The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 29, 1944
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M. Si •mrrHBviLii'E (Ami!) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 104-1 Probable Shortage . Of Fuel For Heating ^Foreseen By WPB • Although recent,' weeks have brought ^a .'slight 'Improvement In Die nation's stock-pile of coal for civilian use, largely because of Hie hof weather, Die War Production Board warns Hi at there'will be an acute , shortage 'pf healing fuel of nil kinds, especially coal, this winter. IU an urgent appeal to'every home owner to "winterize, 1 '' or lieut^senl, the)r homes, the WPB forecasts .a jdcflclt of ,38 million .'•.(ons-of-coal. Pointing out that, fuel 1.powers the attack against the Axis : enemies, WPB officials say that if homes are "weather-proofed" against heat loss, more'than six million tons of coal will be conserved. Properly Insulated nild weatherproofed homes,.the WPB says, not only conserve fuel, but will return the owner a_ substantial cash dividend in money saved by using less fuel for heating. Also, there is the important facfdr of greater coin- fort for less liioiley—more heat In .the winter and cooler homes In the summer^'" * .,•".'' . ' •' / 1 Spiiiiit Roof Essential " ' 1: In licat-seallng n homfe; the WPB lists a 'sound, weather-proof roof is;the first essential. The roof is trie first; line'. of. defense against the ravages of winter's cold, snow, sleet, and Ice. A weather-worn'roof —a roof which is cracked and curled—permits water to teak In nnrt cold air to infiltrate the house, adding to the heating problem. Such roofs should be repaired or replaced with a substantial, weather-resistant material, such ns asphalt; shingles. These • shingles, .which/also are fire-resistant, can be replaced right over an old roof, uii- less of slate or tile. Thus, II is easy to get> good roof overhead which will heat-seal and weather-proof the house for many years to come.' After the roof has been ma'de wcnther-tlghl, the WPB "wlnterlz-i »ig" program urges home owners lo ! take these steps. (1) WEATHERSTRIP ALL, WIN- DQ\VS and doors and caulk the cracks around them. (2) INSTALL STORM WINDOWS arid doors, especially In sections uhcie the winters aie seveic (3) INSULATE' THE ATTIC floor orr roof-. 1 Warm air -rises, and vinless'lhe attic floor or roof is proper^ insulated the entiic house acts as a fhie for the upward flow and escape of heat HI INSULATC WALLS, paiticu- Inrly in homes of finnie, construction which permit clr'cula- tlon of air In large spaces and consequent heat -loss, a nsul a lion may 1 be blown into the .walls. (5) INSULATE UNPROTECTED portions of home'heating plant. Much fuel Is wasted nnd a great ani6uivVbr heat Is lost by radiation from hot water tanks, pipes and the furnace Itself unless .. (hey are properly covered with heat-scaling materials or "Jackets." 'The entire lioaltng pHint also''should be thoroughly cleaned anil repaired'and all automatic regulators expertly ad- Jusle'd to prevent waste of fuel. ••'Maiiy'bf the alterations necessary to properly "winterize" a home can be members of the: family, but tiie' ; WPB fecbniliiends that a ruiallfled heating engineer or dealer. ln~ heating'.equipment, be called ln;.to make a complete survey of the home. • • ' ' Because'of .the urgent 'necessity of 'conserving' fuel/ (lic'FKA Is cooperating In the "winterizing" campaign by insuring long-term loans requiring , no , payment ; until November 1. . ' ' • Dining Rooms GiVe Way To Spacious Living . Tlic '• universal desire- for better living after the wnr will-bring many Improvements in home'designs, but no radical departure .from.pre-war standards,' declares Frank W. Cortwright,-executive vice-president of the National Association of Home Builders'. ' ' ' ' ; . '. Emph'hsls will • be placc'd on interior arrangements ', In' the 'average home, 'he 'says,''.with better' floor planning 1 , to provide 'Yiiorc living spate. The'dining room, for 1 Instance, is on Its : way 'out, particu- larly'In smaller'homes;'giving way to the desire for spacious living rooms. Although this it NOT a poslw ir Will. .home. II is. In the opinion of leaders of the National Association or Home Duilders, n typical example •. of the 'streamlined.- low-cost One story home that will be In great fleinand when private residential construction !» resumed. Rod Courier H«wi met nov, Town House For One In Country .Mrs. J. H. SmaiiJrJ, wanted 10 llve'hi'tbwn.'iihd thc : Robert Van Hbosiers wanted to move to the country, j so., they exchanged houses. • "i' ; ' '' ' -••••• 'Mr. Anti 'Sirs. Vau 1 Hobsler"be- came owners of tlic two story house and. a part of ihc three ncrte' of ground 'owned by Mrs. Smnft who pUichased the icsi- dch'cc'- at 1517 West Walnut, erected'by J. J. Pickren several jears ago 'Mrs..Smart,'her'daughter, Mrs. Richard Joncs r and hei'two sons Jim and Don, will moVo to theh new home this Fall after ha\mg mode theli home Rltlv MI ami Mrs J Mell Brook? Jr who will c'ariliriuc to live at 809 West Wnlriui. Their country Jiomc will be oc cupled by the new owners when Mr. nnd Mis. W. B. Nicholson, present, tenants,, nnd a house. For (;he 'Motor Age' Future !' ' , > .,%*•; I,'• ' v <?v. '', * v ~ „ m «^ ' r au - wlth "lo-so-called miracle" house of freakish design projected In some . quarters, the^b practical builders Say this rnoS home with Its 'low roof line and coruADly plaimwl interior It, provide inaxlinuin Hvubillty, Will Have "•'Me appeal. It can be construe ted bwigh'tiBlackwood Sells Osceola Home ! OSCEOLA,' Aug. 2?.-Trlce Buttle has' piireUnscd (lie Divlglil filiick- woprt home on Reiser Avenue, and will •move his family to Osceola as soon hs Mr. Dlackwootl can give possession. ' This home, one of the finest In the pity, was built, by w. J. Lamb and .was purchased by Mr. Blnck- wood' some years ago. Originally a lino home It wns beautified iind im- proved'by Mr. Blackwoad who also 1/npl'ovccl (Me S]>acious grounds sur- rounclini! the house making It a trulv beautiful home. ' It Ms-; understood Mr. mid Mrs Black'wood will move to their farm at; Hall '• Mooti, near Illylhevlllc Until they obtain possession of llie Inree house they will reside at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Jctlic Drlvei', aiul Family, who have jollied Mr. Driver in Washington, D. C., where he Is employed. Boon fo Home-Owners Present day homes won't bcemi]e obsolete or hopelessly antiquated in the building uoom forecast for the postwar era, but they will be modernl/ccl to catch the ' changed tempo of expanded livabillty. This fs the opinion of leading builders and architects who predict wider use of improved materials, such as glass block interior partitions mid window panels to provide better lighting. .With minor alterations 19-14 homes, they say, can l>e made almost as im-lo-rtate ns the 1S-IX house when the restrictions on res ulentinl buildings are lifted. at a cost to meet almost any family budget. . . The attached garage, which also includes ample storage aiid work' space, heralds. Ihc .coming bf Die postwar "motor-age" when the open countryside again will beckon iinra tionrd motorists ' ' Warns Pu$c faatnst Use Of Unusual Building Materials Five thousand new school buses .were made., available in 1044. nn effort (o stimulate logical practical planning'now by the mil' ons of families In the market for postwar homes, Abner-H. Fc.-gusbn commissioner of the Federal Housing •Ailintiilslrr.tlon, recently Issued a pertinent and timely warninsr on some of the pitfalls lobe avoided to assure easy financing of, new PIIA will "proceed with caution.'. Mr. Fei' declared in Sranling loiig-lei-iri inortgage insurance on homes of unusual cbii-' stnicllon and freakish design featuring "revolutionary" and untried materials. . ; ; ;"H would be obviously iiawlsc" he said, "to Insure'a 20 or 25: year morlBage on a Iiolise con- structetl by some method'-or of tome materials about which tliere Is a doubt that It will' last as lonij ns the mortgage Indebtedness." Warns Against "MaRic" Homes i Prior to the war, the FHA wfti issuing more than 40 per cent of private residential' construction and Commissioner Ferguson's strong warning ivns 'issued through : the National Association of Home Builders. Washington,' D. c. ah irsani/atlon of practical builders •5 a means of awakening.the pubic from" the illusory, drcr.m of magic" homes, filled with Imprac- ical..'.\yoitder£ so tvlceiy projected n Eoine (iiiartors. ' I The public should be 'informed. Mr. Ferguson .told the NAHU, that he average home which can ui> Where America Gets Most Hi il^ teci?;-. k'"n\--'/« Of It's Electric Power? . ' PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A SURPRISE. . :EACH TIMErYOU SWITCH ON A LIGHT . LISTEN TO A RADIO,-USE A PERCOLATOR'" OR :ANY. OTHER ELECTRIC APPLIANCE YOU .... ARE BURNING COAL OR SOME OTHER FUEL. 66.5% OF THE-NATION'S ELECTRIC POWER COMES FROM SOME TYPE OF FUEL. FOR ONE THING,. ONEMOS OF, WATER WOULD HAVE ' " TO DROP A MILE. TO,GENERATE THE SAME AMOUNT OF ' ENERGY AS THERE IS IN A POUND OF COAL, PROPERLY ' BURNED. . - • • .• • , ,••-' . ...FOR ANOTHER, AN ELECTRIC..POWER PLANT WHICH USES FUEL COSTS ABOUT .ONE..THIRD AS,'MUCH.AS A HYDRO-ELEC- -TRIC PLANT-HAVING THE,SAME CAPACITY. AND, IN MOST- PARTS -OF THE COUNTRY: IT-IS USUALLY MORE ECONOMICAL TO:GARRY-FUEL FROM'ITS'PLACE'OF ORIGIN TO THE LOCATION WHERE IT IS .NEEDEDATQ MAKEVELECTRIG POWER THAN IT IS TO TRANSMIT;THE:SAME AMOUNT OF ELECTRIC ENERGY FROM A POWER DAM. • -FURTHERMORE^ FUEL IS A DEPENDABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY .'SINCE-IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO:;PI,UCTUATING WET.AND DRY SEASONS, -THESE ARE.ONLY A FEW OF THE REASONS WHY.BUSINESS MANAGED ELECTRIC COMPANIES USE FUEL FOR POWER,GENERATION AND SELDOM DEPEND ON WATER POWER, built as soon as private residential cmii-lructloii Is resumed, will''be''a yait improvement' over pre-war l-.imos. Great strides in ' building techniques and materials linve been made under the impetus of war emergency, lie said. These ndvnnce- niciits will be translated immedlale- ly wtp improved : private 'home coiiitruction, aiid as n consequence tiosl-war homes" will 1 -be more attractively designed, wltlrjunny' Interior refinements and better construction to provide greater livnbll- ity. But. he emphasized, "miracle of revolutionary Mines will not materialize in (he early post-war period."; • •• • • Mr. Ferguson's statement eon tinned: .••... . "Ccrtaiiiiy there. are new teeh- nl<liies, new' materials, new designs In the offing. There always iiiivc been and always will be. But Ihese nitist first nnil wide ahd gradual ac ceptance 'through proof of tliei, utility, durability niul lower cost. Wide Dsc Essential "Also until marketability has Ijceii established large scale production which is the most potent.Inptor in lowering costs to the consumer, will be necessarily limited. There jvlll have to be a period of trial and error until eventually the new and untried materials and building techniques find.their own broad channels' of effective usefulness. "When tliey do, but not until then, the' FHA will be glad to consider them in connection with its long- tcri'n mortgage* Insurance program. It would be obviously unwise to ln'- siire a 20 or 25 year mortgage'bit a .lotne constructed by some method or of some materials abbiit which there Is a doubt that It'will'last at least as long as the inoftg'a'go In- nirancc. Likewise, it would be fool- sh to recognize in the valunllon of line proiJCrt) 1 eqiilDifieiil of doubtful efficiency and usefulness or costing nil out, of proportion to the tyrie of structure! In which it is installed "Furthermore,' chaVigc takes time ;iul when'pcbple need arid deuiDiid shelter aJid have the money to pay for'it, they are no-, going to sit backhand wait for several' years while Industry tests and perfects its projected new materials and methods of producing houses and what goes into them." Good Bed Is Treat To Man In Service One of the things the boys In the field overseas miss most is a comfortable bed. A Woodvillc, Ohio, corporal, who is lo:ated somewhere hi New Guinea,.wrote n letter telling of his furlough in Sydney and said that, next to the food, "the nice, soft mattresses" were the best thing about his holiday. A nest'weighing two tons was vis- ed by'the'same family of eagles for 35 years at Vermilion, O. ' World Scries'To Start At St. Louis October 4 CHCAGO. Ailg. 29 (UP)—Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Lcindis has announced that the 1044 World Series will start In SI. Louis en Oct. 4th.'Plans have been made to keep traveling down to a minimum, and to pluy all of the games In daylight. Byron Ne/son Winner Ot Ml-American Open' CHICAGO, Aug. 29 tUP)—Byron Nelson 1ms won his third All-American Opc-n Golf title In four years. The Toledo master turned hi a careful 09 in yesterday's final round to take the first prize of more than $13,000 in Wnr Bonds and set a new lecord for winnings in a single year. The All-America amateur wound up in a three way lie. Ed Furgol of Detroit, Earl' ChiIstlanscii .' Miami, and Kcn Hellenism of S Louis will go an extra 18 holes (o- day to break the deadlock. New r.'st-Hurncr furnace n a new type- of anthracite-burning heating equipment now being developed foe postwar homes, coal is consumed five to six times, faster than in the conventional furnace, but the amount of coal burned is much less, and tests show that it generates much move Heat. Diedrich Knickerbocker was the pen name of Washington Trving. 10 CHECK Liquid for Malarial Svmptoi,\L TEST iltnatwb FOR SALE We Hove a Complete Stock. Is Your Home -Not unless you've provision to pro- tect your plumbing from freezing! Not to mention the inconvenience to your family, burst pipes and metal plumbing take replacements now needed by the armed forces. And men to make repairs might not get to your house for several days. Play it safe . . .Right away take time off to stuff all cracks ground basement openings; wrap all exposeg 1 pipe_s; and close openings under the house ... Now is the time-you might forget if you put it off a few weeks. Blytheville Water Co. BERNARD ALLEN, Mana ter 1 -''*,"' - • • ' ' •. ' . fc ., '' i "Water Is fiour Cheapest Commodity/" COVIRS WAUPAPER AND, MOST.SURFACES V Ihe new painl invention on almost ony wall—its dislindive colors will give ' sparkling new life !o old sellings. One gallon of SPRED makes )Vi gallons of .jpaint. Enough for Ihe average room. Co 204 N. Second Phone 497 BIythcvilie's Only Home Owned Lumber Yard ROOMS REDECORATED IN 3 HOURS Paint Over Wallpaper^ Plaster, Brick, Etc. 1 T«cMd, conm hi poit* form. Con bi nlxiii hi Jurt b |]|fyl • Wi oot bljf Eurprb* «ft«f uioth«t red»cor«t» a room wltti (!• m*lll N« Mttdlo mop, llpopw. old tnr sld wa!!pspsr or *t«r •otikcw. And th«t on* ooel way h« •pplWd k IM tfa«n twg boon mt rfrfe* kt on* fcoor, Tfbn can •otu»Uy Wn« gy pjctorw SO snkntM «'*», p^cUa< with Ikchidai Aih • <• (l™ ro« *a who!* stoiy at thlt Muubf 4*y*lopa*c* bt w«D jwia^ HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. HttfeM

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