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SATURDAY, MAY 23, 19?1 BLVTHEYILLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS BUILDING MATE WEST AATIIAI n^imrc At I UAL rlGURtS At no time in the past 14 years have conditions been more to the advantage of the American Home builder. Building material costs are the lowest since the spring of 1917; labor is more productive and efficient and land prices, generally speaking, are deflated. Figures recently compiled show the price of basic materials used in, a 24 by 26-foot brick and tile residence, including brick, tile, cement, sand and plaster, is now $612.15. In 1920, the same materials cost $1393.90. The pre-war price in 1914 was $544.15, only a little below present figures. The index of building material costs in March this year stood at 81.4, using 1926 as a-base of 100. The steady decline since 1929 is evidenced by the index figures of 92.9 for May, 1930, and 82.9 for January of this year. It appears that building material costs are now at bottom levels., The axiom that hard .times produce hard work Is strikingly proved by the fact that actual surveys have shown building tradesmen doing more work per clay than they did in 1929. Aside from increased labor efficiency, new methods and modern equipment are speeding up construction operations, saving additional time and money. Productive efficiency from various causes from 20 to 30 per cent higher than a few years ago. The volume of residential construction for the country generally indicates appreciation of the present advantages In horn , building. While construction value is slightly under the corre sponding period last year, the area -in square feet was,2 per cent over the first quarter of 1930, again proving that larger and bet ter homes can be built this year for less money. Of tt\a more Ilinu 20.0M.OOO rps- luiHs of VrciK'U Indu-Clilnu, only 2-l,000_jire_Ji:iiro]H'iui5. M)on'lGet Shocked' Call SIZE AND ROOM EXPOSURE FACTORS IN WORKING OUT DECORATIVE SCHEME A very brief lesson in the use of color—that all impor- ant factor in the making of a beautiful home—may be tated in a few suggestions, \yhoii a color scheme lor a oom is to be worked out these steps might lie followed .nci desirable results achieved. First of all a dominant color must be selected. This wil epend on the, exposure of the room, its use and the tastes f the family. But there must be one color which clearly and definitely dominates the room. Accompanying colors then must be chosen. The use .of nly one color hi the decoration of a room would produce a deadly monotonous, effect. Often a piece of drapery mu- erial or a piece, of upholstery fabric, in which the domi- lant color selected is prominent, may be used as a 1'oiiu- lation for a color scheme. The colors which accompany he dominant color in the drapery fabric may be tl;e accompanying colors throughout the room. The third thing to be. done is to distribute the colors about the room, using .enough of. the dominant one .10 make it stand out.: The draperies, the upholstery material, the rug, the walls, the lamps and the pictures may be cm- jloyed in this distributing process. : The beauty of the room will be enhanced if the dominant color and one or two of the accompanying colors are accentuated by having in the room some small objects in jrilliant hues of these colors. Bowls, bookends and pillows may bemsed in doing this. See Frank Simmons For Tin Work, Gutters and Gin I Supplies BIytheville Blow Pipe & Tank Works *» „*"** WIGGINS SHOP Foe Wiring Contracts Phone 442' A. G. AITKEN 1'lumbcr \V. Main SI. Phone 894-W A Full Line of O. V. B. Carpenter Tools Saws Squares Levels Hammers Planets Unices A full line of Building and Repair Material Scrcrn \ure Natls . • Turks IVIrr brails' Cuiruculnl fnsloncM Dcor locks Corner braces . NUhl locks Uarrrl luills Nooks ainl eyes Itool cfmrnt Ccrtilnlecd roofiBf Paints Enamel • Varnish , I'alut brashes Steel brushes Whitewash brushes OBERST STORE CO. iS'exl clour (n Posloffice' 1'hone 35 115 S. Brondwnv Phones 2(il-(M8W a Decade KEEP YOU n HOME 1MGOOD REPAIR Never since 1921 has it been possible to build, modernize or repair on as economical a basis as right now. Total building costs in BIytheville ars one-third less than in 1930. ana Low building prices make it an extravagance not to modernize your home. If ever you intend to bring your home beautifully up to date, do it now! Cost Is Low At this moment costs of building are touching bottom. Materials and labor are over-abundant, immediately, available. But the picture is certain to change. Already in other fields the price level is beginning to rise. Therefore, we urge you in all sincerity, to take advantage of existing conditions and do your remodeling and building now. iRKANSAS LUMBER CO. Sam Grimes, Mgr. Phone 29 NTAGES If You Do Yowr Work Now LOW MATERIAL PRICES lictail and Wholesale Prices Are Low. We offer unusual values on every item you need. I EFFICIENT LABOR IJiuhUn;;- tnid^s workmen are in need of employment. They [ire iviuty to t;ive Hie l)ij, r ^c.st clay';; work possible for a day's time. UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF Havinu- yo;ir home or other prupi'ity p;iint:cl or ivji.r'n-,! i- •.<•.<•> lies I fio-'sili!? way to slid unemployment and stimulate trade. Slav's a way to do your part and get big dividends besides.