The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 27, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 27, 1950
Page 9
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TUESDAY, JUNE 27,1950 BLYTHEVTLLE, (ARTU COUKIER NEWS PACE NIN« RESULT OF BUIMHNG HOOM—-Building Boom Brought pn by the new liberalized housing law results in mushrooming developments like these. Now a $500 down payment is all Hint's needed, and you can have e, $10,000 house. Builders Say New Housing Law Can Make Landlords, Apartments Obsolete Safety, Beauty Both Needed In Stairway While the stairway should be designed primarily with an eye to utility, its styling should not be overlooksd so far as it affects the decorative scheme. Principal attention should be given lo the safety of the staircase. It should rise at an angle not greater than 36 degrees, with a riser height (the vertical distance between steps) of T/'J", with treads (the board you - walk on) 10" wide. Plenty of headroom "should be provided 50 that even the tallest person need not duck his head while negotiating the stairs. There should also be sufficient space to permit the easy moving of large pieces of furniture. Every home with an upper story ;hould have a rear stairway, if lossiblc, as a means of escape in case of fire. Although IhLs adds somewhat to the cost of the house t Is well worth the price both in convenience and, safety. The treads should be coverei with a material that will preven slipping. A small light at top ant By DOUGLAS LARSEN NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The new federal housing law makes apartments, renters nnd landlords all obsolete, according to Tom P. Coogan of Miami, B'la,, president of the National Association of Home Builders. That's what he told all U. S. builders to expect from the new law at the national board meeting of the NAHfl in Washington. He contends nobody will be content to live in an apartment—except In the centers of the biggest cities—or put up with the problems of geing a renter when they discover that they can get better living quarters as a home owner. He says: "No matter how you leok at it, H. will be less economical to rent than to buy, even for the low- income families. And the home owner gets all the advantages of having his own yard, being able to keep pets and giving his kids plenty of freedom. He gets all this for a very snvill 'dowri payment, less monthly r prAionts them rent would be, and •he™buying his house and getting " sdrhethlng'tangible for his money." • * • Coogan refers to the liberalized federal aids to privately built and financed housing which were recently enacted: For new, two-bedroom homes valued by the government at not more than $7000—or up to $8000 in areas of high building costs, Uncle Sam will insure a loan up These federally-sponsored lures to* home ownership, Including the liberalized GI home loan benefits In the new law, are what will eliminate the landlord in this country, Coogati claims, He says further: "A man used to hesitate to buy a house for fear that he might be transferred to another town or be saddled with too much of a burden for the rest of his life. Under the new method of home financing he will have no difficulty in transferring his interest in a house if he wants to sell before the 30 years is up. And he won't lose anything." Although the new law also provides some incentives for the construction of rental units, Coogan predicts that few 1 builders will take advantage of them. He says the cost of managing rental units, put on top of construction costs, make renting an unprofitable operation. This will mean a shurp trend away from the construction of apartments, too he believes. He also claims that 1950 will be the biggest year in American history for home construction. During the first four months of this year 390,000 units ivere started. The previous record for the comparable period was 2ij8,OflO units in 19-19. Coogan is confident that a mini- Real Estate Transfers Chlckasawba District H. Noble and Gladys Gill, J. E. and Mnry K. Stevenson, Jr., Kendall nnd Tlielmn Berry to R. A. Ellis, Lois 3 nnd 5 of Block 1 ol Country Club Heights Addition, S1500. Francis Corlew Hardcsly, Dorothy Corlcw Holln, McDonuld nnd Mary Alice Hyde, n. A. and Thelnm Hyde to Charlie nnd Louise Cnln, 88,84 acres ot Section 30-1GN-11E, $22,210. Lowell T. and Victoria Burnhntn to Sibil Bunch, Lot. 1 of Block 1 ot the Original Tovn of Ynrbro, Ark., $315. O. J. nnd Zlllnh Under to Jnines i. and Francis G. Honnol, the East lie-half ot Lot 7 of Block "A" of O Hiielcr's First Addition to the City of Lenchvlllc, $200. M J. find Huby P. Koehler to H I. Crawford nnd Cobe Bovers. Lo of Block 8 of Spnrks First Add! ton. South one-linlf of Lot 2 o Jlock 8 of Spnrks First Addition and Lot 8 of Block 0 of Sp.Trk First Addition to tile Town of Del] SI 0.000. Armor and Opal S|inrks lo W. M and Mazle A. Davidson. Southens quarter of Southeast quarter Section 32, Southeast tiuartcr Southeast quarter nnd Soutluves quarter of Southeast quarter Section 32. and Northeast quarte of Southwest quarter of Section 3 mum of 1,200,000 units started in 1950, be to 95 per cent. The buyer pays per cent Interest and is given 30 years to complete payments. This meani & down payment of about $350. For homes with three or four bedrooms, which can run up to $9000 or $10,000, respectively, Uncle Snm will make the same 95 per cent guarantee with 30-year terms. Thus, under the new lav.', a four-bedroom house In a high-cost 1 area costing J10.0QQ would require only a $500 down payment. Formerly, with an FHA Insured mortgage, a §13,000 down payment would ' have been required. For new homes with three or four bedrooms In the $10,000 to $11,000 class, FHA can now insure 95 per cent of the next $4000. That Is a maximum of §9450 on an $11,000 house. * • • There Is also a provision In the lnw making it. easier to finance low-cost homes in outlying areas. FHA can insure 95 per cent of loans for houses up to $5600 with terms L to 30 years, ROPE FOR HANDRAIL large, smooth rope strung through large screw eyes firmly attached to every other wall stud will provide an inexpensive good- looking handrail for basement or attic stairs. Insulation Gives Extra Comfort All Year 'Round Home insulation Is now considered a "must" in all selections of the country. This is the opinion o loading builders, who recognise in sulntion as u heat "stopper" in both directions. Insulation at one time i»vas thought of primarily as a fuel conservation measure for northern climates. Insulation is a good ir.vestment. according Lo builders, because it provides summer comfort as well as inter savings. No direct cash sav- ng can be traced to insulation tiur- the summer, but builders rec- gnize it as a modern means of inking homes more livable. Most insulation materials make se of the principle of trapping air etwcen layers or withfn air cells of rie material. These air cells slow own the transfer of heat through .vails and ceilings, The general rule to follow in In 1 - ulating new Homes is to insulate he walls, ceilings and floors 1m- necliately surrounding the area to IB heated or cooled. Many modern Htilders are using insulating board .hcathing to enclose the framework )f a building before the exterior 'inish is applied, and insulating bourd lath as a base for plasterec: nteriors. in this way, the Insula- :ioit Board Institute says, a sub- stantialfy insulated home can be obtained at no additional cost, because neither product adds a mater- bottom of the staircase will hell prevent falls. A strong handrai should b», provided. It is often possible to utilize spac beneath a stairway for a close which will provide convcnien storage space. The staircase should harmonize with the decorative scheme add to the character of the horn Possibilities are almost Hnutles for thoughtful design of banisters. Some homos lend themselves to a curving staircase; others to stairs rising in sections at right angles with landings after 5 or 6 steps. Architects try to avoid "straight, inbroken stairways without land- ngs, Township HE-Range 8 E., $10 an other considerations. J. L. and Bonlta Bruce Thomi son. Jr., to Edwin Vcotis and Vfoi cLcmore, East 25 feet ol Lot 9 and 'est 37',4 feet of Lot 10 In Block 2 the Gosnell Estate Subdivision, 500. Alex Richard and Lcma Sue 'Ncnl to Magnolia Courts, Inc., ot 4 and East 5 feet of lx>t 5 of lock 1 of David Acres Subdivision, 10 nnd other consideration. Velma Glide to Joe H. GOde. Lot 8 of Block 24 of the Blythe Adilt- on, $10 and a 1949 DeSoto sedan. Susiin Moore to Jim and Matilda 'oik, Lot, IS of Block 3 of Holll- elcr Second Addition. $250. Jim nnd Mntihla Polk to C. A. nd Evelyn Eakes, Lot 10 of Block of the Hollipctcr Second Addl- lon. $250. Leonard T. and Evelyn Inez lamprjell to Calvin 0. and Aileen Bnrnelt, the East 79 feet of South 32.0 feet of Lot 6 and Lot B of 5dna Vnil's Third Subdivision, $3200. Pearl Eva Stewart to Alex and Elizabeth Shelby, the East 50 feet of Lot 10 of Block 1 of Richards Addition. $3500. Max and Annie Laurie Logan nnd Harold B. and Marie D. Wright lo Wylcy nnd .losie Huljii), Lot 12 of Block A of John U. Walker's Second Subdivision. $900. Max and Annie Laurie Logan and riurold n, and Marie D. Wright lo Cjulnnn and Mary Ann Snraybcrry, Lot 9 of Block A of John B. Wnlker Subdivision. $000. Max and Annie Lnnrle Logan nnd Harold B. and Marie D. WrlKht to Qulnton R. and Othell Wlgton, Lot 14 of Block A of John II. Walkers Second Subdivision, $000. Eardlc and FJlccn Shannon to Eugene and Mildred Turnbow, the West 52 feet ami sast 22 feet of Lot 11 ol Block A of O. J. Hueter Addition to Leachv.Ue, $500. Paul and Myrtle Byrum to Jim and Elizabeth McMlller, East on» third of Lots 2, 3, nnd 6 of Block 2 of Rebecca Patterson Addition, $1, otiuxe m* /9so NITEAIR BURY YOUR WORRIES/ WINDOW FAN comma AUTOMOIILC INtUIANCI riOHCIION FARMIRS • MR »O>« arm 01 COYTVAC* W.L. Walker, District Agent 200 Isaacs Bldg. Rn/ Phone 3490 Res. 2113 * Ton .W;. benrr .1 rf»r -H>, > <]u!ei MTK.UH WIMKIW 1MN. C»nil* n |]> *ir C iiT.lir>,r, air ... hau.l. Ihe ll>tt hot .Ir, Hr:i-» In (col dlphl brrrfti. NITFAIR VIMIDW FAN I* Ufthi wHKhi, e»*tl 7 po/utl.. Mover Takes Stock SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — (A 1 ) — lows that need a lift should cnll R )tano mover. The other day a cow vas Jolted off a truck and hurt ,>o that she couldn't stand, Traffic was tied up for hours because nobody could figure out how a attach a tow car hoist to the bossy. Then piano mover Thomas And res en showed up with his piano straps and made n gentle rescue. The cow is reported on tlie mend. "PETE" The Plumber, Sez: "He calm, m'am, a little plumbing know- how will settle these troubled pipes! Call 27,11 fnr i|iiick plumb- Ing rcp:ilr service! PHONE 2731 I-et Us Install That Kxtra Bathroom' Modernize Your Present Bathroom HOUSE MADE COOLER The ,U. S. Department ;of Commerce"''reports 'thai' th'e' tcmpe"ra- ture of a ceiling insulated with full-thick batts of mineral wool is 12.5 degrees cooler in summer than an uninsulated ceiling. SHEET METAL WORK- OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil milts. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 Sondi Broadway Phone 2(551 ial to the building operation. Quality Where Quality Counts! 18 in. Lau Window or Floor FAN - $39.95 \Vc have (he same fans you have seen advertised by I.o\vens(cin's nnd Home Service Inc. of Memphis in ful! page ads in the Com' mercial Appeal. Prices here arc the same, of course. If you'd like n free trial, just call us and we'll deliver a t fan to your home where you can try it without charge for .18 hours. Phone 551 E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. HOUSE PAINTS • Specially BUNDED to stay bright! Guaranteed jood by more than 30 years ol experience '" Boy" Bright While renew* H- K.K — »llowi dirt to w«h «w«y. "Dutch Boy" ipo'fclinK I"* 1 bring beautHul color to J"^ home! One Gallon coven 600 sq. ft.! Dial 551 and The Man from the LUMBER YARD will he glad to make you an estimate on your paint needs. We will help you select the right painter. Ask about our Easy Payment Plan. E, C. Robinson Lbr. Co. WATER Is YOLT Cheapest Commodity ... USE IT FREELY! Blytheville Water Co. Blytheville, Ark. 9 ell. ft. Deluxe 309" Full-Width Freeier Cheit New Ice-Blue InUrlor Irlm New full-length door New Super-Storage deilgn New all-porcelain, twin, •lack-up Hydralorl New Chill Drawer Sliding Basket-Drawer for •99*r f rnaN ilemt • AH-alumlnum shelves • New iplil ihelf • AdjuitabU illdlng their, . All-porcelain rAultl-Purpo«e Tray • Exclusive Qukkube Tray* • Famous Meler-Mliar mechanism Wherever you live—whatever Ihe size of your family, kitchen or budget — be sure to see the new Frigidoiro Rofriger.alors for 1950. See the complete line of sires from 4 lo 17 cu. ft—ie« all the reasons why your No. 1 choice Is America's No. 1 Refrigerator, FR1GIOA1REI Com* In) G«t th*> facts about all th« new Frlgldalra models for 1950! Adams Appliance Co. J. W. ADAMS, Mgr. 206-208 W. Main.. .SALES & SERVICE.. .Phone 2071 Salesmen: George Ford, M. D. Hooper, Eric Whillcy, Troy My rick, Dale Carter (Manila), Earl Hudson (Leachville). Youngstown Kitchens, R.C.A. & Zenith Radios & Television, Maying, Duo Therm. For Expert Laundry and Dry Cleaning—Call 4474 A BETTER LAUNDRY NU-WA FLAME CULTIVATORS 2-Row . . . $230 4-Row . . . $360 BARKSDALE MFG. CO. GASOLINE - TRACTOR KUKI - KEKOSKNE FUEL OIL - DIESEL FUEL OIL & GKEASE G. O. POETZ OIL CO. 2089—Phone—2089 Office: U6 W. Walnut Bulk Plant: Promised I-and In England — It's the Chemist Shop in France — It's the Apothecary Slwp In Hlytheville — It's BARNEY'S DRUG Foi E-.pert PRESCRIPTION SERVICE

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