mi BLY7HEVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEW* WEDNESDAY, APR* 14, Building Is Brightest Spot in Economy Today By SAM DAWSOtf LOS ANGELES (AP) — Building is the bright spot in the economy today — and prospects of still easier financing may keep it that way for months. Even in cities liberally sprinkled with vacant houses, new homes are being started — and sold. New office building, stores, counting on projects in the blighted schools, hospital and marketing centers are riging to service the big population shifts and growths •ince the war. This type of construction usually lags behind the big rusfc, of home building. Bofli in Los' Angeles and San Francisco building is running behind last spring, but it continues at a good pace. And in some of Ifee suburbs, home building is as much as 30 per cent higher, the BuSdifig Contractors x\ssn. of California reports? Tor fee nation as a whole, the report the dollar volume of construction is running ahead of a year ago, and topped billion doHars in the first three months. Big Plans Made Based on hopes of further easing- of home financing terms by Congress, speculative contractors 4U-e now .going ahead with home building plans around many cities, building material suppliers report. In some communities now 90 per cent of the buyers of new homes easy financing terms. In these cities, real estate agents moan because older houses can't compete with these terms and are moving *k>wly. la older cities builders we residential areas that ring so many business districts. If Congress votes easier terms for financing this clearing out of potential slums, a Kansas City contractor says, a big new sustainer of the construction industry will be in sight. Here are some other twists in the building trend this spring: Most folk in Tucson, Ariz., admit the city is "overbuilt". Hun- are vacant—traced in part to a big drop in employment an aircraft parts plant that stopped defense contract work. Huye Sales Yet 12 contractors have started building again in the last month or so, and one reports selling 38 homes from plans in one week. The Tucson Home Builders Assn. says most of the buyers are veterans, attracted by the latest thing in. houses ajid by easy mortgage terms. In Phoonix, Ariz., construction permits in March were the highest for any month.in its history except April 1951. The first large downtown office building in many years is going up for the First National Bank of Arizona. And March saw permits for 119 new dwelling units in a city that has had one of the greatest home - booms Ln the country since the war. WARNING ORDER No. 12,657 Myrtle M. Upgers is warned to appear in the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within 30 days next after the date hereof, to answer a complaint filed against her by S._F. Rogers. Dated this 6th d'ay of April, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Marcus Evrard, Atty. for Pltf. Jesse Taylor, Atty. Ad Litem. 4/744-21-28 Read Courier News Classified Ads INDO-CHINA—The World's Oldest War By Walter Parkesand Ralph Lane CommwMsm's olf-o* bottle for tndo-Chino w •*» tut Ho's notiyet wete no notch for rhc French rcgn- fan. Viet Minh troopc fought with old rifle*, bow* and arrows, even spears ogainst Frcncfc mochfct guns, Qrtiltefjt, tajfc and plorv dominated country by da; Ho's guerrillcn terror at night Harassed' He dida't dore hit Ill *—•• TWC IMItQ* oWe to fiflk tfci* hit-and-run war for thwe yeon* the Fretcfc losing it Scandal Brings Another Suicide TOKYO C?) — A prominent figure in Japan's huge shipping scand%l probe died yesterday — an apparent suicide. He was Toshio Miyajima, 53, director and former vice president of the big Ishi-Kawajima Heavy Industries Qp. Police said his servants found his body hanging from a rope in a storeroom at his home. Last month Hideo Hinada, whose shipping firm had been searched and officials questioned, jumped or fell from a Tokyo office building. The scaudals have resulted in widespread confessions, arrests and indictments involving more than a score of high government officials and industrial leaders. Rowing races between Oxford and Cambridge universities were inaugurated in 1829, becoming an annual event in 1856. How Literal Can You Get? GALVESTON, Tex. (£5—When the posfcnan constantly failed to stop by the mailbox of a Galvestoa woman, she called the post office to find the reason why. She was told that her dog had driven the mailman away — but that he would deliver her mail if she tied up the dog. She agreed to this. And so the postman again stopped ftt her house. But he wasn't too happy about the situation. Th£ dog was tied to the mail box. Strawberry Crop To Hit New Low LITTLE ROCK UP>—The smallest strawberry crop on record is in prospect for drought-harfassed Ar- kansas tfcls year. The Crop Reporting Service Mid yesterday that Arkansas strawberry fields are expected to produce only 224,000 crates in 1954, compared to a harvest of 340,000 crates in 1953, and a 1949-52 average of 857,000 crates. The indicated yield for 1954 is 35 crates per acre — flso the lowest yield of record. The service said the previous record short crop was 238,000 crates in 1937. Records have been kept since 1918. \ foeYOU living in HAUL-HANG-PIN House? Haul-Hang-PinHousehas away Of making it rain on laundry day; Making it drizzle, storm and pour; Making you haul the clothes some more. And oh, your legs and your aching backl And how you wish that some maniac Would set the whole blame place on fire. 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