The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1948 · Page 9
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TUESDAY, JANUARY r, 1948 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAG1 NIK1, BIIIIR HOMES -si 'Phoney Leases' gring Complaints Housing Expediter Asks for Extension Of Rent Controls WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. (UP) — Housing Expediter Tighe E. Woods said yesterday he has received many complaints that landlords are turning in "phony leases on apartment* v:here there are no tenants at all" to gel the units freed from rent control. Woods .laid ''We have no figures yet on how many cases in which this is true, but we're Investigating." He said many such complaints had been received in various cities. Woods, testifying before a Senate Banking Subcommittee, again appealed for an extension of rent, control. He also urged frcczint! rents of tenants who signed "voluntary" 15 per cent increases last year in return for leases running through December, 1943. j The present rent control law expires Feb. 29. [ He said rent controls can be laid i aside only when the country has | "a lot of rental accommodations." "We don't, have them now," he said. Woods proposed that the government encourage more, rental housing by allowing investors to claim exaggerated depreciation on then- property. He said this would offset the diflercnce between normal construction costs and present hisb ijvels. yHe raid high cosis ot construction discourage investors from building large icntal units. He said the government should allow realtors who build moderate price, rental units to claim depreciation within five years instead of over the normal lifetime of the building. Plan Worked During War The same plan worked in getting war plains built, he said, and could be liandied through "certificates of necessity" granted by the government. Woods said under, questioning by Subcommittee. Chairman Harry P. Cain, H., Wash., and Sen. C. Douglass Buck. R., Del., that he former- Modified Colonial House This Ihree bedroom home Is a modified colonial design nf reH hrick mid stained cypress trim. The natural colors nf all of the ni.itcrialu blond with Ihe landsc.i|im K for a charming effect. The L-shaped plan provides n definite scparalinn of the outdoor living and service jarcis ami has hcen designed for Hexihilily of family living. Th« work center \i hand) to the bedrooms and entrances. Nnt« the Incinerator tucked away with Ihe boiler hehind the fireplace. It comprises 1300 square feet, excluding garage. Chicago, but sold it before entering i government seivice. ' Asphalt Roofing Output He said he sold two single-family Sets New Record in '47 houses at twice what he paid foi , them. "Why didn't you rent them? - ------ -- - ----- - ....... - ------ -• j Buck a^keil. The audience, compos Jy owned some rental property in I ed mostly of real estate men, laugh '47 Peak Year For Hardwood FlooringOutput CHICAGO, Jan. 27.—Output at hardwood flooring In the nallon'j major producing , r eas net an all- time annual record of approximately 630.000,000 board feet In 1947 It was reported today by Mien Hauls, Jr.. president of the National Oak Flooring Manufacturers' A.isoela- lion. Tile figure, he said. Is about double that of 1848 production and some 30,000.000 board feet greater than the previous high, recorded In 1920. It includes unfinished and prc-fliilshed flooring or oak, hard maplr. beech, birch and pecan all of which have been In nhort impnlv since 1942. ' Harris said that, with demand expected to remain heavy due to Increased residential building Dili year, there Is a likelihood 1948 production may top last year's peak output bv as much as 100.000.000 board feel. "Predictions regarding the volume of housing construction In 19J8 vary." he pointed -out, "with the Kovrrnmenl wniivs e-stlmatlnc Hint O.W.OOO new non-farm family dwelling units will be started. About 850,0(10 were started nnd 830.000 completed during 1947 "An analysis of the' hardwood floorliif production chart during the past year Indicate lhal the Industry, given the advantage of continued favorable conditions, should b(- able to kei-p pace with the expected Increase In building activity. Hardwood flooring prob- al)l v will not be plentiful (or some time, but the present gap between supply and demand should be nar- t'owprt con«ldurably by Inle summer or fall." Here's Know-How on Fuel Saving ••-^— i'fa»n». i ' mi •• • - i . .. .^j -- - . . -- ~ . . . . *~" Designed For Your Home . . . Is your home Modern . . . Traditional . . . 16th Century French . . .? You'll find our choice of wallpapers exactly right for your decorating scheme. Exquisite patterns, lovely fresh colors to bring artistry to your walls. DEAL'S PAINT STORE East Main Phone ,14fi9 Good news for home builders Is' contained in the estimate by the Asphalt Roofing Industry Bureaui that 1841 production of asphalt shingles and roll roofing was a rec- | ord 70,000.000 squares—enough to . roof more than 5.000.000 average 1 i homes if all of Ihe Industry's output were used for residential work. | : Tlic year's production wa.s more 1 than 65 per cent above production i In 1941. top year before the war. [Department of Commerce figures Show that 40.005,702 squares of asphalt shingles and roll roofing | were manufactured during the first eight months of 1947. compared to 42,:)82,858 for all of 1941. Wrought Iron Articles About Home Heed Care Those nttrncllvr porch bnnnlslcrs and railings, sates, garden furniture and arcessoric.s made of KToiif-ht Iron arc likely prey for rust. Take cnre of them by periodic cleaning anil repainting or polishing, says Practical Builder. Chicago 3. A woolen cloth dampened In sweet oil combined wllh considerable "elbow grease" will clean olf most rust spots and gilmp. Polishing with a dry woolen cloth will give a satiny lustre, and prepared painls are available for added protection Against the elements. Here .re some hints on hew to conserve thnt dwindling supply of fuel oil R.I wrested by lh« American Petroleum Imlluit*. Ntw Vitamin Credited With Aiding Growth VIENNA (UP)-Th» Austrian Priw.1 Agency reported from Qrntz lh«t Wilhelin Qoe.txch, professor at th<! local university, hsd discovered * new typo of vltnmln which, dnr- In* experiments, "caused weight In- crp«.« of new-horn hablei by 2S l»r rout." Tin dispatch Bald It h»d been l«»rmd that Ihe vitamin, called "vlUmln I, of cellular aulmltetta wttk milt and plant*." Soviet u»M • Ins Mcrtt aiMU<N. Wrttttn an th» shell of * ball«i «ft with a aolu- a, BMiaacvt are Invisible OB th« ahtll, but makt it clear Imprcwion «• tb* aolM whit* Inuld*. ivitfi submarines entering or leaving, and kept out ocean'surface oil as well as low and high frequency noises. Red Atomic Race Air Bubble Screen Used To Protect U.S. Subs LOS ANGELES CUP)— An under writer "screen" of air bubbles kept a zone of quiet around a dock used for .sound experiments at Pearl Harbor when that port was at it-s noisy wartime peak, scientists re- vc.ticd nl a meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Details of the ingenious device were told by representatives of the Navy and the Western Electric Co. The Navy developed the screen to carry on noise-reduction experiments on U.S. submarines, to make them" less delectable. A pipe wa.s installed across the bottom of the open end of a floating repair dock, letting a screen of air bubbles flow '" the surface. TSiis barrier wns comparatively easy to install, did not interfere ed loudly. Woods smiled and said he did not 'hink renting single family unit.s v.ns profitable. Besides, he said, he did not think he should own any real estate while working for the. :overnment as an OPA rent offi- rlal. Earlier. Woods said he thought "very little" material is being saved /or housing by present restrictions on non-e.wentip.l business construction. He said "r wouldn't feel bad" if Ihn clause were eliminated from the act. Vets Ask FHA Aid in Buying Home Project TEXARKANA. Jnn. 57. (UP) — About SOO vcler.ii) lenntlM of it public housing project near here, yesterday asked Ihe rvdernl Housing Administration | 0 streich » regulation In order that they may purchase Ihe houses (hey occupy and consider their "permanent home*." The buildings. 2liO units of the 500-unlt Bust Hooks Courts project, went, on sale .Inn. 21 with t deadline for purchase set for Feb SO. A veteran* committee said that practically all the tenants wore employed at Red RU'cr Arsenal near here and were eager to buy the houses, "However." snld a spokesman, "we can't find a lending agency In Tcxmknna or vicinity to finance as without FHA approval." A committee member said that approval had been refused because of foundation and Incomplete toilet facilities at the project. Meanwhile, vrternns organisa- tions. Hooks and New Boston. Trx.. have pitched Into the "buttle of red Inpe." They have sent wires, petitions nnd letters to U. S. Senators Tom Connally and Leo O'DanicI and Congressman Wright Pntmaii of Texas. Sam Cnlpepper, superintendent of the Hooks. Tex., schools, left yesterday Jor Washington to present FHA headquarters with a petition bearing SOO name.i asking a ivnlvcr of specifications. Decorative Blinds Broaden Faces of Too-Tall Houses Though wooden blinds rarely serve any purpose but pure decora- lion In these dny» of slnrm windows and Insulation, they enn do a lot for houses that need n (onch of face llfthiR. soys Prnellcnl Ilullder, Chicago 3. Tnll. narrow expanses can achieve the nppcnrnn&e of brertlh rtonfs that seem loo high dime closer to the ground In looks when mulching blinds bring out tile color by added emphasis. Homes with several wings and levels that tend to appear scattered achieve » closely knit pattern through Hie use of window and door blinds. As well us serving to adjust spaces on the facp of n house, blinds can add color to a home thai may need Just Ihnt much varlrvllon to step out of monotony. Ready-made weatherproof metal Minds nre nrnllfible lit n wide choice of colors or In tint whlie for the homeowner's .choice of pnlnt. Latticed wood, louvred or paneled blinds can be purchased from most lumber dealers or easily built. They should be Installed carefully to avoid damaging window frames or siding nnd painted with wcathcr- prool pnllll. Natural wood blinds can he attractive, too, finished wllh glossy ouldoor varnish or protected by n finish of rubbed-ln oil nnd wax. College Veterans Build Their Own Loan Fund MARIETTA. O. (UP) — Vclcrnrs at Marietta College have organlr.- ed n lonn fund which will be used to help fellow veterans when they need money to meet emergencies. A five-member veterans' planning committee produced an original comedy. "The Grenl Hero," as their first project. The loan fund program has the approval of the college ndmlnislra- tlon. which has agreed to administer it. Ultravlolent rays are used In new movie projector to project pictures In a lighted room on a brightly glowing flourescent screen. 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