The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1941 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 25, 1941
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TUESDAY. MARCH 25. MARCH 25. 19.11 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE'FIVE GGtSS .New Homes Will Add mimrn To Suburbs j i L Idou Pioneering in the lieu: of low- homes for low-income families has proven profitable to Wallace E. Johnson, Memphis builder, who with the help 01" the Guaranty Mortgage & Trust Company and the cooperation of the Federal Housing Administration .succeeded in building compact and sturdy small homes selling for $3,tGO or less. The experience of Mr Jolmson is described in the February issue of the National Real Estate Journal. As a result of the collaboration of the Guaranty Mortgage & Trust Company. Mr. Jon.ri.son,. and tne FHA, an old subdivision in Memphis has been revived, and during , the CO 1(5 more under construction. Prices ior me houses, with lot:;. range from 52,7oO to S3.2UO, with mo5i of them at $2,933. Tn.v higher prices are for corner lots. Financed under the insured-rnonyage plan of the FHA, the men Lilly payments approximate 520 for a pinioci of 25 years, alter the 10 percent i down payment, i These prices were possible be- 1 Blyiheville's suburban settlement's will soon be increase:! by two mod- j <:rn residences—one to be erected I by Eddie Dillon, formerly of Mem- I phis, three miles south on High- I way (il and the other to be erected ! by Spencer Bunch on the same j highway two and a halt miles j north. • Both will be in the $7SOO-?8500 | ! ciass with the most modern of i J construction features although each 1 will only have two bedrooms. The Bunch residence, upon which work started several days ago after moving a dwelling from a clump of trees which form the site, is to be of cedar siding. puinr,ed white, \vith black ashes;us shingled roof. The house, which will have a story and a half effect, will have etter H omes From a dust-^uiienm; ;u;reroom of useless relics to a bright cheerful b the e;,>nversu;n pictured here. Put in at small expense, the "new" room \\ill add liability and provide a much-needed playroom for LJrowing diiklmi. as well a,s a handy extra room for Summer guests. ,he past year and a half 58 low- |" laryc storage space in the attic. :ost houses have been built, \vith ! to bo reached by a disappearing stairway. In addition to two bedrooms, there will be large living room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, bath and utility room which will house the heating plant. The house, which faces the east is to have numerous closets, red oak floors and many built-in features. Mr. Bunch, who is n farmer, and m ran : HA Officials Say Good Design Nol Limited To High Pnce Houses Hranson Has New Associate Architect Color rules medicine cabinet! ;;isi.s recommend the two types be kept in separate parts of the "cabinet for both convenience and safe- which sire durable in construction and practical in iicneral urrnmrement lend themselves easily io the ideas of competent architects and builders who know how 10 transform them into modern, livable, and useful rooms tit low cobts. Conscientious home owners realize there arc always ways to improve their homes. cause of volume operation and pro- I his family will occupy their new duction methods, it is pointed cut. j property. It was necessary ;o build at least i Mr. 10 houses at once. Voiume buying was kept and Mrs. Dillon, who have made their home in Memphis for a number of years although Mr. Dillon has long bought cotton in this section, purchased a 10-acre tract from Mr. and Mrs. James B. ] all buving. Standard floor plans, | Clark for the site of their new j with considerable variation in exte- i home - The >' l )lan to move herc upon of materials and equipment necessary, with specifications to the standard Hems purchased. and cash discounts were taken In. completion of their residence. The house, to lace the west, will be located 350 feet from the highway. To be of cedar shingles for the walls and an asbestos roof, the house is to have a large living room, sun room, dining room. kitchen, two bedrooms, large laundry room which will also house a rior treatment, were used. All houses are one-story units. with two bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and bath. Some have attached "car pons" or "porte co-heres"—in other words, wall-less garages attached to the house- These are replacing garages in many sections wnere the climate is moderate. Some oi' the houses have detached garages in the rear of the lots. The construction specili~aiions met all the Federal Housing Ad- . ministration's requirements and; kce » in ^™ th _ lhe SI ° f J!™ ™.!± standards. 'Rapid selling characterizing this low-cost homes project, has been ... ... the .great undeveloped i W1M °° P ill « le <'market fbi : houses in this price class- and the pioneering effort of In remodeling an attic, whdboarcl. lumber, or other materials may be heating plant, and a 10 by 20-foot l!SC( | r cr ,} le wal i s ancl c{ M!i ngi or they may be hit heel and plastered. A rear sun porch. Built-in corner cabinets in the colonial ciininn room, will be in ern residence which will have numerous other built-in features, closets and plastered walls which good quality Herring, durable ancl attractive, will assure added life nnd color. This \vcrk nnd the construe,!ion of built-in beds, bookcases, cabinets, and closets may be accompii.shed with Kinds obtained from qualified lending institutions under the Modernization Credit Plan of the FHA. Spring is an ideal time to remodel, redecorate, or repair the home. Work of this kind not only reclaims waste tpace and puts it bade to use but raises the value of the property. There is more to cwninu; a home than just living in it. "Keeping up" the home is easy on today's attractive financing terms. The simplicity of the Federal Housinv. Administration's Modernization Credit Plan allows small excuse for denying a home renewed life and value. Good design in home construction j-hould not be limited to dwellings of the expensive type but should play a substantial part in the development of the low-cost Held as well, it is cmpSia.siml by Federal Mousing Administration oll'icials. Since elements ot deterioration are more likely to get a. foothold in less expensive homes, innvascd cure .should ue exercised in construction of homes In the Unvur- ,,nceci clas-se^. Principles of plan efficiency, Judicious use of materials, and proper eijuinmont, important In any oi owplhn^s, become oi paramount importance in i lie design and crea- uon of tne modern .small homo. Ln teatures. to a lar^e extent, rots the marketability 01 Uie property. Kmplinsis Pbrnl To insure a basically sound investment- the Federal Housing Acl- mun.sU'ation urges the builders of small home.s to place emphasis on utnors winch grow in value and which increase tne .stability of the imisn^itni -rather- tnan . on which tend to deteriorate with time and acid to t-hte cost of maintenance- L'tmuamtmahy, choice ot materials and tne determination ol structural designs 01 small homes .snouid be made with a view to producing a house winch is structurally .sound, durable, and reasonably resistant to use and weather, 'inc FHA also stresses the desirability of maintaining and develop- in (.; local traditions nnd ol producing low-cost, housing suitaule to local topography. The FHA uoe:; not propose to establish a rigid pattern for the: low-cost, dwelling but to hold In cnock and to ooviate, if possible the chief factors • responsible toi i.ho deterioration of low-cost residential values. rUyfhevllle has n new architect. Tre/evunt Winfrey, formerly of Kirk wood. Mo., arrived Monday to be associated with U. K. Branson, well-known local architect who hu.s followed his profession herc many years. A Hrudimte of \Vashinnlon University, Mr. Winfrey has been employed In Ihuf city. liu Is 'J<> years old and unmarried. Metal inspection Is Advised By FHA Hlnge.s and other metal purls of window shutters should be in- sptvtcd occasionally, according to Federal Housing , Administration officials. If the metal is ru.sUng and In need ol paint. Immediate intention .should be given to It All rust should be carelully removed oefore repainting. Package Receiver Proves Time Saver FHA officials advise that a receptacle built on i he laside ot t'he kitchen door with un opening large [•nough to receive groceries and other packages delivered (hiring he course of the day will be onvcnlencc and a time saver. Clean Paper With Sponge .Soapsuds and a clean .sponge are the most effective fools for clcan- iv s ' washable wallpaper. The cor- •cct way to clean washable paper IK ) work from the celling to the. floor, cleaning one section at time. Uend Courier News want ads Yes . . . il is lime to do your spring cleaning- and how nice to have an abundant supply of water with which to accomplish Hi is annual spring affair. .Besides . . . U\s conducive io better living to have an infallible supply of pure, healthful water u-. hand -I hours ner dav. Reliance Upon Architect Urged A fumJJy which is planning: t.o build :i ii3w home under the FHA program and which decides to employ nn architect to draw up plans for the home should determine irom me iirst to depend largely on his judgment <md advice, tne Federal housmtr Administration suggests. It is pericefly proper and sensible to show the architect pictures and floor plans of ihe nousr. ae.sircd. uiic it .^Pir/uKl b^ understood by both sides that compromises, necessary \ 10 onng the cost, to the proper level. ; will be agreed upon. ! Unless me family is will ins; i-o make compromises and allow the architect- to make the fullest possible use of his technical knowicaye ,n planning the exterior and interior. II) 1 . 1 house may be n failure from the suirt savj; Uu: FHA. Clean Site Advised Before M !. ;i r t i n g construction, builders are advised by Federal Mousing Administration officials t.o remove and burn all tree stumps, rccts. old boards, logs, or other Sense, of Comfort No dwelliny. no matter how hirge or small, can make a satisfactory novne which provides merely lor tin: mechanic* oi' living. In uny house there must exist a sense of comfort in its appointments and u feeling of charm, in its appearance and setting. The designing, the planning, nnd the buildin" oi a small home by the family with a limited income thus becomes a spcclnl art- The Federal Housing Administration recognizes tiiis fact by its requirement for functional arrnngcincnt. sound construction, and esthetic. ^ satisfaction in spite of the limita- j material on the slip, which may fur- | Lions brought 'about by the ncccs- niKli food and shelter lo fermitos i sity for low cost. 1 WATER CO. PROTECT VOUR HOmE UJITH RER.NAKD ALLEN, Is Vnur Cheapest Sleeping Porch Is Answer To Space Need In consideriny the need for «d- ciifional .SJ^U.T for a growing family, home-owning families might [ sivp ihouriht lo tlir possibilities nf M slvepiny porch. Pnyin? rcmrns in yood health the slccpirii: porch of loday nfien _ is u'^iolc >.:u: yav yronnd. imri :!:•-. i cfinMrutMion maybe finiinceci titirir:' n-;o Mrick-iTii'/iit-ion Credit l-'lan of i '.he ,reiJe:;il liotK-.iru: Admir,;i : tion. in emerald green bottles; liquid ones In clear glass. Drug'-'ly of use. PLUMBER No One Can Match Your Plumbing If " Does U Ask Anyone BRIGHTEN 'I'h'.T'.- IT.-- 20.000 kinds of but- i.erflie.s in .South America; only TOD kinds in North America. SUN, rain and moisture hotter your home continual!). If um-heckec! they wear down the value of your pr<>!> erlv investment—make your hcme look down-al-the- hvei. Paint Protests Against These iavages . He sure No keep your home protected with the best QUALITY PAINT. Nothing; takes the place of paint's lough, protective armor. \Vc are giving special discounts on v.-all paper and paint and wii? make you an estimate (without obligation) on any c:\torior or interior work you need. You can pay conveniently by the month (annually it you live on the farm) on the FHA Plan. ACT NOW—The KHA Plan expires June :JUth. TRUE T S PORCH & DECK PAINT 79c LOW COST TRUE'S 100% PURE HOUSE PAINT IMilt CAU.ON IN 5 GALLON LOTS REDECORA TE and SA VE Low Rales Long Terms Prompt Inspections Prepay "merit Privileges PvAY WORTHINGTON CLARENCE H. WILSON Firsl National Bank Bldg. Authorized Mortgsge Loan Solicitors for The Prudential Insurance Company of Give Us An Opportunity to Serve You Let Us Help * You Select Your Color Scheme Now on Display— The latest book on Color Modernization in True Oil Colors. Dress u p y o u r home for t h c year—NOW! NEW PATTERNS NEW LOW PRICES Hero is your- chanc^ to save OD rcrlctorating your hcrac! Newest paUfrns and colors of modern \rallpnpcr. especially priced far Spring redecorating. Come in tomorrow and select your paper. Phone 100 Arkansas Paint, Glass & Wallpaper Co= Blytheville's Only Exclusive Paint, Glass & Wallpaper Store, Ifl.-) E. Main Phone 711 •John Burnett. -YJjrr. Dick Stone

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