The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 18, 1949
Page 9
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, •!««• PAGE NINE September Home-Building Record Set Monthly Figure Of 100,000 New Units Recorded WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. (AP) — Builders stalled construction on 100,000 new homes In September, setting a record for that month which one government official termed "remarkable." ^The Bureau of Labor statistics imported tills figure. It offered new : ". evidence of a spurt to make up the country's housing deficit^— in a season, the BIS official noted, when activity usually slows down In anticipation ol bad building weather. The total was only 300 homes short of the postwar peak reached In May, 19*8. Bill tills year's pattern was wholly different. Last year housing starts declined steadily from May on; this year has seen an unbroken, month-by-monUi rise since January. July and August also were record- breakers. As a result, the first nine months of 1SH9 have contributed a total ' of 143.000 new. permanent homes and apartments. Farm homes are not included in 'the BLS count. In the first halt of the year. BLS estimated, rental dwellings in build- Ings for two or more families amounted to almost 25 per cent of all housing units started. '. This Indicated a growing measure of housing relief for families unable to buy homes. A year ago only about one-fifth of all home construction was of the rental type. September's total was'2,000 above August and 17.800— or 22 per cent- above September of last year. It construction dips only slightly this month, as officials anticipate, the 1049 total Is likely to approach . one million. Clean Heating Unit Cuts Fire Risk, Fuel Bill An Inspection of the heating system to reduce fire hazards may be combined with the annual fall check of the heating plant, the Plumbing and Heating fnduslries Bureau suggests. To reduce fire hazards from heating systems, the Bureau offers these tips: 1. Have your heating plant cleaned. This means cleaning all sool and fly ash from heating'surfaces 2. Practice good housekeeping around your heating plant. Too of ten, the Bureau observes, the heate room' is a repository for rubbish and waste paper, all of which con. stitute a fire hazard. Oily rags arc particularly dangerous. If coal Is used, have a covered container of' adequate size for depositing ash' and clinkers. 3. Have your heating plant inspected for leaks in fire and flue cleaning doors. 4. Be sure your chimney Is clean and free from cracks. Clean and check the (unoke pipe leading from the boiler or furnace to the chimney, making sure that it has not developed leaks through corrosion. 5. Be sure that damper doors, draft doors, and chains and pulleys work smoothly. . 6. If you have a warm air heating system, be svre the filters are clean. Replace or clean dirty filters. Check Insulation on \vartn air ducts. T. Con't use kerosene to start or quicken fires; don't search for or attempt to repair, any gas'teaks- call the gas company; don't force Real Estate Transfers (Chlckuawb* District) Grant and Dell* Thomas 1 o George W. Wiggs, Lot 16 of Block 3 of Wilson Second Addition, 1200. Jack Finley and Ellene Robinson to Albert M. and Myrl Davis, Lot 2 of Block "A" ot the Morris Addition, $G,3W. Joseph L. and Elsie Oradell Pul- Bham, Lot 3 of Block 2 of the Fulgham Addition, $345. Susan Moore to Maggie and Arlener Jefferson, Lot 12 of Block B of the W. W. Holipeter Secom Addition, $1,200. C. A. and Jewell Trultt .to Ema and Sallie Ann Pittman Lot 1 o Block "C" of live Hollandale Ad dition, S10 and other consideration Max B. and Annie Laurie Logan Harold B. and Marie D. Wright t William H. and Eiidall Smtth. Lo 5 of Block 2 of John B. Walke Second Addition; $800. •Max B. and Annie Laurie'1,0- _sn, Harold B. and Marie D. wright to Bradley W. and Martha Louise Colernan, Lot 4 of Block "B" f the John B. Walker Second Addition, J80G. W. L. Ingram and Doris Ingram 0 Willie L. and Jeanette Hopper, North 100 feet of Lot 1 Block 2 of he Highland Place Addition, 53,800. . Clnude L: and Terla Barnes lo j H. V. and Gladys Smith, Lot 11 of E : 2 of the NW'4 of of NE|4 of Section '17-15N-8E. $2;g. Daniel and Learah Robertson to Sidney E. Cantrell, Lot 10 of Block of the Second Replat of the J. P. Pride and Gateway Subdivision, S4..COO. Lee and Zoullne Powell to Charles and opal Louise Llpford, East 50 feet of Lot 3 of the Replat of the J. P. Pride and- Gateway Subdivision. $350. Harold C. 1 Besanccney to P. A. and Dorothy O. Stanley, Lot 5 of the Judd Addition. S3.250. Bruce and Lucille Byrd to George ; f). and Ellen Ray, SE:4 of the j NE4 01 Section 9-15N-8E.- $9.000. H. R. and Willie Mae Alkc-n to Noah and "Bessie Mae Rawls, Lots 6 and 7 of the H. B. Aiken, Subdivision, $600. Keinp E. and Mary M. Whlsen- unt, James R. and Elizabeth Deal 3 A. T. Thomas. Jr., and I. V. •homas, Lot 3 of Block 7 of the bavid Acres Subdivision. .$800. Harold C. and Edell Thompson o Jack Finlcy Robinson, Lot.. 10 if Block "A" of the John B. Walker addition. $750. Owen Blue and Una Kathcrine Blue to' Isaac I. and Josephine ^trouri, Lot 5 of the' Jolly Addition, .5,500. A hundred tons of water fall on I In tlio United States alone, morf each acre of ground during one- than 165,000,000 telephone calls are nch rain. 1 made dally. ,. '."' ;--, ... • ; . .. , —Courier Newi^Pb.olo, TllltEE MOKE NEWHOlilKS—Shown here arc three hew homes recently occupied. Inthb subdivision under development In Southeast Blytlirville'by Max Logan, realtor, and Harold Wright, contractor. These are the home of (left to right) er, 321 Holland. All the houses are ot oak In these houses and all have plaster'walls. In the rear of each is a sciccncd-in porch. Completely insulated, each house is equipped with hot water heater and factory-bunt cabinets, They ar* erected on built-up concrete slab foundations, i : : -> - • ' T. C. Hawkins, 329 Holland;'Jack Bowen, 325 Holland; and Kelley Spring- have two bedrooms in addition to the kitchen, living room and bath. Floors lei yva lwu» Ito to » ripe old ajt by 11 with paint. Modern decorating requires paints and enamels, and rightly so — for the great variety of paint colors are perfect answers to fashion's quest for beauty. It's amazing what a little paint and enamel will do to brighten up your home. And the cost is negligible compared to the "lift" it gives your dally life. Be Wise — Specify ;.. Ho: 3 ^ a i*rf«i VANHALVERT PAINTS E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Plant * b;eei«-enticing Aide over verandas and te.r«« wilh SLATS-O-WOOD Awnings and enjoy solid comfoit this summer! Mide of fine I wood, sturdily pul together with rust-proof nails •nd screws, these good-looking vcntilaud awnings are enduring as the nouse itself. Our designer will gladly make the personal inspection required for *n tccurate estimate, « SLATS-O- WOOD Awning* «r« individually tailored lo (H tK« lino of your house. To insure early installation, phone NOW for ihis free service. DEAL'S PAINT STORE Cabinets Built At Home Answer Space Question ' Many a home-owner searching for that "hunting gear he put in the basement last year, or tiie waders so carefully sung ill the garage—where someone later carelessly let them drop to the floor —can simplify .^thes« aiid other storage problems', with' a little 1m- Building Permits For Week Total $40,900 in Value Applications for 13 building permits, 11 of them for residence construction, were placed on file during the past week In the office of City Engineer Joe Carney, One of the olher two permit applications wa.s for ft small cafe building and t]ie other involved an agination and elbow grease- Even though no expert with tools, lie can create numerous useful Items around the house with little more than a hammer, saw, H small plane and an urge tb'improve the'home. In the case of .lisliing equipment, to store such paraphernalia a simple'cabinet about six feet high ro ' 0 ' m ' - fra j nrj • i . e5W( , ]lcc ,„ Larry's addition to a residence. Total estimated value of the construction represented by the 13 permits, according to the applications, was 540,000. ..'•.. Applications were filed by the following: ' ; Henry Johnson, Jr., for a two- with' front and side dirnensions ot :4".\18" can be -constructed. Using plywood throughout makes the cabinet very easy to build. The walls can be cut to' size and fitted on a simple> frame. The door can run the width of the back and be-fastened by hinges. A hasp'and lock complete the door. Top and bottom should be ot plywood, and an additional piece can be cut to form a shelf. This should be placed approximately 12" from the top for storing fishing flics, boxes of shells and other small articles. Around'the.interior a notched gun-rack can be installed. Several hooks fastened to the Inside walls will be handy for those waders and for hanging golf bags. Sliding Doors Eliminate Accidents in Kitchen Sliding doors on kitchen c\:p- ioards are excellent space-savers and eliminate the cliance of injury ays present when swing-type doors are cerelessly left open. Add more safety to the kitchen ana_ at the same time enhance Its beauty by Installing a grease- resistant' asphalt tile floor of tiles in harmonious-colors arranged in an individualized pattern. If an 'excess amount ol wax Is avoided, one 1s less likely, to slip on asphalt tile than any other type of smooth-surfaced, resilient flooring, according to tests made by the National Bureau of Standards. Child's Room Should Be Definitely 'His Own' Since all children are : i>ossesslve by nature, treat the child's room that it 'is specifically his own. Do not use It for general household storage. Consult the youngster when planning the colors to .be used In decorating the room. Let him select his own pictures. Oive life room in added touch ot individuality by nserting the child's name as part of the design in the asohalt tile floor. Letters of the alphabet are available In separate tiles to harmonize with the floor colors. If the room is occupied by two children, put each child's name in as- phall tile letters at the foot ol their respective beds. 109 East Main Phone 4469 or overheat your furnace or boiler in cold .weather; and don't'start a fire In a hot water or steam boiler on the first cool day without mak sure that it Is full of water Don'L throw paper or olher combus tible material In ash or clinker receptacle. Fifth Addition; estimated cost, $1.000. Marvin Johnson, for a six-room frame tenant house at 801 Lake; estimated cost, $1,000- Abe Kinningham, for n concrete block cafe building on Fifth Street; estimated cost, $1,000. Elmer Kemper (for Ann Smith, owner), lo add two rooms to house at 313 East Kentucky; estimated cost, Jl.OOO. Maddie Williams, for a two-room frame residence o n Clear Lake Road; estimated cost; $000. E. N. Webb, for two five and one-half an'd one four and one-ruilf room frame residences on Birch Street David Acres Subdivision: estimated costs, $6,000, 55,500 and ! 55,000, respectively.^. , , - : ] Hen Henry (For 'neid Construction Co.l, for four four-room residences on Fiirc'h Street- estimated costs. $4,000. • $4,000. -$5,000 and 54.500, respectively: | l.eola Flex'for a four-room frinie residence in Pride Addition; estl- '• mated cost, $2,000. Building Methods Reduce Fire Loss 8.9% Below 1948 For each of the first 7 months fcf 1949, U.S. lire losses .were less than Lhe corresponding month In 1943 and the 1 total of $398.393,000 (or Lhe 1940 7-month period was 8.9 per cent less Llmu the $43.1,435,'000 in the first 7 months of 1948, nccordlng to the National Board Fire Underwriters. A lending reason for this reduction Ls more fire-resistant con slrucUon, such as non-combustible mineral ^,'QQl Insulation lu hollo? walls, elimination of excesslvi woodwork, using solid Instead o thin-panel doors/ better heating Spmetit and new, materials ant hnlkling methods designed to prc vent fire. - t ( . Many communities are revisln] building codes to Insure more fire safe construction. Nnlforml, stat nnd local authorities have lutensl fled efforts Lo persuade owners homes and comnicrctiirbullrilngs t eliminate fire hazards. Fire-prevention experts arc hope ful that these comV)ined efforts w result, in substantial reduction fro Inst year's aU-tlme record fire los of $711,114,000. Only 10% Down For Non-Veterans MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY Development Weather WO!VM Wolves in London's Regent's'Par Zoo.have a^ reputation as weathc forecasters. They, brenk out in h frenzied pandemonium of howls about, 12 .hours before periods ol >vet weather. Hillbilly Jamboree & Dance LEGION ARENA SAT. OCT. 15th. with Jack Pennington and the Garretfs Snuff Variety GANG Those Who,Like to Square Dunce. t Are Cordially Invited! Adm. Adults 75c-Children 25c This Adm. Includes Both Show & Donee More than 2 million dollars a day is now being paid out under old-age and survivors insurance (Social Security). Cork legs are made of wood, metal, leather, or strong canvas, not cork. They received their name from Dr. Cork, their inventor. : Fresh Guaranteed Best Price* Kirby Drug Stores -JU^OO »-(-•. Economize with th« fuel-j»ving Perfection Home Heiter. Ju exclusive "Midget" Pilot burns OTer 40 HOURS on t gillon of oil. That's re»l fuej economy, Atxl with a thermostw, jc« $»« eTen more »nd get FULLY AUTOMATIC HEAT-no work, ' no worry, no w»ne of fuel. Se« rfii» beauty in modern nonw h«»t- ing-PERfECTIOPfc /ftUSM 'HI BATHROOM CAPACITY Of YOUD HOMJ . PowderPo Se« Your Perfection Dealers HUBBARD & SON FURNITURE HUBBARD HDWE. CO. BE WARM • SAVE FUEL WITH A PERFECTION Have you an available closet, an unused space uaiUr* stairway or jiiiht end o*»btUw*y? Jim i> pUc* for « powder rootnl You will ftad th*taO*a« powder room will bring fou new convenience—rtlicr* bathroom congeition—add t* your joy of living. Illustrated here are the Utaday lavatory and toilet —two of the manf fixtures in the complete Crane line. Drop in and talk over your remodeling with us. We can give you prompt service—furnish you with newly styled, highest quality Crane, fixtures, and assure you the best values in plumbing. "PETE" THE PLUMBER 109 No. 1st. WATER is your Cheapest Commodity FOR SALE CONCRETE CULVERT T1I.B Costs sou lesji jet lisu loiucl than any other bridge material. 4 I I e I .«-10-12-IS-l8-21-2<-t)-M-« Inch*!. CONCRETE SBWKR 'TII.F, Hid {-«.» l«chei CO.NCRF.TK SEPTIC TANKS • Beit Prlcei ' «W( Deliver A. H. WEBB HI(hw*T &l »t Stilt Ur.e 111 ••• Use it FREELY! Blytheville Water Biytheville, Ark. Co,

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