The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1943 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 8, 1943
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PAGE SET BLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS • TUESDAY, .JUNK 8, 1943 New Materials, Melliods, Prefabncation Will Offer Outlet For Staple Broad changes in building construction with emphasis of new materials, new methods, prefabri- eattoi), and possible Government suteldization of- housing in 'the years tmmclalcly after the war are expected to open up new markets for the many products of cot- lou mills, according lo the Cot- lon-Texlilo Institute. Any rise in building activity, of course, means increased use of cotton textiles anil fiber.. Cottons arc :tui integral part of housing, whether conducted through con- slriie'tion of large 'apnrtmnets or hotel units or In single family dwellings. Cottons also go heavily iuto home furnishings in ordinary limes absorbing about 25,per cent of all cotton fabrics .sold. CoUoti fiber, yarns and fabrics go widely into* industrial uses' in making electrical and . other forms of household • equipment, into plant use In" turning out Hems necessary to new homes, aw! \vl!l, after the war, enter into many uses in both prefabricated nnd • local construction. • •• Aside from tthe home furnishings division, cottons enter Widely into building construction.' In larger units of construction caulking fabrics are a Wg' 'lleni, while in nearly all jypes 'of construction cottons may enter roofing. 'Cotlon fabrics such' as asnaburgs are used widely In the . manufacture of fireproof shingles of the more durable quality. Sidewall and other thermal insulation will be more widely used henceforth ~tliari'"ever before, which means demands for cottons given n fire-proofing treatment. Window shades and awnings are among the liiore" obvious items of cotlon textiles^ which go directly with new housing 'construction. > Cotlon for Wiring Electric insulation utilizing cotton yarns Is an important item. The house of the future will have more ^electrical "gadgets" limn ever before, and this 'involves both yarn nnd cloth • for armature wirTcllngs, together with cotton print cloth and sheeting yarn fabric Lwhlch go. ; into the manufacture" of laminated "phenolic products, - turned into noiseless gears and illie like. Durable drain boards and other kitchen .equipment of a plastic character frequently employ cotton fabric bases, while new types . of iiliug, wall board and hard surface floor covering involves use of cottons nnd will go into construction. With pre- fabricalion of houses uses of cot- Ion :nn& other textiles is factory work also will be widely expanded. So-called industrial uses of cottons alonfe absorb some 35 per cent of all fabrics normally produced, nnd many of these ' will go into building. •.- ..-•: Beyond the actual construction of housing, home furnishings would be vastly.', stimulated, both in new and -older dwellings. Out of n prewar cotton consumption of 1,200,000 bales l.SOO.ODObaleswenlinto home furnishing items and the figure would be much larger with n housing boom. Sheets and pillow-case! alone account for nearly half million bales of cotlon' a year am towel and toweling for over 300, ITTER HOMES 'Ugly Ducklings? 1 Paint 'Em and You'll Prize "Em I!) NKA Service I'alnl can he the inasic elixir lhat,' transforms "ugly duckling" furniture—old, oillmodcd, discarded pieces—Inlo decorative objects lovely to look tit and prldeful lo own. Just take a few cans of paint, add a Weixi of Imagination, humor and blithe spirit nnd go to It. You don't even have lo have any particular artistic ability. Sonic of (hi!' loveliest painted furnllure, opulently prIce-lai!Ki'<l In smart shops, are Ihe qunlnl plctis decorated by 'European peasants nml our own Pennsylvania Dutch folk. "Those peasants weren't 'artists' cither,." points out Peter Jlunt, noted I'rovlncftown,-Mnss., decor- tor rin'i) leading exponent, of the g r o w i n g "paliU-Vtn-iiml-yoii'll- prlnc-'cm" art of rcscuhie iiseli"! old furnishings. > Almost every liome has some nltic-lnirrncd old stuff that can be gtvin n renewed lease for useful service, ff your home't, you can pick up, In second-hand stoic 1 , plenty at nominal cost. By the time you repaint, them, they'll' In; worth many Units what, you paid the junk man for the ordinal "ii(,h duckling.'' Take nil outmoded old radio console. A little sawing, some hammering nnd a lilt of painting— presto! and you have nil attractive chest for the children's toys or clollics. Remove llic broken radio receiver and donate it (o Ihe melal salvage comihittce. Saw off the Ions; ICES, leaving just short knobs for the .new "chest" lo rcsl upon. Tiie lop Is hinged, forming a covered storage space, while two doors give access to llic lower part; Give it nil a coat of gleaming white, The battered, old-fashioned settee shown • at top, left, would seem worth not much more (him its value as kindling wood. But 1'eler Hunt's ^ lively '.Imagination, plus a • ( little luint, transformed (his "ufily duckling" into § the trim, • < cleanly (, decorated love seat seen in lower photo.! A wooden panel scat replaced , Hie moth-eatcrij upholstered onei I'iece is painted buff, wth decorative lines in Treatment Makes Roof Last Longer Long life, that important quality in a roof, is assured In the of certain specially treated shingles and roll jfooliiu,', This special treatment is of stg- nlfipunl value to home owners anil builders, having Ireen proven through both severe tests and prac- (ical use. (hat it fissures the durability and wralher-resislant quality' of a roof. fh the treatment, hot asphalt is f.pnij'cd on (lie material from one side only, forcing out all air moisture .so that [lie asphalt is readily absorbed and tills all pores of Ihe felt. The latter is thru dipped for final saturation, and later received 't.s sealing coalings. The process is , based on the test-proven fact Unit the more asphalt uniformly- and thorough)., absorbed by the felt the longer the roof will last. /DINTING. OUT IT'S .HOI WON'T COOL YOU OFF... front find, top, with simple motifs, such as hearts nnd floral designs In a bright color, like Chinese red, Old chairs nnd outmoded settees lend themselves nicely lo re-paint jobs. Sometimes they need new seals, which arc easy to put on. In illiers, you may wntil to runove he moth-cntcn npholsiiy anil rc- ilace It with simple wooden panels. Tlic ii'orn-iml roilfr, •(•alilrier <»il,,'l sx'c.n K( , () ,| f»,. :1 n.vlliin B much, i but (be junk pile-until Sl little t , ar , u .,,try :1 ,,,i a < im ,, le Plllll t jo i, liirne,! it into the attractive «hr.s( shown lib,,™. Itlankcls .ariv storort in (he tup, while Die Imltoin provides a jitnre for rliililmi's playlliinifs. A cllscnrdccl. rush-bottomed kitchen | onct | rectangular or oblong table, with gracefully curving. Queen Annlsh legs and make two console tables out of it, Just saw it In half, fasten the legless side of each halt against, Ihe wnlj and you have a handsome foyer ensemble when the lien- tables are set either side of ;i mirror. _ Large pieces arc nol Ihe only r a "personal" chair for a toddling youngster simply by culling down the legs and painting with attractive color and design. Tables, loo, are good bets for the paint-minded home decorator. A prime stiml is to take an ohl-fash- tilings yon can salvage with paint- plus imagination. - Old picture frames make a variety of useful objects. With n back of plywood and :i coat of paint, they make serving trays that would cost a pretty penny, new. Or take one of those Victorian gilded frames with deep sides. Build a wooden box, the si/.c of the frame opening, with two eviiily spaced shelves and fasten it lo thc.back of the frame. You now have a handsome shadow-box wall fliclf for your prized porcelain li^urines or other tiny treasures. large, heavy frame makes an ideal coffee lable. You can set it on cul-tlown old table legs or make a couple of wooden X's to form a. jaw-horse for it to rest upon. Take the drawers out of a broken bureau or chiffonier. A good deep one is simply to make into a "basket" for the tiog or 'cat lo sleep in. Paint it a solid color, with decora- lions appropriate to Towscr or Kitty. A long, narrow drawer, with the thin backing knocked off and n couple of shelves inserlecl, mattes a dandy bookcase to. hang on the Clastic simplicity of line makes| the lamp pictured above suitable fcr use in almost anv decoralivc scheme, from Empire in Modernistic. Yet, before ingenuity ami ihe paint-brush transformer! it, it was one of the ugliest of cluck- liiifs—the center pedestal of an old-fashioned round dining room table. • •• wall. ! Or Ink? another old bureau drawer, put a substantial plywood bottom four wooden doorstops nt the corners for legs—and you have n handy lieartlisidc firewood box. Or take—well you get the' idea. 00 bales. Draperies ami upholstery fabric? tse large amounts of collo'n Oilier lomcstics would be strongly simu- aled by housing activity, notably bedsprcnds, curtains, tickings, oilcloth and miscellaneous other Icms. Any number of miscellaneous Icms might he dtcd,, ranging from- .able linens lo .shower curtains but -he variety of cottons entering in:o home building and home furnishing [s not only broad but of great diversity, its variety will be multiplied after the war as a consequence of technical progress made nnd new processes discovered Altogether, the forecasts of n building boom may be Interpreted as having n strong effect upon the cotlon texlilc Industry. Widespread efforts arc .being made by building Interests to interest Hie Government in strong promotion of building nflcr the war, since the ramifications of n building boom nre great, contributions lo stimulation of activity of a great many other industries, as well ns of banking atul finance, and in addition to textiles. Subsidization of building by llic Government is regarded as not unlikely by several building quarters nnri this with redemption of wartime snvitigs after hostilities end should lay the ground-work for instant, post-war effort to foster such a development. E.B! J CLEUM Coal Stoves No Longer Bugaboo; Smudges On - Walls Can Be Removed Praise be to the lowly coal stove! Staging n comeback into the parlor, once again it warms our hearts as well as our homes. But gone are ic problems that accompanied It i Ihe old days. Then, soot and nnks from the stove smudged the fllluiiprr and ruined our dispo- tions. Then, we had lo 'wail until Poinf fs Very Important to Your Homel OUTSIDE PAlNT-protects the surface, helps keep the house "youthful" looking and makes you proud to live in it. INSIDE PAlNT-freshly painted walls are cleaner °nd add more contentment and pleasure to home life. EBERSON LINDSLEY PAINTS THE REST FOR EVERY PURPOSE {'hone 551 For Friendly liniUlinic Service ;E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. the stove was put away for the summer before we dared to decorate with clean new wallpaper. Or sometimes wj would even wait until fall to repaper, after the summer's dust had settled. But now all is changed. Now we can decorate whenever we like: Now we can kte]> our homes fresh and clean looking, in spite of the smoke—if it smokes—of the coal stove in the parlor. Why? Ilecimse now we have Improved wallpapers^- (iiillizecl v.'iillprtpers 'that can be washed and thai won't fad? or collapse under the ravages of soot and soil. Bright, and colorful, designer) for enduring style and balance, unitized wallpapers have long stood the test for rjualily. Now exigencies of the war have necessitated numerous changes in Ihp process of •imnu- ftictnro, and unitlml chemists have 3 roper Housing A Big Factor n Farmer's Profit On Swine IpHE average man may think of a pig as something that wallows in a mud hole, but Ihe farmer, often through hitter experience, has learned that the ulli- male profit his swine will relurn depends on their housing. Warm houses with clean, dry floors and sound roofs overhead are cssenliM to successful swine- raising. Many a farmer has delivered his pork to market too late to realize •i.aximum profits, simply because n cold, drafty hog house made early farrowing inadvisable. Today, when greatly increased production of pork is as necessary to the war effort as manufacture of munitions, inadequate hog houses should be re - conditioned and the new ones built should be as sound as non- Critical materials can make (hem. The importance of disin- fccting and flushing Iiog house floors regularly has not been realized until recently. Losses after farrowing have been reduced from 33% to 15% of the Hltcr by building houses with clean, dry floors. Thi means that the 1043 swine quoti demanded of farmers by the Do parlmcnt of Agriculture can bi realized with no more sows. Bui the hog house will not be dry unless a sound roof is pro and it is not enough to pro ide just any kind of a roof. Roof lalerial should be carefully so-' ccled. It should be low in first ostand in upkeep. II should give ong life. It should be lire-rcsis- ant. It should be easy and econ- mical to apply. Outside of n spell of continued pad weather, fire is perhaps the ;rcatest clanger farmers face. To protect not only new or enlarged hog houses but other buildings as well from the danger of flyinjr parks, roof? should be covered vith fire-resistant asphalt shingles 3r roll roofing. These materials ire non-cnlical ami may be laid •ight over an old roof. Likewise hey are easily and quickly applied to new structures. Asphalt roll roofing also is recommended for use on side walls of hog houses. Applied over old' louses', or new sheathing, roll roofing will cut of! chilling winds driving rains, and will facilitate ana speed economical erection Feeding floors also are true economy. A concrete feeding floor four inches Ihick, requires no reinforcing, it heavy loads are lo be driven over it, the tloor should !« six inches thick, Adequate drainage should be provided by a slone of about Vt inch per fool. A good concrete mixture consists of 1 part Portland cement, 2',4 parts sand 3 parts gravel or crushed slone' and no'more than 5',i gallons of water per sack of cement when average damp sand is used These recommendations apply whether Ihe farmer chooses to erect individual hog houses or community 1 houses with feed' rooms and straw lolls.,, •. ( War Department Acquires Land; Now Controls 19 Million Acres PHILADELPHIA—The War De- irlmijnt now c-;vns or leases Ifl,- t-OO.OCO ncrcs of land, an area larger than the combined area of New J.-rscy. Connecticut, Delaware and Massachusetts, writes . Bertram P.. Fowler in tile current issue of The Saturday Evening Post in an article titled "You're Moving July 1st," 'fl'he land-acquisition program of the War Department ranges from [he leas? of a tiny root top or back yard in a coastal area for the placing of a searchlight to the block of approximately 3,000,000 n,cres of Nevada desert to be used as a bombing range. It has shifted 50.COO families, ranging from settled and prosperous iarmcrs in the black-soil belt, to a tribe of Ogiala Sioux Indians in the Bad Lands of South Dakota," says llcrshey. "What most people do not realize," declares the Post article, "is that years of planning and research went on before a single site was chosen. In many cases H haiT actually heatui eis'ht year earlier, when the War Department, laying its plans for trie day whni such a ivar micht come to us, decided to u;e a particular district aflcr perhaps a himdrctf other possible silcs had bftn studied and rejected." Whcrevrr the War Department decides <o jet down an ordnance plant, an airfield, a target area or dcvcloptfl r-.r.-x formulas lo replace the o!rj. Ti;h no sacrifice of quality. Gl>rerin. ;m essential wartime prtdtir.:.. n'--- : . h:cn replaced by n ntw 'f,rr,-,'il:i which affords even <jr':<iter pr-Vf-riion from cracking of wallpaper. A rr-placcmimt of aluminum has rr-;.ulted in a hrightitr color 7.-hir:h will not darken or tranhh w.'.'a ntfn. Other changes due to Mftrtirnr: priorltirs have brought about tiir!iicr improvements which are hclr.s; ji,l<jptcrl not only for the duration hut ns permanent, additions lo 'hi 1 unltizcd standard of quality nvdlpapcr. So now—out with the furl oil! In '.tilli the coal stov:! what not, "it slices like a huge biscuit cutter through the whole fabric of the section; through the in- Iricale max; of transportation" routes, power nnd oilpipe. lines; through an overlapping and interwoven net of mineral, oil, grazing and other rights. It cuts through Icnu-cslablished usages nnd customs; through community life and jc'iitimtntal ti:s as it touches school nnd church districts and cemeteries." "Considering llic scope nnd complexity of the task," concludes the Post article, "one must concede that in the time thai has elapsed since Pearl Harbor a miracle lias been performed. Where a year ago, th^i'e were, open cornfields or desert wastes, there are now training centers, immense ordnance plants, factories and 'mills turning out munitions of war. Scattered around these plants are the unsung heroes of the day, the thousands of fann- ers who turned their backs on a pattern of life that had been generations, in the building." But Feel How Fast a BATft Refreshes You No nccii to lei licit wc.illier win /oil. Hurry mil of <on[iiiin B .dollies nnd into a tntjful of cool. cle:m water. Lie liuik and soak. You leel better a 1 really! Five tnimilcs of water-cooled com* fort gives you more than lient relief: Foremost health experts say your lialh actually soolhes fretful nerves . . . revives your spirits. In slinrt, peps up four personality! Enjoy one of tlicso quick "liocly brnrers" today— any lime llic licnt has IN HOT WEATHER .His Shake-Down Is Ended HOLLYWOOD, Cal. (U.P)—The ambitions of 19-year-old Roger Barker lo be the nation's greatest rn ,, r r -,..i.,r v«.',_ i .1 •"", " shake-down artist- came to a sad fefjj™,,'! ^° M b; '"' JS "'"'">' s end here when he was given a five- "' year prison sentence along with a five-year probationary period. Among the famous people to whom he wrote threatening letters of extortion .were Bette Davis, Rosalind Russell, Mickey Rooncy, Dcanna Durbin and former Governor Cul- bcrt, L, Olsen—without one single paying bite from anyone. Georgia is the 20lh largest state in Ihe United States and llic largest cast of the Mississippi river. Hold Everything "Twcnl y-initiule lunch W.:- 1 " PETE is THE: 'LUMBE! QAM SAW MAKES -, YOU SETTfX COMPANY BLYTHEVILLE Bernard Allen, IMgr, "Wnler Is Your Cheap Cmunjnrlily." SAVE HONEY-1 gallon SAVE TIMt-Ttic-»'i ro Tccl.ido wa!l> may b. .' Ttchld. 9 iv« yo» 1« ne«<l lo icrapo off qviefcl* wo.hcd with I ««II«P» ol point. „ il-nbby wcllpap.r. mi.J wop end wilcr. 1 GOES ON OVER OLD WALLPAPER! QUICK TO DRY.' EASY TO APPLY! • Think of redecorating a room between breakfast nnd lunch! You can with Techido - Pittsburgh's ninazing new development in wall paint. T\vo hours is plenty of time to apply Techide. THEN ONLY ONE HOUR FOR DRY1NGI You save oil labor costs-save the expense of scraping off old wallpapcr-and save on the cost of paint.Tcchide is ideal for painting over wallpaper, plaslcr, brick, ecc. PITTSBURGH PAINTS DELTA LUMBER CO. Hlylhcvillc's Only Home Owned Lumber Company 201 N. Second phone 497 HUBBARD HARDWARE CO,

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