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1 PAGE-SIX. BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER'-NEWS -• TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, Fuel Supplies Will Be Short Heating Expert Urges Conservation To Avoid 'Gloomy 1 Fuel Future NEW YORK, Aug. g.-Predicttng a "gloomy future for American home owners who fail (o Immediately make every effort toward fuel conservation," 3. H. Downs, president' of tlie American Society of Heating nnri.Ventilating Engineers, today;-promised wholehearted support by liis organization of the government's National Fuel Efficiency campaign. - ' "Next winter's coal supplies will be millions of ; ions short of demands, oil will not meet normal requirements for comfort, and gas supplies will be adversely affected," Mr. Downs declared In an appeal to the American public'to.."prepare now for winter." He announced thai- the. Society has passed a unanimous resolution pledging support to the government In a nation wide campaign to "lielp educate and assist the public in fuel conservation as a vital wartime measure. 1 ' 1 _ Urging that home owners recondition heating plants now to insure "top efficiency of operation," Mr, Downs outlined an 11 point program which Includes Installation of storm sash, Improvement of heat distribution systems, Insulation of walls and roofs,' and the proper methods of firing a furnace. Theientire program, as outlined . by Do\vns, was: 1. Recondition heating plant for winter/service. 2. J^alntain combuslon efficiency. 3. Improve hc'nt distribution system. '-', : 4. Control temperatures <\iui avoid overheating. • 5. Dp not heat unused rooms, Landlords Asking For Rent Increases Must Prove 'Substantial Hardship' By ANN STKV1CK NBA SiafT Co'r'rttpo'ildcni WASHINGTON.— Whether your next month's rent will lake a bigger chunk of the monthly budget, due to special provisions of the new price control act, will depend mostly on the Office of Price Administration rent office In your area, if you're In a rent controlled section. New price control net rent clauses were added by Congress, apparently after hearing a good deal from aggrieved property-owning folks back home. These clauses, however, do no more than to order OPA to fix definite pigeon-holes for complaints thai nitisl get attention, OPA has defined some of these, and announced that special forms will be on hand In OPA rent offices for landlords who wont price adjustments, either.higher or lower, you guess which. Hut given special new clauses and a handy form for applying for a rent rise, the landlord's case will still-have to be settled by (he folks in your area rent office, so the real decision on how much more U. S. renters will pay will be made at the grass-roots. IIENT UISES LIMITED OPA rules say that properly own- thclr rent blc apar hi the of he 6. Insulate hot water heater and piping. T. Insulate walls and roof. 8. Weather-strip windows nnd doors. i 9. Install storm windows nnd doors. 10. Fire available fuel properly. 11. Keep windows closed. "By taking the proper stops now," Downs said, "every home "owner should this winter be nble to obtain at least an extra 10 per cent from his fuel, so thnt every ton of coal will do the Vork of 2,200 pounds; a 30 day supply of oil iv(l| lost 33 dtiys, and 1,000 cubic feel of gas will nc- compllsh, lite work of I,loo cubic feet." must show that rents set for Ir property arc so low as to cause substantial hardship" because of eascrt costs and taxes, or that rental figure was frown at an outlandish level due to "peculiar Ircuimtnnccs." OPA hns denned pe- ulinr circumstances to mean that sine crisis or emergency was involved in setting the original rent, should prevent a free-for-all rise race. Examples of peculiar clrcumstnnc- whlch will make the owner eligi- for more rent aro: the case of an irtmcnt owner who was renting Is property to relatives for a small ••" to cover expenses at the time rent was frozen; or the case an Army wife who hastily rented • house for $50 when she learned her husband was home from overseas and stationed at a distant post. In such .unusual cases, if the owner can show thai his rent is below the general average for the area an In^case will be given. '•Substantial hardship" from increases In costs and taxes hasn't been defined yet, but li will probably be limited. OPA's consumer advisory committee Is urging that decreased services and upkeep be taken Into account before a rent Increase Is given. You won't necessarily be called In tp help decide the question of whether your landlord can charge yon more. ' Fie must have a certificate of OPA's approval, however If you feel the rise is unfair, or that your present rate is too high, you can appeal to the urea renl office. IS the Time to Re-Roof Old Roofs Always Leak After a LONG DRY SPELL Don't be caught unprepared with cm oSd worn out roof. Avoid the Fqll Rush CERIAINTEED ROOFING and SHINGLES are available NOW at no ••'• advance over pre-war prices E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Friendly Building Service Sees Popularity For Solar House Lower Heating Bills One Of Its Features, Specialist Declares LITILE ROCK, ANg. 8 (UI>) — Howard M. Slonn, imtloiiiil specialist In solar honses, snys thnt so- Inr Jioase.5 will be the post-war fnvoritc hccnnse of its iippcal, Im- proveincnl and ccoiioiuy. Slonn predicts thnt solnr house, vi'lilch he cinplinslKcs isn't n g.'nss Iipuse, will become popular when serious housing construction resumes becnuse it is healthful and economical in heat bills. The solnr liouse spccinlisl savs the houses briny with llicm the necessity for bcnutiricntion of grounds surrounding Die house- since the effect of wide open spares through glnss wnlls Is lost If the view is not pleasing. An,] folk living in Die south won't be bothered by the sun's violent rnys in the summer. Sloan soys thnt the houses will be equipped with « six-tool overhanging roof— which will restrict the flow of light in summer nnd allow direct rnys to penetrate in winter. Property Sales Reported Here Seven Transactions Involving $11,375 Made During Week > Deal esinte transactions boomed ii in Rlythevltlc the past week wltli soles amounting io $11,375 when foven pieces of property changed huniis. II. C. Campbell, real estnte broker, announced. Me hnmlleil the following sales. Mr. and Mrs, p. K, Qimn have il!o couches, sofa beds, hi'ittt of metal cots, they are now' available In ull their pre-war comfort. I he Wflr Production " »• • 'J. v-iuuil HUVU liiirclmseil the five-room house nnd one aero of land on North Franklin from Mr.s. Manic Kennedy. The '"">• owners, who paid a reported for the properly, will |nkc possession Sept. 1. At present they arc making their home on tlielr farm east of Blythcvllle, The home at :I05 South Lake lias been bought b v Mr. and Mrs. E .7. Eratis, who will take possession nftcr remodeling. Consideration iwis ,51,700. The house was formerly owned by P: M. Hurst. Sir. Hurst purchased a thrcc- rcom residence at 205 West IJavls from Mrs. vvillic Boyclston and will lake possession wllhin the Jiext three weeks, fie paid S050 for tne house. Mr, nnd Mrs. Carlos Cable have purchased a home on 'Carolyn sli'eel in Die Pride Subdivision at a cost of $1,325. The home; formerly owned uv Mrs. Mayoln Trotter Evans, will he remodeled and decorated. A grocery and meal market will ue opened un west H/ e hwa v 18 by Mr. and Mrs. Hcnforrt Cooley, who i-eccntlv Diirchnsed « store bulUlfa" roin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dodd ester. The building, wl ,i cl , hns three rooms in the rear for livlmi P«rj;ose.s. iwis sold for $1 600 Mrs. ,;. w . st. John will occupy Die house at Old East Rose which wns houglu from Mr' and Mrs J Nick Thomas by her OT11S nnd Robert, St. John. The which wns sold for $800 will Coextensive repairs before MiT SL .Jolin will inke possession. The 1 liou.se hns four rooms Fn,!,W'°7'' b " i)(11 "S •'"- 420 South iiunklln |,as been purchased bv Mrs. Rebecca Paris)!, who ha' een opcrnting a craccry nnd ltlell market in the building f ol . sevenl months. The building was sold by ' ' and Mrs. j. p. Hurley fo Big Asbestos User nJi'r U ", l(c(i Siatos manufactures "«'<;_product oMvhich nsbeclos is - tlia'ri " any Die ivorld. The Home Demonstration Notes Tlie home of Mrs. Murray Mc- HalTey was decorated with roses, swectpcas and crepe myrtle, when j she was hostess to members of the Dogwood Home Demonstration Club Wednesday afternoon. Twelve members and throe visitors were presen 1 ., .vllli each member answering roll :all with "what I get out of com- r.iinlty and county (airs." A demonstration on canning of peaches wns given by Mrs. T. T. 3atnpbcll. and Mrs. 'A. ,!. Smart jiave the best method tor saving seeds, Tlie devotional wns given by Mrs. H. G. McHaffey, who also led in prayer. Plans for attending the rest camp were discussed during the business session. Refreshments were served on ihp lawn following the meeting. Old American HEAVYTAB Asphalt Slr//> Shitjqles V/EATHER1ZED : ASPHALT U a selected Uead of atphjlt apeet^ll^ fciroc- eslcd ior ecct(cr weather'resistance. It it an txclutive O[d American ProctiS and U used IGCioi in aU Old Ameiican Ilfavy- ia& Asphatt Strip ^tingles, : Nole the rloublo tliicknew of the cx^ posed portion of the obovo enlarged •hmgle-rlhi. Brotecli the "heart" of tt£ thl r gle and 8ivei it extra long life, .When figuring on a new roof, this new «uper-»ervice. Itcavflab Asphalt 'Strip Shingle olfcri the lalt word in ellra value at reasonable cost —You gel Lxlra life — Extra weather proleclioa and Extra beauly at fio Kxlra Con. C»ll S« up or come inopr offica «nd lei at explain til the nj- »r.,ntOE« of the New Old American Hcaryloi. SSingle «nd R iv« £ou•ciiimatei on work yoa moy have in miad. Lumber Co ; if 204 N. Second : : Ph one 497 ; ?•: Blylhevillc'a Only Home Owned Lumber Yard W 1 N J E R I Z E willi AtHe-lnsulation Monarch Metal. Weatherstripping Storm Snsh Fill Your Coal Bin Now E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. If It Is PLUMBIHG SUPPLIES Vou Want . . . \Ve Have Them Oivc Us The Order. PETE IS THE 'LUMBEI •-consul other'; country i value of these pro- Bedding Back to Normal Remember thai If you are In need of metal usdsprlngs, box-springs. . i'iitly anicnitcd Order 1.-40 to al- uw lii'tMIng manufacturers (fie use t the .same ninounLs of steel In J;cA p L' |)radiic(.t as they used before ' There .ire almost no Iimersprfng -imttrcsses litlng made nnd there is no immediate prospect of more. However, cotton mattresses of the highest, quality, incorporating Improvements as to comfort and durability, nr enow on dealers' floors. News Of WACs, WAVES and SPARS Pvt. BMora Neai, daughter of Mr fnd Mrs. J. E. Ncal of Route l.Bly- tlu'VJJIe, lias wen seiu to Upland, according lo information received by her parents. A former employee In the circuit court clerk's office in Blythevlllc, Private Neal enlisted in the WAG last November. Her complete address is Pvt. J. Eldora Ncal A-811755, WAC Del., APO 7924 %' P. M., New York, N. Y. Lieut. Inez Thompson, formerly of Blythevllle, who now. Is serving in Italy with (lie Army Nurses Corps has li?cn promoted to the rank of first lieutenant, according to information received by friends In lilytheviilc. Read Courier News Want Ada. Insulate Your Attic wifh BALSAM WOOL and FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E.C.Robinson [far. Co. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEDING PRICES Phone 2291 FARM LOANS 4% ,,,, , •• •""".- m inese pro- cls has exceeded one hundred IDIUloil <n nrs in n ci.,.,1,, I Present Loqns Refinanced. Liberal Property Valuation. COMPARE OUR SERVICE NOBLE GILL AGENCY "Complete Insurance Service" GLENCOE BLDG. PHONE 3131 WATER IS YOUR CHEAPEST COMMOD- ITY-YET YOUR HEALTH, COMFORT AND EASIER LIVING DEPEND ON A C 0 N- STANT FLOW OF PURE WATER! Have you ever stopped to think just how beneficial a modern water service is to your community and to yourself and to your family? What a great asset to your health and happiness it is? A mere flick of your hand and pure, v beautiful and good-tasting wafer cascades into your home bringing comforts and conveniences entirely unknown not so long ago. Yes ... our modern wat- er service is an asset to life in the community. Let us serve you more. Blytheville Water Co. BERNARD ALLEN, "Water 1$ Your Cheapest Commodity!" Paint Over Wallpaper, Plaster, Brick, Etc.' .71* ItcMdc comkt In poitl form. Con tx mlxd h m tN mmr y^- i&°Cfa*%r ^I't'W ^faJsAf A fe^l • IV* on» big surpHaa after nnothw -^•rhea you redecorate a room with' FitUburgh Techido. Ono cat I ti o uffl. e!«nt «TM old wallpaper n othw •urface*. And that ona coot may ba applied la Isra than two houre end *7w in cm hour. You can aclually h«cj np pictures CO mlnutos nftej painting witk Tcchldal Ask » ts Sfv« you &o whole ctory of thlj evo!opmont fa wall pn Ttdiid* wnlli may b« qulclciy waihed wll!i mild *oop and walar. Uic Kcm-Tonc, nnd you'll have money to'spare fee more bonds. Because Kern-Tone cuis painting coses lo the bone. (1) Less expensive, one gallon <S2.*>8) docs over nn average room. (2) One coat covers most wallpaper*, painted Will and ceilings, waltbo.ird, basement waJJs. (3) Dries in one hour. 0) Has no "painty" odor. (5) \Vashjib!e. ROlUR-KOATtR This clever, ^ rrjk t nctv paint- IssP-rl^ ing tool f]B jfa costs only ww PAINT KITCHEN and BATHROOM WAILS Wilh SHERV/IH-Wlt-LlfiMS finish forlcitcli* CD and b.iiluooivi\v.itls anil r»ll interior woothvork. Durable — xvasliablc.