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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 8, 1943
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FACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.): COURIER NEWS TUKSDAY, JUNK 8, 19-13 BETTER HOMES New Materials, Methods, Prefabrication Will Offer Outlet For Staple 'Ugly Ducklings?' Paint 5 Em and You'll Prize 3 Em Broad changes In building construction with emphasis of new materials, new methods, prefnbrl- cation,uml possible' Government subsidisation of housing in the years immelaiely nfter the war are expected to open up new markets for the many products of cotton mills;' according to the Cotton-Textile Institute. Any rise in building activity, of course, means increased use of cotton textiles and fiber. Cottons arc an integral part of housing whether conducted thi'oiiyh construction of large' apailmnels or hotel units or in single fainilj dwellings. Cottons'also go licavll} Into home furnishings In ordinary limes absorbing about 25 per cent of all cotton fabrics sold. Cottoi fiber, yarns and fabrics go wlrtcb Into" induslrial uses in making electrical and . other forms ol household equipment,' Into plant use In' turning out Items necessary to new homes, and will, nfter the war, enter into many uses in both prefabricated- and local construction. Aside from tthe home furnishings division, cottons enter widely Into building construction. In larger units of construction caulking fabrics Sire a 1'lfj 'Item, wldle-hi nearly all types" of 1 ' construction cottons may. enter' roofing. 'Cotton fabrics suclr as osruiburgs arc used widely In the . manufacture of fireproof shingles of the more durable quality. Sidewall ami" other lliermnl insulatiqn will be more widely used henceforth-than" ever before, which means-'demands for cottons given a fire^proofing treatment. Window shades nnd awnings are among ' the more' obvious Items of cotton textiles^ which go directly with new housing construction. i Cotton for Wiring Electric insulation utilizing cotton yarns is an important item. The house of the future will have more :elcctrical "gadgets" than ever before, and this 'Involve* both yarn and cloth for armature windings, together with cotton print cloth nnd sheeting yam fabric iwhich go .into the -manufacture 1 of laminated phenolic products;.:, turned into noiseless gears and tthe like. Durable drain boards arid other, kitchen equipment of a plastic character frequently employ cotton fabric bases. . while new types of. tiling, wall board and hard surface floor covering Involves' xise of. cottons ant will go into construction. With prefabrication of houses .uses of cotton 'and other textiles is factor; work" also will be widely expanded So-called industrial uses of cottons alone absorb some 35 per ccnl o all fabrics normally produced, am many of these "will go into build ing.Y-«'-V---' •'"•'•'•..' Beyond .the' actual construclioi of housing,- home furnishings waul be vastly-, stimulated, both in ne\ and -pltier- dwellings. Out of a prc war cotton consumption of 7,'200,OC * bales 1,800,000 bales went into horn furnishing items and the figm would be much larger with a houf ing boom. Sheets and pillow-cas alone "account for nearly half ml lion bales of cotton a-;year ai towel and toweling for over 300 liv NEA Service Paint can be the magic elixir that' transforms "ugly duckling" furniture—old, outmoderl, discarded pieces—Inlo decorative objects love- to look at and prlclelul to own. just take a few cans of palnl. add blend of Imaglniillon, humor and blithe spirit nnd go lo 11. You don't even have to have any particular artistic ability. Some of the-' loveliest painted furniture, opulently piicc-lngijt'il in smart shops, are the quaint pieces decorated by Kiiropenn peasants nnd our own Pennsylvania Dutch folk. "Those peasants weren't 'artists,' either,." points out Peter Hunt, noted Provlncelown. Mass., decor- tor and lending exponent o( I lie g r o w 1 n u "palnt-'oin-iind-yoii'll- prltfo-'em" ail of rescuing useless old furnishings. • Almost every home has some attlc-lnKined old .stuff llmt can be Bivui a renewed lease for useful service. If your home hasn't you can pick up, In second-hand stores, plenty at nominal cost, lly the time you repaint them, lhcy'11 be worth many Hints wlinl you paid (tie Junk man for the original "ugly duckling.' 1 Take an outmoded old radio console. A lltllc sawing, some hiun- g and a bit of painting— presto! and you have an attractive chest for the children's toys or clothes. Remove the broken radio receiver and donate it to the metal f salvage committee. Saw oft Ihc long legs, leaving just short knobs for the'.new "chest" to rest upon. The top Is hinged, forming a covered storage space, while two doors give access to the lower part. 1 Give it all a cont of gleaming white, Ihcn decorate the door panels, front and. top, wilh simple motifs, such as hearts and floral designs in a bright color, like Chinese red. Old chairs and outmoded settees lend themselves nicely to re-paint Jobs. Sometimes they need new seats, which are easy to put on. In tiers, you may wnnt to remove e moth-eaten npholslry and re- nce It with simple wooden pnnels. The battered, old-fashioned settee shown • at top, left, ivould seem worth not much more llian ils value as kindling wood. But 1'etcr Hunt's lively v ^imagination, '• plus a •( litllc paint, transformed this "utjly duckling" into the trim, < cleanly (, decorated love seat seen in lower photo. A wooden panel seat replaced the nuith-eaten; upholstered one I'iccc is painted buff, will decorative lines in lawn..greeu. ' Treatment Makes Roof Last Longer Long life, that important quality in a roe-f. is assured lu the use of certain specially treated shingles and i'flll roofing. This special treatment. Is of significant value lo home owners and builders. having been proven through both severe tests and practical use, that it assures the durability and wulhcr-resistant quality' of a roof. In the treatment, lint asphalt is sprayed nn the material from one ?lde only, forcing out all air moisture so that the asphalt is readily nbKorbtd nnd fills all pores of the felt. The latter is thru dipped for final saturation, and later received "Is sealing coalings. The process is based on the test-proven fact that ihc more asphalt uniformly and thorough!,, absorbed by the felt, the longer the roof will lost. /DINTING OUT IT'S HOT WONT COOL YOU OFF..; Tlie u-nrn-oiit rinllii cabinet'didn't SOCHI B"«d fur aiiylliine much, lull the junk pile—until a little uurpciilry nnd a iiin[llc paint job lurnoil it into tli« attractive uhesl sliuwn iilnivc. Hlunkcts arc stored In the tup, while Hie liollom provides a iilncc lor children's playthings. A discarded, rush-bottomed kitchen or porch chair can be nmgickcxi into Jin attractive .slipper chair for a girl's room or a "personal" chair (or a toddling youngster simply by cutting down the legs and painting •with attractive color and design. Tables, loo. are good bct.s for tile )alnt-mlndcd home decorator. A rime stunt Is lo take an old-fash- loucd rectangular or oblong table, with gracefully curving, Queen Annlsh legs and make two console tables out of it, Just saw it in half, fasten Hie legless side of each half ngiilnsl the wall and you have a handsome foyer ensemble when the new tables arc set cither side of a harmoni/jng mirror. Large pieces are not the onlj hiiigs you can salvage wilh paint- -,lus imagination. Old pic-lure frames make n variety of useful objects With a back of plywood and a 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 sl/e of the frame opening, with U'<> tviiily spaced shelves and fasten it to the back of the frame. You now have a handsome shadow-box wal' fhelf for your prized porcelaii figurines or other tiny treasures. A Classic simplicity of line make; the lamp pictured above suitable fcr uso in almost any decorative .scheme, from Empire lo Modernistic. Yet, before ingenuity and the paint-brush transformed it, it was one of the ugliest of ducklings—the center pedestal of an I old-'frishioued round dining room 1 table. ' • ^-V'fjvi'- large, heavy frame makes an ideal ccffcs table. You can set it on cut-down old table legs "or make a couple of wooden X's lo form a saw-horse for it to rest upon. Take Ihe drawers out of a broken bureau or chiffonier. A good deep one is simply to make into a "ba-s- .*';"• ....... ket" for the dog or -cat to sleep in. I Or lak; another old bureau Paint it a solid color, with decora- drawer, put a substantial plywood lions appropriate to Towscr or bottom on.ll, four wooden door- Kitty A Ion" narrow drawer, with stops at the corners for legs—and the thin backing knocked off and you have n handy hcarthsklc firc- a couple of shelves inserted, mutes wood box. Or take—well you get a dandy bookcase to hang on the the idea. 0 bales. Draperies and upholstery fabrics large amounts of cotton. Other imestlcs would be strongly shunted by housing activity, notably edspreads, curtains, lickings, oil- oth nnd miscellaneous other ems. Any number of miscellaneous .cms might be cited;, ranging from able linens to shower curtains, but "ic variety of cottons entering In- J home building and home fnrn- shing is not only broad but of reat diversily. Its variety will be uiltiplled nfter the war as a con- ccpience of technical progress nadc and new processes discovered. Altogether, the forecasts of a luilding boom may be Interpreted .s having a strong effect upon the iolton textile Industry, widespread efforts are being made by bulking Interests to interest the Government in strong promotion of building after the war, since the 'amificatious of a building boom are great contributions to stimulation of activity of a great many other industries, as well us of banking and finance, and in addition to textiles. Subsidization of building by the Government is regarded as not unlikely by several building quarters and this with redemption of wartime savings after hostilities end should lay the ground-work for instant post-war effort to foster such a development. Coal Sloves No Longer Bugaboo; Smudges On Walls Can Be Removed Praise be to the lowly coal slovcl Slaglni; a comeback Into Hie parlor, once again it warms our hearts ns well as' our homes, Hut gone are the. problems that accompanied it, in the old days, Then, soot am smoks from (he stove smudged the wallpaper and ruined our dispositions. Then, we had to wait null the stove was put avray for the iimmcr before we dared to decor- ' lie with clean new wallpaper. Or sometimes W3 would even wait until nil to rcpaper, after the summer's dust had settled. But now all that is changed. Now we can decorate whenever we like! Mow we can ktcp nur homes frosh and clean lookini;. in spite of the smoke—if It smokes—of the coal stove in the parlor. WhyV Uenmse new we have improved wallpapers— uniltzed wallpapers" that, can be washed nnd that won't fad? or collapse under the ravages of soot and soil, Bright and colorful, designed for enduring ftyle nnd balance, unit- Stfcci wallpapers have long -stood tlic lest lor quality. Now exigencies of the war have necessitated numerous changes in (lie process of manufacture, nnd iinitiv.ed chemists have War Department Acquires Land; Now Controls 19 Million Acres Proper Housing A Big Factor .11 Farmer's Profit On Swine Point Is Very Important to Your Home.' OUTSIDE PAINT-protech tfie surface, helps ketep the house "youthful" looking and makes you proud to live in it. INSIDE PAINT—freshly painted walls are cleaner and add more contentment and pleasure to home life, EBERSON LIHDSLEY PAINTS THE BEST FOR EVERY PURPOSE Phone 551 For Friendly Htiilding Service E. d ROBINSON PHILADELPHIA--The. War De^ y.nrtmcnl now (v.vns or leases 10,- COfHICO acres of land, an area lartjcr llian Ihe combined area of New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Massachnsclts, wiles . Bertram B. Fowler in (he current issue of The Saturday Evening I'ost in an article titled "you're. Moving Jnli 1 1st." Tine land-acquisition program of the War Department ranges from the Ieas2 of a tiny roof lop back yard in ft constal area for the placing of n seiirchlight to the hlcck of npproximately 3,000,000 ncrcs of Nevada desert to be used ns a bombing range. II has shifted 50.COO families, ranging from settled and prosperous farmers in the lilaek-soil belt, to a tribe of Ogiala Sioux Indians In the Dud Lands of Soulli D.ikotn." says llevshey. "What most people do not real- what not. "it slices like a huge biscuit cutter Ilirougli the whole fabric of the section; through the intricate ma?.; of transportation routes, power and oilpipe lines; through an overlapping and interwoven net of mineral, oil, grazlnr and other rights. It cuU through long-established usages and customs; through community life am! sentimental ties as it touches schoo' and church districts and cemeteries." "Considering the scope and com- plexily of the task," concludes the Post article, "one must concede that, in the time that has elapset since Pearl Harbor a miracle ha. been performed. Where a year ago • were open cornfields or dcs ill wastes, there are now centers, immense ordnance plant. 1 factories and mills turning on munition!; of war. Scattered aroun ize, 1 'PHE average man may think of a pig as something that wallows in a mud hole, but the farmer, often through billcr experience, has learned that Hie ultimate profit his swine will return depends on llieir housing. Warm houses wilh clean, dry floors and sound roofs overhead are essential to successful swine- raising. Many a farmer has delivered his pork lo rnarkel too lale to realize maximum profits, simply because a cold, drafly hog bouse made early farrowing inadvisable. Today, when greatly increased production of pork is as necessary lo Ihc war effort as manufacture of munitions, in- adequalc hog houses shoult be re - conditioned and the new ones bull should be a: , sound as non .critical mater ials can maki Ihem. 1 The impor tanee of disin feeling an flushing hog house floors regularl has not been realized until re cently. Losses after farrowin have been reduced from 33% 15% of Ihc litter by buildin houses with clean, dry floors. Th means tbat the 19-13 swine quol demanded of farmers by the P partmcnl of Agriculture can realized wilh no more sows. But Ihe hog house will not dry unless a sound roof is prc vided and it js not enough to pr declares the Post article, "is years of planning and rc- earch went on before a single site •as chosen. In many cases if hai? dually begun eight year earlier, •hen the War Department, laying ^ plans for the <lay wiun .such a •ar mi^lit come to ns, decided to ;e a partlculnr district after per-, laps a hundred' other possible sites lad been studied pml rejcclcd." Whrrevir the War Department lecidcs • to set down an ordnance limit, an airfield, a target area or rs who turned their backs on attfrn of life that had been gen- rations, in the building." .His Shake-Down Is Kntlcd HOLLYWOOD, Gal. (DP)—The .mbitions of 19-year-old Roger Barter to be the nation's greatest hake-down artist came lo a sad nd here when he was given a fivc- •car prison sentence along with a 'ivs-ycar probationary period. Among the famous people lo whom wrote threatening letters of extortion .were Bctte Davis. Roialind Russell, Mickey Rooncy, Deanua Dnrbin and former Governor Culbert L. Olson—without one single paying bite from anyone. Biif Fee, How Fast o BATH Refreshes You rVo noeil lo let hot ivcnllicr M'iu /on. Hurry out of confining clollu:s anil into u tuliful of cool, clc;ui is'nlrr. Lie l>:n-k mn\ soak. You feel better already! Five minutes of iratcr-roolctl comfort jpves you more lieat relief: I'oreitiosl lienlth experts pay your liaih actually snnllies frelful nerves . . . revives your spirits. In shorl, peps lip I'oiir iKTSOiijiltly! Fnjoy one of tlipse quick "body bracers" today—any time the licnl lias foil frazxled. Your Inith is (jfuviys tefrcshing! Georgia is the 20th largest state In Ihe United State.s and the largest east of the AlLssissippi river. dc jiisl any kind of a roof. Roof aterial should be carefully se- clecl. It should be low in first st and in upkeep, it should give ng life. It should be firc-resis- nt. It should be easy and ccon- mical lo apply. Outside of a spell of conlihued id weather, fire is ^x:rhaps Ihc realest danger farmers face. To rotect not only new or enlarged og houses but oilier buildings as ell from Ihe'danger of flying >arks, roots should be covered •ith fire-resistant asphalt shingles r roll roofing. These materials re non-critical and may be laid igbt over an old roof. Likewise, icy are easily and quickly ap- lied to new structures. Asphalt roll roofing also is rec- mmended for use on side walls f hog houses, Applied over old' looses, or new sheathing, roll oofing will cut of! chilling winds, driving rains, nnd will facilitate, and speed economical erection. Feeding floors also are true economy. A concrete feeding floor, our inches thick, requires no re- nforcing. If heavy loads arc to be driven over it, the floor should be six inches thick. Adequate drainage should be provided by a slope of about Vi inch per foot. A good concrete mixture consists of 1 part Portland cement, 2','j parts sand, 3 parts gravel or crushed stone, and no'more than 5',4 gallons ot water per sack of cement when average damp sand is used.- These recommendations apply whether 1 the farmer chooses to erect individual hog houses or community' houses wilh feed ro'oms and straw lofts, ; .. .| levctopcil new formulas lo replace he old. with no sacrifice of quality. Glycerin, an essential wartime noduet. lias b!en replaced by n lew formula ••.ihich affords even greater protection from cracking of wallpaper. A replacement of aluni- niun lias resulted in n brighter color which will not darken or mulsh with ;\iie. Other changes due lo wartime prioritirs have brought (iboul further improvements which arc being adopted not only for the duration lint as permanent additions to Ihe nniti/c<l standard of quality wallpaper. So now—out with the fuel nil! In wilh (lie coal stov;! f ESPECIALLY... AN EXTRA .DAHY 8A7U MAKES'- YOU BITTER COMPANY If PETE IS THE LUMBE these plants are the unsung hcroe of the day, the thousands of farm Hold Everything SAVE MONEY-1 gallon SAVE UME-TWo'. no ToAldo wolt, n, 0 y I. '-Essr:' ^=. ^r^,r h , GOES ON OVER OLD WALLPAPER! QUICK TO DRY.' EASY TO APPLY! • Think of redecorating a room between breakfast and lunch! You can with Tecluda - Pittsburgh's runozing new development in wall paint. Two hours is plenty of time to apply Techide. THEN ONLY ONE HOUR FOR DRYINGI You save on labor cosls-save the expense of scraping off old wallpapcr-and save on the cost of paint.Tcchide is ideal for painting over wallpaper, plaster, brick, etc. PAINTS DELTA LUMBER CO. JHylhcville's Only Home Owned 201 N. Second Lumber Company Phone 497 HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. Jll

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