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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1948 BETTER HOMES Rental Units Here Near Completion Magnolia Courts, Inc., Builds Four Duplexes On Chiekasawba Ave. The Isst two of an eight-unit rental housing project constructed by Magnolia Courts. Inc., in the 1900 block on Chiekasawba Avenue | an) j fcre nearing completion today and ; finishing work is under way on the exteriors of the others. Magnolia Courts, Inc., IA a corporation formed last year to construct rental housing. It Is headed by M»x Logan, Blythevllle realtor, with James Terry as secretary- treasurer. The elKlH units are comixxsed of four brick duplexes nl JQOO to 1914 Chlckasawba, Six have already been occupied. All were rented before building began. Each unit consists of four rooms and bath. The living room In front opens Into a dining room. Off from the dining room Is the kitchen, separated partially from it by open shelves. The back dooi opens off the kitchen on the side of the unit. A Imlhvny connects the dining room with the bedroom In the rear of the unit. Opening oft, the hail- way l.i tlie bathroom on one side * linen closet on the other. More ,\R|ilull Tile f'ltor Heal is furnished ny a propane floor furnace. An electric water healer Is located In the kitchen. The units have plastered walls and the floors are covered with asphalt tile laid over a concrete slab. A space heater Is provided for *YOU WOULDN'T HAVE SUCH A TIME GETTING LITTLE TAR7AN TO BED IF THIS HOUSE HftP ADEQUATE WIRING/" '•••'I «»»rl»«< y»»r wlrlnf >r»t»m. Wh»n you fcnlU *r m.d.rnlE. pr.vfd. ADIQUATf WfftlNO. Ark-Mo Power Co. Ideal Small House Careful Planning Needed for Success In Remodeling House, Expert Warns H y Henry .». Wingatr Nationally-Known Architectural Kniflneer Sooner or later, every homp owner decides that his house needs remodeling. Sometimes It, is only the addition ot a closet. In another case. It might involve a major construction job. Almost any house can be altered, either to provide greater convenience, and space, or change Its exterior appearance. Bill In any such move, careful pi a 'nlng Is nec- es.s!uy. Is the home structurally sound enough to permit the changes you contemplate? , If yon wish to re- Hold 0 Cleve!ond Doctor In Death Of Housekeeper U.S. Has Fire Loss of $692 Million in '47 The United States In ig-i? .suffered fire losses of $092,635,000, (.he greatest destruction by fire tn a. single, year in il.s history, according to National Bon id of Pi re Underwriters' estimates. This loss was $]3G,G55,0(JQ or 23.2 per cent s;re:itcr than the previous alt-Lime high mark of $561,980.000 set iti ]92fi. It wns 23.3 per cent prcater than the 1946 loss or $561 •187.000. Never has any. nation destroyed .so much in resources In a single I year in peacetime. This destruction means that nil efforts to reduce thi menace of fire must be intensified. Increased numbers of fires ami thirty-four confJafjralions — fires i nvolv Inj? S1,000,000 or more d am age—helped swell Ihe fire loss total, Economic factors nude each lire, MR or small, more serious in its impact on Hie community than ever lirfrjre. Higher prices increased the iephu.'1-tnentl costs ol everything thai burns. Shortages of nia- tcrinl.s ami manpower extended the period of replacement and repair, thus reducing production, Jobs and profits. Tlie building and housing .shortage result) i LI; in an over-crowding of buildings, increased the value of their con I cuts. More property was thus subject Io destruction by a single fire. MIAMI, Fla,, Feb. 17, (UP) North Miami Police questioned a 72-year-old Cleveland. O., physician today about thi; dt-ath tif tiis prefty housekeeper whose body wns found Sn his luxurious trailer ncnr a bottle of sedatives labeled poison. Police launched 1111 investigation and placed Dr. K. G, Cir-slnk undor move the wall belwcrn UvlnR room , a]T( , st nfte| . Oj ._ p p E ,. im Jr of Phone Company Adds New Long _ Distance Lines Large Oil Tanks Advantage to Fuel Consumer, Dealer In coimrctton with Hie current shortage of fuel oil, the plumbing and Heating Industries Bureau has called attention to the advantage nl fuel oil storage tanks to owners or oil burners. 'Hie tisc of larger turtles by owners ol olF burner.'; would enable distributors of fuel oil to maintain larger reserves tn their own bulk storage tanks. Thus during severe weather there would be less strain mi the transportation system for fuel oil. Owners of larger tanks naturally have a greater feeling of sccnrilv din-iiiR the entire winter and parti', cularly when oil is scarce. For these reasons, the fuel oil Industry Is encouraging owners of existing burners and owners of new installations to buy larger tanks. While a larger tank cost'; more than a smaller tank, the price dif- 1 fcrcntial will be more than off-set, in n few voirs by the saving In the ' | price or oil. A recent survey disclosed tiiat 12 pier cent of tanks now in use are under 275 callous-. If, per cent are from 275 to 550 gallons; and only 3 ncr cent have a capacity of 1.000 gallons or more. Tlie average consumer uses about 1.700 gallons of oil for the heating season. If tanks with a capacity of l.OflO gallons were in general use. the customer could have half of Ins seasonal requirements in slor- a;;c by September 15, thus releasing tills much bulk storage.capacity for refiners and fuel oil distributors. Most Hardwood Flooring run 01 u» , n J , . ., _ .? TOPEKA, Kan. (UP)—Marvin Is Produced in the South A recent survey by the U. S. Department of Labor showed that the South produces nearly three- fourths of the nation's hardwood, tlie principal use of which is for flooring. The major producing area Is divided Into two sections—the Appalachian Mountain region, extending from Maryland southwesterly through Tennessee, and the Ye Old Homestead With Bright New FIXTURES Se* our selection of modern or colonial lighting fixtures and chandeliers. Think how much better your home would look with replacements for those out-of- date, worn fixtures of the past. We carry a complete line for every room in your home. IF YOU PLAN TO REMODEL, LET US GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE ON WIRING AND FIXTURES . . . WE SPECIALIZE IN ALL TYPES WIRING AND LAYOUT: • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • HOMES CHARLIE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 1U North First St. Phone 2993 and sun room.'will It be necessary to put In a strong 'beam Io take Ihe place of supporting studs in the wall? Is your lot large enough to permit an addition to the house? The grounds should not be crowded. Remember that coining laws in many communities limit the size of a hulldlng according to the size of the plot. Check Into this first by accurately laying out tlie size of the proposed addition on tlie ground and then Inquiring at your municipal building department. Are you sure the neighborhood will retain Its desirability so you will want to continue living there? If "yes" Is the answer lo these questions, remodeling can work miracles In your home. The best way to add room io a one-story house is by wings or ells. Addition of shed dormers in the roof seldom works to advantage. But don't mak c the addition larger than Die house il-sclf. Removing an old-fashioned porch from the (rout of the house will ! 1 often make a pleasing change. If you still want a porch, put it on the side of the house. This will give added breadth to a box-like home and Hie rambling effect adds charm. In any remodeling Job. windows, eaves and rooms should be located so you will receive the maximum amount of sunlight. Conveniences in the Interior can usually be provided at relatively low cost. How about a closet beneath the stairs, bookshelves in an unused offset, corner cupboards In the dining room, or » [Irst-Uoor lavatory In the unused breakfast nook found tn many of thr. older homes? •An electric shaver is being manufactured which Is equipped with I wo cords and a connection device that can be easily installed on the dashboard of « car. the North Dade Hospital refused to sign a certificate lhat death was due to natural causes. Cieslak. a widower for n years, reported the death ol the '.vomaii. Mrs. vera Habcrneck. 32, She and her husband, Andrew, v.cre employed at Cieslak's Cleveland home. Constable W. M. Hudson said Mrs. Haverncck arrived in Miami about I a.m. Monday with her five- year-old son, TozruncL'. imd went directly to Cirslak's trailer. The physician told police .she died of a heart attack. After first denying that he gave ; her medical attention, he admi".- led giving her .shots of adrenalin after six puncture marks were toinici in her left arm, Hticl.srjn saui, \ Dr. R. V. Edwards, assistant patn- I At least a dozen long distance telephone Circuits will be added bv the Soiithv. eslern Bell Telephone Company Ibis year between Blytheville and other cities. P. J. Poe. manager here announced today'. "LOUE; distance service is on ius way to prewar quality or better." he added. -This is part of a statewide prom-am to add more Ulan 200 long distance circuits in 1948," -Mr. Pop said. "A construction program of tins -,ize is needed to meet the demand which has grown as Arkansas has continued to increase Thrre pre 736.51R miles in Greenland, the largest island in th^ world. Blytherillc will benefit from the lines added in other sections of the stale, as well as from the lines which cnnneet directly into the central oflice here, he said. "This is true." Mr. Poe explained. '"because facilities must be avail- n'o-ht a: Jackson Memorial Hospital at Miami, performed an autopsy aher which he reported there apparently was "something unusual btiuL tliis woman's ricalh." extra brat In the bedroom and ceilings arc Insulated throughout. The duplex units are rented unfurnished. Mr. Logan said Ihe amount of rent has not been definitely established. Work Is underway on pouring concrete for front steps for the eight units and ouUslde trim and gutters are being installed. The lawn space will be landscaped when the other work is finished. Mr. Logan said. Mr. Ixjgan also said, that plans were being made tor construcllmi of other rental housing unit* or Chickasnwba. These, though stll in the planning stage, have >!• ready been rented, he said. FOR DELIVERY NOW LAVATORIES BATHTUBS • KITCHEN SINKS • CLOSETS Plenty Other Plumbing Needs! SEE "PETE" NOW "Pele" The Plumber COATING YOUR ROOF! able both at the exchange 'rotn which you're calling and at the exchange receiving the call." In northeastern Arkansas, an important addition to long distance facilities will he made early In 10-19 when a new underground cable is put Into service on a route between Memphis and St. Louis. This new cable, of the "co-.xijj" type which can carry television broadcasts as well as telephone conversations, will have a number of circuits earmarked fo- use by ci' J "s along Ihe cable route. These <••cults will be in additi- n to the 200 "At the same time that new long distance lines are being built, the company wil! continue its program of enlarging central offices to care for the heavy demand for local .service and iU program of extend- in}; lines into rural areas adjoin; ing its exchanges, Mr. Poe strcss- ' ed. "To keep all projects movnig at a good pace, we will use a record number of construction crews within the state on all phases of the job." he .said. Casebler, mechanic, clamped temporary monopoly on «mploy» | suggestion awards of his company, a tire making firm. He collected »125 for five prize winning Ideas | in two weeks. Mississippi River Delta region. Th« latter begins roughly at tin con- | fluence of the Ohio and the Mississippi and extends southward to | the mouth of the Mississippi. Give Your HOME THE "NEW LOOK" FOR SPRING! YOU'LL FIND SPARKLING NEW PAINTS AND PAPERS AT DEAL'S A charming home that sets off your fashionable "New Look" to best advantage needs the right paints, papers and enamels. We have them all ready for you now. Rush in—fresh up for Spring. (We can recommend reliable painters and paperhangers). 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Blytheville Water Co BERNARD ALLEN, Manager "Water .Is Your Cheapest Commodity"