The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1943 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 13, 1943
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ftUJESDC BLYTHEVILLB, (ABK,); COURIER NEWS TUESDAY,. A BETTER HOMES mm IN Seventy Five,Were Private Units and 319 Publicly Financed In Its first year of operation ns (lie parent and progrnmniine ugen- cy of all war housing, the National Housing. Agency approved n totnl of 304 dwelling units of all types in Blytheville it was announced by Preston L. Wright, of Dallas, Regional Representative of the NHA. ' . . Of this number, lie said, 75 rep• resent new private, construction and'319 represent publicly financed construction.. Public construction, In all cases, Wright pointed out, is handled by the Federal Pjiblic, Housing Authority ; while private construction Is handled through the Federal Housing Administration. Future programming for Blythe- "IIE; Wright said, is governed largely by the tempo of war Industrial,activity. "The National Housing Agency's planning and programming In nil communities in this region, comprising. tlip states of Te.xns, Oklahoma, Arkansas. New Mexico nnd Louisiana," Wright stated, "is a continuing operation New war plants and military establishments and similar activities determine the iiousiiig needs of the community.' It is the policy of the NHA to keep before it the almost constantly changing picture of conditions nnci to be prepared to program additional housing where and when it is needed." The NHA policy In programming involves five main points as outlined by John B. Blandford Jr., Administrator of the National Housing Agency. These points are: til if tlie War Manpower Commission determines Dint )ii-]iilo,rn- tion of war labor is not necessary, Ilien no'-wnr housing construction is authorized. ' « (2) If .the community hns sufficient accommodations in existing structures to house the expected essential' in-migration of war labor, figiiin no new construction is authorized. (3) If the need is to house single workers, the NHA schedules public financing nnd temporary con-, struclion, .;- , u • , (4) Tf the need Is for lamily accommodations which can be |»r- manently absorbed by the community, and if private builders c«n meet necessary war-time rcuire- jnenls, then the NHA schedules privately financed construction. i(5)'To the extent that'(he need for family accommodations is not met by private financing and par• ticularly where the need Is temporary,'" the NHA schedules publicly financed construction, 'Flowers in Victory Gardens Urged by National Leaders "And it you do garden, don't (or. get to plant a row or two of flowers., Life's .satisfactions in \varlinie are few and Jar lioliveoii nl best, and nothing I know nt will add a note of joy as quickly ns .1 /civ flowers." tills qitolallon from a tnlk by Mrs. Claude K, Wicknrd, wife of Hie Secretary of Atrriculluro, will be welcomed by Victory Gardeners, wlio can make flicir vegetable plots beautiful by firowiny borders :md rows of (lowers. A Victory Garden is defined by Hie war production lizard as a garden chiclly devoted to food produc- lion; so (lowers may be included without viol;ilinf! any of the rules governing Ihc use of plant food. The flowers most suitable for growing in vegetable gardens are the annuals which nro grown from seed each year, and will produce Dowers all summer if they rive not permitted (o make scect. Grown in (lie vegetable garden in rows, HIV- en the same care and cultivation as. Hie fitod crops, they • often do much better than in the ornamental bgrder. , ; Annual!; have been itiarvelously improved by plant breeding. Their progress has been furthered by the very fact that some call n handi- cap—(hoy complete a full generation in n single year, and thus plant breeders do not have to wail several years to sec whether an attempted improvement has been achieved. The breeders work fast compared with the perennials, where in some coses Ihr'cc years arc required to complete a generation. Improved rmmials will serve any decorative purpose In (lie garden. By selecting them of various heights and colors, .1 border may be planted entirely of annuals, Annual lltirdrr Will Wcor.ile Victory (iardcn and Furnish Flrnyirs for Cutting; . . . which will vie In beauty with anything perennials can olTer. An annual border in Chicago's latitude will begin flowering in May. from plants started indoors; in lato June from seed sown outdoors.-And from thai lime on a continuous display of color can be maintained. It is only necessary to liccp faded (lowers cut. and new ones will come; often increasing in size and beauty until killing frosts arrive. , For the new home, or the rented home, annuals otter a quick and economical garden. Their culture is so simple anyone can succeed at it. provided he Is willing to spend l\vo hours in reading directions, and planning his cH'ocls. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ex-Ranger Thwarts Bandit LOS ANGELES (UP) — When Nftrfleet Gates, 37, attempted a holdup by means of flashing n big knife he had the misfortune to choose for his first victim Tom P'gg, 60, a former Texas Ranger and expert with n bowic knife. Before the negro could get his knife into action Pigg whipped out one of his own and started carving the would-be bandit. The. latter was taken to the General Hospital, for general repairs. Production of dehydrated meals sent soaring skyward by tho war emergency, is expected to reach GG-mil!ioh-pound goal in 1943. The members of this company rue all well ami gelling along great, contrary lo any other reports tcint mas' have been circulated by others. Rumor hns it Unit a certain former • member of this orguniiMiUoh returned lo Blytheville not bug ago and nave his friends Ihe idea we had been in and through the worst of H. Thul false. 1 ciimiol deny the fact that everything we have bw;ii through i> not a bed uf vosos. or ih'nt we hnve enjoyed ouisdves physically nnd mentally uny i:i and day out. but H is true Unit we arc all taking great pride in going through those Iliings that are adverse, and co.'ri- ing out with Hying colors. Believe me we do npfircciiuc those reports we receive through personal letters nnd Die Blythei-IHc Courier News .' . 'reports thnt tell us how kindly the soldiers in our home town are being treated by our towns-people. That is good. People in other to\viis hnve been especially kind lo us wherever we have been, nnd we arc happy to hear that our (own Is kind to men • from other places, Capt. Arden B. Growler is com- mandine this orgnnizatioii. Oilier Arkansas officers with us here are 1st LI. T. b. Mattock and 2nd Lt. George M. Boon, both from Aikn- delphiti. Garliind M. Hunch is still first Sergeant. Olyndcr w. Rayder is supply sergeant nnd I am in charge of the mess. Other fust three graders arc stair .sergeants Raymond Dixon, John It. Johnson niut Herbert Wilson. :oncy, ray E. Decker, Kelly E. 31over, Mnlonc Peterson, lien It. Smith ami William O. West. Sergeants who were with us, but who have been sent with another | ti unit, arc Elmer E. Holmes. Joel ' E. Cillliland and Odis M. leatherwood. They are at this same army |x>sl office number, however. Corporals with us lire James L. Tin Salvage Chairman Announces Plans; Boy Scouts To Aid Project K. A. Nelson, local chairman In charge of (he tin can salvage drive, announced today Una recent developments have made duty of snlwiglng lin cans in Jily- tlicvllle niui'K iniporliiiil thnn evjr For » iviille It fiiiprnrwl that an' abundance of cms could be sal- viigcd from the larger cities of the nullon mid that the cans obtained from Hie smaller towns were velnttvely unlmpaiiant, iy.i m- llojilng of canned goods h:i.<j changed the picture. Tin cnti shredding and ([dinning plants are hiivlng to cut down their operatfons m quit lieciuise of Insufficient supplies of lln cans to keep them in operation, It has been announced, II' luis'lhefiiforc become increasingly important that Ihe housewives in Blylhcville turn over lo the salvage committee every available can, inc. committee has,announced. The next collection diile is Ihc last Saturday in (his month, Apill 24. and housewives are requested to have the cas> prepared according lo instructions and in front of the house on the curb by 10 n. m. of the collection date. Collection is from the front of the houses 'and not from the alleys. Before leaving the cans on the curb for tho collection truck, they should be prepared a.s follows: "Wash the contents out. cut out both top and bottom 'and place the top nnd bottom on the inside of the can and step on il to flatten. The labels should be removed,'but it is not necessary to wnsh off the label, slue." Hoy Scout Troops 31 and 38 are o assist Ihe city of Blytheville trucks In collecting the cans nnd Mayor E. II. Jackson, has agreed to turn over all proceeds from tlic sale of the cans to the scouts -son. Hunter Delhi idge, George W. Sergeants ard, James are Ercye A. Brooks, 0. Ulack- Myron N Adams, licrnlc Been; Herbert Ben- Hoover II. Dlllalumty, Taylor W. Golden. Thomas C. Hopper, Marvin M. mill, Montell R. Meacliiun, Vcrnon W. Loomls, Wil- llmn P. McClaiu, Hoberl C. Mc- Klnney, Hnymoml E. I'c-cule-s, Carlos o. Schwnmb, Marvin E. Smcl- icr. John W. Smith, Alamo Stone, Jiispnr C. Whittle, Allen H. Wil- Hninsoii, Warren Tliotiinsan, and Fred J. Johnson. Corporals who were with us, but have been Kent with another or- Kani/iitiun arc Robert H. Holmes. Samuel a. Holmes, John W, West and Hugh L. West. Sgl. John II. Holland, who cnmc to us from Manila in Mississippi G'ounly. Is our first cook. (Some of the men say he Is a good one. think so too.) Others who were with us when •c left Blyihcville, and who are ow al this army post office inim- ci j lA.P.O.). but who are not ith our company are Cupl. Rich- rtl Osborne nnd Sgl. Viince liich- rdsou, bolli from Manila. Wives and sweethearts, get this: 'e haw all decided not to drink vhlle here. As n matter of fact. iot a single man in the company ins taken n drink of alcoholic bev- ragc since we have been here! There ain't nny.) And the .same pplics lo associating with the op- rasllr sex. (There ain't any.) A big surprise. Shortly after we •nine here one of the first persons ve saw when we came here was t Lt. Byron ^forsc. He's been icru mute R while. "Bynic" looks veil ,nnd sends, his best regards. \iul Hint goes for nil of us. From; S/Sgt. Ralph N. Fnrrar A.S.N. 207«G20. Company M. 153rd Inf.. A.P.O. No. (180, Seattle. Washington. their troops. The War Productions Bonrrt hns given the cit.v a quota of one car load of cans by next July and the committee on tin can salvage urges every citizen to help meet this quota, he said. The Block Leaders of Ihe Consumer Interest in Nutrition Committee are hiding in having housewives properly instructed in the preparation of the cans, and much; effort has been-expended in lhis> direction by the head of the com- litlec, Mrs: Frcemnn Robinson. mi other committee members. war carl pa!o (ho glamor of (he Old West for outdoors- loving youngsters. The matching- drapes and bedspread pictured Ji "c r c calch the- Iniclta- roo spirit with their bright colors and all-over pattern of spurs, c o w 1) o y boots and sombreros. They're ideal for a Krowinu boy's [•no m, b c i n y sturdy enough to slancl inevitable rough treatment, NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE VITAL REPAIRS FOR FARM PROTECTION With America's farms facing tlicir biggest job, every square foot of service buildings and farm homes must do its part and must be protected. Look toyiiMY rim] now before ifrious damage is done. We have adequate supplies of Ccnain-teed Asphalt Roofings and Shingles—all made to give you outstanding value. .They're long-wearing, fire-resisting, and will assure you of adequate roof protection for years to come. They arc made to the highest quality standards. Why not come in now while we can still nuke immediate deliveries. No prioriticsare needed. Certain-teed ASPHALT ROOFING E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. -319 W. Ash Phone 551 Each Mississippi County home- nakcr lias a war going on in her wn home — a war against her woolens! This warning was issued tliLs veck by Miss Cora Lcc Colcman, ounty home demonstration agent] who explained tluil (he season is' .t hand for the Spring offensive 'I the clothes moth unless liomc- nakers launched one of their first. Florida's citrus production this year U expected to lolal GI.500,000 cs, nn increase of 25 per cent over last year. Weigh! is o prelly xgood iign o! quality when il (comes to house poinl Lead is heavy, and lop qualily painl-' (Dutch Boy Pure While Lead Paint j-is mode Irom Ihc metal lead. 1 Stop in and heft ci gallon of this j husky, heavy paint You'll wont il for ihe dependable proloclion 1 il.will give your house'when it needs il most. , 9T m MOOT IKI sricui rttuu , Q » „•, C04 , ARXMO LUMBER CO. ISO! Wesl Main Ph. .145 Farm Woman's Column Tight closets, trunks and boxes can be fumigated with carbon di- sulphlde. Tnls fumigant will kill moths in frnni 12 lo 24 hours, it should be placed in a shallow dish or pan en lop of the garments to be fumigated and allowed lo cvap- orale. Keep all fires nwny from Ihe room while doing this. Three Inblcspoon.s (ire enough lo fumigate a trunk 20 by 21 by 42 indies. Where K.irmenls are stored in tight closets, trunks, boxes, or paper piiokaar.s, the clothes can be protected against moth damage by sprinkling one pound of naph- thnlene flakes or prardichloroben- xetie (this is the same chemical that Is used to kill peach tree borers), between the layers of folded garments. Obviously ' the closet or trunk should be kept lightly closed. Storage in paper bags, cedar or tnr treated bnys, cedJir lined closets, or chests is not sure protection against damage. They merely keep moths out if they are tightly sealed. Eggs or larvae in the garments will not be killed. The surest way to protect woolen clothes when they are not being worn, Ls to dry clean or wash them, then store in moth proof paper bags, boxes, trunks or closets. Naphlhalenl flakes or paradich- lurobenzcnc may be added as an extra precaution. About 1-4 pound will be enough for a trunk, Every two weeks brush, sun and air all woolen clothing kept put of storage for summer wear, to protect them against moth damage. For further information on niolli control. Miss Cole-man advised honicmakers obtain a copy of U. S. O. A. Leaflet No. 145, "Clothes Moths", from the County Extension office. Pfans Victory Garden That Wii! Be Different DENMARK. E. C. (UP)—W. Q. Collins, of Denmark, S. C.. says he 1 not be satisfied with just common products in his Victory garden. So he's growing products that are not often seen in this section. In Hollywood Fixing Farm Roofs Mini)' a fanner who lias been in the habit of patching up his old rest when it, sprung a leak may be surprised to leiiru ihun this process Is costlier ill the long run than complete rc-roafli><j. in u le very act of fixing one leak, if l !c s lucky enough to find it, lie may cause new leaks by walking on \\ w old roof. The cost uf roof patch ing Is also high because complete root- Ing <!(|Ui|)ineiit must be brought t 0 " (he job, and because recurring leaks do damage to the interior of the house or barn. Safest and most economical when,-the roof begins lo fail h the npppllcntiun of a roof uf lire and weather resistant asphalt shingle/; or asphalt roll roofing, which can he applied right over the old faulty root'. .Meets I'ather in Camp CAMP ROBERTS, Ctxl. (UP) — Ilussell C. Puchla, ID, and his father, Leslie E. Puchla, were both inducted into the selective service at Camp Grant, Rookforil, 111,, Sept. 12. 1912! j There they said goodtjy and lost track of each other until Russell was ussigned lo Din field Artillery Dcphicenicjit Training -Service here, where he found his fiilhf-r as Technician fill) Grade. There are oysters trees in Florida. Advising that moths feed upon eatlicrs, hair, fur, and the new :ascln fabric. Aralac, as well as vool, Miss Coleinan listed the fol- owing steps necessary for an effective antt-moth campaign: Destroy by dry cleaning, wash- ng in soap juiullon, storing at cmperaturcs below 50 P., or rau- mg temperature above ]25 or 130 for n short time. Other good practice* to follow . ,o keep down motli damage are to | brush all garments thoroiighlv cv- " ery two weeks, stoic in moth proof paper bags that nre lightly scaled, or sun garment* in hot brisht sunshine frequently. Another goncl practice is to keep all floors and rugs well.vacuum-cleaned or swept. Using a half-acre o[ ground, Collins is planting rare fruit tr:es, among which are damsons, apricots, nectarines, grapefruit, orange, pomegranate, cherries. quice. prune, date, and filbert. Collins doesn't raise chickens, but rather spccialixes in a breed known as the lurk - hen. a cross between the chicken and turkey. Donates l,-,oo (jnlf Brills NEW YORK i UP) —The United States Golf Association is donating 1.500 golf balls to the American Heel Cross for use by men serving overseas. The balls arc new and will be distributed after they are tested to see whether they conform to USGA specificntiosn. By UKSKINi: JOHNSON NBA Staff l.'oi respondent Hollywood has discovered lhat llicres » glamor in a radish and that a head of lettuce can have personality. Yes, victory gardens arc sprouting behind nil (lie big movie mansions in Beverly Hills, there's a premium on gardening tools, cocktail paity conversation includes the price of seeds and the cure for aphid, and the agents, as expected, are dunking of collecting 10 per cent of their clients' crops. Sttui Laurel and Oliver Hardy decided to raise poultry. After purchasing .some hatching eggs, Laurel hired Ollie's prize setting-hen, In- stsa<l of setting on Laurel's eggs, Hurdy's hen up and laid six of her own. Laurel claims the new eggs lie- long to him while Ollie, n former legal .student, claims his lien and all her virtues belong to him. They'll probably have to go to Washington lo settle the argument. CAKIH-NKIt OAKY Gardener Gary Cooper has a full half-acre of vegetables at hisBrent- wond home. To EIIVC labor, he even converted a gasoline motor driven lawn mower UUs r, combination handplow and harrow. Now Gary's' gardener (hard to get. harder 'lo keep) refuses 10 mowe the lawn any more, lint the gardener WILL rim the plow in the garden. Cooper novvs the lawn. Patriotic as lit Is corpulent, Sydney Grcenstrcet instructed Ills gardener to put in a victory garden. Only likely spot on his hill-top ilace \vns spaded and plained. Then" .1 developed tliul nil Ihe ncighbor- lood dogs, of which ihcre are many too many, hurt long considered the garden site as their particular plny- grouiul. Grscnstrect either had to ay out $250 to fence the properly, buy up nil IJic (logs or give up his garden. He went for the tense. One of the local trade papers has even started a "produce exchange" section which quickly developed into n humor corner. Sample nds: "Will trade one live 2-year-old male fur- Menjou was monining about it all over (he set of "Sweet Rosie C'Grady" when Director Irving dimming. 1 ; broke in. "Maybe the fVERY SPKINC WE PUT OUR BACK YARD TO ". . . And all summer enjoy garden-fresh vegetables right out of our own small plot." "Now don't get me wrong— I like shopping at tho food stores here. But come spring I also enjoy putting my back yard to work. ^ "It's fun being in the open air—spading, planting, watering. And when summer arrives and our little garden begins to produce ... am I proud!" Yes, there is particular pleasure having your own garden— no matter how small. So why not start today putting your back yard to work? Let's paint tho town green —yard by yard! YARD TURIVK ON A LIQUID Dl£T... KEIP IT F.RKH- WAKR BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. Bernard Allen, Manager "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" bearing mink for one old eatable c |,i c kcns resent you. Mavbc its you male cow. Aiicl-"Wlll trad? 32 t!la f s Iavi , lfcr „.„ llie eg j, s in ,|,c trained young greyhounds (where f lim iiy?"' To which Menjou replied, can you race them?) for a set of laying hens." * t + KXJ'ENSIVE EGGS But with Adolphc Menjou the raising of poultry is giving iiimc a supercolossal headache. Despite his best efforts, Mcnjou figures that each egg he manages to wrangle from eight prize hens sets him back nbout $4. The $4 covers the latest off-lhe- grotiml hen bouses of redwood, special trap nests, special heating equipment, sliding doors, feed boxes and special automatic water at- Inclimcnls. "You may have something there." And, of course, there's Bob Hope. (There nhva.vs seems to be Bob Hope.) The comedian planted ev- erylhiiif; except eggplant. "Let's face it," he said. "My writers need their jobs." Swearengen & Go. SPOT COTTON BROKERS Blytheville, Art. RU-BER.QID ASPHALT SHINGLES Genuine fluberoid Shinqlea are now available in many beautiful colon and blends, ic bfumonize with ovcry architectLua"i style and to soil every individual taste. They are idea] loi re-roofing, re-sidina and tor new conslrucflon. Bctnomboi a new tool idds tc the resale value ol youi aomol DELTA LUMBER CO. JJlylhevillc's Only 20-i N. Second Home Owned Lumber Company ! Phone <m ! TECHiO It's Clean! It's Quhk! It'sfasy! • Yes, Pittsburgh Techide is something brand new in wall paint— because it gives excellent results over old wall- Taper, piaster, brick and many other surfaces... because one coat of Tcchido is usually sufficient . . . because it is quick and easy to apply and dries in one hour . . . because it gives you sanitary, washable walls. Don't miss this opportunity to redecorate your rooms at small cost. Ask us about Techide. ECONOMICAl One gallon of Tediide nokei Hi galloni of patni — enough To do over the overage room. MADE IN t COLORS AND WHITE PITTSBURGH PAINTS TetfiJtfe tomes in pails form. Con be mixed in juit o jiffy! olfs may b» quickly waihcd Vylth mild loop and water. H U B B ARD HARDWARE CO.

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