The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1941 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 18, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS' TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1941 BETTER HOMES Federal Bousing Administration. It WHS pointed out that, just its were able to get beyond the initial grid's Expensive Second Mortgage/Other Abuses Eli*3. ^3, • minated Under FHA 01' home financing bought in oilier periods of higtory when these homes and found out later some outstanding progress had been j on thai tliey could not. handle th': made in tlu- social, economic, or j payments. scientific spheres, home financing! Methods, Hesuks today had made iidvanw;; that-' Today both methods and once seemed impossible. u:e different. Under the leadership Jn former years a home buyer o.' the 'JMnleraJ Housing Administra- had to have "a very substantial [ tion new and sounder methods I down payment, varying from S 1 --! have been developed for home fin- ! 000 to $"2,500. II the buyer wn> anclny. Borrowers now agree to 'unable to pay this from savings, ho j repay the loan over a longer period of lime on monthly payments which include interest payments to principal, ha/ard insurance, tuxes, and all charges. Further, under overshoot its! these new methods it is not necessary to renew thy mortgage. The records of the Federal Housing Administration' show that over 640,000 families have made use of Best Results Gained By Using Rust-Proof Nails as fOM-.ed to resort lo an ve second mortgage. Market I'ornu'rly Overshot A decade ago the building incUis- roof nails are nee- otumt-nded by Federal Housing Administration technical cjliiclals. Since the roof covering 'may become loose long bel'pre it needs to be replaced, nails which resist ' try was inclined to —-u | housing market, by offering too : Present methods of home financ- i many large, expensive houses which ing have introduced a new and j were far beyond the needs or the broader opportunity for home own-i me an s of the- average family, it WHS ership, according to officials of ihe said. .A gmu many people who ONLY PER MONTH this now means of financing; a home. Homes are being built today for families v.'ho in former years could not even .seriously consider home ownership. It is In this field that tfroat Changes have taken place, and It is in this field thai the future of the home-building Industry lies. Proportion toftoom Size!|, l .j Is Held Important ! bt * In planning- a home, careful i !1 " most .satisfactory. For wood itfles cut or wire shingle nails recommended, and for asphalt shingles and Property Income May Be Raised By Modernization Improvements to for improvement under the FHA and the steady maintenance of ex- plan. Apartment houses, hotels, | i.sting property are as importfuu schools, and colleges are among 1 , to a sound real .estate market us other types of structures which | new building. ... . .may be modernized under this .sys-1 fill modern- v',.,, .„.„,,.. r < needs and modern demands may be made under the PIIA Modernization Credit Plan pn thousands of income properties that need mod* ernization to maintain their income potential. ! Retail stores and other commercial establishments that need mod- ernisation to insure their attractiveness to customers are eligible ;tem of sound credit- Normal improvement, The Titanic disaster occurred on programs' April 15, 1912. Housing Administration. Ceiling heights should be best. Hoofing nails are made in differ- ill. sifces and should be selected materials to be penetrated. Character Loans Are Becoming More Popular FOR THAT EXTRA BATH ROOM Of course, you can't wrap it up and carry it home — but it's almost that simple. WE ARRANGE F.H.A. PLAN FOR YOU ?' The Sign of Good Plumbing Poor Floors Will Mar Beauty Of Home Shabby floors often prevent that whcih |! splc-ancl-spnn appearance most housewives desire in their i ne r than those having a low ceil- liome.s. If the condition of the t j n g since the cooling of a room its size. IT rooms are small, a height slightly less than overage should be used to make the room appear larger, If large, nn increased height. will add to the appearance of the room. • A i-eiliritf height of eight, feet is! One of the most significant de~ generally satisfactoi-y for the ave.r- < vt-lopaients resulting from the op- ugc home.. Prom a practical stand- | era tion, of the Federal Housing Ad- point Iho ceiling- height should be '• ministration is the extension and sufficient to provide adequate head- ( lopulamation with banks of \that onn of credit generally called the :haracter loan, FHA officials said •rcontly. Credit, advances on this type of nosuhly reduction loan were made cy comparatively few banks prior to the inauguration of the Modem- Credit Plan of the Federal room and free circulation of air. Low ceilings are desirable from the .standpoint of heating economy, especially in areas where, heating costs are important considerations. It is a general belief that high- ceilinged rooms are cooler in Sum- Moor prevents satisfactory refinishing. n new floor is in order. Laying new hardwood floors over depends 10 a large extent upon circulation of air, little or no advantage 5s gained by an increased. the existing floor- is an. improve- height unless the ventilating por- Ijnient which may be financed with luons of the window extend, to a ','funds obtained from private lend-';height of about one Toot below the ing- institutions approved by the! ce in n g. Federal Housing Administration under its Moclernluntion Credit Plan. PETE IS THE LUMBE Before the new flooring is laid it i.s necessary to make sure that the existing floor i.s level and free from humps and that all loose boards are securely nailed down. The Federal Housing Administration has established minimum allowable ceiling heights for houses 3LYTHEVIUC, Boards that cannot be planned or J j ar imitations, nailed down level should be re-' placed, and all rough edges should built under its insured-mortgage system. These vary from seven to eight feet, depending upon the locality. Building codes of many cities and towns also contain simi- In . second-floor rooms where portion of the ceiling follows the th vmnnm rooi ' sl °P e sufficient height should be lemovecl be P 1 ™' 1 ^ at the outside walls to mid a Jf v IN FRONT OF THE MANY NEW HOMES BEING BUILT IN BLYTHE VILLE satisfactory but not one that is than three-eighths inch thick. If new flooring has not, been laid . _J___ In all rooms, sloping saddles or l f U ° e floor Housing Administration. Banks which had no previous experience in making such loans'for modernization and equipment discovered that such transactions were not only profitable but also that their degree of safety was higher than had been previously appreciated. Master Bedroom Needs Adequate Closet Space Every master bedroom should have two clothes closets, one for a man's clothes and one for a woman's. Where two rooms adjoin, a clcrtciency in closet space can often ' W* ,,>-» N v.,Si.<* 8*3 *> B Sifil thresholds will have to be placed at reflued by cultin doorways to overcome the rtifl'cr- torn. After finishing, baseboard encc in floor levels and the doors n;oldmg strips should be replaced. be overcome by closing oft' two feet or more of the larger room and devoting this space to two closets, one opening into each room. The new wall can be easily built of insulating board applied to 2x2 studs. The man's closet should have a pole five feet above the floor, with a tie bar. shoe racks, and hat holders on the back of the door. The woman's closet needs two oft' at the bot- poles, one six feet off the floor for evening dresses and one five for other clothes. feet Id AND YOU OWN YOUR HOME When you realize how simple it is to have your own home you'll wonder why you didn't build before. Through the benefits of the F.H.A. Plan you can live in your own home—while you pay for it conveniently—out of your income. Just make an appointment with us, today. We'll be happy to explain fully our "one-stop 77 F.H.A. Service. We Have Installed A Special Department For SKERW1N WH1IAMS PA!NT AND SHERWIM-WILLIAMS STYLE-PERFECT WALLPftPER UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF MR. VINCENT SCOTT In order that this new department nup^ht best serve the needs of o« r rustomers. we have greatly increased our stock of* Sherwin-Williams Paints and. in addition, put in a complete stock of Sherwin & Williams STYLK-PERFECT Wallpaper. We believe these two products to be the finest in their \\ni\\ Why not discuss your paint and wallpaper problems 1 with us. WE HAVE SEVERAL GOOD BUILDING LOTS AVAILABLE Arkmo Lumber Company . TITLE 1 ISO DOWN PAYMENT! NO MORTGAGE! SMALL MONTHLY PAYMENTS! YOU MAY INCLUDE PLUMBING AND ROOFING IN THIS ONE-STOP F.H.A, SERVICE! SHOUSE-HENRY HMtDVTARE COMSMIY Blytheville, A rk. Phone 35 $ i W1U, OPERATE AN AUTOMATIC OIL-BURNING WATER HEATER H<it water 24-hours a. day for so little is really a bargain. This water heater burns Kerosene or Water-white Range Oil. attached to Heater Barrel. Sold on F.H.A. Plan of $5.00 per Month Liberal Trade-in Allowance. Wm. FRASER Plumbing & Heating Co. Phone 108 Kes. 401 E. Cherry ^ ^-~ ELECTRICITY Quietly efficient—always at your beck am! 1 call—electricity works'for a pittance! i j Has your home a modern wiring system? ! I'lent.y of outlets—for the iron, the washer, I the percolator, the bridge lamp? Are they conveniently placed—in kitchen, bathroom, | bedrooms, living room? \Ve're modernizing wiring: spring on the FHA Plan monthlv installments suited systems this of convenient to income. Let us estimate your wiring needs FREE. CITY CO. C. V. Sebaugh FLUORESCENT HEADQUARTERS "At. .your Service'' 119 S. Broiidway Phones 206—7(Mi—M'H CLEAN-UP T-UP! Six weeks from now every painter and paper hanger!will be busy. Labor will cost more and material will cost more. SAVE BY DOSNG YOU2 WALL PAPERINO AND PAINTS NOW! We will offer liberal discounts and special bargains on all wall paper and paint products from now until March 31st. We have new 1941 wall paper patterns and .also some genuine bargains in high quality paper? left over from 1.940 line. WE HAVE A NEW FLOOR SAM9ER FOR RENT We have a new floor sander for rent. You can finish your own floors. During this sale we offer a special of one quart'Bruce Floor Cleaner and one fjuart Bruce Self-Polishing Wax for 98c, regular value SI.48. IS YOUR HOME INSULATED AGAINST HEAT and COLD? We can insulate the attic, weatherstrip the windows and doors and install an attic fan in the average small home for as low as SS.OO per month. Let us give you an exact figure. A NEW ROOF! Get our prices and convenient monthly payments on a new roof that will add value to your home. In addition to offering liberal discounts and special bargains on material we offer you the low interest rates of FHA Improvement Loans, monthly payment loans if you have a monthly income, annual payments- if you live on the farm. Come in and see us or phone 100 and "the Man From the Lumber Yard" will come to see you. E. C. Robinson Lumber Company

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