J»AGB WELTE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, -NOVEMBER 11, 194T BETTER HOMES Nation Faces Severe Scarcity Of Fuel This Winter; Demand To Be 20 Per Cent Over Supply A severe fuel sacrelty. with supply M per cent less than demand »nd the prospect of rationing tn some sections, looms today as a very real possibility this winter, according to an analysis of .supply and demand figures just complet- td by various segments of the fuel Industry. Furthermore, tin condition Is expected to continue for two or three years. Accordingly, householders arc being urged by government agencies and the fuel industries to Immediately take every possible step to Ing the winter RS a result of the 20 per cent deficiency In fuel. This, jf course, will mean a certain amount of unemployment nnd a drop In industrial 'production, There are several factors contributing to the expected fuel scarcity. Industrial production Is /ar ahead of last year and consequently lins boosted demand (or luel of all types. More Ilian 500,000 new homes have been built without a corresponding Increase in fuel production and dlsumulion facilities to take care <>[ (his demand. conserve fuel—even to a greater extent than during Ihe war. Unless they do, thousands of families will experience discomfort and Illness, it Is predicted. They may even rvnv short of fuel to cook Iheir meals. Betwetn 30 and 50 per cent of the fuel used to heat homes and other structures is wasted, but -t call be sa- lion mea. . Bureau of Mines asserts. If this I There would lie no lack of fuel. . saving were effected there would be j however, if all home owners would no luel deficiency. In fact, distribution will be the principal cause of the fuel crisis. There Is an acute lack of freight cur.s, lank ships and barges lo haul both coal and oil, nor have (.lie petroleum and gas Industries been able to build enough pipe lines fast enough lo lake care of the enor- aved by proper conserva- "' olls <l(1 " lam| . because of a shortage, isures. the United Slates I Kt<1|< '- Serious Situation 80 serious is the situation rc- irarrted that one v, the countrys largest oil companies tSocony-Vac- uum) has stated that it undoubtedly will ration oil to its customers on the Ens tern Seaboard this winter. If this big supplier finds that .step necessary, other companies undoubtedly will have to follow suit,. '" B 5 petroleum Industry observers assert, cent of For several months past, rationing of fuel oil In thc mhhveslem stales has been generally predicted. Anthracite and likewise will be in short supply. Kurd coal production today Is 8 per cent behind output, at the same wlnterlw! tliclr houses in accordant:* 1 with recommendations ol th United Slates Bureau of Mines, It was declared today l>y (he Construction Research Bureau of Ken York, cloning house bor building Lumber Salvaged by Builder Used in Providing New Homes time lust year 'and It is estimated that production may become 18 per cent less Innn requirements. Production of soft coul also Is far behind demand. Natural and artirici.it gas manufacturers and distributors throughout the country warned their customers last summer thrU this fuel will be scarce, and ninny gas companies have refused to Install gas healing until production and distribution [ftclliUes can be enlarged. Areas hardest hit by lack cl coal will be the Great Lakes, New England and the Northwest. Gas scarcity will be most severe in Nebraska, Illinois, oiilo, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Indiana and other midwestcrn areas. The midwest also will suiter most from lack of fuel oil and both coasts will be hard hit. As an example of the gas situation, it is estimated that 500 million cubic feet a day will be needed during coldest weather In Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and parts of Iowa, but lhat not much more than 400 million cubic feet • day ,wlll be available. Industries May Close The blf oil firm lias declared It fe "unwise" to encourage potential customers lo convert to oil from coal or other fuel. Already oil-burning Installations are at ar all-time high, with 3.100,000 unlt-s in place as of June 30. This compared with 2.821,044 at the end « 1846. Gas heating units have increased to 410,000 from the 318,000 tn place a year ago. 20 Pst. Deficiency Some observers today predict that scattered Industries will have to close down for short Intervals dur- inlormatlon. Huge Siivints 1'ci.i.sililc Complete and proper Insulation of all homes would save ouch heat- n between 30 and 50 per Ihe fuel binned. This Is borne nut by numerous scientific nnd field tests conducted by KOV- crnment agencies, universities and bituminous coal i llle lic»ting Industry. For example, the University ot Illinois 1ms proved that. 48 per cent the fuel units needed to heal. the average house can be saved if Ihe walls arc filled wltli mineral wool, n four-Inch layer of this imt- irnlly fireproof substance Is placed between lop floor ceiling and the rool, anil all windows and doors are .•cal he/stripped and equipped with storm sash. The llmcau of Mines recommends Insulnllon made of mineral products because of Us dcslstance to fire short-circuits, moisture, termites vermin and decay. Mineral wool! which is mndc of rock, smelter slug, "I Blass. accounts for lie per cent of production of all insulating materials. In loose or nodular lorm It cnn be blown Into Inaccessible spaces lu existing structures nnd balls or blankets of the substance can be nailed tn place where there is room for a man to work. WARNING OKDKH In (lie Chancery C'imrt. Chlrkuaw- District, Coimly, . .Plninliff, I-ily Sponre Cloble .. vs. No. 10,283 Gnrlaticl Gobte . The riefemlnnt. Garland Goble, i.s hereby wnrned to appear within thirty days in thc court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Lily Spence Goble. Dated this 30th day of October, 1947. HARVEY MORRIS. Clerk By Betty Peterson, D, C. Attorney for plaintiff: H. G. Partlow. 1021-28-li:4-U /'\ KEN 12 / — i- mmtmm^^sst BEDROOM 9'xl2 \ ^ C D / H , 5 BATH ' BED ROOM 10'* 12' HALL / jr_ DINETTE 6', 8' DENonOFFICE LIVING ROOM I2'x16' PORCH Builders generally may have been stymied by the shortage of lumber. l>ut not. Charles Iverson of Hear Lake. Mirhlcnn. Faced with the prospect ol "going out ot business which I iust couldn't afford," he found a solution. During Hie war- years, he stalled ID tear dwn abandoned buildings to gel the lumber lu build new. homes. He'.s been al it ever since, building good homes economically. This compact, nth iicllve .small house is one example. All lumber wns salvaged from an old building erected in IH81 when northern Mich Igan was n lumbering center. Sheeting amid a "forest" of white birch, thc bouse with its white clapboard sldewalls and flrcreslsl- and asphalt shingle roof in n color- ful led blnjul. and with shutter.s and trim in a matching shade, t>t- frrs plraslnf: contrasts with thc trees with their white trunks and tfri'en leaves. White llu> total floor area of the house i.s suiali, each .square toot Js u.seful, and Iherc is ample room tor gracious living lor a small family. The Mep-siivini; kitchen Is a model of good planning. Storage space I.s adequate. The wide picture window:; open up the rooms and seem to in- vile the outdoors inside. "In many rural areas, I here are dilapidated buildings which hav r i: outlived their usefulness, but ihe lumber iti them i.s as ^corl as the day they were built," says Iver.sU) i. "What I've, done cnn be duplicated elsewhere, and at low cost, naitic.- ularly at current lumber prices." WAKN1X GOllDKR In the Chancery Court, Cliir Mississippi t'nimly, ha District Arkn lisas. Robert M. Hrnnings Plantlff, vs. No. 10,204 UOSH Lcr. Hrnntags .Detrmtant. The defendant Hosa Lee Henniups i is hereby warned to appear within Defendant. | thirty days in thc court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaint iff Robert. M, Henninfis. Dnted this 27th tiny of October, 1947. HARVEY MO/miS Clerk ^ Ry Dorothy Conley, deputy Ed B. Cook, Attorney far Plnntiff. Vets Still Get Preference in Renting, Buying The Housing and Rent Act of 1947 cotilinuc.s veterans preference in Ihe .inIc or renting of houses ami apartments completed before March 1, 1048, UK* ofiicfi of Housing Kx- prdilcr rmplm.sized today. The right of veterans lo have the first opportunity to buy or rent dwelling units was written into the Veterans Emergency Housing Act and. with minor modifications, has IK-OII continued in effect since th;u ditto. It is important part of the piv:;riH Jaw. In Hc-Hcral, the present veterans preference retaliation follows the previous resuhillon.s, It provides: 1, Thai veteran.-; or their families h;u'c prior rights until 30 days after con.struction \K completed lo purchase or rent any rliA'clllng unit '.vjiich Is built before March I, 104«; 11 nd •2, Thiu, in iiclditioiv such tUvelHiiK unit may not be offered to a nou- vetrran (or less than it was publicly offered tor ai le.ist 7 days to a veteran or his family. The veto ans preference period of .10 (iay.s for sale or rent lollow.s the wording of the Housing and Rent Act and differs from thc previous regulation which provided 60 i rl:v,',s !nr -snle and 30 days for rent, j The regulation nlso provides steps j that ihc builder or owner of dwell- I intr units must take to make ccr- jtain lrun ihe HULLS arc offered in I good faith to veterans during thc . periods of veterans preference. They I are: j 1. A placard or sign mu.st bo ''posted in front of the dwelling or 1 in a con.sHciLous location on thc building site. \i must contain the j rent or .sales price of the unit, the i fad that, it i.s offered for sale or ' rent exclusively to veterans dining I the preference period, and the name and address of lite person authorized to sell or rent thc unit. This provision is similar to Ihe previous 2. Unless already sold or rented to veterans, the builder must publicly advertise the dwellings for j sale or rent exclusively to veterans ; or Uii'ir families on at least three • days during (he first 2o days of the j preference period. The advertisement must, be carried in a newspaper of Kt'iieral circulation In the community where the housing accommodations are located. The advertisement mu.st. contain the same information as is required for (he po^'ed placard or sign. Veterans arc requested to report violations of the preference regulations to the Compliance Division, Of fire of the Housing Expediter, Washington, 25, D, C. Appropriate action will be taken immediately whetT investigation shows that the provisions of the Housing and Rent Act of 394'? have been disregarded. Production of Hardwood Flooring So Far in '47 Is 511 Million Board Feet . CHICAGO. Nov. II.—Output of hardwood (loorlnjt In the Southern and Appalachian regions, the na- t.ion's major producing areu, exceeded one-half billion board feet for the first 10 months of 1M7, it was announced yesterday by Secretary Henry H. Willlns ot the National Oak Flooring Manufacturers' Association. Production totaled nearly 511.000.000 board feet, more than double that ol the corresponding period last year. With two full months to (jo, Willins said, it appears likely 1 hat an all-time annual high In excess of 600,000.000 board feet will be reached this year. He added that In the week ended November 1, output surpassed 15,080,000 board feet for the third consecutive week, a new record. The production figures cover oak and other hardwood flooring which have been in short supply for several yen is. Phone 2054 W. H. (Bill) PEASE Local Agent. Kor Hultlir Venetian Blinds Master Melal Weather Stripping * "I.ato" All Mefal Scmnn National Window Guard! Screen Door Cirilles Mule Hide Nu-Tnp Koofinj AsphaH Tile Rork Wool InKulatlon —Free Kstimalf!— Oldest copper -'ie in the U. B.i discovered In 17M «nd li the Elizabeth mine, Vermom.lln 1942. DOORS Arc You Waiting on Doors? We Have Them - No Restrictions Get Your Doors While They Last! E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. 319 West Ash St. Phone 551 Sixty per cent of the sludcnU of the. University oC Minnesota ar-.r World War II veternns. IF YOU'RE BUILDING ... Get It Wired Right- WE SPECIALIZE IN HOUSEWIRING! An improperly wired home will have to bo done over. And often at .the expense of a valuable decorating scheme. So, it you're building s home . . . get it w ired right, with all outlets nnrl fix! tires installed ac lo your specifications! Housewiring Power Installation Commercial Wiring Appliance Repairs CHARLIE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 116 North First Phone 2993 PRODUCTS SHERWIN-WILLIAMS WORLD-FAMOUS NOW IACK IN STOCK IK UNITED QUANTITY BINES! ItlAllTY! $5. 94 Gal. HOUSE PAINT • Been putting olT painting your home? B«n nfraul of substitute wartime paint? Well, delay- no lonpcr! The real thing'j back . . . SWP House Paint. ]mo SWP Hou* Paint-long America's favorite hou* p.int-go only ih« very fin«t raw materials, processed wi.V, all ,he skill of ,l,c even h^, SC "l" 1Ani ; ,"''" "' P" 1 '"' Aml SXV1> Ho " 5c Pi>int '"• ™' Ie even better today, thanks u> wartime research. W^"^- ° f ? WP , H<>US< ' p »'nt «« limited. Regular »hipm«ms will order ^r'SWHouse pTin'l in "^ cndo " s ' So f^ sa( «' R" >" ou ' painting your houje later on. HARDWARE CO.Inc. HOME t>F FAMOUS BRANDS 126 W.MAIN ST. . PHONE 515 New Shipment SMITHWAY 50 Gal. electric WATER HEATERS JUST RECEIVED! See Us For All Plumbing and Heating Needs JESSE PROVINCE I'ltimh'mjr & Heating 127 East Vine S(. Phone 2719 DEMING WATER SYSTEMS Are A BASIC Improvement In The Control of Water Water can be dangerous in more ways than one. It can ruin the pipe through which it travels, corrode machinery witK which it comes in contact ... it can mean sickness, even death to those who drink it, or use it in cooking. Moreover, in any of these cases water is a costly household item, costly vinless you have wisely eliminated danger h.v Installing R D1CM- ING WATER SYSTEM. Hubbard Hardware Company has them now, see them on display. 213 WEST MAIN ST. PHONE 2OI5 Just a few monthi until weather lett In for the winter. Now'i the time to hov« your plumbing system checked and repaired and to winterize to meet your requirements. Act now for con- venience then! Prepare For Winter Now Blytheville Water Co. BERNARD ALLEN, Manager "Water 7s Your Cheapest Commodity"
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