The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 8, 1941
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS UESDAY, APRIL 8, Drug Store Now Being Remodeled Homes Like This Are Being Built In South To Sell At 12,700 To $3,000 Wuh Land New Unit Of Blytheville Laundry - Cleaners I s Near Completion A certified cold storage plant which has passed all regulations will .be operated by Blytheville Laundry-Cleaners with the installing of machinery almost completed in the new building erected adjacent to the present plant on South Second street. The new 35 by 43-foot stucco structure is modern in design for this type plant. A large room, to be used for alterations and checking, opens into a fur storage room and an equally large room for storage of woolens. A concrete floor, steel casement windows, insulation board ceiling and the most modern of machinery are included in the general arrangement. The fur storage room, finished 1 in California redwood paneling, will be kept at 40 to 45 degrees at all times by a certified one-ton refrigeration unit especially designed for fur storage. The room has a capacity of 900 fur coats. The other storage room for •woolens, not fur-trimmed, will hold 15,000 garments and 250" rugs, it is estimated. This room, finished in concrete, will be used for fumigation' with malium gas. George Smith, manager of the cleaning department, said that this new addition will be operated .so as to keep furs from any other part of the laundry and cleaning department which is housed in i\ 85 by 100-foot building of similar type. F. E. Fox is head of the firm. of Robinson Drug Store will be completed within a week, it was announced today by S. C. Owens, owner, who said the store would be a "stream-lined" one when ihe of the new work i.s done. Shades of gray and a soft green are being combined for the walls. with a decorative insulation board being used for a part of this background. The prescription counter, open prescription department and office in the rear, the new back bar and new front fountain will harmonize with the walls, all of which will form an attractive arrangement for serving customers. Additions are being added to the recently installed booths, also in a modern effect, to complete Uu: equipment. Rearrangement of the store's interior and installation of new equipment will be supplemented with an enlargement of stock, it was announced. Q. What is the correct tread width for winders in a stairway? A. The width of th.^ tread at a point 18 inches irom the converging end of the winders should, be at least equal to the tread width in the straight stair run. For the average stairway this point will be approximately in the middle of Uic stair width. Q. How can I prevent downspouts from becoming clogged with leaves and twigs? A. Install metal basket .strainers at each gutter outlet to downspouts. These strainers will r-".t?l\ debris and prevent its beinc washed down into the downspout. If the gutters are copper, use a strainer made from copper wire, finlvan- ized wire strainers e«« be used for all other gutters. Strainers will require periodic cleaning. Q. I- want, ceiling-height bookshelves in my new house. Can you help me in the planning ..r these shelves? A. Adjustable bookshelves supported by pins at the end of the shelf are desirable. These pins are usually spaced one inch apart, vertically so that a variety of shelf heights is possible. Shelves need not be more than eight or nine inches deep unless large books are to be housed. Shelves nre usually made of three-quarter-inch material and" should not exceed two feet six inches in unsupported length. Since shelves below a two-foot-six- inch' height are not very convenient, the space below this height might be made deeper if desired to accommodate large books lavin" flat. * '" Agency's Objectives Include Security For Client, Better Hbmes The major objectives of the National Housing Act are: 1. To increase the security of home ownership by making funds available at reasonable rates and on terms within the borrower's capacity to pay. This anticipates a single mortgage amortized in a definite period 8f time, in place of other and more hazardous methods of mortgage financing. 2. To induce- financing institutions to lend on home-mortgage security by offering them the benefits of the insured-mbrtgnge program of the Federal Housing Administration. 3. To establish standards of quality with respect to neighborhoods, construction. architecture, and other factors contributing to more satLsfactoi-y, housing, in order, to encourage improvement in housing standards and conditions. Improvement in housing standards and conditions will result in better mortgage security as well as in benefits to owners. 4. To stimulate home construction in localities where housing Is needed. Such a program provides employment for wage earners in building trades and allied industries. 5. To conduct statistical surveys and economic studies for the purpose of determining suitable fields for mortgage investment, guiding the development of housing, and assisting mortgage investors and home buyers or owners in the formulation of sound judgments and policies. G. To maintain a nation-wide system of home financing based on economically ' sound. readily salable mortgages. The plan for this one-story house, is said by architects to he very practical, Kitchen and bathroom plumbing "arc placed hack to hack, bedrooms have essential privacy, and space taken tip by the hall | H ;i minimum. The exterior offers nothing new hut illustrates well the use of the portecochcre or "carport" which is replacing the garage in many sections where the climate is moderate. This house is one of a group being constructed in a Southern city, to sell at from $2,700 to $3,000 wilh land. The houses arc being built to conform to Fed- oral Housing Administration property standards in order that they may qualify for financing under (he FHA-insiirci mortgage plan. UJ cc UJ x o o o III t- <£. O CL G FLOOR PLAN Electric "Blackout" Would Cripple Average Household Only a sudden "blackout" of electric power would make the average housewife realize the extent to which she depends upon that invaluable servant. Federal Housing Administration officials say. If she employs -someone to help with the cooking or housework, she justly expects efficient work, and yet she may be. lax in requiring the greatest efficiency from her electrical helper. In order to afford the utmost in j service, the electric wiring hi you I should ve carefully planned with due consideration of the essentials of u good system — safety, adequacy and convenience. Code Conformunce Safest To be safe, the wiring system .should be installed in a manner and of materials which meet the approval of the National Electrical Code. The size of wire used for circuits should be sufficient to supply the electrical current required without overheating the wires or creating comHtions~which prevent the satisfactory and economical me of electricity. In general, there are three uses for which electric: energy is de- ways — ranges, radiant heaters, heating pads, curling irons, toasters, waffle irons, coffee makers, and a number of other things. The well-designed system makes provision for all of these. Special cir,--. cuits are required for certa'in' equipment such as ranges and water and bathroom heaters. Most .small appliances may draw power from any convenient outlet. The housewife can demand a 24- hour day of the electric servant and receive no complaints. trical energy is converted to wiring system poorly planned for modern use. Vary Outlet Circuit It is good to have the convenience outlets in each room on a different circuit from the light fixtures in the same room, so that if for any reason one circuit Ls uui, of. the room will not be left \vith- Careful Inspection Of Property Will Show Where Work Is Needed The smoke from thousands of back-yard brush fire.s officially signal the end of Winter for the home owner. More thin the arrival of the first robin or the sight of the first crocus, the repair urge is the Annual forerunner of Spring. After months of Winter inactivity, the average home owner is impatient for the last snow to melt so he can start on the many repairs he has planned. The exterior of the house usually is the first thing- considered when the owner starts planning his Spring improvements. Architectural deficiencies are sometimes overcome by proper color treament and expert landscaping. Two-color paint combinations may aid in making attractive an otherwise dull exterior, More important even than the value of added beauty is the value of added protection which paint gives to wood, metal, and plaster surfaces. Careful inspections sometime reveal many small defects which may be repaired inexpensively, often by the home owner himself. Where conditions are found such as loose bricks or siding, loose shingles or flashing, faulty chimneys, or weak porch supports, re- paairs should be made at once. Repairs of this type are eligible for financing under the Modern- izatuon Credit Plan of the Federal Housing Administration. Many repairs and improvements on the inside of the house may also be financed under the PHA plan. The inconvenience of an ONLY *5 FOR THAT EXTRA BATHROOM Of cotirse, you can't wrap it up and carry it home — but it's almost that simple. WE ARRANGE F-HA PLAN FOR YOU The Sign of Good Plumbing PETE IS THE LUMBE 3LYTHEVILLE, IN FRONT OF THE MANY NEW HOMES BEING BUILT IN BLYTHEVILLE out current. .Switches should be i oin ' OI "- c ' at e bathroom may be over , located where they will be most I comc - Spotless walls and floors, 1 convenient. usually beside the bri -' ht fixtures, gleaming tiles,; most, freqently used door. Some- aild modem appliances which good times three-way .switches are dc- ! tasle ciccrep5 today are easily sub- sirable. permitting control of a sL '- !Uled fO1 ' olcl fixtures, and under i frit t fi>n .^*. *..._ __!__ fl"lO T^PT A 1 -\lO M f ll rf"i f*f\e- 4 fit l-v»nl.. n .4. 'harm Is Restored By Modernization chanical energy b.v ihe electric^' Modernization of a home can re- motor, or less frequently, by a vi- store the charm of clays long past brator as in doorbells, buoaers and '.some electric razors. In tins man] ner mechanical energ for ppsrat- ; ing refrigerators, vacuum cleaners,' blowers, oil burners, automatic?' -stokers, fans, food mixers, phono-" graphs, and coimUess other conveniences and luxuries Ls obtain- lighting, healing and FHA officials point out. Small Features Add Convenience To Yard manclecl workin The first in importance is lighting. In addition to general illumina- ! tion. the system should be desvgn- ' ed to give sufficient light where light is needed — over the kitchen sink, work table, range and laundry tray.s and at the lavatory, with provision for the use of portable ami t wUh Thought should be given- to this type of equipment when designing a good electrical layout, especially to providing separate circuit.s lor connection to oil burners, -stokers, and refrigerators. It is also ativis-. able to have a separate circuit in witchen and dining areas to supply current for the various appliances now commonly used in the preparation of food." Convenience, according to FHA officials, is a major factor in planning a good wiring system for the J house. Lghting fixtures should be placed where they will best meet, the lighling requirements of the When garden enthusiasts pliui a home they are not likely to forget to provide a conveniently located hose bib for the sprinkling attachments. but others often need to be reminded of this and other small convenience features. Owners of older homes may have faucets insiailed under the Modernization Credit Plan of the Federal Housing Administration. t ^ „ . . ^ *.(,,.,, ,, ^ iV-l.[V»44l_LilV-A4LO \Jl tilt; lamps to Kivc desired illumination family. Convenience outlets in sui'" ' ' ficient number should be located j where they may be reached con- i venicmly. Long extension wires for reading, writing, .sewing or other work. Ilcatinir Appliances Grow conveniences of modern life. According to the PHA, there are at least six reasons why moclerni- •zation of a home should prove 'profitable. •It will be cheaper than buy- • in» or building a new home. V Careful replannuig may make the house more efficient and improve its resale value. PHA-insured loans, for the purpose of modernization, repair and remodeling, may be obtained from qualified tending institutions in nearly every section of the naton. . There are materials - available which will help make the house more practical and comfortable. • Mechanical equipment is now more efficient ami effective than ever before. The house may not. conform with modern ideas of good architectural stvle. the PHA plan the cost is broken up into easy monthly payments. The interested home owner will always find things to do which will improve the home. An upstairs porch, closed in, will make an extra bedroom. A room in place of wasted attic space, put in at small expense, will add livability and provide a playroom for growing children. Conversion of the average cellar into a playroom is often a simple matter. Spring is the ideal time to repair, remodel, or redecorate. Modernizing a home actually is an investment, since it increases not only ihe convenience but the clol- lars-and-cenLs value as well. In making improvements under the FHA Moderniza f;ion credit Plan, funds for the work are obtainable from qualified lending insti- the Wirin o four Home The college of William and 11 You're Going to o <>£> — Us Immediately! *^s * WE HAVE SEVERAL F.H.A. APPROVED BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE Because we have these building j ols available we can offer you a complete ONE-STOP SERVICE. .Just select the lot you want and the type of home you desire to hiuM and we will do the vest. Hefore you know it your home will be completed and >ou'U enjoy the many comforts and conveniences of'home ownership while paying for your home in small monthly pav- ments just iike rent. "• Just Select the Home You Want and Well Do the Rest Mary. 1 Electricity asa heating plant is strung across he foor ndvcni coud o used in the household in many I the fact that the house has a ! ed Statei Va.. is the; the Unit-iS No Job Too Small or Too Large! FREE ESTIMATE "No A rg u m e n I —0 u r Service Is the Best' WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP Wiring—Fixtures—Appliances 110 So. 2nd Phone ->H «3'*'7S " X. i U* If the outlets in your home are not placed correctly" or if the number is not enough to afford the greatest convenience you should have your home re-wired It costs but little and your payments are small. See us today! Let Us Re-Wire Your Home On F. H. A. Terms CITY ELECTRIC CO. C. V. Scbaugh FLUORESCENT HEADQUARTERS "At your Service" ** 119 S. Broadway THE I in* Phone 40 A Strange Sight Indeed It would he strange. I<> see a hull dress<-'(! up like a man but it isn't strange to see a cascade of _ pure, hcallh'ful water pouring from the faucets in your home. We fail to realize sometimes the advantages of a modern water system over methods our grandfathers used to have. We know we are safe in lining Hlvtheville water because it's • •'v.KM and available 2! hours per day. YUEViLLE WATER CO, BERNARD ALLEN, M gr . "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" Don'l accept a substitute (Jas. C'KNTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS— HOT AIR * HOT WATER * STEAM ai! Gas "peraled Economical ::: Clean * Coxvenhmt \ Whether you build a New Home, office or store building-, we have the particular i;as heat- injr system to lit the job. Our enjiinccrin.i: Dcpt. will gladly fi.uure your job and give complete estimate. (S. C. \Veis), Prop. 418 West Main—BIythcviHe We have selected from our slock of over 300 patterns the following : -I Washalizcd kite hi'n patterns, sunfust and washable. (i Washatized bedroom J , patterns. 2 Bathroom patterns. 8 Living room patterns. These Papers Regularly Sold From 21c To 38c Per Sin ale Roll, Other Patterns From 5c Per Single Roll and Up. We Will Recommend a Reliable Paper- Hanger and Painter ARKANSAS PAINT, OUSS WALLPPER CO. BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY EXCLUSIVE GLASS & WALLPAPER STORE. 105 E. Main John Burnett, Mgr. Phone 711 R. C. Coleman Dick Stone

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