The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 10, 1952
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PAGE THREE (ARK.) OOUBTER KKW1 16, 195i At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Dream House of 1952 Som« New Features-TV in Every Room, an Atomic Bomb Shelter By DOUGLAS LAKBEN (NBA Staff Corrapandent) WASHINGTON (NEA) — Presenting the dream house of 1952: It is rent Jree to the right tenant; comes equipped with a highly efficient staff of maids, cooks, butlers, doormen, gardeners and social secretaries; and Is protected day >nd night by the most efficient watchmen In the world. It's brand new features include • n atomic bomb shelter; a radio, television set, telephone and public address system in every room; a solarium for sun bathing on the roof; the very latest In aircondi- tionlng and humidity control equipment; huge cold storage rooms in the basement; an earth-quake-prooi foundation; five elevators; and 5* rooms, Including 21 bedrooms. Each room Is decorated accord- Ing to a plan which has been supervised by the U, S. Fine Arts Commission, the most outstanding group of experts In the U. S. oh decor and good taste. No expense has Been spared In making it the most modern and comfortable house in the world Exact cost of renovation Is $5,161, 000. Its other established features in elude a balcony, built at a cost o considerable mental strain to th present occupant; a swimming pool several acres of shady lawns, and beautiful gardens; adjoining offic space; and a high Iron fence whicl is wired with radar. This unique house Is located In not-very exclusive section of town ft but It has an easy address to re member, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N W. It has an easy name to Temet>- ber, too—it's called the Whit House. And it Is close to a goo shopping center, downtown Wash ington, with churches of practical ly denomination a few blocks awaj Sometimes you might be bother ed by visitors asking for nandou' but that Is all right because th world's greatest supply of mone the TJ. S. Treasury, is just- acres the street. Among the extras ar a yacht, a fleet of limousines a summer home In Key West, Fla which go with the lease. This fabulous residence wilt furnished largely with second-ban furniture and appointments,' bu . as part of the renovation, all plec It's Almoet Ready For Occupancy After $5 Million Renovation :ielr bid for the nous*. Sometime in November at 1852, he decision will be made on the oc- upant and the for rent sign will be aken down for another four years. Yankees in Argentina Ask Who Can Attof'd to Live Back in U.S.? THE RED ROOM: The same color r but In varying shades. (These lire mn artist's drawings.) BROADCASTING ROOM: In an old kitchen made over, fireside chats will be more authentic in the country. Practically no new items will be'used in the renovated house. What used to be the Green, Blue and Red rooms will continue 1 to He decorated in those colors hut with varying shndes. Silk and satin \vill be used for draperies and chair covers. Instead of dark wood panels for the state dining ream, there will be wood, stained a light green. Above the first couple of floors, where the rooms of official and formal functions are located, the liv- have been refinished find reuphols-1 ing quarters for the main tenant tered. They include the most price- and his family and the guest rooms less collections of antiques and his-1 will be decorated in an early Amcr- torical pieces which can be found lean theme with emphasis on com- fort, and informality. In these rooms printed cottons, instead of silks, will be used for draperies, coverings- and trim. An old kitchen on.the lower Moor has been restored with stone fire places for use as a broadcasting and conference room. This, apparently, is to make fireside chats more authentic. A recent strike of plasterers held up that phase ot the job, but the plastering will soon be finished. The biggest part of the Job left to do Is laying the msirble and wood flooring. Marble is being used for some of the ilo^rs of the official rooms while hardwood \dH be used in the Air Force Cuts Down Allied Casualties WITH U. S. FIFTH Am FORCE Corea [tPt— The Air Force reports t-s relentless attack on Communist artillery has resulted in a sharp drop in Allied front-line casualties The campaign to knock out enemy guns outside the reach of Allied artillery bcjan in earnest 34 days ago. The Air Force said lhat in one sector alone Allied casualties (ron enemy artillery fire were cut 60 pel cent. MaJ. William S. Waltman. Fifth Air Force briefing officer, said In that period 334 Communist artiller; pieces had been destroyed or dam aged—with 16 per cent of Ihcrn de stroyed. The artillery-busting campaign I one reason tor the Browing list o Allied, warplanes shot down b Communist ground fire. Antiair craft fire has been intense. By JAMES 8. BRADSKAW i BUENOS AIRES W)—The 3,000 iin«rican» who live in Buenos Aires ave a wry remark they mnke when hey become home-sick; "The United Slates is a wonder- ul place. But who can afford to ive there?" Their pay, e v c n ' If good by .merlcan standards, is even bet- er by Argentine. This Is true even hough most American [Irms opor- ttng In Argentina pay off In pesos. An American earning $5,000 a year —a good middle class salary in he United States—may earn about 10.000 pesos a year, even at an artificially fixed exchange rate. Yet while collar Argentine worker may draw 15.000 pesos a year. Can Afford Servants The American, therefore, can live as would a well-to-do Arsen- !ine. He usually can afford a house or nn apartment in n favored residential district, and, quite possl- two servants, more, his costs mav be living quarters. It is estimated that sometime in December the construction men should be through and then the decorators and painters will start working. After that is finished, it will probably take about a mofith to move in all ihe used furniture. When this is. complete, maybe In January, the present lessee, a Harry Truman and family, will move ill for what might be only a temporary occupancy. One other man, a Robert Taft, has announced that he would like to live there; if possible. It is known that others are Interested, too, but are waiting for more opportune time to announce Police Have Test Trouble As Driver Huffs and Puffs ButCan't BlowUp Balloon LOS ANGELES (/Pi—Police have run into a problem with their drunkometer tests. A driver hu/fed and puffed but was so tipsy he couldn't blow up the balloon. They decided this was evidence enough, and Jailed him on suspicion of felony drunk driving. The balloon's color after a suspected Imbiber blows into it determines whether too well. aly. one What's low. For his apartment, with two or three bedrooms, he may pay around $100 a month. A renting now on an Inllatmnnr) market, would pay much more. But food prices. In one of the world's richest agricultural regions, are extremely low. The fame of Argentine steaks !',£ inches thick for 40 cents—i.< far spread. But other food prices are comparable, Food Prices Are Low Some of the world most succulent melons cost the equivalent o nickel. A heavy, wlney, flavorfu coffee cosls. at the most. 35 cent, a pound. Scarce sweet buttor, even it bought under the counter, goe at around 25 cents a pound, A feature of grocery buying however, is that Argentina has n equivalent for the North Americai supermarket, Most food items hav to be bought separately, sometime from a door to door peddler, That 1 where the servant comes In hands An Argentine-American house wife, for Instance, could spent! th better part of her morning answer ing the doorbell. There would t> milk man. For «t(tl other Hen*, tie would haw to go to the mar- et. The low cost for food, of course, on the "good" tide as far as ie North American Is concerned. in the debit side are the prices e must pay for imported goods, hlch he also wants, and needs. Auto Costs Arc High A Chevrolet automobile, even If deal with dollars can be ar- anged, will cost S5.500. Tires also re scarce and expensive, ncfriger- tors, electric sweepers, household oodB of the durable North Amerl- nn kind, are very costly. Argentine clothes are colorful .nd cheap. But they will not stand he wear, fit. or look so well as ,n American suit, dress or shirt. The result: suits hand - tailored rom imported materials and cost- ng perhaps Sino (o $150 each. Comforts Are Available But the average American, if he remains in Argentina for any cnsth of time, can altain most Of the comforts lie could have .he United States. Engllsh-speak- ng schools are even available for lls children. The Americans tend to stick losely to Buenos Aires, and to their work—the big meat packing firm.5, banks, insurance firms, rubber companies, electrical manufacturers and engineering agencies. Within themselves, they arc a reasonably close-knit community. Many belong lo the American Club. Others, In suburban cities like Huflingham, have "neighborhood" societies ot their own. In the winter season, there Is a widespread interchange of parties. The chief loplc of conversation, however, is likely to be about the things that are new in the United States. The plays, politics, movies, and novels are all thoroughly and avidly discussed. Bride to Keep First' Husband Annulment Sought After Soldier Tumi Up on Red POW Ll*t ATLANTA (AP>— A pretty 23- year-eld bride has decided to keep the first, ol her two soWler husbands. In the name of Mrs. Agnes Dlx. on, she petitioned Superior Court to annul her marriage to William 3 Sassor. She risked that the marriage be declared null and void on grounds (hat she Is the legal wife of Walter B. Dlxon, once reported killed In Korea but later listed among war captives alive In Communist prison camps. She and Sasser were directed by Judge E. E. Andrews to appear in court for a hearing Jan. 28. Saiser agreed Jn a signed affidavit to abide by the court's declarators- Judgment. The petition satri she was married to Dlxon at Conley, <3a., April 5. 1050. nnd was notifiert by the Defense Department in June, 1951, that he had been killed In action. Last September she married Sasser in the belief that she was a widow, the petition related. She found Dlxon's 'name .on the rolls of prisoners of war published just before Christmas. Remembering his Army serial number, she discovered it was the same as the number published with his name. Water From Palm Madagascar's traveler's tree is palm, often 100 feet high, which stores water for the thirsty. Out he has celebrated'the baker, the vegetable man, the gushes a quart of pure wa'ter fit fruit man, the fish man and tho the tap of a spear. Pittsburgh Man Would Give Up Citizenship To Avoid Paying Taxes WASHINGTON MV-A Pittsburgh resident has told Sen. Martin R- Pa, he wants to renounce his • American citizenship and move "where (here are no Income taxes." The man, who said he has a wife and two children, asked Martin If he knew of any such place and how he should go about getting there. He made up his mind, he said, after making out his latest return. Martin's aides did not disclose the man's name but said the letter apparently was written In dead earnest. ~] 406 W. Main Phone 4591 • 'cr ff^l ^HJ ^^^^H^ s*/ 15r A new 120-horsepower Commander V8 A new Champion in the low price field Get Greater'Capacity at Lower Cost t 15 CU. FT. M-W HOME FREEZER HOLDS 525 LBS. 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