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SKE?. 1 -- ' • TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 15)47 ftrchitecfs Urge Slum Clearance Creation of Federal Agency Sought to Direct Activities -. Creation- of a Federal depart- )nent or" agency to assbt- local.gov- ernments .in slum clearance ;*>d' jnbsn redevelopment, together with pUier urban problems whirli can not be soii'C-d by in-irate enterprise ftud local . governments alone, was recommended today by Louis Justc- ment, chairman of the Urban Planning Committee of the American Institute of Architects. . "Such an agency also could play n vital part in maintaining a high level of productive employment and in meeting the economic problems ;wfclch would arise in the event of another depression." Mr. Justcment said. |Thc most- generally accepted solutions .for the employment problem require. 'among: other things, the maintenance of a high level pf_ construction in order to help .prqvrdc"sui!aa!c opportunities for the investment of savings. The most effective way to assure a high rate of construction in the future is£}o prepare now for an extensive program for the replacement of obsolete buildings. "If we are faced with- another depression, it Is almost' inevitable ;th_at the Federal government- will fce compelled to resort to spending, iin spite of thpisize.pf the national debt. Failure lo plan ' in -advance; tot the spending of the billions of (Federal funds which - were »s'ed to combat the last depression resulted'! jin-n vast amount of waste -That crjstly mistake need not -be' repented, - ' ' ! • "Our best chance lo avoid «»ces- Eive and wasteful Federal spending will be to stimulate the redcvelop- :.ment of our blighted cities This .HI., tm-n, will stimulate the investment of r> large amount of privuic capital and' thereby reduce the necessity for Federal funds. "The new Federal fieenev would •Administer financial aid to localities on the basis of limitations con :Si$l.ent. with the aims of national .policy and developments consistent jwlth comprehensive local ' .plans >More than.hair of our citizens live :m cities, and their living conditions f" a well-ibeinpr are as much entitled k> consideration as those of : rural citizens for whose benefit ue have for many years mamuuncrt a ^Department of Agriculture.' 1 "* •'Formula Given-' •4ftpr Figuring jRlooring Area : ... £0 asertalii the amount of strip ;oak flooring required for iv room .first determine the area by multiplying the width by the length •Tlien apply the following formula developed by flooring experts; ;If you plan to use strips 25-32- .incSh thick by 1 1-2 inches wide. •adTd 50 per cent to the area. Thus lor a room 12 feet wide by 15 fee; r'oHg, you have 180 sqi|are feet, plus ; 90_or 270; board feet of flooring rExtra allowance-, should _!ie made,of .course, when the room has bay Windows or other' projections Ex- ,pefES also '. advise ordering 5 per cent additional to compensate for ;Jloor layers' cutting and' possible .-waste. Here are the percenlagcs to be : added when strips of other dimen- - WARNING ORDER iin the Chancery, Court, Chicua- Sawba District, Mississippi Coun'.y, .Arkansas. ,Clara E. Tucker Plaintiff. ' vs. No. 9900 Alphin M. Tucker Defendant .The defendant Alphia M. Tucker is-hereby warned to appear within (thirty days in the court named i-i ,the caption hereof and answer the (Complaint of the plaintiff Clara E •Tucker. Dated this 10 day of March I9!7 HARVEY MORRtS. Clerk' By Betty Smith, D. C < (5cal) 3,li-l6-25-4>l everything In "INSURANCE" UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY "vor Guard Jewelry Slo>« '• T. DIETRICH, Mgr. hntronce Adds Individuality im&^m^ Fire Losses Throughout U.S. In 1946 Highest in 20 Years GROUND FLOOR PUN Along modern lines, with a sweeping touch of balance, this Uvo-slory, flvo~rcom residence appeals readily to the home-seeker who is looking for comfort, convenience and economy. The exterior with Its uniquely-designed entrance Is attractive and strongly individual. The Interior niiange- . SECOND FLOOR PLAM ment tends to give great livability and comfort. The plan provides ample space with compact arrangement of dining room, living room, kitchen and garage. The second floor boasts an attractive bedroom and bath setup, ample closet space and unusual storage facilities. sions are used: 37 1-2 per cent for | 25-32 x 2-inch; 33 1-2 per cent for 25-32 x 2 l--i inch; 3-S x 1 i-2 inch, or 1-2 x 1 1-2 inch; -25 per cent for 3-B x 2-inch or 1-2 x 2- inch; 2-1 per cent for 25-32 x 3 1-i inch. Oak flooring remains in short, supply because of the heavy demand. Production is booming.' however, and it should be more readily available in the coining months. Placed in Catacomb* In Guanajuato, Mexico, bodies of the dead whose relatives have failed io pay (he rental fees for their graves nre placet! In Ion;; catacombs beneath the burial grounds. Read Courier News Want Ads. BRIGHTEN Your Home I'ul the cliecrv t sp RADIO REPAIR 1 AND 2 DAY SERVICE ON ANY MAKE OR MODEL RELIABLE WORKMANSHIP , ;PH0NE 2642 We Call for and Deliver FRED CftlUHAS Elettrrcal -Appliance Co. Authorized OWetwola Radi* Sate and Service 1*6 South First St. DEAL'S PAINT AND WALLPAPER STORE ... " Your Wallpaper Style Center" ' l S " lst " Phone ——= Tractor & Farm Implement AUCTION SALE • ! Sikesron, Mo. r Thursday, Mar. 20 i, This is a postponed sale from March J.3<h, at which time the sale was rained ont. We liad the Tractors and Implements and the liuycrs on the lot but we. were unable lo combat the elements. This will no doubt be Ihe biRRcsl sale of the kind ever hold any Place at any (ime. Sale wi|l start at Ihc U. D. Clayton Sale Pavilion and under the auspices of the SIKESTON AUTO AUCTION Tillman W. Anderson, Mgr. Diii-ii. K lain nntlfmal f,,- 0 totaled $501,487.0110. the losses in 20 years. :md (lie /•••"<(.'.,! hlylicst ever rc-t-ordod. Tlils'urJiVn'i-- lion ciiinc within iiaif a million dd" liirs of cxcmllng the record year or 1«2B, when tlir; WTISIC totaled $M1.. Last year, (lie waste by .fire \\--i-greater than in any ot the yc-u-s of vast city-wkle conflagi-ati OM s such as 1811. when nhic:n.r» hii,-,,' C[ | ,,",. IBOB when ili-p destroyed virtually all or San Pranci.si-u. in jjjog l-,y <•.-,-,. liaristjn, losses for the whole iri'.lon Inclutling San Francisco, were c-Hi ' mulct! nl $518,011.800. The great. destruction in ifr;,; HimflXPd Xnvfm llric(u,'< ........ ... '" Which Ili-o losses 'i'ncrensod^ yc;ii- ij'v year. The nation now ]i;,x n-u-j,- equalled the 1020 waste in jini'iMc'. year after another great war 'i; Hie lo.ssc.s continue this innvair. trend, the nation will be facet! with the annual destruction «f n bill!™, dollars worth of valuable resource- nearly all of them irreplaciible !>•• the year 1953. ' Wo nre now burning U |> at th,fastest rale in our history. Dcceiii- j l.-'-i s tire losses of $58,09-1,000 wore , the hlKhest recorded in a K iiu.|e : month since the National Board of ! Fuv Underwriters began tabula'- inn monthly losses in 1929 This la ; nn increase of 30 per cent .jve/No- j vnnbcr, 1940, and 17.4 per cent wtr December, 1945. ( Thesn (.stiniales of nre !j:;.;e.s nrr i compiled by the National Board of I-ire Underwriters on the hnsifl of ;!•'.'«•K inriiM-cd on /Ire Insurrnco policies t>.- the Board's more than 200 member companies. Yet thesu esll- malcs indicate only a uortion of the mil destruction wi-oiiuht by fire. They do not include the jobs lost when factories, stores or of (Ices burn; the 'OUMIICSSCS that fail as result of burned stocks, destroyed records, or impaired credit: the irreplaceable lumber lost when forests • burn; the hunger caused by d< slruc- ! lion of badly needed grain and food | slocks; or what is move Important i the 10,0000 lives annually lost clue I to miming buildings and burns. Of these nre deaths, foui-iHths ciccur In private dwellings, apartments, tenements and -ooinlnp- Imuses. Hall or the more than 050,000 fires occurring jinminlly in the U. B. start In these Homes. More than a fifth ot the fire fatalities are children under the aye of five years. Hecords of the census bureau show that deaths in conflagrations and burning buildings have doubled :ti the past ten years, far out of proportion to. the Increase in population. In the past year, great fires, principally in hotels, have, taken K terrible-toll of lives. Virtually no class of structure has been without its devastatinu tragedy over a period or years. Approximately three out of four fires, 'or known -enuses, fall in four main groups involving human carelessness, negligence, inattention or plain accidents. Experts believe U>al nine out or ten lircs in these categories could be prevented by goucl housekeeping' and cultivation of habits of caution and watchfulness. Habits of ctuillon in Ihc home would prevent thousands or useless firi"; and mve thousands of the 10000 lives thai arc lost annually through time you receive the Jum'orr in form ^of hardwood flooring or other wood I material used in your home. Oak flooring, the type most widely used dried scientifically. The moisture , content of the wood i s rcdireci' to u • point which ena'jles it to resist excessive expansion and contraction Oak Flooring Kiln-Dried Prom one-fourui to about Iw^o- Uiirds of th eweighl of a freshly cut log or trunk of a standing ire* consists of W!|ter. Most of this water, of course, Is removed by the Dreorns come true with Practical "fanning Call us for an es.tima.le for all your wiring needs! For lifetime satisfaction, have ymir . home p'anneci for proper hating. Wcvspecinlfce In house wiring DC „' l" I'l ln!lterl!lls : " 1[1 ra '»--''t workmanship of Gw Work and Equipment Guaranteed L!;E'S ELECTRIC SHOP 116 North First Street Phone 2993 in residential construction, is kiln- after installation. CALL 2611... STOP AT 261! ' Don't Hesitate to Ask for Free Service Listen — We can wash your car in 30 minutes. We use Genuine Alemite Grease to 'lubricate ymn- car. Yes, we have the tires — Dayton — Hood — (JoiiK- yc-ar. We also have New JJaUeries. . Standard ESSG Gas & Oils, Also Quaker State MARE'S AUTO SERVICE Phone 2C11 Second and Ash Sl-s. 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