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THE EVENING WORLD, MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1922.
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JO HOUSE 225,000
R WAY HERE
Unterniyer Reveals Project in
Which Insurance Men and
Labor Will Co-Operate.
HOMES FOR WORKERS.
Flans Now Depend Upon Ma
terial Dealers Change
in Law Needed.
- A JIOO.000,000 building piojcct. to
provlJo 15.000 four-room apartments,
to 1m rented at not more thnn tJR n
tuonth. nnd to ho located within hnlf
n hour of Grand Central Station,
"was revealed by Samucf Untermycr
last night as already under way.
Counsel for the Lockwood committee
poko before the Free Synagoirue of
Washington Heights, nt tC3d Street
and St. Nicholas Avenue, and In re
vealing the proposed plan said the
capital had been found, the co-oporn-tlon
of labor promised and ho ex
pected to Fecure the co-operation of
building material dealers.
The Metropolitan Insurance Com
pany Is ready to provide the funds If
the law Is'amcnded so as to allow II
to enter upon such on enterprise, the
erection of 1,500 "model tenements"
of thirty flats each.
The HiilldliiR Trades Council had
pledged Its nld. Mr. "Untermycr ex
plained that nt tlio prevailing labor
wages the plan could not be put into
el'lcct, but that thu HuiUlIng Trades
4Councir heads and the heads oi nf-
lEjflllnUil labor organization) havr "e.o I
iprsscd their wIlllngficHs to comruiuln
'one day's work outof eaoli week. 01
in tho alternative fl a day from tlio
etandnid scale of iiges toward the I
realization of this vfntuic." lie u l
n return for this spontaneous ol- I
untary offer of co-opeiatlon I have
uggested and my suggestion lias
met with approval that every Me
chanic and laborer working on those
Ibiflldlngs f-nall have u preferential
light to rent uu upartmcnt In them,
o that tho men vtho uro doing the
work will feel that they aro building
homcV for their own occupation. Wo
shall, I am sure, In that way get an
'Snot otherwise be had, I think I um
in safe In figuring this added efficiency
Pat 20 per cent, of tho labor cost."
Mr. Untcrmyer said ho was now
'about to ncgotlato with tho manufac
Ifjtiircra and dealers In building sup
Implies. "It they .will co-opcrato by
jgeducel prices for materials for this
'Ejilan It will go oil, but not otherwise.
&Tho construction of theso 1,500 houses
Kwou'ld afford a fixed, stable and ra
iU'llablo demand for their output which
'would amply Justify and entitle us as
business proposition to rcduco
jS Mr. Untcrmyter said his plan must
Isrobcessarlly bingo upon an amond-
;rji)cnt to the Insurance laws, which
now forbid Insurance companies to
"act as builders and real estate oper
ators. Ho would attend to this, ho said.
ty having Inserted In tho Insurance
Law a clause reading: "That so long
ruu the existing emergency In housing
"accommodations for the workers In
cities of tho first class, as found by
t tho Legiolatiiro,- shall continue, but In
no event ooyona iwo yeara rrom tho
passage of this act. It shall bo lawful
i for any life Insurance Company or-
f ganlzed tinder tho laws of this Stato
or transacting business therein to In
vest not exceeding 10 par rent of Its
total ad.nlttcd assets as of Dec 31,
1821, In the construction of tenement
2 houses arjd In tho purchase of tho
land necessary therefor and to sell
such pixjpcrtlcs from time to time, or
to own, hold and tnnnngo tho mimo
and receive and collect thu Income
thereof; hut provided, however, tli.it
such investments shall bo limited io
the construction of holiscs adapted to
tho use of mechanics nnd workmen
that nro estimated to yield a fair not
return on rentals not to exceed an
average of JO per month per room."
Mr. L'nternijer called attention to
tho fact that this p-jposcd amend
ment Is pormisslvo and not manda
tory. He said ho laid It befo-r tht
olllclnlfi of tho Metropolitan Ufo In
suranco Company liccunso Uihv had
already shown n dlsiKjhitlon to aid In
tho solution of tho housing crisis by
making heavy Investments !n rwil
"Tho plan has now i cached tho f d
lowlng encouraging Btagc," ho said.
"Architects, builders and others vr
engaged In preparing llgures of cist
on an experimental clock o' th"."i'
houses. U the figure show that ti.ls
can bo dono on n basis of 6 nor re '.it.
return on tho Invcstmoiu nftorllow
Ing liberally for dopi eolation, and If
the Legislature will unction t.ie pro
posed amendment, work will bo Im
It is proposed to hnvo tho building
under way In time to eomo under the
tax exemption law.
If possible, he explained, It Is pro
posed to -ont the apartment at even
less than the to per room limit fixed
In tho suggested Legislative amend
ment. Tho Metropolitan I.lfo would,
undti this amendment, be enabled to
shoulder tho wholu financial tnii-rfnn
of the enterprise, as Its admitted Ha
nds on Dec. 31 lost were $1.1 lC,f83,-02-1.
or more than ten times tho pro
posed cost of tho buildings.
Mr. Unlermyer piopimcU lliat tn"
liuridlng laws bo nmended bo as to ro
move barrleis placed In the way ol
persons who wish to convort ptlvilr
dwellings Into, apartments llo iui1
that In this way accommodations may
Immediately bo found for 10,000 fa.in
lies. Ho also urged strict enforce
ment by. prosecution of building and
health laws to compel landlords to
Heplylug to a man in the nudlom.
v)lo suggested that ho inn lor CJovri
n6r. he said: "I do not want that kind
of Job, or any other political Job."
HREE MORE DIE
OF WOOD ALCOHO
One Victim Falls Unconscious
in Broadway Others
Another ileal h from wood alcohol
poisoning was lecordcd early to-day
at Columbus Hospital. Tho victim,.
about thirty years old, Is believed to
be James Hook. This tiamo was on
u label re vel under tho collar of bin
Tho man was feen staggering ut(
If. Mil Ktieet mid llroadway by Patrol
nusii Scott, llcforo Scott couldreach
li I id he fell unconscious. Hu was
given emergency treatment by Dr.
Duron yf Columbus Hospital, but died
soon aflrr his arrival nt tho hospital.
Tho man was t feet 8, weighed 1G0
and was dressed In black. His hair
and ejes wein dark brown.
Two men aie dead In St. Mary's
Hospital, Holinken, of wood alcohol
poisoning. They wero blind when
taken to the hospital. Ono had been
ill four days, the other less than three.
Walter llohde, thirty, of No. 210
I'nk Avenue, Hnboken, wn taken 111
on Pilday, after a trip to Manhattan,
he police have trained. Saturday lu,
became 511ml and was removed to the
Harney Deneky, thirty-two years of
age, tho other victim, roomed at No.
"IS Clarden Street, around tho corner
fiom the Itohdo address. Ho com
plained of feeling ill about a week
ago, and bin condltlou did not be
come alarming until Saturday, llo
was blind when a physician examined
Tho police havo been unable to flnd
'lint the two men wero acquainted,
nor havo they learned whero cither
of them obtained tho poison, Kolulo
was a retired saloonkeeper. Dcnsky
had been a bnrtonder.
1'otor Hanley, fifty-two, of No. 3
West lCth Street, was taken to Re
ception Hospital last night, suffering
from what nppcured to bo wood ulco
hoi poisoning. Hanley was found ly.
Ing semi-conscious In front of No. S2C
MISS Kl.RANOIll? HM1 II lENfJAC.RI).
Unci P. Smith of No. 78 Hawthorno
Street, Brooklyn, announces tho en
gagement of his daughter, Klcanorc
Howard Smith, to Alexander William
Mncfarlane, son of Mr. and Jlrs. Will
mm M. Macfarlune of No. 706 Hlver
sldc Drive, Manhattan,
TO SUGGEST CHANGE
IN REALTY TAX LAW
Davenport Committee, After Two
Years' Study, Will Report Wednes
day to Legislature.
ALBANY, Jan. 23.
The Davonport Commlttco on Tax
ation, which has been studying taxa
tion for tho last two years, will make
lis teport to tho Legislature next
Principal changes In the tax laws
to be recommended, It Is stated, will
K tho elimination, of a direct tax on
real eslalo and equalization of taxes
on various businesses, with extensions
of taxation to all businesses.
30 INFLUENZA CASES
A DAY REPORTED HERE
Influenza caes have been reported to
tho Health Department In tho last thrco
days at tho rate of thirty a day. while
coses of crip, tonsltttls, severe colds and
pneumonia havo been far more nunior
oils than Is common. Health Comnils.
sloncr Copcland said to-day.
"Damp weather and Kck of sunlight
Increases susceptibility to theso dls-
unscs," he said,
Imported Dinner Sets
as low as 37.50
YOU can obtain a full 103 piece dinner
service, for 12 persons, at Ovington's
for as little as $37.50.
This opportunity comes to you as an inci
dent in the time-honored January china
sale at Ovington's, when the ordinarily rea
sonable prices are reduced by 10 to 50
Many dinner sets are available at 50S less
than the usual fair prices; they come from
well-known makers of England and
France, and they represent greater value
than it has been possible to give in years.
There are over 20 patterns now offered at
exactly one half their ordinarily attractive
'The Gift Shop of Fifth Avenue"
Fifth Avenue at 39th Street
West 42nd Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues) West 43rd Street
qA Special Purchase Sale Tuesday of
SEPARATE WOOL SKIRTS
Checked, Striped or Plaid effects in PRUNELLA and other fine wool fabrics.
cRpnarftable Values at
New models pleated in diverse ways or distinguished by unusual
pockets and belt treatments.
Color contrasts are beaudfuUy emphasized by combinations of BROWN and
TAN, NAVY with WHITE, TAN or HENNA, also BLACK and WHITE.
Sket 27 to fo waist bank.
Oppenheim gluns & e
34th Street New York
To Close Out Tuesday
125 Misses' Tailored Suits
Modelled on Approved Lines
Many Fur- Trimmed
At the Season's Largest Price Reduction
Fashionable straight-line and box-coat models of
soft - surfaced Yalama Cloth and Tweeds.
Misses' Suit Dept. 3rd Floor
QPPENHEIM.(UINS & (g
34th Street New York
An Astounding Final Clearance
475 Women's and Misses'
Fashionable Cloth Dresses
All From Regular Stock
Unprecedented in Quality and Value
at This Sensationally Low Price
For Street and
Tailored Trlcothio Frocks of a smartness seldom
equalled at twice the price. Favored straight-line and
coat effects, beaded, embroidered nnd braid-trimmed.
Women' n Dept. 2nd Floor
Misses' Dept. 3rd Floor
fflt&t $c Co.
fth Avenue at 35th Street N. Y.
EitabUthii 1 8-0
Sale of Furs
PRESENTING FUR COATS
IN THE WANTED STYLES
AND PELTS AT
One Third Less Than
TO CLOSE OUT
q4 Qroup of Fur Coats
of marmot, muskrat, natural pony, black
pony, nearseat (dyed coney) all in smart
Originally up to 225.00
TAUPE NUTRIA '
TAUPE NUTRIA, Etc.
SCOtCH MOLE '
up to 295.00
up to 395,00
up to 595.00
Furs described as Hudson Seal are
fine quality dyed muskrat.
Coward f) f-7
The Wide Top Shoe
for STOUT PEdPLE
With women one of the most popular
Coward Special Shoes is the women's Wide.
Top Shoe. This boot was designed to meet
a condition, the closing of unsightly gaping
uppers, and that end is accomplished in
a trimly graceful manner. Women appre
ciate the choice of wide or semi-wide top
and the plain or extension heel.
Sold Nowhere Else
James S. Coward
360.274 Greenwich Street, New Yerk
(Ntr W.rrca SumO
Ner Facts New Figures New Subjects
1922 WORLD ALMANAC
NOW ON SALE
05c on Slnnds By Mail 50c
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