The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1940 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 31, 1940
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, IfMO BLYTHEVHXR f ARK.) COURIER NEWS 11939 Ketail Trade Census ,VtR I Favorable'To' This City Flash! Roosevelt Is Re-Elected! PAGE J, MEU, BROOKS »• Secretary Blytheville Chamber Commerce Some comparisons drawn from the 1939 mail trade census for Arkansas, with Mississippi County and the other comities of the State as the basis, mnk'e interesting reading and gives the Mississippi County people some interesting information. Among the seventy-five counties in Arkansas, there were only six which show a retail trade volume in excess of ten' million dollars. Mississippi'County ranks third with $15,021,000 total, being exceeded by Pulaski and Sebastian counties. In 1935. Mississippi County was third with a total of $10,703,000 and was '•xceeded. in that year, by the same two counties whcih lead it in 1939. In 1935, Mississippi County had a total of 593 retail outlets as corn- two counties which lead it in 1939. The per capita retail trade in County increased from Two More Guardsmen Are Stricken With Flu Two more cases of influenza we IP added to the 15 already recorded among members of the national guard xinit here, Company M, and officers were undecided whether the 17 men would be taken to the regular army encampment .with the unit, Jan. 2 or 3. when the company i.s scheduled to leave Blythe- viile. Company Clerk Ralph Parrar said it wa.s possible that any men ill with the. flu at train-time would be left, here under medical attention until they recovered sufficiently to permit them to join the unit. f -v'.ississjppi uoiuiiy increased irom Corp. Kelly E. Glover was in i figure of $154.00 in 1935 to SI85.00 Wall ' s hospital today "«d -alien- in 1939. i clants .said he was* .so .seriously ill ansas the .section that is keeping the Slate from showing a population loss as well its leading the v/av in retail trade 1 . There are sixty seven counties in Arkansas whose volume of retail trade is less than the City of Blytheville S7.17C.000 and forty five whose volume is less than that of Mississippi County's county site of Oseeola. which had a retail trade in 1930 totalling $2,930,000. In 1935. Mississippi County retail trade outlets employed a total of 1179 persons, exclusive of owners, as compared to the 1939 total of 1390. The payroll distributed to retail employees hv 1935 was $813,000.00 as compared to a 1939 total of $1,049,000.00. There arc only five counties in Arkansas whose retail employee payroll exceeds that of Mississippi County. Only six cities in the State exceed the $560,000.00 payroll of the City of Blytheville. and only twenty two cities and towns in all the State which pass the employee payroll of the City of Osceola hich runs up to $193,000.00. Aside from Mississippi County, there is only one county in the State (Pulaski County) which has two towns which do a retail trade with influenza that pneumonia might develop. Corp. Bernie L. Eubank.s was 'under observation at company headquarters and ofh- cers thought it probable that he would be taken to Walls hospital this afternoon for an appendicitis operation. The American Legion will be host to the entire company tonight at the Legion hut. with a dinner planned for the men and officers. Following the dinner, the Company will return' to. the armory for a New Year's dance at which the men and their guests will bring in the new year. ID was thought probable this afternoon that the company would leave for Little Rock Thursday morning, probably by train. AND CEMCDCL CC[SSFUl Modernization Doubled Work Is Autumn George Doyle's Mother Succumbs At Osceola CSCEOLA, Ark.. Dec. 31.—Mrs. Ella Woods, mother of Mrs. George Doyle, died this morning, 9 o'clock, after a lengthy illness. She was 78. of more than two and a half-mil-I In ill health for many months, lion dollars, and only one county which has two cities with employees payrolls exceeding those of Blytheville and Osceola. Among the fifty two cities and towns in Arkansas with a population in excess of 2500 people there are only fourteen of those towns which exceed the retail trade volume of the City of Osceola. What do all these figures add up to? The answer is simply that Mississippi County, Blytheville .and O.sceola,. are. continuing the progress.-that "has made Eastern Ark- she came, to .Osceola to make her home with an only child following the death of her .husband last Oct. 29. Reared in. Jackson, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Woods went to their new farm home immediately after their marriage 56 years ago and lived .in that same house until Mr. Woods' death.' Funeral rites will be held Wednesday afternoon. 2 o'clock, at the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian church near Jackson, by the Rev. H. T. Lawrence, pastor of the Osceola . \Ve Proudly Announce (he" Arrival of Our New CAD!LLAC AMBULANCE The addition of our new Cadillac Ambulance to our ambulance fleet marks our sincere desire to be able to serve you rapidly and safety when the need arises. Remember ... there's always a safe and comfortable Co'ob Ambulance at your immediate disposal. FOR AMBULANCE SERVICE CALL 2fi Cobb Funeral Home Maybe it isn't news any longer that President Roosevelt was elected for n third term, but it isn't official, either, until these electoral votes are OK'cl by a joint session of Congress. Col. Edwin Halsey. above, Secretary of the Senate, holds votes mailed in by electors in each state. Presbyterian church, with burial in the family plot there. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle and son, George Jr., are accompanying the remains to Missouri. A daughter. Miss Marjorie Doyle, is unable to go because of illness. Rites Held Saturday BASSETT, Dec. 30. — Funeral services were held at Bassett. Church Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock for Manley Beard, 55. who died at his home near Warden. Friday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Beard, two daughters, Melsa and Elvie, two sons. Harley and Henry. All are of this section except Harley, who is now in camp in South Carolina. Prisoner's 'Song-, 'Only Forever' PHILADELPHIA (UP)—During a program broadcast from Eastern Penitentiary, a prisoner sang "Only Forever." Prison officials later disclosed that the singer was doing- 70 to 120 years for safe-cracking. To relieve Misery of COLDS Salve NOR ft Drops Cou^'li Props Try ''Kuli-My-Tism''-a Wonderful Liniment THE FUTURE IS NOW.. IN Here in America the future is still ours — to make of it what we will. As we look forward into the New Year, we recognize that it is the business of this institution to aid in every constructive manner in the building 'of a better, brighter tD ' «^ future for Blytheville and the Blytheville territory. Come in often m 1941 and talk over your plans, problems, and opportunities with a friendly First National officer. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK- IN BLYTHEVILLE "The Only National Bank i n Mississippi County" MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Campaign Survey Shows The Autumn campaign I'or properly '.nocli-rui/siUon and JTJKUI- which was laundiwi 15 by the builclinjj industry, in i;oop«n\- iion with lending insllimious nnd iho Federal Housing loa, has uiMU'nued well over $100,000.000 u-oi-th of work. The- volume of mouWni/ul.ioM work was virtually doubled ;xs a result ol' ihe campaign, which i.s 11 .s the most successful in yours, exceeding even Lliut conc!u:,\ccl in the Autumn of l!)'J5. While the campaign is continuing inio the Winier r.M-nths, much has been accomplished in ihe banner months o!' .'September, October. and November. 10,001) Loans a \\Vfk Before the campaign began Title I lonruj were bein«j reported by ., lending institutions to the FHA HM insurance at the rate of around 10.000 loans amounting to about 54.000.000 a week. During the past! three months this rate almost doubled, averaging around 18.600 loans amounting to S7.U92.000 a week. Title I loans reported for -insurance under the 1939 amendments during September, October, and November It) 40 numbered 241.940 and amounted to $97.999,549. This wa.s the largest, amount ever reported in any consecutive three months in PHA history, it, cx- j ceedeci the $88,617,983" reported j during life same three months in 1935— the previous record— by 10 per cent. The number of loans reported this year, r however, was smaller than the 262.933 reported for the same period in 1935. In that year such items as washing machines. refrigerators, and similar machinery", equipment were eligible for Title I financing, while today financing is limited to prop- improvement. The average loan for the 1935 period was $337,compared with S405 for the 1D40 period. Effective Cooperation One reason for the success of' this campaign has been the effective cooperation of contractors. building materials dealers, financial institutions, and ail others connected with building, aided by the FHA. A survey conducted by the PHA reveals that cooperative advertising campaigns have been common and profitable. In one city 42 firms, companies, and institutions, representing practically every business concern in the city connected with building, united in selling modernization to the property owners of their community through newspaper advertising. In many instances.' advertisements of financial institutions sold vembcr loans has not been made, but. it i.s e.stimated (hat (he ratios which lu-ld for the Title l loans from July 1*139 through September ILMU would b<; about the .same lor the past tliree months. These ratios by type of property follow: Single-family houses. 74.7 per cent of Ihe number of loans and 07.(5 per cent, of (he amount; dwelling for two or more fainilic.s, US jund 17.1 per cent; commercial and, industrial properties, 3,7 and 7.1 per cent; farm .structures, 4.7 and 4.3 per cent; other types. 3.4 and 3H per" cent. The ratios by type of improvement for which the major portion ol HH> loan was to be u.sod follow: .N<-w construction. 3.5 per cent of the number and n.y per cent of the n mount; additions and alterations, 13.4 anil 18.1 per cent: exterior ( painting, 18.1 per cent of both 'number and amount interior finish, j(>.4 and ti.2 per cent; roofing, 15,0 j and 8.3 per cent; plumbiny. B.B und 8.) per cent; heuting. 2(1.2 and 22.1 per cent; miscellaneous, li.ti and 7,2 per cent. Job Not Completed Willie a new record lias been established, the job of modernizing American homes, commercial. In- chus'.ni'.l and I'arm buildings is not finished. U 's expected that modernr/.ivtion and repair work will be maintained at considerable volume through the Winter because of the increasing demand in industrial areas for units, old or new. Congested Districts Hel< Easy rrey Diseases o Infect i ions Good housing .should bo «l by its effect on {.jood health as well as Die eoniributions it nwkus to the comfort and Imppi- of families, Unhealthful housing not only i.s ehiu-aetemed by physical disrepair, inadequate facilities, room congestion, and hind overcrowding but it is also accompanied by neighborhood factors und u lack of recreational facilities. Colors Enliven Concrete, Offer New Field Of Use !^u'" ft .!! y , ?, ca ™ conc , ret(1 has fl l^cnt !»• ground the greater is rial largely of as a ui'eylsh mnte- u.ssociafed with side- the idea than tractors of Enjoy Christmas In Their New Residence Spending Christmas in their new home wa.s a special treat for Mr. nnd Mrs. T. L. Mabry and son, Tommie Lee, 4, who moved Into their recently completed residence two days before the Yuletide holiday. The four room colonial cottage, located on a 100-foot lot just West of Walker Park on Missouri Avenue, has two bedrooms. * Modern conveniences arc included in the popular-price cottage, built similar in design to numerous others erected here. Green roof and shutters decorate the outside and the interior has papered walls with such features as oak floors, four closets, built-in hot water tank, built-in cabinets in kitchen and an up to date bathroom. The large lot of his new property will afford Mr. Mabry thn. opportunity to have a large vegetable and flower garden which they plan to start soon. " Winter Painting Aids Are Listed modernization rather financing. Many con- Jdone if and building materials Where paint is to be applied to new .homes during Winter, Federal Housing ' Administration. officials advise painters to make sure that the materials to be painted arc dry. Where the painting is on the interior, heat should be. maintained to assure continued drying! Al! milhvork to be painted should be primed before installation. In painting new plaster. Die temperature should not be to high or otherwise blisters may develop. Hireds l)isen,s<> Congested districts, built without regard to careful land planning, breed sickness and permit such in- linmle contact between the sick and the well as i,o aid Ihe rapid dissemination of Infectious diseases. Living in dwelling \mlis that arc largely devoid of sunlight and fresh air, and in areas where the streets are the only places for children to play, promotes various kinds of fransmissable diseases. Sociologists report that adults suffer both mentally nnd physically when living under such conditions, but perhaps not. lo the extent that children do. The duality of character and health is certainly affected, however. I/rues Hvtlcr I'luimin^ The point, which must, be remembered Is that tearing down houses and building new ones with no regard for the accepted standards of modern land planning and with no definite provisions for recreational areas will result only in the eventual development of similar conditions as existed before. It is obvious that Die .spread of infectious diseases is less likely to take place among persons who live in single-family houses which are located in carefully planned subdivisions or among families which live in well-designed and properly located rental housing projects. The Federal Housing Administration, In its efforts to promote better housing, does not forget the importance of better health nnd ,lhe-close relationship of the formei to the latter. In "rating the location of either a small single-family homo or a large-scale rental project, the PHA checks carefully for such adverse influences as smoke, fog, chemical fumes, exhaust gases, stagnant ponds or marshes, poor surface drainage, and excessive heat or dampness which may atl'ect the personal health of the occupants. dealers, on the other hand, emphasized easy financing more than modernization. Practically all featured the PHA plan of easy monthly payments over a period of one to three years. Much interest has been shown in how this hundred - million - dollar market is being shared. From time to time the FHA has analyzed its Title I loans to determine the ratios by type of property improved, and by type of improvement, in order to help the building industry mine its markets. deter- Exterior painting should not be surfaces" of the materials are damp or wet within, immediately after rain, during rain or snow, or if rainy or freezing wea- Uier i.s threatening. Oil paints may be safely applied at temperatures above 40 degrees P. Other kinds of coatings with rapidly evaporating thinners should be applied at higher temperatures. Exterior painting should follow the .sun. and work .should cease early in the afternoon if cold nights are expected. Even at the temperature of 40 degrees P.. painting work should not be undertaken when the temperature may take n Analysis of the September-No- .sudden drop below freezing. walks, porch lioors. and basoment walls, More recently, however, colored concroU' hns become available to the home owner or prospective houti! owner. BulV, yellow, red, Hi'iton, blue, brown, slate, black- all an; possible colors for concrete, and more und more they art? being used. Gay Colors Find Favor Gay colors for patio terraces and front, porches are finding favor with modern builders who recognise this new device for enlivening an old material. On the technical side of the subject, concrete experts suggest thai \ color pifiinent sullnble lor use mist fulfill these requirements: it mist be durable under exposure to •iunllght nnd wen the, r; und it must L'e of such composition thi\t it will not rend, ehemlcnliy with the cement lo the detriment of either cement or color. These requirements ure said by many authorities on concrete to be best fulfilled with mineral oxide pigments. Mineral pigments vary in coloring values; because of this, most architects pond upon the nnd builders' reputation of de- the manufacturer of pigments for assurance that the quality of the material is satisfactory for crete work. In general, the confiner coloring ability and the less the amount required, Accurate Measurements Another point to remember in ihe use of colored concrete is the fact is necessary to measure all materials accurately, particularly where the work requires several batches. Even a slight variation in the amounts of any of ihe materials-, particularly the pigment and water, is likely to cause noticeable variation in color. Owners of older homes may make use of colored concrete inmodern- izing- these properties. This type of work i.s eligible for financing umftM- the Modernization Credit Plftti of the Federal Housing Administration. • Inside Chimney Good Economy, Says FHA Unless the building budget will permit construction of a chimney of good proportion in relation to the si/.e of the house, It is thought, highly desirable nnd also more economical to use an inside chimney, according to Federal Housing Ad- mniistratlon technical authorities. Lions once were A-alued at $1000 a pair, but now are sold for as low as $50 a pair. Read Courier News Minimize Height To Gain Better Exterior Structural methods which minimize height are usually the most economical and result in small houses of better exterior proportions than when they are :> hteh in relations to their width and .length, it is said by officials of the Federal Housing Aclm'mistrnfion. Will Assure Your Complete Happiness During the New Year and for Years to Come. COME IN AND LET US PROVE THAT YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN HOME ON YOUR PRESENT BUDGET. May we take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Prosperous and Happy New Year THE ARKMO LUMBER CO. Phone 40 's Families Served To Number 900 In January With more than 600 farm fnmi- { °°° bales of cotton and- cotton lies already served by rural elec- ' see d i-s estimated at more than trification and 2500 others eventu- | $10.000,000 this year, because of ally to receive this service, a new j the better price than last year trade impetus has already been when the county made more than felt in certain lines. It is estimated 200,000 bales, and the government that, 900 families will be served by j checks to farmers of this, county early in January. Agricultural and business leaders here see in this Rural Electrification Administration program the means of bringing living standards of rural families on par with for participation in the federal program totaled approximately $3,000,000, to make a grand total of more than $13,000,000 from'cotton. Other income from alfalfa, chickens, hogs, cattle, corn, truck those of city dwellers, thus opening.! crops and olner farm products new markets for manv H a «o<: nf totaled approximately $3,000.000. That rural families here are bc- of j new markets for many classes of merchandise sold by Blytheville business concerns. The cash income of 10.000 Mississippi County farm families increased this year, despite the growing of less cotton, and these families have a substantially higher farm living due to a greater participation in the program of living at home and of soil conservation, in the opinion of J. J. Pickren of Blytheville. county farm agent. The greatest ;.improvement in farming in Mississippi County this year has been the addition of 51 new herds of beef cattle to make new supplementary cash income. Not only will this make more money for the farmers but it teaches them diversification. Income from an estimated 185,- coming increasingly conscious the possibilities of better fanning is indicated by the. fact that almost 3000 farm families participated in the 1940 Plant To Prosper Contest and even' more are expected to enter the 1941 competition and again win coveted honors. The Rice-Stix factory, which is .starting its fourth year, is now a steady money-making project for the city with 250 girls and women employed steadily to make a payroll of approximately $12,000 monthly. This is year-round employment and stands a good chance to provide work for many more em- ployes in the near future because of this firm contemplating contracts for making shirts in the National Defense Program. TOMORROW WILL BE What are YOUR Resolutions? The Best Resolution You Can Make Is to RESOLVE That you will huild a home as a guardian of your family's comfort and security. A HOME on duty winter and summer. A HOME sturdily constructed to withstand the elements and the years. A HOME that can be paid for on the FHA plan. The down payment is low on a small home—and monthly payments, over a long term, are about the same as rent. On the FHA plan, the design, neighborhood and construction are Government approved. And YOU will approve our estimate. Phone 100 for our representative to call and let's talk things over. With Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous 1941 E. C. Robinson Lumber Co.

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