,00p new homes we need Is to | nartmeiius — built at the lowest ' reasonable cost — let whoever wants and can affort them inly <»' rent them — and thus open u]i vacated homes to the veterans. Varied Floor Coverings Are Available Now Numerous attractive and durable materials.are available now fqr'usc lloor coverings, according . lo Practical Builder, Chicago 5, III. lAsphalt tile is well known for its high wearing qualities and makes an attractive finish for basement, bathroom, kitchen ' or playroom. For the kitchen » grease-proof asphalt tile should be used. In colder climates, rubber and cork tile make good basement floor coverings, since they are much warmer under foot than most resilient floorings. Another sturdy covering linoleum, which besides being water resistant and pretty much scurf-proof, i s offered in an abundance of colors und patterns. •All of the varied types of floor rover-Ings may be used with coni- pislt.lon baseboards to make an easily ereaned joint between floor nnd wall. Metal molding can be furnished as edging on stair treads, when such coverings are used. For floors in living room and bedrooms, hardwood, and especially oak. is still popular. It is possible also to obtain hardwood in' patterns like herringbone, checkerboard and other styles. •If you are planning a new covering for an old floor, there are magnesium products (plastic mixes) on the market which your builder cnn trowel in place to level off the old floor, so that when the ne\v covering is applied, the floor will be cren and smooth. of yordyce, secretary-treasurer; Rock, second vice-president; J. B- Earl Temple of Warren, first vice- Tanton of Huttlg, third vlce-presl- president; ^j. B. Manning of Little dent; Bryan Cunningham ol Mal- vern, fourth vlce-presMent: and Elmer G. Hal* of Benton, fifth vice- president. I rescinded tile regulation whlcn prohibited non-veterans from bmld- Knink u. Crccdon said, "t believed 1 this regulation to be undemocratic, international competition, which should be open to all architects ev- Therc arre two "rules of thumb" In real estate practice lo apply to such figures. One is that the average family should pay about one week's Income a month for rent. On this basis the Englcwood vets join the others in the $50 a month limit class. The second is that a property owner must get one per cent a month on his investment, as rent, to show a modest profit. That means that the average vet can afford to rent only a $5(100 house PITTSBURGH PAINT VALUES YOU CANT BEAT/ burgh Dealer is the place for you to come! Pittsburgh Paints will give you best - looking, longest lasting and • most economical results. Here you'll also find a wide assortment of all the materials needed fqr cleaning and painting your house. COLOR DYNAMICS... • pJUiburgh'* »c5«ntific uw of; energy in color »»KB<»t» color «- 1 j-jwigciuenti thai rent w'en«liy, pto- j mote lieBlth, comfort end linppl- octt. Get your FKEE copy of; "COLOR DYNAMICS" litre — j today I _ 1 Wallhidefor Quick Painting Comimil "Vital'*"! Oil. 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