The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 15, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE 'ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1949 Jonesboro Firm Gels School Job §| Contracts Awarded 'gjj For 10-Room Building £J For Keiser District fft-Sluck Brothers or Jonesboro have ijjfen awarded the contract on H £470,000 bid for tlie construction of £]§ grade school In Ketser and will Jfifgin work as soon as possible, It V«as Indicated at the office of U. S. Branson, Blythcville architect. The electric and numbing and heating contracts were awarded separately and bring the total cost of the 10-classroom, one story fireproof structure, to $86,067. The Asa Terhune Company ot Memphis received the $12,006 pon- Iract for Installation of plumbing and heating equipment, and Speck ct Son of Osceola was the successful bidder for the Installation. of electric wiring and fixtures. The low bid was $4.081. The building will be o! brick and tile construction and the architect has incirpornted Into the plans some o! the latest features in school constructions. The building will have bilateral lighting, and lour YOUR OWN HOME witt r»mom ro*r font*/' * MORTGAGi IfTIREMENT INSURANCE pratlcH ttxlr Inl*r>l1 In It L. E. OLD Jr., Special Agent L'hunr 31)43 PRUDEKTUl HSURANa COMPANY Of AMOK* Expert Service On SHEET METAL WORK • For Any Outside Use • For Gins or Roofing • In Air-Conditioning And for Ludowici Tile & Shingles FOR ROOFING If TOI. wish Ihe finest for jour home, choose nationally- known Ludowici Till or Shingles. Built-up Gravel Roofing You can be certain of quality work for. we're both carrier, bnndeii and Jnhnx-Manville bonded In the handling of Built-Un Gravel Roofing. Be Sure to See Delta Sheet Metal Works Osceolii Phone SIC Arkansas Paint, Glass & Wallpaper Co. Has been appointed an WALLPAPERS New York Group Finds House American Homes A 'Middle Income' Can Afford lly S. liitrlcm Heath NKA Stall Ciirrcsiiumlenl NEW YORK. (NKA)—Can a (rood and efficient house be designed today that the average wage-earner can afford to buy and live In, without subslrts 7 ? New York State's Division of Housing thinks tlie answer is yes, and has the designs to prove 11. The answer was found in plans submitted In a .Slate-sponsored competition for a two bedroom- living room-kitchen home, capable o( later expansion, built, and heated for cold northeastern winter conditions, within reach of the $40-lo$58 a week wage earner. No specific cost wus prescribed, but selection was based on the thought that, no such family could properly pay more than 57500 for a home. The two winning designs—one by professional and one by a student —were picked by live of the nation's top architects. The professional winner, Seymour R. Joseph of New York, also won an honorable mention with a second entry; the student winner was Albert J. Mar^o, of Brooklyn. Both winning designs call for a modern-type house with shed- type roof, with ample window space! on the south and roof overhang to' provide, shade in summer. There were a few conventional designs among the offerings, ; but they were eliminated early on the basis that they did not give Hie most efficient use of money and materials, nnd also because they were not considered as suitable for modern living. "What we were looking for," said William Lescaze. one of the country's foremost architects, who acted as professional adviser to the Division, "was a compact arrangement that would be economical; for an arrangement that woidd give privacy In the living room and would give the scrvanlless mother a chance to keep an eye on her children playing behind the house: for a plan that would let youngsters come In from play without trooping into the living room. \Vc felt that the living room should have its main view toward the back of the rooms for flic younger pupils will ia\'e special junior size rcstrooni equipment.' Each of the rooms for he younger pupils will hnvc drink- g fountains for the juvenile size The exterior walls for the new, grade school will match the brick used in the high school nt Keiser The interior walls will be of smooth Lile, floors will be of asphalt tile Venetian blinds will be placcct over the windows. Artificial lighting will be of the flourcscenb type, and the color scheme for the interior walls was planned to eliminate sharp contrasts. The chalk boards will be of light green to replace the older- type blackboards. Bcipe will be used for interior trim t.nri the floors will be of light colors. The building will be steam hcatfrt. Plans call for completion of construction In time .'or opening of the 1949-50 team of school next September. (30-by-tOO-foot plot, which meant placing the garden there." "This year we expect some 925,000 non-farm houses will be started In the U.S." N. Y. Housing Commissioner Herman T. Stichman explained. "Most of them are beyond the financial reach of middle Income people. I feel that in the past 25 or 30 years professional architects have concentrated too much on rather expensive types of hous- ng, and that most instruction in architectural schools featured those types. •"['hat's why we place so much Importance on the competition for students, who needed to lie reminded that architecture doesn't consist only of the designing of skyscrapers and enormous industrial plants. The number of entries indicates that the State has succeed ed in arousing Interest in design ing homes for low income families." Most of the entries were for cel- larless houses, with heating plants in centrally located utility rooms. Many .included radiant healing. Most took oil for granted as the heating fuel. Conditions of the competition provided for a 60-by-lOO-foot lot, which Commissioner Stichman describes as a compromise between the over-crowding of 40-foot lots, which might breed slum conditions, and the over-expense of the 75- foot lots required in some New York State towns. The competition was restricted to architects licensed In this state, and to draftsmen and students in New York architectural schools. But among tlie 88 professional and 105 student designs received were en- rics from Washington state, Florda, Massachusetts, Michigan, inland Tennessee by architects vho were licensed in New York. "I think we have succeeded in get- ing designs that are engineered to meet the requirements of modern living, at a price the wage, earner can pay," Commissioner Stlch- iiian said. "The wife in such a family has not maid,'she doesn't want, to be running up and down stairs, she doesn't want a lot ot moulding to clean all the time, she doesn't want to support and care for rooms that arc used only a couple of hours day. E3he wants a maximum of efficient living at a minimum of cost I feel we have that in these winning designs." Stichman's next step: to get the State working to encourage building these homes on a quantity basis, both in cities and small towns. NEW YORK — «T| — American ' nomes, like the families they house, are getting smaller, according to a Tile Council of America report on postwar home building trends, size of the American family dropped from 3.7 persons In 1040 to 3.5 Persons in 1948. Size of the average home decreased accordingly, the report says. Most popular new postwar dwelling Is the two-bedroom unit suitable for a family of two to four persons. This coincides with Department of Commerce sta tistics that show 31.3 per cent of American families consisting of two persons and 25.6 consisting of three One reason for [he decrease in dwelling sizes Is housewives' insistence on comp: ct homes that can be run easily and with a minimum of work hours, according to the Council. Home makers also want such "w.fe savers" as oinoltes smaller streamlined kitchens, more ensily cleaned floor and wall cover - ings'such as tile, and electric dish washerr In their homes. With smaller families and fewer children, more American women are combining careers with home life. In 1948, there were about 2.400.000 more married women than single women ,in the labor force. Eight years ago. single female workers outnumbered working wives by 1.700.000. Today's housewife-career girl, able to devote only part time to household management, adds to the demand for smaller, more easily managed dwellings. Repairs to Wallpaper Can Be Made Easily When wallpaper has bulged loose In spots, it can be securely refastened by slitting the bulge with a razor blade, working library past* parlngly behind the loose paper and pressing it down firmly. Leftover wallpaper should be saved for patching. When making a patch, do not cut the patch or remove the old paper. Tear the patch irregularly from the back so that a feather edge Is left. Coat the back with paste and put the patch over the old paper so that the pattern exactly match. Use a clean blotter to press down ihe edges of the patch. The FBI has 51 field offices In the United States, Puerto Rico, Hawaii «nd Alaska. Barcelona Is Spain's largest city I with a population at more than| 1,500,000 persons. William 111. who ruled England jointly with his wife Mary, always was more interested in his sovereign duties as stadlioldcr of the Dutch United Provinces. Rising Interest No Burden on Home Buyers Tilt Friendly Yard IlllS \Viilll>uiird E. C. Robinson Lumber SAVE $40 ON THIS VERY SPECIAL OFFER. Reg. $140 Heater — $100 This Offer Expires Midnight March 31 A NEW DISCOVERY stout Hot Water ? .....•••••..., .w^" r ^~ a *"«*' [ *? Yes! The sciciniSc discover) 1 that "ptciagij-ix-glaii" hoi water is puree and cleaner for every home uje! Bath Tubs We Hiivc 'Km. One For Kvery Need Closets Several DilTerenL Styles Dimming Lights May Indicate an Overload Electric lights often flicker when the oil burner or electric refrigerator motors automatically 'start. This Is an Indication that the circuit is ovcr-losulcd with lamps and appliances. The remedy Is to install an additional circuit, ,or connect the heavy appliances into a circuit which Is not over-loaded. Sometimes lights flicker because of a loose connection and this eventuality should be considered before making circuit changes. Mortgage Interest rales which arc rising slightly In some sections of the country are not expected to materially increase the monthly payments on new homes nor put a brake on home purchases. In most cases the new, higher rates are still 1 or 2% lower than prewar rates. Families with old mortgages will not be affected since ;he higher rates apply only to new loans. A rise of 'i of l r « is the generally accepted figure, it is reported by the Construction Research Bureau, New York clearing house for building information. Tills means only a 28-cent Increase in 'monthly payments on each $1,000 "f a 25-year mortgage drawing 4!4 Instead of 4Ti; 26 or 27 cents on shorter-term, higher interest loans. Where monthly payment on principal and interest is now $52.80 on S10.000 25-year 4% mortgage, the payment on new loans written at 4 1 i c l would be S55.60: payments rise from SG3.30 on a 4'i% 20-year loan to $60.60 for a 5% 20-year mortgage. Lending institutions say that tn- .creased costs of doing business make necessary a slightly higher interest rale, and in many areas leaders arc reported declining 4% loans, the rate set by the Veterans Administration. In 1048, 4% GI loans accounted for only one In every ten new small home mortgages, compared with one In four in 1947. Lavatories To Mutch 01 her Fixtures Kitchen Sinks All Sizes 1 T PETE" The Plumber 109 No. 1st Phone 2131 With the MHPeriaaglaiWzier Heater you can enjoy complete freedom from tank rust..; freedom from, corrosioa din. 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