The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1943 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 15, 1943
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naata BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUKIER NEWS BETTER HOMES TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1943 Famed Industrialist Works On'Plan For Homes For Returning Soldiers Wilh nation-wide acclaim behind him for Iris crusade for better living conditions in America, Bror Dalil- bc'rg, famed Industrialist and housing nulhorlLy, lias rounded out a cross-country tour and returned to his Chicago headquarters to complete his Imaginative plan for homes for reluming soldiers. Dahlberg, president of The Cclo- tex Corporation, has, In his one- nmn cducntlonal' campaign on housing, awakened a vast portion of the public to the startling fuel that two-thirds of the people In America are inadequately housed. > From many quarters have come . queries asking: "Who is this man, Dahlbcru?" Until lie became a crusader for better living conditions, Dnhlbcrg lived a life of anonymity despite the fact lie built a housing ' empire out of a waste product— | the discarded, useless fibres of sug- ! ar cane stalks left after the juice had- been extracted. This wnste product, known as bagasse, became the principal material in the wall panels of the now famous low-cost Cetnesto houso. Today Courier News answers the many queries concerning Dahlberg's background. Bror Dahlberg, whose present ambition Is to see every American family provided with comfortable, attractive and up-to-date housing, Lhonght, during his Hrst months in the United States, that his Swedish father. had selected a iirelly shabby country for their future home. That was because their first ex- lericnce in the new land was with liovcrljr, by contrast to the prosperous surroundings they had ;npw in Sweden. Dahlberg was born in Chnslian- stad,'Sweden. After his father, an artist who had been in comfortable 'circumstances, lost his money, lahlberg, , emigrated to Omaha. Young Dahlberg knew the ragged edge'Of. poverty for several years. As 1 a boy:. Dahlberg contributed to the : family support by operating _an 'elevator' at. the". Northern Pacific '•Railway, ; and at nights studied law at the University of Minnesota. At the" age of is he became assistant to the foreman of oridges and buildings of the Northern Pacific. At 26 he was in charge of the tariff department of the Great Northern. He advanced to become head of the freight de- liarlirient nt the ago of 27 and. finding promotions too slow, went into the . furniture manufacturing business with his brothers. Later, ns vice-president nnrl general manager of (he Minnesota and Ontario Paper Company, he hnd liis first experience with the lumber business. Realizing Dm I timber resources might same day become exhausted, he' began to "put into worK his life's ambition, that of developing synthetic building ,„„. terials. After many trials and errors, ;hc dl.;c9vcred a satisfactory source material, bagasse, the waste product of sugar cane, the basic material from which the famed Cemesto houses are constructed. Read Courier News -srant ads Building Codes Need Rewriting Or -They'll Block Postwar Plan CHICAGO, June 15.. — Archaic building codes, n local problem that Is nationwide, may do more damage than any other factor In retarding the post-war home build- Ing program, according lo the editors of the American Builder magazine. "With the end of the war. a host of new products will be clamoring' for development trial and use by (he building Industry," the American IJullclcr says in (he current Issue.. "A )>crlod of unprecedented expansion and develoiunc'it in the Industry Is expected, with neiv methods -mid liew materials playing an Important part In reducing costs and providing better structures. . "H k lilghlj! important that building codes, no matter whom they protect, lie studied, .subjected to careful check, and revised lo meet changing conditions." Obviously, the American Hiiildar points out, the overhauling of building codes must begin at liome, lull it must nlso be done on :i national snile : because Ihe mauulac- ture and distribution of building materials are done on a national basis. If the building Industry Is to go, into flclloii hi high genr upon the cessation of war, local building groups, loan mid financing companies, and chambers of commerce must start •Investigation of municipal building codes at once. Needed lo Kc-einplny Soldiers Wilh the country depending on Hie building industry lo ie-eni]>Ioy returning soldiers and take up Vhc slack when war production ceases, and while •plants arc being tuned ip for iKacellmo manufacturing civic action that can be taken foc- "ore the war ends .should tie accomplished ns fiulckly as iwssible. lictween World War I and World War II the building industry was wice called upon lo set Hie wheels of the • nnllon's economic machine u motion, American nullder points it; once In 19ID-'W and nyaln in 33-34. In both cases the. industry lied the yap, but because the way ,tl not been paved in advance It ok three or four years for the duslry lo reach full productive id employing power Builders are determined that lere shall be no such lag bu- vccn the end of the war and the -employment oi our soldiers after ic war. Cull Employ t,StK),CI10 Men Recognizing llmt the building idustry in its various ramifications capable ol employing over 4,500,00 men, builders, financiers, mid •oducl nuinufaclurer.s me taking leir responsibility to the country iriously by working out the details ' every problem that might stand 1 the way. of a fast.start. Residential' construcliire alone, merican Builder estimates, can nploy almost 3,000,000 men. For vo men are required in mines, Tests .factories and railroads (o ipply and make materials needed ir each man engaged in actual instruction. Being national In scope, but loll in application, Ihe building in- istry operated in 10,000 towns, lies and villages, and 3,000 coun- es, Is ideally' suited lo the nosl- ar task of rebuilding a peacetime conomy. But Ihe Initial steps niiisl e laken before peace comes, and ic time is late already . Examination and revision of lo- al building codes is ouc of these cps, and In this matter the. way as already been indicated. The National Board of Fire Un- erwriters, whose building regula- ons in many cities throughout lie country, has recently rccom- lendcd ti new code Hint docs not ictatc choice of materials, assembles or designs, so long as a proper Icgree ol safety and health is at r ained. The National Board of Five Un- Icnvritcrs states (hat one of the 'rincipal reasons for this latitude Is that new materials and construction methods are constantly being developed ami rigid requirements might retard their use. Demonstration Club Newi Notes • Dive Boralnng'' mosquitoes — Four Motor" H,c,-, K j,,, t , KO of themsr-ct cncmifa tliaUvagova roa our soldiers on many liatilcfronta... •nd two reasons wliy ihc arm r use's eiich »«i qiianiTiics of I"!.!!'and our oilier insecticide;. _For llitsc Mipcr-ilajer, kni many iicioua fo-cign pesls j,, s t as iliey movi down household in»«U licit at hornet FLIT 1m the AA Haling.. .i ne lugliett eslaW ls l,c<) for housclioli Bnrcju of Standarrfj, » Boyalxjltlc-toJayl IFLIT € Sr^ rooi) DISCUSSED AT VAIUIItO itlKETIN'U At a meeting of the Yarbro Home ncmonstrallon Club on June 8 at the home ol Mrs. Eugene McOulie a discussion on the importance of food was given by Miss Minnie Foster followed by n discussion on groups of foods by Miss Cora I,cc Coleimin. Devotional was given by Mrs. D. n. Abbott after which the hostess read n poem "Prayer Ciavden." Hull call was answered by each person telling of her family's favorite vegetable. , During llio business hour which was presided over by Mrs, ix'e Slilcs, The club voted lo buy another War Bund with-money won from placing first In Ihe play tournament. At the conclusion of the meeting the hostess served a sandwich p)ntc and cold drinks to the 20 members and two visitors, Miss Cora I^ei; Coleman and Mrs Lob Nell Nichols. Miss Jo Allen McQulrc assisted her mother In serving. Mrs. 1'iiul Abbott will be hostess to the group June 22 the next meeting. Salvation Army Fills Appeals For Odd Shoes SAN D1KO, Cal. (UP)—America's one-legged men nnd women have made the fjalvatlon Army store here Iheji' mccca for shoes. The business stalled when Col. W. O. Hammond of the . Salvation Army's social service department conceived Ihe idea of helping one- legged people 'obtain footgear without charge or rationing coupons. Alter looking over (he huge, slock of malcless shoes accumulated in the years at the Army's store, Colonel Hammond ottered to furnish ihoes for single-footed men and women free of charge. The United Press sent the item over nationwide wires last April. Today, swamped by letters from single-legged people from Maine lo California. Colonel Hammond is kept busy [illlng the requests. Most of the appeals contain return postage, some of Ihe writers send odd shoes, and one man sent $5 to help the cause along. A unique request came from a man In Missouri who has two feel, but nevertheless a problem in footgear. "1 have a hard time getting .shoes as my right foot Is 5 1-2 or t! and my left lo 8 1-2," he wrote. Always resourceful, the Salvation Army responded with a pair ol shoes of the specified sta:s. flukes Good la W;IACS HOLLYWOOD, Cal. (UP)—Mariha Jane Warner, who was one of .he first women casling directors In Hollywood, has made equally as ;ood with the Wanes. She was one ol Ihe first Southern California women lo enlist and rose the hard way from the bollom up to be a lieutenant and Is now attached to the Wane branch of the Army Administration School at Denton, Tex. Water, cooled (rotn 30.S lo 32 degrees Fahrenheit, expands one- eleventh of its volume Read Courier "news want »(ll. PEOPLE THEY USED; Eberson-Lindsley's Pure Lead & Zinc Paint LOOKS BETTER LASTS LONGER E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY Dial 551 Rcmerolicr, We Sell Coal How To Keep Your Rugs Like New For Many Years RUG-SAVING TH'S—Upper Icfl: 1'nl a rue cushion under the ru lo save it from worn spots due lo foot pressure on an uneven floor' |Upper rlchi: Small areas of nig, crushed by furniture or feet can be (brought back l>y | lo t iron and damp clolli. Center: Some areas of jrup, like corner between two busy doors (A) get undue wear. To http wear evenly all round, occasionally reverse ruff hiding worn spot (A) with furnllurc. Lower left: Ciil slair carpel longer than ;ncedcd,.v> it can lie shifted down'\rlicn parls on treads bcein to show wear. Lower riRht: Never shake small rugs by snapping them like breaks the (breads. too. And if carpeting already shows wear nml tear in certain spots, use scatter vugs to protect them from further usage. Where small areas have been i-i u.-iliecl by furniture, pile can be bought back to normal by applying :i hoi iron on n 'damp cloth. I Brush Ihe pile briskly, then repeat if the crushing is excessive. Never, never shake small rugs by gripping them at one end and snapping them at llio. other, for this may- break the yarn In the Lack nml cause the pile to loosen and -come out. In cleaning a rug with n broom, always sweep WITH the lay of the nap. not against it. Absorbent powders arc recommended l)y experts for cleaning ru^s at home. Soap solutions, they say, arc (o be avoided because of slow drying, which may cause mildew, and the deposit o'l residual faU which (end to collect dust rapidly. Ammonia solutions shouldn't be used at all, as they may change the colors. By NEA .Service A nig, MIR June bride wlio Ii furnishing her home for | he first time will find, is n bi(> Investment. But, as wives u'lio hnvc celebrated their silver weddings can confirm, no matter how B ood -,» vug may. lie lo begin with, it prop-' T prccniilians aren't taken lo'lay , properly, clean it well and in- mc H Hgnltist t«o nuicli wear in no spot, its life will be cut ton- idcrably. Here are ri few tilings everyone "fc'ht to know uliout nigs: When laying a nig, cspccialiy F doors arc rough or uneven, put pad underneath lo prevent fric- lon nnd shock. Never allow dust nnd grit lo ccoiiic imbedded In the pile, for t will eventually cut the nbcrs. nd. besides, the Brense and tar ontent ol particles cau>.c Iscoloralion. It is imporlnnt to acuiim rugs which receive a hit f use every day, and others wice a week at least. A rug receives much more wear t the entrance of a room and i front of n favorite chair. So. ach lime furniture Ls switched round the room, reverse (he ni" A "Swiss harp" is a knife used by clicescmakcrs lo ci|t whey. ROOMS REDECOiATED IN 3 HOURS Paint Over Wallpaper, Plaster, Brick, Etc. comet \n foim. Ccn b* mi [uiT a ] iffy I Abtolulely ro mol ,| ^ n««d to icrape off ihobb ft?d wo Up o per. • It's one big surprise nfter anotlicr -when you rcdccorato a room with Pittsburgh Techide. One coat is sufficient over old wallpaper or olhcr eurfnccs. And thnt one coat may bo njiplied !n less than tivo hours and dries In ona hour. You can actually hang up pictures 60 minutes after painting with Tcchidel Ask in to givo you the whole" story of thii amazing development in wall paint Techld* wall* moy bo tjuicMy wnihcd v/lih mid ioop ond Waler, MADC IN • COLORS AND WHITE PITTSBURGH PAINTS HUBBARD Bathroom Accidents Many n serious home accident lakes place in the bathroom because of Insufficient lighting. Many persons also slip in dlinly-nt bathrooms Injuring themselves seriously on the tile floor or edge of the tub. For adequate duyllghtlng with complete p'lacy, light-diffusing, non-transparent glass blocks make practical, sanitary walls for bathrooms. These may be used as exterior walls with windows set into them for ventilation or as interior partitions to borrow light from adjacent rooms. Proper labeling of all bottles In (he medicine chest removal of empty bottles, and efficient electric lighting uy night are also essential to safety In the bathroom. Roofing For Sidewalls Asphalt roll roofing which Is frequently used o;i fiinii routs because f its fire-resistant, weather-tight Qualities also can be applied to ideWiULs of new farm structures or )ver old ones. Thus used it protects the interior o[ the .structure' from 'riving wliid.s or rains and from liars that strike from ii le s ui c . When applying roll roofing over old siding, cure' .should be taken to prepare the surface first and not to drive the nails into cracks or knot, holes in the old sheathing. If this is done, the mills soon work- dose. All laps .should be cemented with care to prevent the weather filtering in beneath or around Ihem. Didn't I,ike the Idea LOS ANOKLES, Cnl. I UP) —One 3f the odd customs of the husband )f Mis. Ileyne Schwartz was lo '.ry to make her spend three days 'nch week with her tnotlier-lii-law. :iut this was just one of many odd vays he had, she told Judge Har)ld B. Jetfcry, of trying to change ier personality alter marriage, and iftcr this, she asserted, had al- •eady changed from chivalry lo irrogancc. The judge granted her i divorce. 5-Year-Old Girl Set On Being A Reeporter WATERVLIET, N. Y. (Ul>) Five- year- old marine charlotio 1'owell has decided what she wants lo be wliea she grows up-Dlmmc aspires to be a newspaiwr reporter. And. Watervllefs embryonic' scribe already has started on her career. She frequently contributes personals, in most of which DJaiinc Charlotte Powell features to the local newspaper. Once in a while though, she .scores n "beat" with some bona fide news concerain- her playmates and even of adults'. Diannc, who was Introduced to the newspaper world by her carrier- brother, Ronald, scorns the Ijiisi- " CSS ,, u°!'!l'' Whcn askc " if she wouldn't like to help the circulation manager count money, she tossed her head and replied, "i want lo write news," And with u n t K | !0 made a bee-line for the nearest typewriter. Stolen Shoes Worthless BAN DIEO, Cul. (UP)_ A bur- jlur who stole 18 pairs of shoes from the store of Max atrahl put himself m r, pretty predicament In the first place, he made himself liable to a $10,000 fine for stealin" rationed goods without leaving the required coupons and hi the second |)lnce, according to Strain, he can neither wear nor sell ton shoi's unlit they are fitted with a plastic Insole, and Strahl lias the only machine in the city that can fit such an insole. Rio de Janeiro, Urazll, which hart a population ol only 38.50 In 1851), now has more than 1,000,01)0 residents. Deepest salt mine in the world is said to be near Hcrlln. It !silf>7 feet deep. Two-thirds of Ihe tolnl nrea of Georgia is covered by forests, according lo estimates. Marines Don't Mind CAM!' PENDELTON. Cal. (UP) — <en then leeks, supposed to be the oughest of the armed forces, are getting part of their training 'here j-om women. Two professional wo- ncn barbers have been engaged to nstruct the leathernecks how to ise the clippers In cutting their buddies' hair when they arc far way in the jungle where there are no barbers—either male or fe- nnle. It in against the law to permit, iny fowl in a bakery in the state >f Massachusetts. I No form of bacteria is able to ive in honey. J 1 / oLauati _ ^/nei't lermotne tit,' Yes, jvo know tli'at 98° in the simile is pretty !iot. But 3*011 can get relief during snllry weather if you follow simple cooling-off methods: Cuol off (fir nlnwiiihcre by Katcring the him nnjf iprnjing the. sides and roof , of ]'oiir haute. Take gloriously r<-/r«»Mng oin/ retaking bnlhi. Incidentally, tthile you Ante tht hoic on, gite the hiit in Ihc nrightnnliooj a treat, 7/nw them put on their balking milt and sprinkle them trilh H-nlcr, Thry'H lore il. You trill loo. V V V Don't forget to niaVc it liot for llic Axis. Buy more y. S. \Vnr Hoiuls anil Stamps. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. Bernard Allen, Mgr. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity," SUP*- •••>'*** ••" with RU-BER-O1D ASPHALT SHINGLES Cenulna Bubetold Shlncfloj jrc now available ID many beautiful colon »nd blends, lo iuumonlM with ev«y iidiileciurai jtyte and to luH •very individual lasts. The» ire Ideal tot re-roofina re-sldted and for new wnshucflon. tomembtt t aew tool ddds 1C the'tesal* falue oi yom'homol DELTA LUMBER CO. Rlythcville's Only Home Owned Lumber Company 204 N. Second Phone 4J £ Wat roll-it over J ^••T~ Tow r.n«»'- ONE COAf COVERS WAUPAPER, pointed walls, wallboard, basement walfi, APPLIES EASHY will, a wide brush or wllh Ihe Kem-Tono RoMer- Koalcr. DRIES IN ONE HOUR. ONE GALLON DOES THE AVERAGE ROOM. JUST ROLL IT ON WITH THE NEW Kern-Tone ROLLER- KOA7ER I America's s j Favorite ^j House Paint i K/JORE homes are painted \ c.IrnY' 1 ' 1 Sherwin-Williams, SWP thnn witli nny other brand i of paintf Why? Simply because : n SWP House Pnint beauty, pro i icrtion and economy combine to ; pvc you the most in real, honest- I to-goodncss pain t for tvcry cent you spend O.-15 ptr gallon. Ask us for a A f , i free color card. "lull. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS HOUSE PAINT ! I Three-Purpose Varnisi I For (1) furniture (2) woodwork I •!*•> "• < 3 ' noors - Bcauti- *" fits and protects, resists cfitppitig, scuffing, Clear E'oss fmisb! SHERWIN-WILLIAMS MAR-NOT Quick-Drying Enamel For furniture; |;^ woodwork, walls, 3 toys. Enamcloid covers solid with 1 coat. Drica SHERWIN-WILLIAMS TOM LITTLE HARDWARE CO. Your Complete Hardware Store 120 W. Main Phone 515

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