The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 19, 1947
Page 7
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1947 BLTTHirVILLE (ARKJ COURIER KEWB ,<-'* * t , r ~ "^ ^- ^ /- j •' ,*/V- J V J * BETTER HOMES Home Building Sets Rapid Pace Labor Department Reports Much New Construction Started BY I'nllrd Vrrs-i Klaff Correspondent WASHINGTON, 'Au s . is. <up> _ 'Hie nation is cnpyiug its bluest hummer housing boom In history "ml Kovernment experts predict that the demand foi- new homes will continue for several months. The I,sljor Department rejxirled today that private builders broke livouml Vor more now homes last month liian during any month ill the past 22 years. The department said 80.002 new iwraianenl dwellings were started in July, an in- crease of nearly 3,000 over June and 18,030 over the corresponding mouth last year. Ewan Claguc. commissioner of the department's Bureau of Labor •Statistics, said it was "most unusual" for a new record to be sel so late in the year. He snkl the peak months for beginning ne- A - homos traditionally have been April and MHV. Claguc admitted he couldn't put his finger on any one reason for the Summer boom. But he said there were these iiossibilitics: •I, The great demand for residential housing. Many families need homes so urgently tlicy are wilhnu to start them "out of season" in an attempt, to i;et them finished quickly. 2. The feeling on the part of contractors and builders that they can now get materials to finish the houses they start. 3. 'Builders' confidence thnt tlio present good market will continue. It is virtually ci!i'ti>.iu, Claguc said, that the cast of building ma- THE HOME OF THE MONTH PLANNING TO BUILD? If you ;ire, he sure to get our free estimate on all your wiring needs. We employ experienced workmen who specialize in house wiring. You'll find a complete selection of fine fixtures for every room in our, too! Did 2993^.. C H A R L IE'S ELECTRIC SHOP Phone 2993 I I No. 20 any .lit Here is a ranch type home from California that is adaptable to ni section of the country. It is so practical in design that it can be bu on a wide lot as shown in the rendering, or on a narrow lot with the bedroom and patio to the front. This home offers the privacy liome owners everywhere are demanding in spite of cramped quarters and hunted sites. Its walled patio aad brick-floored porches screen open sides of the living room and large bedroom from tlie street or neighbors. Hack porch location is ideal for outdoor dining and built-in harbeque, with handy sliding glass dcors from both kitchen and ir.'injf vooin to solve the problem of carrying outdoor equipment 111 rough the House. • K ,', X cl , 0 . slct , B ' op , on l vood «'l'"gs and plenty of built-in storage space in the kitchen further enhance this model home, designed for the l.os Angeles Home Show and shown in PKACT1CAI, UUlLUKK magazine, Chicago 3, III. Working plaha are not avajlalile Basementless House Costs Builder Less The house without n basement s worthy O f consideration. when low price becomes or .he finestlou of Ju'er Scvernl Imnclrcd dollars arr- ed In 1'xi-uvnlUm inul fouiuln- t on cosis with this typo or construction. 11U ,| Uie Umi ; 0{ m , caon ? i educed appreciably.' The Idea IS gaining «ide popularity for the small family. The foundation of such .1 House Is n slni>]i> concrete slab.- Ifentlnir plant. ineteis, laundry niul other facilities usually fovmd In n unse- meiil are ]>[aceil in n small ul'M'v room. The Idea makas tl |x>.«!ble lo eliminate misichlly radlutoi.s or Denting duets, because the general practice is to Iny steam or hoi water |>l| W .s (., 11,0 concrclr iloor slab This radiant healing provides more uniform wnnulh throughout the. lioins. Building o<:Ucj |ii -sonic localities of the country, however, still re- cnitre that houses have basements, Hence, before planning n linnsu without n cellar, ixwslble rvsii-lc- tlons should U; InvesUuati.'d. Tn some communities where invrj hnn been wide demand for the b.ise meiHIes.s home, building codes hiU'C been chunked. Too Many Closets Are Installed as An Afterthought All loo frequently clothes and storage closds arc stuck into n hoiiBe seemingly as ulV nflci 1 - thouulil and this Is n sure mark of popi' construction. In planning storage, space, consideration should be given ns to who will use. 11. ArinnisG hangers so they are easily accessible for children. Snmll shelves can be provided for small articles be pro- vided'if at all possible so thut musty odors do not develop iini! wanted articles can be found quickly. An automatic light controlled by the door like those on refrigerators can be Installed at small cost, rilillt-ln drawers oil bull-bearing slides to prevent sticking also are n convenience. Clapboards Still Popular As Siding tor Houses Clapboards aru sllHone.of the most popular ' sidings, especially oh Cajie Cod or-Cplofil^J style homes Wide widths of six or ten inches me used to good ejfeet on the popular rinch-lype house and In'vaiialloiis. on almost eyery kind of home. . Although clapboards of red, cedar, redwood, and white ptoe are most widely use"d, they are not limited to vwxjd, being made no* of •n.slKUos, metal' and other fnc: resistant material,'). Read Courier News Want Ads i- • > •8 ^ ' • Construction Records Show Advantages of Free Industry Clearing Wood Debris Helps Halt Termites Term He Insurance means clearing I he home site of all wood debris Junking .sure water drains off eArth adequately, Ircntlntj nil \vooil Ihhl Is to come In contact, 'with soil, using cnncrcte bases where necessary to keep unlrcated wood from ground moisture, using termite .shields bi'twcciif foundation and house wall, says PRACTICAL UU1UJEH. Chicago :(. Unexcavnted areas need about 2 sq. feet of ventilation lor every 25 feel of exterior \vnll. Joints mm spaces around pipes which pass through floors and walls should be sealed with conl-tnr pitch, and siding, vjooil trim or sheet should never be closer tbnn (1 Inches firm the ground. Tlie statement that a freed build- Ing industry can and will produce more homes for Americans needs 116 North First IN WATER IT GOES... terials in not going to come down for sonic time. ;,.,'jThere lias Seen a ^pt of_tnlk •about tlie housing market slowing down." Clague continued. "I think it lias, but only on the shoddy values offerer! by greedy people a.t fantastic, prices. There htvs been no .slackening in the demand for good housing values and none is immediately in sight." Meanwhile., the National Association of Heal Estate Boards said j housing market conditions showed i signs of reaching stability during 'July. The association said the general tendency indicated that both sile.s volume and prices .soon would level off on a high plane. In its report, the Labor Department said 441,000 housing units were started during the first seven months of this year. During the same period, 165.30D new homes v.-erc completed. The department estimated IVm'. S2.5CC.C03.C03 was spent on new, private housing from January to July —nn increase of about $1,COO.OOO,- C03 over the corresponding seven months of 10-16. U. S. Pol. Off KSADY-PASTfD WALLPAPER : | -• " * "". -i" -**-- "*."• s * » ! No Paste! No Took! ' • So easy fo do! Already patlml-iiMt dip in wdler and smooth on tfco wall. Drm in 20 minwtM. • So ctacnF Noriiing to patte, noHting to trim! You don't ov*n havo to.covcr th« fumitura. • So economical.' Saves up to 50% on decorating costs. Thra« $2.19 boxes- each equal to 3?i rods ordinary wallpaper and including 20 ft. matching border —do a 10x12 room for $6.57. NOW BBAUTIfYIHG OVER 1 ,000,000 HOMES GUARANTEED TO STICK-OR YOUR MONEY BACK ZI3 WEST MAIN ST. PHONE 2OI5 Com* In ondMbcf fnm HH many t^*«*Mt pmrtoriu today more policy when we write : your insurance. We analyze your problems and fit insur- .ance to your indi- .vidual needs. We assure full insurance no further proof thnn .lie record of conslriiclion recently relenswl by the Bnrcnii of Labor Stntlstlcs nn<l the Office of Housing Epeclller, Novhinn p. Mnson. jiTesklc^t t>f the Nnlionnl Retail Lumber Dealers Association commented tofltiy. .., Relief from government controls began to be felt early in May, Mason .said, and 72.000 homes .were started in May 1947 as compared with (i4.500 in May I94U. In June 1847, 75,000 homes were started compared with G4.100 In June 1946. | In the first six months'of 1941, he continued. 3B8.8000 homes were started as compared with :i40,100 started in the first six months of 1E4G. "Note that the big spurt. In home construction rid not start until the Industry began to feel relief from controls in May and June," Mason pointed out. Homes completed in June 1S147 102.800) were more than double the number completed in June 194G (30.GOU). 234,200 more homes have been completed in the firs,'.', six- months of 1!147 than were completed in the first six months of .1946. Mason stated. Total completions first six montlis of 1947 were 3C2,- 8CO; total completions Ural six months of 1940 were 128.000. "The number or rental projects being started Is likewise increasing 1 by leaps and bounds." Mason stated. "According to the FHA, June applications lor government-cental project under Section COS reached a high of 20,000. To take care of the increasing flood of applications under Title VI, Congress appropri- '! [ aled S400.000 more for the FHA ' just before it adjourned." 'The ability of the industry to construct dwelling units for' Vent has apparently been revived also by freedom from control, including rent control on new construction," 'i j Mison pointed out. While the building industry, freed of restraint, has increased its rate of home construction, some building materials have simultaneously decreased in price. Tile Bureau of Labor Statistics Construction bulletin. .June 1947. reports that in Mny of 1941 the price of lumber rtrop- pcd 114 percent, paint and ]>alnl materials about 3% percent, aid other products remained practically 1 unchanged. During April of 1947 13 of no building material items decreased in price, the (sni.ilwa number of monthly declines which have occurred since rc-iipplicatlon of in'ico control Hv-st svuvuner, Mu- Kon concluded. PlRftCJlY BfAUTlfULI RESEARCH VfNIJiAN SUNOS Light,.. I.oi'cly ,.. l.onx'r l--nt- inn • • • I'-n'f l» rlfiin ... ivuule (if llfxiMf aluminum rtlloy for tonl; life. Suri.piunf plastic fiiiijl, w<in : i Come in and see our K-M Stock Blinds. They are first class K-M quality with either Plexnlum or Acme .steel sluts. ThcKe features have never before been offered In slock bllmls. ' DEAL'S PAINT STORE "Everything For Window You Need I'rciitmcnls" 10» Kaii Main St.' I'lione -til Most hom'd' accidents are caused by falls. Lin-x, lha ANTI-SLIP wax, bears Ihe teal of Iho Underwriters' Laboratories,Inc., as an anti- slip iloor treatment. Just wipe it on—Lin-x is easy Jo apply—quick io y dryl I» beauiifies and protects your linoleum arid, wood/floors. KILL JOHNSON GRASS Use ATLACIDE Chlorate WEED KILLER E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY 319 W. Ash St. Phono 551 ^ Mississippi County Lumber Co. 1801 West Main St. I'hont "Oh Dad, You ve Had My Room Painted!" There's heaps of contentment and happiness ahead for you and your family when you PAINT WITH VANE-CALVERT'S PAINT We will help you select the viijlit paint for the job. Pay by tlie Month if You Desire E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY 'Friendly Building Service" 319 West Ash St. Phone 551 GORGEOUS NEW Fl COLORS! X new array ' of >ihe loveliest colon youV* •ver seen I Now you can give room! the richest, handsome!! lirtish imaginable — durable," 1 lastingly lovely I KILL BUGS WITH PESTflOV - DDT - uiium 111 2 10% DDT Activate^ Pow d«r )5 «% DDT ii- m quidCoaling Ml-LS WttBS WITHOUT HARMING LAWN mutt sin uw rii' Kill dandelions, other ugly broad-leaf weeds. Simply' spray it on I Sale I SAVE YOUR SCREENS! Brush on extra wear, make precious screens last longer with Sherwin-Williams special non-clogging Screen Enamel} For use on frames as well as screens. Pt.63* SHERWIN-WILUAMS SCREEN ENAMEL HARDWARE CO.Inc ffOMf OF f£*fOUS 126 W. MAIN ST

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