The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 12, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 12, 1944
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 19-14 BLYTJ1EVILLB (ARK.) COUJIIEK NEU'S WPB Strict On Lumber Ratings Priorities Granted Only In Emergency; Repairs Permitted LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 12.—Lumber is slill at the top of the critical materials list of the War Production Board and WPB priorities CUM tic. granted only in extreme emergency cases, State Director w. S. Daniel o [the Federal Housing Administration said today. He asked that home owners refrain from attempting to (jet ratings for any but the "most essential emergency needs until Hie WPB is able to relax Its present stringent instructions. The FI1A office nets as agent, of the WPB hi processing preference ratings'tor critical building materials. In case of extreme emergency, Mr. Daniel said', applications for lumber preference ratings should bs made to tiic PHA office on Form WPB-2808, which can be: obtained at Hint office, Tlu-y must show Dial the extent of the damage is such that the dwelling is unfit for use unless repaired. It was explained that, in general, emergency ratings for lumber are" justified when a house is rendered unfit for continued occupancy through damage by fire, llooci, tornado, earthquake, storm or similar catastrophe. Deterioration of lumber been use of wear and tear will not be considered an emergency need for lumber if the parts to be JJ^ccd will function without re- ftnit for at least another three riionlhs. Lumber for making small repairs can be purchased on uncertified and unrated orders from lumber dealer; who have been allotted small iiuan- tities of lumber for the third quarter of 1814 as long as such supplies last, Mr. Daniel said, but home owners cannot get WPB preference rat- Ings through the FHA except for extreme emergencies. T. J. Barnes Buys Engler Building On Main Street T. J. Barnes, owner of a local bus line, has relently purchased the Engler building at 138 East Main from Mrs. P. L. En^ler. The two story brick building 'is occupied by the Engler Auto Parts store. The building measures approximately 25 feet by 40 feet. I he future use for the building is not definite, Mr. Barnes said' Home/ess Britons See New 'Churchill Houses' f^p\ ' v*Bonil)cd out Britons, for whom post-war housing is a vital subject, recently got their first look at the pre-fabricatccj houses which Prime Minister Churchill has fostered. Popularly called "C h 11 r c h i 11 houses," these homes will house half a million families during the 10 years it will take Britain to rebuild. The houses will not be sold, but will be owned by the government and leased to homeless victims of the battle of Britain. Each house will have a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, one door .and no attic. Asbestos cement building materials in the conlriiction provide psotcc- Hou againt fise, vveatncs and rot. A central heating ytcm is provide!. Each house will contain about $320 worth of furnilore. Several hiiilt-in features add to (he utility and comfort of the' new units. Federal-aid highway construction started in 1D40 approximated 12,000 miles annually, while 13-13 construction totaled approximately 120 nilll^ '' New Products '^ 0 Conversion Are Ready For D-^LI r Building Rush Problem Faces biiildtup; iQIHl A comparatively new u,i.»M., b material, asbestos cement, will play an important role In housing post- WASHiNrrnw i-. war America, according lo Donald T]le „,,,,,,' ,I, , ,' Scl } u 12 ,~ Tulloch, Jr., manaager of the A-sbes- ,u em ovmo ?,,!!' Icss ««n8 the tos cement Products Association, on the S r mny crOW<1 ll>> " Haw materials for its manufacture minatloii Iho'ini ^''i C 'n",, r " Cl tc , l> are available today, he said, and Postwn? Pi- ?,, C n buU , clin ot lhc there will be no delay in getting It Nottoiml Pilm B ,r .T Uc ° ° ! tlll! ojM^job once home building is ^Zoc&^Zl While asbestos building products £v Selmtor'"!.-,^ T n" 1 ' are generally listed among the new n,nh L ° developments which will contribute to better nnd safer home construe- ', |wmt Industry," said Sena- lion after the war. Mr. Tulloch tor ltlo| nas, "has the power to put pointed out tlitit they arc new only ttmrle ' leo l' I e to work immediately in thc sense that they were Intro- j™ wa1 ' than any other Individual (Uicccl during tl,e present century. lnauslr V. Asbestos shingled roofs put up more Senator .Thomas was not Inferring Ln(; ns it omiis than thirty years ago, and still B lv- U'nl «vory demobilized member ot ing gcod service, are reported In " !c armed forces or every clisengas!- many sections of the country. ed war worker should be handed Won't liurn or Hoi a paint brush whether he was cap- Asbestos products Include shin- ",,,,. ,i!| (l ,, ! \ c , hlcvln|! , ^'^"dory re- gies, sidings and large sheets voc 'hm K m . / f, wn ?, nie "- 1 5' known as asbestos board They arc , ° „," e , '?, '"wlerslandlng lhal Ihe made by combining fibers of the Joblein, * t . ry , lirls n ° «o"vcrslou fireproof mineral asbestos with L™ , L" H ~ llliU by >mM »S the gcn- porlland cement. Thc result is" " n "fie aware of Ihe fact that it material which will neither hum ^L ,V !' s F™".' 0 llcl l> Bridge material which nor rot Asbestos shingles ,vere the first of these products to be u.sed In home building' The fact thai they last iudefhiildy, and at the same lime provide fire protection, gave them an immediate acceptance. A few years later, a companion product, fislicsfos sidings, was brought out. Individually and together, these two materials have in numerous instances saved homes from destruction by fire when other residences around them were razed. A mor e recent development is the use of Ihe large asbestos .sheets as an exterior or interior finish, a method frequently used in Die construction of army camps and war housing. Sheets of this type, with an enamel finish baked on, also have found a very practical use in the finishing of kitchen and bathroom walls. Asbestos product.? will be favored in the construction of many prc- fabricatcd homes, according to Mr. Tulloch. One popular pre-fabricated home, of panel construction, has exterior and interior wall sec- lions made up of insulating board enclosed bctn-een layers of asbestos hoard. Another pre-fabricator applies asbestos siding shingles after the house has been put up. The use of asbestos shingles, of course, is a simple matter in any type of pre-fabricaled .structure. Temperatures High Allnnta 05 Augusta 74 , , ,, neither burn M IC ',, S f" WC !', il0 llcl| > b onuciilt transition period, lhc .^ w ; cl|l1 ' 1 "?, «i«l"ln8 m ni f' I lnB ",'J -,le M, ° W ?'' k , wouW , nt. '' Birmingham Charleston .... Charlotte Chattanooga j. Chicago J. Cincinnati . .'.. Denver Detroit Jacksonville j.. Kansas City '.. Macon ,.. Tallahassee ... Memphis ...... Miami |,, Montgomery j.. New Orleans i.. New York . '.. San Antonio : .. Savannah ..!.. Tampa J.. Washington j.. Dallas I 71 . 80 . 07 . BS . 85 . 71 . 72 . BO . 93 . 70 . 76 . 76 . 74 . 87 . 69 . 86 77 89 . 7D . 91 74 81 Low 63 06 65 118 ' 02 65 62 GO 40 64 12 57 71 72 61 74 65 73 62 66 70 78 G3 55 sible more factory tlie hiring and training 'of apprentice painters, more workers, more clerks for , dealers, more salesmen for manufacturers. •There is not duiibl that a great percentage of sturctures are sadly in need of surface-protecting cont- iiigs. The average age of America's 38 million homes is now 25 years, the Paint bulletin points out. Of these, "18 per cent or more than six million arc estimated to be in need of major repairs. Exactly what percentage of the homes of thc country are in need of immediate painting is not known but competent au- Blind Man, 75, . Builds House On Tiny Income CHICAGO (Ul>)— A 15-year-old blind man recently completed « home he built by hand, financed by 10 yours of saving on u $2 weekly Income from selling shoelaces. Emll Jorgciiscir sliutcd y saving moiicv for a house after t,he whiter of 1914, when he hud lo live over- a coal shed an<i "awful cold." he explains. "I made up my mind then and lucre 11 B-ouM i never happen again/ l was going to Imve my own home," . 'i Pur 19 years he sanvcd nil he could from a total weekly Intake of $2. In 1DM, he was nblo to purchase his plot of land for $4S. Five yen is Inter he boushl $75 wovlli of lumber and started lo build/ He suffered many setbacks. -Once Ills supplies were- stolon. Another lime a completed roof wns burned. "I had to pay ensh for everything." Jorgenscn recalled. "Everyone thought I was being ridiculous. 'A blind num building u home,' thcv would say." Bui today, six years later, Joc- iicnsen has a home—a lucc-cur- intned white bungalow with two bedrooms, a living room, bath kitchen, plus a deep dry basement nnd an attic. The blind man al- .though he never hud any building experience before has even installed the water pipes electric wires' and heating plant by himself.. ; A native of Denmark Jorgcnsen came lo the United Slates in 1B87. In 1907 after the death of ills ; wlio, cataracts formed on both eyes, leaving him totally blind. Since Ihcn he lias lived alone. As an..Insurance against loneliness in his new homo, lie bus installed a radio In the living room, kitchen and bedroom. ''I'M nnd order or business and col J '" Cm "' "' c 1)llltfwm «'» solutions committees realm. "M" Wss!on un Sl <l»i-<i«y will °,, t ' 1 /°","" 1 '-"•'IflcaHon of *<««-> mid district nominees Also' lc , (l H thc n(l( " )l10 '' or > i*' , election of members of the S c Uemomillc CommllU'e, urtop. lion or resolutions nnd election i>f ' electors ° - thorities have estimated that, of the 530 billion deferred maintenance job to be done for all the structures of the nation, 1-5 or SO billion rcpre- Fuibright and Laney To Address Delegates while LITTLE HOCK, Sept. la (U.P.) — Congressman J. W. Fitlbrlghl of r'ayettcvllle. Democratic nominee - -- ,- ...... — • .^i<.- fm ' U. S. senator, lien Laney of senls work for painting contractors Camden, nominee for uovcrno'r will be the principal speakers at the Arkansas Democratic Slate , Convention at Litllc Rock Friday and Saturday. .' ..,. ' Pulbrlght and Laney. will speak .at thc Saturday morning sessions The convention will open at noon ir S1.8 billion. the work of manufacturing paint will be worth Razed City Rises Coventry, practically destroyed by German bombs during tlic early years of thc war, is rising from it ruins. To replace business house razed along Corporation Street one of the main store districts forty bungalow-type shops hav been erected. Construction worl was speeded"by the use of corni gated asbestos sheeting for th sidewalls. Communal dwellin centers, called hostels, house 12, OGO workers. War factories wer only .°lightl v -damaged and produc turn is now as great as before llv "Wiiz." ,i me convention will open at noon I Friday with an address by Arthur L. Adams of Jonesboro. fancy's campaign manager; Senator-John L. McClcllan will also sneak Friday. Joe C. Barrett of •;• Jonesboro, chairman of the Democratic State CommlUci!.. w.ill call l\ic!meeting, lo order. The Friday session will be devoted lo appointing convention officials, adoption of reports by committees on credentials and on WREN.Sleeps 'Well Here Alice Taylor, 23-year-old WREI> who is working at the British Flee Mail Office in New York, Is de lighted with "the soft-mattresso< twin beds" that she and her col leagues sleep in here in this coun try. She described them as "quiU a contrast" to the rows of two tiered bunks she shared with 2! other WRENs In Scotland. Houston Jackson 31 CO SI Little Rock 85 61 Slireveport 85 C2 RO^FS AREN'T RATIONED! ATLACIDE JOHNSON GRASS Sept. iiiul Oct. arc considered best months for poisoning E.C. LUMBER CO. liljlhevillc, Ark. WE CAN FILL YOUR ORDER FOR .SUPPLIES Tft/CfS ARE RIGHT Get oi the Dry Side—Certain-teed Never vas it more important (o keep vour hollo in good repair—to protect your prcoerly and your family's health] .'"•'a get in the dry side with Certain- tied Binding Products. Ccrtaiu-lccd Asphalt'Shingles can be laid right over thcold roof. And Farm Buildings can bo n'ade weather-tight with Cor- lugatcd i\sphalt Siding or Certain- Iced Gyium Exterior Wallboard. All r 1 - moitysaving, non-critical male- rich }•<>! can get now , . , I'roin us! FREE! Ask for these liclpfulboolislOnconKann Buildings—one fjr Homo Ov;:::!. They're frccl I C. ROBINSON SLUMBER CO. 1 "Friendly Building Service" hous- Honshu; 1'itich , Kun, IUP)-T1 IC n f" KC ,'""- V kct 'l ) ''"«•'»'<' y from having lhc services of lo n y 1 ''" 1 " B<1 " 1 fw lllc " lln 'H. \n,, c "'!"' 01 ' lml " "'i" "»'«I»K sllunllon Improves Two 'am>h i'»iit» for tl, e vacancy 1,5 vis B v n 'M> he position aflcr efCwta lo fin n ii.M<leiico proved fuiliu iyM,i • U U, owns hi., i.omc |, m , , ll](1 I n.s. to remniu-so Jik Imu.w of""> no aihiilon. Current Price May Be Fixed On Furniture lly ANN STKV1CK WASHINCl'1'ON.-Whcn you gd leiuly to re-slock thc house with new supplies of household goods un,| prc-wnr liill-lleil|{nl furniture or innUiTsscs, after ihey became- more plenllfnl, pi-Ices should he very close lo what you've been There's u difference between these Hems mid Hie new viu-mim c'lc'itucrs, lawn mowers unit eii'clil- cnl a|)|illances, vvlilch will cosl a good deal more limn pre-war pii- ces. Furniture, iniiUro.sip.s, mid lionsi'hold cloth Hems were made tluouithout the war, wllh various limllnllons on Humility, type 01 mateiiiils, Therefiire when mium- fnclmers lurn over from ntllllnry lo civilian work or from limited pro- dui'llon lo full-lime they'll lie. ex- pected to meet BOliiB prices, 'Hint oiean.s fucnllHCe 'Hint oiean.s furiilturv sliould you no more 'than present furnlturi! which hus licou alvcn a general five percent Increase. Clothing tu»t household texllle. wares will net only III!) price rises already handed out, Thai's (ho i;tm>r<il nilo that Office of 1'rlco Achulnlslrallon policy. 1 makers liope will hold these'prices to thrifty levels. Same' doubters point out however thiit U't likely to cost you more for new furniture and household textile Hems became, manufacturers will turn, first to nrnklnu their higher priced lines, rtilher limn going In for bargalas In (he early singes when Iheie v.on'1 ue ciioiii-li new ijqods to go arpund For Good Insurance Call W. M. Burns Agency, Ph. 3361 WrllhiK ,.„,„,,],.,,. A ,,, 1)WU , Ins||nln(T| |1|!(t(! <;|. lv . ( , Wl]r)l . Insurance on aiiytlihii; Insurulilr. ' ' "- ' "'" ' "" W M BURNK AGENCY TT-. m. DUKINi 115 N. Second St. FALL PLANTING SEEDS WINTER WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, RYE ond HAIRY VETCH. Rcdpaned. High Purity and Germination. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main. COTTONSEED BAGS and SOYBEAN BAGS ' Sec Us Before You Buy! J. L; TERRELL I Off ice 111S. Bdy. Phono 2631 To Guard Against This winter protect your pockctbook by safeguarding your water pipes . . . And save yourself and your family a lot of time and rrouble? , Right away, seal all under the house openings and wrap exposed pipes . . . Then, when bitter weather arrives, you'll have gotten another disagreeable task behind you! Blytheville Water Co. BERNARD ALLEN, Mana f er "Water is Your Cheapest Commodity!" ff> (leant It's Qvkkl It's • Y«, PllUburgh TVclildo ], somttUnf brand n«w in wall pnlnt-b«cmu« It tlv»« Mcollenl loulti over old wnll- P«p«r, piaster, brlclc and nmny other •iuT«ce«...btcnus» 0110 conl of Tochld* U uiutlly luffldent . . . bocouas It li quick and »«,y lo . 1>p l y <m / Jd,, /„ on* four ... becauio tt gives you «dn- it«ry, wuhiibl* walli. Don't m\n thU opportunity to redecorate your room* »t itnall cot. Aik ui «bout Tochld*. ICONOMICAL '" On. gallon ol T.lhlJ.moklllli lallonicl point— fnauqh lo da ovtf 1H« avtiagt room. • MADI IN I COLOH1 A«D WKITI comit In pail* lortn. Can b» mtxtd k- ll ,your 'wallpapip imuJgtd, fadid II t! ( ..,l,!,y-J II,, n t ,^ H |f wllh T.ihlj.l , PITTSBURCH Ttchldi walli may b. 'qulclclr »n.K.d w(A mild «ooo and walvr. H U B B ARD HARDWARE CO. DELTA LUMBER D! Tlione 407 DL\'TUE\'ILLE'S ONLY UOME OWNED LUJIDER CO

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