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many difficulties await amateur builders of small homes
NAMES 3 METHODS
, SMALL DWELLINGS
Warns Amateur Builder
Of Pitfalls Experienced
In Erection Work.
Haphazard Way of Erection
Will Easily Absorb
k ? Finances.
I When it comes to actually tmlld
ling your home there are three ways)
y>pen for you to proceed. First, by!
Employing; a general contractor who I
*sium?8 responsibility for the en
ttre job at a fixed and agreed upon j
price. Alterations and changes will
?"st you extra.
Second, by employing day labor.'
j^vhich means engaging ? contractor
??r builder to supervise the work
and supply the material* and labor.
He makes you a cost charge plus a
percentage or lump sum for profit
to himself for his work. If you
can afford it. this is an excellent
way to build. There is no dis
position on the part of the builde*
to neglect or slight any of the de
stalls called for in your plans and
CISSRM Cost Money.
One disadvantage of day labor is
that you are never quite sure what
your total cost .will be. You ca?
estimate it in a general way. but
^ine times out of ten It will be
larger than jroa expect. On the da>
labor basis there is a tendency on
part of owners to change .and
Alter plans. Don't forget that
jthanges cost money.
If you are building a small home,
the contract method is perhaps the
%est to employ for the reason that
you know what you are expected to
pay before the work begins. If you
?elect a reliable builder, you will
gvt full value for your dollars.
Third, if your home is small,
three, four or five rooms, you may
decide that with the help of a car
penter or two you can do some of
the work yourself. In this event
>ou will undoubtedly be on the
job to supervise the work and to
see that your home is built to meet
your satisfaction. A surprisingly i
llarge number of homes are built
this way. It is what is called the j
"rule of thumb" method of build-'
ing because many home builders
proceed to erect dwellings with
only tentative and hurried penciled
drawings, trusting to luck as to the
outcome of the house. This is an
expensive method to employ unless
you first provide yourself with a
^>od set of plans and specifications.
Bp^>n't forget that goinsr it blindly.
? taking chances and depending upon
? the advice of workmen who may
? ljp thoroughly trained craftsmen,
? *-?ut not designers, may increase
URGES WASTE ELIMINATION
TO AID BUILDING INDUSTRY
Places Fifty Per Cent of Responsibility for
Waste on Heads of Management.
"If you have read the published
report on waste in industry you
will have seen that In assigning
the relative responsibility for
waste, 50 per cent of this respon
sibility has been placed at the
door of management and less than
25 per cent at the door of labor,"
says Summer Sollitt In the Con
"In assessing this responsibility
there has been no purpose or de
sire to place blame upon any in
dividual. group or class. Waste,
like industry Itself, is the result
of a slow growth; but undoubtedly
the greatest opportunity today for
correcting it is in the hands of
"By management is meant all of
those engaged in industry, from
foremen up to the financial heads
of the concern. The importance
of management has been shown
by that terrible experiment con
ducted In Russia, in which an at
tempt was n^ade to carry on in
dustry by the workman himself.
It has failed miserably and now
its protagonists are asking that
technical men come into Russia to
re-establish its Industries," he de
"In America the importance of
co-operation in industry is recog
nized by the worker as well as by
ftie managerial class. Organized,
labor itself frankly says that
management is something on which
it is not expert, and which pri
marily it is up to the engineers to
look out for," Sollitt holds.
Labor** share of Waste.
4'Of the relative waste which is
assessed by the committee against
labor, a good deal of it is in cer
tain industries in which the proper
relations between management and
labor do not exist, and I believe
that if we can improve our in
dustrial relations, a large part of
these restrictions will disappear.
What we need is education, not
| your building cost even though your
j home is small.
Hew to Save Money.
If you decide to build and do
| most of the work yourself you can,
I undoubtedly, save money if you
! first protect yourself with complete
j and adequately prepared plans.
; These documents will give you all
j the information you require to
! completely and satisfactorily finish
| the Job.
A contractor, either by day labor
or contract, must charge you for
j supervision. This item of cost
i varies. depending upon the size of
I your home and the length of time
j required to build It. If your home
i is small, it is possible that with a
| good set of drawings and complete
I specifications you can do most of
i the supervision yourself, although
j in the long run it usually pays and
i is better business to put ? your
j building operation Into the hands of
a reliable builder or contractor.
only for the laboring man but
also for the manager. We nee*d a
better understanding of economics
and It is necessary for us to ? re
member that basiely everybody in
the country is paid for his serv
ices, be they mental or nhysical,
with goods and other service and
not with money. ' ^
"Money Is but the medium of
exchange. It goes without saying
that the more consumable goods
we can produce with 'the same
amount of labor the more there
in the general pot for distribution
among the producers.
"Of course, our system of pro
duction and dlstribut^n Is not
perfect, but it is Improving from
year to year, and, as Prof. Selig
man, of Columbia Univesity, said
in a recent discussion, while the
capitalistic system of production
is by no means perfect. It con
tains within Itself the opportuni
ties of its own evolution.
Four Casset ?( Waste.
"As you will see from the re
port, the causes of waste may be
generally classified under the
heads of (1) low production, (2)
interrupted oroduction, (3) re
stricted production and (4) Jost
production. Lo\y production is
caused by faulty material, control,
faulty design control, faulty pro
duction control, lack of cost con
trol, lack of research, faulty labor
control, ineffective workmanship
and faulty sales policies. Inter
rupted production is oaused by idle
men, idle material and idle plants.
Restricted production comes about
either by restrictions of the own
era or management or by labor.
Lost production is largely due to
ill health, physical defects and ac
"The report suggests many of
the remedies w"hich are applica?
ble, and the recent conference on
unemployment makes still further
suggestions toward correcting in
terrupted production due to idle
men. Probably of all things, this
is the most vital. It is unfor
tunate that in a country like the
United States we should have idle
men when we have such rich re
sources and such demands for fin
ished goods. A large portion of
this unemployment is due to
booms and depressions, and, while
we do not thoroughly understand
the causes of these cycles we are
getting nearer and nearer to the
truth, and 1 believe that we can
look forward to a time when thp
peaks and valleys will be nearly
"The one thing, to my mind,
that stands in the way is a
psychological one, and thatjs that
when we are in a boom period we
fail to realize it, imagine condi
tions are normal, and that the real
boom is ahead of us. It is only a
few farslghted and sound-thinking
men who realize the actual condi
tion. It is incumbent upon own
ers and managers to study this
question thoroughly to see that
information is collected and dis
tributed and to properly interpret
it," he concludes.
1405 Eye St. N. W.
land Is the announcement that a
group of men, prominent In the af
fair* *ot Southern Maryland, have
dpened^-ji eottafce subdivision on
Calvert Ba*. near Miller's Wharf. iiV
tft. Mary* County. ?
It la said 'that the location of this
development was selected with the
view of provldlg a permanent hlgto
claas cottage settlement for the
benefit of families desiring to lo
cate In a summer community where
a permanently high standard of de
velopment would be malntaVned.
Contract! have been let fdr re
modeling the large farmhotise. on
the premises. During the seoaon
sea-food dinners will be served and
fishing and bath I Kg parties cared
for. The farmhouse- will be in
charge of Mrs. A. P. Cullison. as
sisted by her son. I^eon Cullison,
who will make a specialty of fur
nishing accommodations for fishing
and bathing parties. ,
\Vilson Boulevard and Court Street,
- A Good Buy iii Virginia
One square from Arlington Court
House, a charming home of stucco,
with a lot 100x72. Four bedrooms,
bath, and extra lavatory. ?
? Center entrance hall type. Hard
wood throughout. For inspection, call
COLONY OPENS ON
CALVERT BAY, MD.
Subdivision Is Located
Near Miller'* Wharf, St.
Of special interest to the many
residents of Washington who have
in past seasons visited the water
sections of historic Southern Mary
SELLS 6 HOMES IN
Firm Reports Additional
... Sate of Eight Attract
The office of William 8. Phillips.
1409 New York avenue, transferred
six more of their new houses at
Ninth and Longfellow streets north
weft during- the past week.
Ho. 803 Longfellow street was
purchased by Earle E. Mot tern; 801
Longfellow street was purchased by
Mario B. Esch; 807 Longfellow
street was purchssed by Benjamin
Grady; 819 Longfellow street was
purchased by Jackson Harris; 821
Longfellow street was purchased
by A. 8. Drown; 827 LongfeJlow
street was purchased by Paul E.
/ Other properties transferred by
this office during the past week
were as follows:
James T. Wallace purchased one
of the new eight-room tapestry
brick homes recently completed by
Wenger Bros, at 1517 Varnum street
Mrs. Sophie Gundershimer pur
chased from William W. Campbell
the modern six-room brick house at
723 Quincy street northwest.
C. O. Pranscky purchased from
Arthur C. Bridges premises 42 Sea
ton place northwest. This li a iii
room briek house. farnace boat ail
Mrs. Agnes 8. Barnard purchased
from the Cleveland Park Congre
gational Church five Iota on Ordway
street, Cleveland Para.
Albert O. Clark purchased
through this office one of the new
houses recently completed by John
Scrivener * Bro at 114 Kentucky
avenue southeast. This is a six -
room-and-bath house containing all
Carl Beuchert purchased from
George F. Beck the modern six
room house 819 Otis place north
Mrs. Plors M. Wilson sold to Ar
thur C. Bridaes premises 129 U
street northeast. This is a sU
room brick house, containing hot
water heat and electric lights.
IN CHEVY CHASE
A very attractive home in this favored residential district .% colonial brick house,
center hall plan, thoroughly modern and within o?sy distance ot tomiecticiit Avenue car
First Floor: Living room length of house, large hall, dining room, butler's
Second Floor: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths.
Attic: a servants rooms.
Built-in garage; large porches. Lot 90 x 100.
Our list of houses in these chciiT1 suburbs is most comprehensive and covers prac
tically all'of the properties ofTrred We would welcome the opportunitv of showing some
of them to you.
Real Estate Investment Co.
Win. G. LipsconA
W. W. Stuart
804 17th Street
*Qfe?i/ne ^7 Chevy Chase Will Be the Mecca of All Prospective Home Purchasers Today
WAifcEp/ Exceptional Presentation of Our New Houses
And Bungalows in Fashionable Chevy Chase
The Exhibit House Will Be Open Today, Completely Furnished Throughout by One of the Capital's Best Known Concerns?The Prospective Purchaser May Inspect and See This
Remarkable New House Just as It Will Look When Occupied?Be Our Guests Sunday and Consider the Many Wonderful Advantages of Living in This Beautiful Sec
tion, With Its Splendid Social Environment, and in the Finest and Most Complete Homes It Is Possible to Build?Inspection Will Convince You That Purchase
of-Any One of These Offerings Will Be the Best Investment You Ever Made!
First Floor?Attractive entrance on 39th St. side,
opening upon center hall with stairway at rear, coat
closet and giving an interesting vista of large living
room with its huge granite fireplace on the left and
dining room on the right.
Spacious living porch with concrete foundation, open
ing off living room through French doors. '
Butler's pantry, breakfast alcove with built-in break
Kitchen with pantry, and celebrated Kelvinator auto
matic ice-making equipment, removing all worries over
ice delivery so common to suburban residence.
Second Floor?Magnificent corner bedroom, 16 feet
by 18.7 feet, with large window space, complete tiled
bath and shower.
Four additional bedrooms, each with delightful out
look, the design of the floor devoting but small space to
the hall. Large tiled bath, conveniently located. The
size of the closets is one of the important features.
Third Floor?Immense attic space available for three
commodious rooms and bath. Large built-in cedar
closet. Slate roof.
Parquet hardwood floors, J^-inch thick, on first floor,
hardwood floors of the same thickness in other rooms
and throughout second floor.
Hot-water heat, electric light, with excellent fixtures
and wall outlets in every room. Concrete cellar under
whole house. Large built-in garage and driveway.
Let 145 Feet on 39th St aid 80 Feet Jocelyn St
, Other Lots Averse 70 Feet in Width and
. 150 to 205 Feet ia Depth.
Kelvinator Ice-Making Refrigeration.
Exhibit House, 39th & Jocelyn Sts.
Exhibit* Bungalow, Jocelyn St. and Reno Rd.
House Cbmpletely Furnished by W. B. Moses & Sons Co.
Built As the individual Would Build For Himself
The construction is of the highest type known to modem building science. The materials are first quality throughout, with
out exception. Individuality in exterior and interior design add a strong appeal. They embrace not only the intense satisfac
\ tion of home-ownership, but the contentment that accompanies ownership of a home that is built as the individual would build
The bungalow homes are complete in every detail
and possess individuality in marked degree. No descrip
tion really is adequate. Personal inspection only makes
it possible to visualize the charm, the utility, the superb
construction and the complete desirability of these homes.
The bungalows contain seven large and delightful
rooms, reception hall, first floor tiled lavatory, tiled bath
and shower and built-in fixtures.
The entrance of Bethesda Blue Granite, which is so
generously used in the construction, makes it unneces
sary to enter across the large living porch.
The reception hall has clothes closet and gives entry
into the large living room with big stone fireplace. The
hall protects this room from winter's draughts. The
stairway is very neatly designed.
Adjoining the attractive dining room is a most de
lightful room, with tiled lavatory and clothes closet, and
which may be used as sun parlor, bedroom, den or nurs
ery. French doors add an attractive touch.
The kitchen is large and bright and is well arranged.
There is an entry from kitchen to stairway.
The bedchambers are large, light and airy. One
has two and the others one exceptionally large closet,
with electric lights.
The cellar is concrete floored; walls are finished in
white, with numerous windows. Laundry, extra toilet,
hot-water heating plant and Pittsburg instantaneous hot
water heater are other features.
The electric fixtures are most attractive. Hardwood
floors throughout are best quality sawed oak % inch
Long-Distance Radio Equipped.
IDEAL LOCATION ON THE HEIGHTS OF BEAUTIFUL CHEVY CH ASE?ON ? OF THE HIGHEST POINTS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA!
THE EXHIBIT HOUSES
The Furnished Exhibit House is located at the northwest corner of 39th and
JoceJyn Streets, a square and a half from Connecticut Avenue. Take Connecti
cut Avenue cars or motor out to Jocelyn Street, then proceed west to 39th Street.
The Exhibit Bungalow is situated just one short block West. Phone Main 2430
any time and representative will take you to inspect any of these properties.
15th St. N. Vv.
THE PRICE AND TERMS
? The prices of the Houses vary according to location, size of lot and type of construction.
The bungalows vary in price according to location and size of lots.
In every case the price will appeal to you as being lower than you might egpect for such
uniformly high-grade construction and materials,and less than the individual coi^i build the
same under private contract.
The terms include moderate cash payments and reasonable monthly terms. Complete de
tails will be gladly given.