The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1947 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 3, 1947
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TUESDAY, JUNK 8, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS utite, TO Aluminum Surfaces Need No Coating of Paint Aluminum doesn't have to be liaintiMl. If left in Its natural finish it eventually turns a soft Bray protects itself fy forming u cr-tishl oxide film which re- no addition:)) painting. However, it can lib painted for ncoralivc purposes, takes paint asily ;inrt holds It. Ucforc paint;, iii)p!y any of the several alu- • Plaster • Stucco • Concrete Phone 2028 you the full value oj placing insurance Announcing BOB'S t ECTRIC SHOP Duse Wiring • Farm Wiring • Repairs Phone 2397 POO North 5th Street Bob Powell T. W. 'Hop' Neil All Work Guaranteed Your Business Appreciated Adverse Housing Publicity Flayed High Building Costs Over-emphasized, Lumber Dealer Says I .Highlighting of high costs, magnifications of building problems and "juvenile meddling" Ijy i;m-ernme:it aiieni'ies have kept many [irospe?- tive builders from going ahead with construction plans, according to Norman P. Mason, president of the National Rctul] Lumber Dealers Association. Propaganda, nnic-li of it released by the government, has hampered Hie building industry's projjram for IjcUiiit; «n adequate number "1 housing units built. Mr. Mason told the 25th annual meeting of liie U. 3. Clamber of Commerce in Washington, D. C. iBecausc of warnings issued regarding the high costs of building, quality of available lumber and oilier aspects of construction, niim- crous persons who planned to build or buy this Spring have not actod, j Mr. Mason said. A s a rrsult, he said, statistics now show that aitilding has fallen off to the extent that housing expediters arc expected to begin urging people to build. Mr. Mason pointed out that undue emphasis has been placed 'in -he high cost of building and said :hat lower eost homes in towns of OCl or less have none unnoticed. A survey of lumber dealers showed that 'VI per cent of the homes constructed by them cost $71)20. .or less and only 17 per cent were priced at J93CO or more, he said. Building costs regarded a s hlsli have only followed the up\vard trend of taxes, transportation raUs and wage rale:;, Mr. Mason said. "Present construction costs are startling because we automatically compare them with our recollection of pre-war experience. We forget that although the shooting war is over, its aftermath is still very much with us and will *.c for years to come," he stated. Cost Increases Relative "Overall, the increase in the coU of housing is still relatively lower than the increase In many other prices and the increase in must wage rates. Housing is still a good huy in the present market." Mr. Mason said. Increases in the net incomes of farmers since 1840 would make it easier for him to 'move to the city and build now than it would have seven years ago, he pointed ont.^ • Denying allegations that the building industry operates in "the ways of the horse and buggy davs." Mr. Mason pointed out the number of technical advances made by the industry in the past 25 years. AS an answer to the hoiisini; problem, he pointed cut that "it is lime to stop all this Juvenile meddling with an industrv which has.. .proven.. .its ability to make our citizens the most modernly housed in tiie world." "It is time to slop this nonsense of propagandizing the public into a frame of mind where they will not buy for themselves a basic need such as housing either bo- cause Ihey think that if they wa'.t they may lie able to buy it cheaper ' minum surfacing solutions available at paint suppliers. A metal primer coal is essential. Over this primer any outside paint may be used. 4\ New Home r Deserves The Best! DIAL 2993 For Wiring Estimate . . . OUR WORK IS GUARANTEED! \Vlipn yen built) ''that" homo be sure Hint evevylliinpr yon ]>ul into il is of llio bcsl—liolh labor and nia- lori:ils. Hiilf\vny mcasuros nvo !)OiiiuI lo cause trouble later. H doesn't cost anything extra . • . often less lo }ret Uic bost in \vorliinniiship and materials at our. shop. Call on !is when in need of an experienced electrician. (Due lo dcniiind for our services . . . Jtindly irivffpls advance notice of your needs.) CHARLIE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 116 North Firsr Phone 2993 "Form Wiring a Specialty" r/^^ BETTER HOMES fffl*d Breezeway Adds Beauty and Cool Porch to Home x The bi'ce/evvay has come into wide use among architects and home builders recently. This covered passage conuivt- \m; the house and ijfti'iw pro- Ides a <•""'. urei-xy living porch pi'nlug onto the front anil car yard. T:ic icr.'a ;s a develop' lent of an old New icnglund custom f roiiLHH'lhv; Hie house and bain uy a .shelter 1'or prole<'tlon ai^ ijllter wlhler weather. Modern designers hlivo tllseov- ered Hint the hni'sh lines of a oox like house can be softened tnd Inlcrestlni! masses ' added to the residence by a brcczc'.vuy. Tin urrii can be left open throughout, the year or screened In summer and enclosed by glass during the winter. Even If the garage In located a I Hie rear of the plot, a bren/n- way can be provided by moving Hie uarriBo alongside the house and connecting Hie t\vo structure-:)Is ]'lc\alile ilexable and will give any home ihc rambling effpcl so popular today. . ' i HI There )s only one word ol caution, isofbro'• moving the', garage, local zoning regulations'Should be Investigated. ., . ; ' A Home America Wants Every innilrrn ronvrntenre for wi-H wilttiiul ftrrvanl.1 in ton- in thin {,'IHM! Housekeeping !ioiis(< ttliicli Imi ju«l born'built in Short Hills, New Jrrtry with the aiil »f lllc staff* of lli«> Good llourte- iiij- Iiu.tiUilL', Sluclio •nil lliiil.l- Forum. I)rsi|;n«ii by urchilrct Kmil A. Schmiillin »nd Kllii Leigh, l.ulldin^ expert! con-iilc.r it the ir fruition «T new Irenil* In ImuKe ili-^ign willi a nire Htlapt- aliillty In ontitonr llvinif, »» >lmwn tty the Ibujje Kunlrnshle lerrnce »t lift. Permil-s Granted For $7900 Worth Of Building Work Nine building permits for small residential construction—chiefly additions and garages—totaling an estimated £7603 were issued last week from the office of City Engineer Joe Carney. Permits were issued to the fol.owing: Jim Madkins, for addition of two rooms as living quarters to a store. South lllli street; estimated co.U,! $503. I 'Mrs. Tjuella .Driscol, for a two-, room concrete block cafe and taxi, stand at 112 South 5th: estimated cost. S2COO. Buck Mtihari,'. for n frame aiul metal private tiarage in tho rear of 427 East Davis; estimated eost, $7 CO. JeSse \V. P]'ovince, for u concrete block j-araijp and storaye room;'estimated SM03.I Ada Murphy, for a six-room frnnie residence on East Robe .street; estimated cost. $15(10. Ernest liay, for a three-room frame residence in the rear of 511 North Broadway; estimated co.l, SB:O. J. M. \N'illiam.s. fo]- a private uar- nge at 1100 West Ash; estimated cost. $200. Frank L. Shanks, for n threo and :\ half-room frnmc residence in Ihc Barron-Lilly Addition; estimated cost. iSOD. materials, including hardwood flooring, is reducing the construction time for homes l).v as much as one- third In some areas of the nation according to federal housing; offl cials. Normally the construction thm for houses Is three to four montlia but this had been extended In som regions to eight or nino months due to material shortages, Ihr, officials point out. Now that, a grciilei flow or supplies has begun lo vend Ihc market, homes In .such section are being completed In about two I hints of that time. Bridge Bids Asked •' LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 3 (Ul" — Bids will be received by the U s, District Engineers ticre Fri. day lo raise bridges across the Mimy owners of older houses Aikansas River at Van Huron.and Morrllton. They will be opened June '.'5, nccoi'dilig to Col. Gerald K. Galloway, U. K. District Engineer. Head Cot'i'ic: News Want Ads. have done this nnd found (hut the move uddt\| ureittly to theli' .suin- uier eomfort and at- th(^ Mime miule un mit-dnled houfie ai (|ulte modern. The; Idea l.s time This House Being Painted Wi!h VANE-CALVERT'S Whitest House Paint! Not only does this fine paint beautify.—il helps save the when you nave the surface you wive all! and See Us About Pointing Your House --------------------------------....---_-_..„._»._.«.._j____ You can pay for both paint and biuir in easy monthly paymbnU il' you ' . wish! . ' • E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY "Your Friendly Building Service" 319 Wast Ash St. BJythevilie/ Ark. Phone 551 nS^oSS 2 wm l sub 1 ^ *™ ilabili p.?' Materials their desires through such ICKisla-j KCauces Builainy Time lion r.s the Taft-Ellemier-Wagncr bill." Mr. -Mason concluded. Increased nvallabililv .of liuildlir: Legionnaires to Meet Dud Cnson post 1\ of the American Legion W iil hold Its weekly meeting al 0 o'clock tonight al the Legion Hut here. After a flasirof lightening, the air remains Illuminated for about Ij2000th of a second, as shown by I.holographs. Our Ikcroriilur Will • glailly call al your J Home tn Show the I latest Wiilliiaprr Drslgns J l Watch For Our New Location! 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