The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1945 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 20, 1945
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IJLYTI1KV1LLB COUK115U NEWS PAGE THREE Able !o Compete May Vie Successfully With Large Operators —In Postwar Projects CHICAGO. Feb. 20'(Special) — 'Small home builders will be able to compete postwar with the larijC. super-organizaiion-u-pe of biiildei who builds 1,000-plus houses at a tune," fny s David D. nohaimoii, >an P/anelstu, Calir.. himself the iea<l of n super-building organtzii- tlon. in the February issue of American Builder, authoritative Journal of tlie home buildin« industry. "The builder of forty or fifty homes, under the personal direc- :ion and efficient supen'ision of the builder, without (he overhead factors of Hie super-organr/siU- will come out just about as fav- irably In his final costs as we can a'ltli our lOOO-homc-phis ])rojects'' Bohannon says in the home building publication. "Bohannon's record of achievement demonstrates 11.,-it private Mine, builders can build better ami raster ilmn government, housing igcncics and wllhout any subsidy whatever from government,"Joseph B. Ma?on. editor of American Guilder declared in an editor's :oinineiit. Means Heller Homes ,"In his latest accomplishment ii •vhich h e finished a i>rojcct or Jjii'lcen hundred homes at San Lorenzo village, Calif., Hohaiinon Hd not pi-ovule mere shelter for the needs or war workers. He created a "illy integrated, permanent community, providing _. besides enduring .lomes—fat'ililies for schools church's, market.';, stores (Huts play- sroimds; cvci-ythiiu; that goes to Jiakc for n healthy, happy, harmo- "oii.s community |i u . today and in lie years ahead. • "The results of Bohannon's cost •e.seard:, provi-jini; that the -maii- ;r builders with (he old O r power !qmpmcnt and inodern building iiethods, ean build an economically is the bit; operator, foretells [iner mines <u reduced cosl for the American home buyer in tlie post- '.'ir ncriod." Bedroom Will Do 24-Hour Duty In Postwar Home That bedroom of yours is noiii" o work a day-shifl.'as well "as a light-shift. For 300 years It's «ot- en away "wiih a'half-time stint mpnsjji(^ other "working" i- 0 oii;5 *"*"'--*''»"»'-»"*"*>!>:>:>::«::»"<:>::»:>:;^'»"«"« 'FOR SALE Josefs, Sinks. ' i-avatories, Tanks. Automatic Water Heaters 'ipes, Fittings, .ead, Oakum. 1 Plumbing Repair Parts More Furniture For Corners Predicted For Postwar Homes liy JCUZAHETH MarllAK BOYKl.V (l.os Angeles Times) Anybody who still has tongue In :heck about built-in furniture had better examine some facts that were brought out at the recent furniture market in Chicago. "1'is said that Ibcre n-lll bo a million new houses n year built during (lie immediate postwar periott. That would be an Increase of 92 per cent over the 1939 building figure, and will mean a parallel sky-rocketing of furniture manufacturing, But these neiv homes are going :o call for some basic changes in our furniture ideas and we don't mean the old argument of traditional versus modern. It's going to be a more basic change than that, a change which will leave the detail of the furniture lo taste—(lie outward design just won't matter so much. What will madqr to furniture design will be ihnt these new houses will have twice as large window areas as the old familiar houses \ve have known. For this will leave wall space for furniture. So there will have to IK more furniture for corners, probably more right angle furniture and there will also have to l» lower furniture to IU under windows. And from all the prognostications, there will be .more built-in furniture, especially storage units ami bedroom furniture, lift-up shelf tables and such-likc. The result will lie homes that haven't any more square footage than many of the old small houses, but the new homes will seem larger because of a better use of the space. And it is expected there will be more emphasis on outdoor living, consequently easier access to the outdoors through wider, more inviting doors to the garden or terrace limn many bouses have had in Hie past. Now most of the exponents of these new types of homes believe they will mean a complete rejection of traditional designs for furniture and they could be right. The only catch to this idea is the public as yet has not shown much enthusiasm for the so-called modern furniture, despite having been exposed to it for some 20 years. The basic idea many of the planners and tlie modern furniture designers miss is that the simplifica- tion of living and (he runclloimlisin of home furnishing need not be synonymous with factory backgrounds. The 18lh century English designers were adept nl double-duty furniture and the 17th rentiiry Dutch IUK| French Hrcbitecls were masters at built-ins. We don't mean to advocate going baek to (hem for our ideas. \Ve do mean to point out that plumbing designs aren't essential to functionalism in furniture—and tlie furniture, designers had belter get their eyes oft"mnlor curs mid airplanes when they're creating furniture for homes. There's the same difference between those two objectives us between designing a coverall mid designing « sports suit or an evcnlii" dress. In the modern cm. we expect all types of clothes lo function in a simple forthright sort of way But tlie difference between work clothes for the assembly line uml clothes for (lie living room is that Jiard-to-defme but Important word charm . . . And until the modern designers manage' lo give their furniture that Illusive quality, they'll continue to have trouble gelling it accepted by the public. Function and charm ure entirely compatible as the designers of me wonderfully simple modern clothes have proved. So have the creators of much of our modern glassware, our modern china and pottery, our modern fabrics. But for .some reason the most modern furniture designers haven't managed (o achieve this compatibility they seem inhibited by steel ylrdcrs, drain pipes and assembly lines! of tlie house. It lias been used for .sleeping and dressing nnd nothing else, even though in our modern well-Insulated and well-lighted homes, it is practical for twenty- four hour use. Now, in postwar, homes at no extra cost the bedroom is going to be put to work right around the clock, .says Practical Builder in its current (P'ebruary) issue. Builders will make the bedrooms of postwar homes mnlli- purpose rooms smlable for use as a living room for Mom and Pop when the children ar c entertaining. It will have comfortable and efficient dc?k !|)ace :Whcre the men of the family .vhcther eight or forty-eight, can do their homework in.privacy. It will have a built-in radio where he can hear his favorite radio pro-, rams undisturbed by other mem- -- ^" Gypsum Wallboard Both Plentiful and Versatile llV I'l 1 '/ A 111*'!'t t M...1...I iy iai/,Am:ni MUCHAI-; "OVKIN t'OHifHi-l lo bear of smiicllihl plentiful. K-,p ( , dll | tv „ building h'vl^ '" iai; '!'.!....[ or ,. llolusl »B 1'ltomimo.w. put up ' ' iii-cd to be ex- mid expensive. In fuel tills , . leally speedy war. I! on 11 bi> inch smoothness Joints filled logcth- rr ««» I)' 1 iiiiide ., scees and dtlier useful nrlicles for liom .- *ii\ .1 i in vi IVI Ui, 1 L P \" pawled to welcome extra members of ("e family back under (he home n ,, t . roof or to give .sheller to slniiiijerK ', " w IIKJS1 P«|iui"r civilian hi areas of serious liuuslne short- ', ot ". v l'- s '»» wall bi>nrd Is, as aee. b Us nuiiic implies, for will! .-X'vrtarr^ 1 ^r-»-s? ,,;s „• I«B uu (hu, nt..; .sp!u-c is «vp'um l^ V ^.( (ini1 f "!' !'""»»"> U, mak, wall hoard. TUu,,.!, 1( - s ., p,.^,!,,..^ mi" modern nia(eria), li's liternlly as old as K«y p u T |,,, ( ls> By , xsllm plasier in vniiou.s forms hns been used for building malerliil since (lie (line of ihe ancient Kuyptlaiis For ej-psdin is one of lhc''ciirlh's {must common mulcrluls. Ii Is mined nnd t|iiaiTicd in Hi slates and (here arc i>i-eai ilesorls 0 I U .stretch- nii! like while siind in (be Sinitli- »-est. It is ;,!..;,> found on Hie other four crjiitliieiils. Other uses fij,. K y|isu m luivi built-in cabinets for the storage or typewriters, cameras, victors' garden data, the materials used"in the practice of hobbies, maps, travel souvenirs, etc. Quid Spot 3 "Must" "In thl? high tension day a quiet spot at home is a MUST," says Practical Builder. "Three hundred years ago a man could take his temporary grouch o r his knotty problem (o (he woodshed, tho milk- room or the barn to work it out in peace nnti quiet. He liaj space. "But where do you go in your house when you need to be alone? "The modernized bedroom is the answer, and it needs to bo given an extension of its usefulness and efficiency just as have the kitchen I and other rooms ot the house." Materials For Home Repairs Are Available Although government restrictions limiting new home building to war- housing needs probably will not, Ix lifted or revised until after victory in Europe. America's home owners can continue to make necessary repairs aii c i alterations durhu, The government has ntlvofater necessary home maintenance since the staH of the war and has placed no limit on the amount which may be spent for essential repairs Remodeling work, however, is limited to an expenditure of $200 a year. Although some materials will .continue scarce Jor-civjlinn usei-ln 1945, notably lumber, brass ami copper, a recent survey by LOOK magazine indicates that the supply of most, other materials will be plentiful. The building material nnd home equipment industries face mure conversion problems and arc in a favorable position to meet the demands for tlie expected high volume of new con.slriiction after VE day, according to LOOK. Lumber, at the top of today's list of scarce materials, also will be plentiful when war demands cease .BrJck._Ule,Jn5iilux glass -block-ami concrete now are available in sufficient quantity and variety to meet all civilian requirements.' This also is true of paint, linoleum, cotton rugs, fabrics and wallpaper. First Winter Aslinrc PROVINCETOWN. Mass. (UP) — Cap'n Joseph Macnra is spending the winter ashore for the first time in 50 years. He has been a Cape Cod fisherman from boyhood. WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONEY STEWART'S Drug Store Main & Lake Flione 2822 SMENT NOTICE! This year we are making a complete new assessment and will try to follow the law in every way, which makes it necessary for each and every property owner and qualified elector to be assessed and the assessment blank be properly signed with his or her signature. With the gas and tire situation as it is you will greatly facilitate matters ,f you will come into my office and make or give us you assessment as soon as possible thereby enabling you to get your property assessed fair and equitably. y P P We do not intend to continue copying the same assessment from year to year but rather make the proper assessment each year as the law requires. ' IS THE YEAR FOR ASSESSING CITY AND PERSONAL PROPERTY - ASSESS YOUR PROPERTY AND MAKE SURE IT'S RIGHT' ' HENDERSON SSISSIPPI COUNTY ASSESSOR e in- lerestuii; .stories behind them. Meal- Park in UK- tnth ccnlurv, gypsum deposit.'; sm-Bf.steil u s 1,55 ror O1 ._ I hoped Ic casts, and Die result was plaster Paris, «hicll Is .still n standard means of cncmlng broken limbs. And Benjamin Franklin introduced Kypsinn In America as lint It was not until toward (li(< lust minrlcr of the 19th century that j;ypsum came into common use In America as piaster, but since then it's use has sleadilv increased . . . since i>earl Harbor alone the iinnunl lomuifjc used has increased by a Ihird. Otic of (he chief advan(:i|><>.? of liyiisimi wull board is the fact Hint it is not only fireproof ilselr but likewise protects wooilen slutls and Jiil.sts belling or under H until the fire has reached a very lili>)i lem- lierature; in olhcr words, "gypsum j)la?lei- and wall bonrd hel|K confine fire lill it can lie put out. Another asset is the fact that, the wiill board ran be so quickly put up 11 point now with labor .so scarce SPECIAL Double Duly KOSD Dtous WoiluFasI Where Trouble Instantly, relief from snlftly, sncczy distress of colds stiirls to come when you put n little Va-lro-noi tin racb nostril. Also helps prevent many "old.? from dei-clopliiK if used in time )U£t try It! Follow directions in folder boon .. AltORcther it Is a „ i those whose home tmpiove- war Is over and wootl Is plentiful Borne other practical uses also mniiitr inrin construction. Ovp.snm lioavd (or exterior wiill covcrhV has been used In building dilc-kni houses, tmimlm, hog houses mid oilier such structures, For exterior use fi.v|uiun board receives a walcr- re.sistaut treatment ut Hi,, mill s o It becomes n combination slu-nlli- IIIR n»<l exterior surfHclng. Ilcciiuse it Is Ilicproof, It Is olien us.'d lor the ci'lllnij of burns when; liiiy Is Mori'd nbove tin- coiv burns. Home oilier uses of i-ypsimi In- I'ludc denial pliister anil alabaster, and It uli.o plays a pan In (be pro- (liiclli)ii ol pcli'iik'Uni pnuliiels, (L-X- tlh's, piijier, eniydii, pnlm.s, plute Bliiss, face iniwder. chli-ken feeil, inaU-hes, Mihihurli- ncld. relief imips, window shadi-s. yensl foods, blackboards, toys and ijoodMi's.s lo [1ml Mimelliliu; ,1ml doesu'l need KyiVMim in its makliiK. Pcniiscot Raises $2400 CAKUTllKlliJVIl.l.K, Mo., 1>YI>, leHiniK iroin llu- Paralysis Drive In NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Toi'inili'.s iiwy bo ruining your [ironerly, C'nIJ me to check »|) without cost or obligation. .'IATS, MlflU AND HOACH CONTROL GUAKANT13K1) WORK H.C. BLANKENSHIP 303 K. Kcntm-hy ' F||one mt <> carbon. Improves ignition. Gives niors power rninatiiiK friction In upucrcylinutr walls and rinp. F B JOYNFR SERVICE . U. JWI nCl\ STATION Uinn-i- hei'oml * Ash His. , „ , I'lionc Mil to KliiKT iviil, cmmly (•hiilrniini. Mexico's Mount Popocatepet I lian iviimlwd dormant for -100 yenvs, and then rorlb lulu violent eruption. Now Open In OSCEOLA! (Jusl North uf CmivUimise On Old Hii WILSON SHOP . Guaranteed RECAPPIMG & VULCANISING. of I'asscnsei liar. Truck anil Trurlur Tires. (iltAlkl-: TIIUEK Tllll'S, TUHKS ami KlilJNliKH (No Certificates Ucipilml) DON EDWARDS "Tlie Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, 'rtS'D IIUMINCITON PORTABLE TYPEWKITURB 118 N. 2nd (STREET rHONE 3m (Ewrj Trnniiactliin Must Uc Kalls(nclory) Crawford Service Station S. Division & City Limits — Phone 921 We Call For and Deliver Cars! Sprclallsls In— .Greasing - Tiie Repair5 - Washing We've a few sels nf seal covers left. \V. It. "Hill" Crau-furd ,,. ,.. ... I( , c .. <;„,,„,. ALL-OUT EfFORT «?f T GROWI If a grand march to the victory garden in spare moments is typical of your family, you can welt be proud of yourselves! For everyone is needed in the drive for more food for America, little three-year-olds to pick weeds, grandpop to do the spading, mom to select choice foods forearming. Organize YOUR family to work a V-garcien of their own. Biytheville Water BERNARD ALLEN, Mana, er "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity!" AUTO and ELECT RADIOS REPAIRED CITY RADIO REPAIR •J'.l I-.AST AIAI.V AGItOtiS ritOM UI.LV S'I'HKKT WITH BORDER AlSO CEILINGS No pnsUng-no tools, no muss, Anyone can )>mig It! Giinmn- tcctl wnslinblc-fnclc-proof- slylc-lcslcd'-top t|imlily. Three l>i ' ' comp! 51.98 per box. » rtv^iu-iL-aiL-u—iup [(imuiy. iiireu ^-^C^-tJig VTi boxes do the nverniic loom, AtibT^*) <-, <v \\ complete will) border. Price, ^MMc/ ! ' f V 1\ 51.98 and $2.19. Culings, $1.30 If // •*(, ', . _ . t I ,\ . . . ' PLANTER'S HARDWARE CO., Inc. I2G W. AIulii I'liouc 515 NEW WASHABLE PAINT GOES ON >l«>'i>com>my>.Tol(iallon No n«ij to iirapi of? of To<Md. add W gallon I'm old pop.r.TcchMi of wafer. Maltat enough rnay b» •ppIEtd point for overngt, room. over ll. 'I • Now cut tho time one! cipcnw of redccoralirifr a room in tialll Do your repainting the streamlined, modem w«y-wlth Pittsfiurgh Tcchtde. It't •ntirely different from old-slyla wall paint«. Quick to dry and easy to apply, Tfcchida make* it possible to do over a room in 3 hours— 2 fcr painting -I for dryiuj, A»k u« •bout Ttchido. An t<cailoaol with toap and wot»r blinji bail (hat «IW leek * Tichldi Wall. POINTS IfUDG IN < COLOR! AHO WHITS H U B B AID HARDWARE CO.

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