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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; SATURDAY' JUNE 28,' 1919.
UILDING BOOM WILL FOLLOW CONVENTION OF REALTOR
Realtors In Annual Meet
Urge Immediate Building
lo Help Home Shortage
Over 2.000 realtors from all sections
of the country attended the annual
convention of the National Associa
tion of Real Estate Boards, which
closes at Atlantic City this afternoon.
Washington's participation in the
convention was notable. Harry
Wardman. William H. Saunders. John
Weaver, and William E. Shannon de
livered important speeches, and were
in prominence in all the convention's
Harry Wardman led the program at
the Thursday afternoon session with
a discussion on the building and man
agement of homes and apartments
during the present high price level.
William H. Saunders was Washing
ton's representative In the contest for
the Chicago Trophy, a silver cup pre
sented to the real estate board of that
city which furnishes a speaker who,
in a five-minute talk, best extols the
benefits and beauties of his home
William E. Shannon, who during
the war was manager of the real es
tate and commandeering' division of
the United States Housing: Commis
sion, spoke Friday afternoon on the
problems of housing in the United
States and abroad, and how these
problems were solved during: the war.
Weaver Probable Preaideat.
Through all the days of the con
vention, John I. Weaver, of Weaver
Bros, has been mentioned as the
probable next president of the Na
tional Association. His name is a
favorite before the nominating com
mittee, and Washington realtors are
confident of his success in the ballot
ing this afternoon.
Every phase of building and real
estate was discussed during the four
To buyers of
Real Estate we of
fer the best values
To those who
want to sell we
90 per cent of
buyers apply to us.
" To those who
have houses to rent
we offer services
and facilities that
cannot be improved
: STONE & FAIRFAX SHANNON E
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days of the convention and a build
ing boom Is confidently expected 'n
all sections of the country following
the Atlantic City meet.
Priced o Lower.
The keynote of every discussion was
that there is no hope for an immediate
decline in the cost of labor or of
building materials. Authoritative evi
dence of the stability of present prices
was presented by recognized national
and international authorities, and
even the most timorous of the realtors
in attendance are now convinced that
it is useless to defer building projects
It was pointed out that the United
States must furnish the bulk of the
materials' needed to rebuild France
and Belgium, and also for the 5,000,000
homes that are to be constructed in
England. With this tremendous for
eign draft on our material markets
there can be no price reduction.
The consensus of opinion was that
it would be unsafe, even dangerous,
to attempt to reduce labor wages
now. The early construction of many
homes was advanced as the only
means of solving the nation's press
ing housing problem.
The convention will adjourn this
afternoon. The final work on the
program includes the election of of
ficers, the awarding of the Chicago
trophy and a decision upon the con
vention city for next year. In the
latter race Kansas City and Atlanta
are both making a strong bid for
honors. Wltn the presidency almost
certain to go to the South, Kansas
City bids fair to capture the 1020
Success is the foundation of
greater success. We've been suc
cessful in building up a Real Estate
business here of such proportions that
it's the thought of anyone contem
plating buying, selling, or renting
property to think of this office first.
All this leads to greater business. We
have more to offer and get the best
that can be offered. '
Owners who seek a ready sale
for their property list it with us be
cause we can dispose of it promptly.
Buyers who seek the best oppor
tunities know they can find them in
the wide variety of desirable proper
ties we handle.
Owners of houses seeking de
sirable tenants find best service here.
Extensive advertising and thorough
exploitation make it possible for us
to almost guarantee the greatest
amount of profit from your houses.
STONE & FAIRFAX
1342 New York Avenue
Adjoining Corner of 14th.
PRESIDENT OF REAL
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Of Los Angeles, retiring presi
dent of National Association of
Real Estate Boards, now in con
vention at Atlantic City.
TO DECORATE MISS BOOTH.
NEW YORK, June 28. Commander
Evangeline Booth, head of the Salva
tion Army in the United States, has
been notified by the War Department
that she has been awarded the dis
tinguished service medal for her
services during the war. The formal
award will be made at Washington
by Secretary of War Baker in a few
Featuring the Thursday afternoon
session of the Atlantic City realtors"
convention was the discussion led by
Harry Wardman, of Washington, on
"Building and Management of Apart
ments at High Level of War Prices."
In an extemporaneous talk before
the general discussion began, Mr.
Wardman announced it as his inten
tion to keep on building as rapidly
as ho could, despite the present high
price level. He unqualifiedly assert
ed that there would bo no reduction
In material or labor costs.
Mr. Wardman declared that Eng
land was building five million homes
and France almost as many, and that
the United States would be called
upon to provide the greator share of
materials for these foreign construc
tion enterprises. This tremendous
demand On local markets, asserted
Wardman, will maintain prices at
their present level for some time to
He also declared that labor would
not accept lower wages, and that in
the present period of the world's un
rest, due to the recent world-wide
war. It waff both unpracticable and
unwise to attempt to secure lower
1 Following his talk, Mr. Wardman
answered numerous questions put to
him by realtors from all parts of the
country. He had a fund of authori
tative information at his command,
and the impression he left with the
assemblage was that the present
price level is here to stay and that
the only relief from the nation's
pressing housing shortage is to build,
and to build now.
Mr. Wardman's talk attracted one
of the largest audiences that attend
ed any of the convention's sessions.
His reputation as a Washington
builder preceded him to Atlantic City,
and his words were regarded as au
thoritative by those who heard him.
The ways and means by which $1.
S0U.UU0 was saved for the United
States Government during the war
by the real estate men of the country
were explained in detail at the real
estate convention by William E. Shan
non, of Washington.
Mr. Shannon was manager of the
real estate and commandeering divis
ion of the United States Housing Cor
poration during the war, and had
charge of the lease and purchase of
practically every piece of land bought
or leased by the Government.
His department provided homes for
war workers in overcrowded Indus
trial centers as well as in Washing
ton. These homes were built with
remarkable speed and at a minimum
cost to the country. When completed
they were models of completeness and
Mr. Shannon explained how similar
methods could and should be follow
ed in these days of reconstruction to
alleviate the pressing housing short
age of the country.
In the general discussion that fol
lowed Mr. Shannon's talk the whole
subject of appraisement, buying and
conservation of real estate, as fol
lowed by the Government, was taken
A handsome silver coffee service
was presented to Mr. Shannon by his
fellow realtors from Washington in
aprociation of his services to the
Government. The presentation speech
was made by John I Weaver.
THIIEE WEEKS BETO'EEX TWIXS.
CAL.WOOD, Mo., June 28. S. P.
Dudley, a farmer living near here,
has two lambs, born of the same
mother, but three weeks apart. The
mother is caring for both, and there
is no doubt in the mind of Mr. Dudley
that they belong to her, even rf one
did get here three weeks ahead of
Houses Sold By
I SAV NG OF MONEY
Upper left Tapestry brick home of colonial design at 2308
Tracy place, sold for James Dorrittee for $35,000. Upper right
Home at 14 Grafton street, Chevy Chase, Md., sold to Virginia C.
Ward for $10,500. Lower Beautiful home at 8 Grafton street, sold
to Thomas Francig for $13,500.
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JOHN I WEAVER.
Of "Weaver Brothers, leading- in
race for next president of Na
tional Association of Heal Estate
Boards. Popular with delegates
from all sections of the country.
The Loton H. Slawson Company, a
prominent real estate firm of New
York city, has taken steps to squelch
the rent profiteering in that city. The
method employed is the Insertion of
a clause in the leases of the firm
which will penallzee tenants who at
tempt to profit through sub-renting.
The plan is being studied with in
terest by several of the real estate
Arms of Washington. The clause In
serted In tho lease is: .
"As a special consideration for the
making of this lease the tenant
agrees that If at any time during its
term the premises herein leased be
sublet or the lease be sold, and profit
whatsoever accruing directly or in
djrectly therefrom shall go. In Its en
tirety, to the landlord, and the tenant
by accepting this lease expressly re
linquishes all rights to and claims for
any profits whatsoever."
QUARTER BILLION FOR
UNITED STATES ROADS
Recent reviews of the road-building
situation in the United States,
sent out by the United States Depart
ment of Labor, have brought many
reports of new projects tfl the in
formation and education service of
There are available for use between
now and 1921, for State roads, funds
to the amount of $260,750,000. For
the present fiscal year there Is avail
able $77,000,000, but this amount ob
tainable from the Federal Govern
ment for 11)19 is small compared with
the appropriation involved in plans
now being carried forward In all
parts of the country, since projects in
eighteen States total $753,000,000.
These figures representing expendi
tures expedient in the immense area
covered by the United States, give
promise of great industrial expansion.
Money menni work. Don't labor for
trivialities. Save your labor and buy
John F. Maury
H HS AID
RECENT SALES OF
REAiTY ARE HUGE
Sales totaling over a hundred
thousand dollars were negotiated dur
ing the past several weeks through
the real estate firm of Gardiner &
Dent. Leading the list was the sale
of the Westover apartments at 2501
Pennsylvania avenue to a local busi
ness man who will hold It as an in
vestment. The price paid was $40,000.
The property was sold for Nannie E.
The apartment la four stories in
height and contains twelve apart
ments of three and six rooms and
bath. It is built on a lot with a
frontage of 76 feet on Pennsylvania
avenue, and 110 feet on Twenty-fifth
street. The apartment produces an
annual rental of about $4,600.
The same firm sold for Mrs. Myra
C. Marshall, her home at 3157 Eight
eenth street, at the corner of Kil
bourne, to George M. Curtis, who will
occupy it. The property is three
stories high and contains ten rooms
and two baths with all modern Im
provements. The price paid was
Sell Arters Beafdenee.
The new, modern, tapestry brick
residence of L. M. Arters at 1427
Crittendon street, was sold to Frank
Skinner or $9,850. The bouse, con
tains eight rooms and two baths and
front and rear porches. The pur
chaser will occupy it.
George H. Lillebrldge sold his home
at 3225 Hiatt place to Mrs. Clara
Robbin for $5,750. This is a two-
story, colonial brick home, contain
ing seven rooms and bath and fur
nished with electric lights, hot-water
heat and all modern Improvements.
The purchaser will occupy the prop
erty as his home.
Archie J. Murray purchased through
the same office the two-story brick
homo at 603 North Carolina avenue
southeast, for $5,750. The house con
tains six rooms and bath and all
Arthur A. Crow sold his home at
318 North Carolina avenue southeast,
to D. Valenza. The price was $4,500.
The house contains seven rooms and
bath. It will be occupied by the pur
chaser. Shrridaas Purchase House.
John and Elizabeth B. Sheridan
were the purchasers of the brick
home at 1322 East Capitol street. It
was sold by Gardiner & Dent for
Francis G. Boswell for $4,500. The
house is two stories high and con
tains all modern improvement.
Fred. Muhlhausen and S. Louise
Mulhausen sold the property at 321
G street northeast to Frank PIgnone
for $4,000. The purchaser will oc
cupy the property as his home.
Mrs. Mary J. Hausman sold her
home at 728 Hobart street to Fred A.
Heimer, who will occupy the prop
erty. The house is colonial In design
and contains six room nnH hntvi -m-ifVi
all modern improvements. The price
paid fas $3,000.
The three-story and basement brick
home at 1017 Otis place was sold for
Lieut. F. K. Kennedy, jr., to the
Misses M. E. Coleman and A. E.
Thomas for $8,500. The purchasers
will occupy it as their home.
SOCIETY RAISING FUNDS
TO ERECT NEW BUILDING
Erection of a building on M street
northwest, near Seventeenth street,
for the Medical Society of the Dis
trict, at a cost of $00,000, has been
planned by the society. More than
$50,000 already has been subscribed
and the society now is making an ef
fort to obtain the $40,000 needed be-
Real Estate Headquarters
r RDINER & DENT, Inc
The Westover, a four-story
building on Pennsylvania avenue,
sold by Gardiner & Dent to local
business man as Investment,
fore work on the structure can be
The Medical Society of the District
Is the official representative of the
regular medical profession of this
jurisdiction, and has a membership of
560. It is one of the constituent
bodies of the American Medical Asso
ciation. The society was founded in
1817, being one of the earliest scien
tific bodies organized in this country.
Do you vrant to work for nothing?
Then don't throw away the result of
your work on trifling expenditures.
War Savings Stamps are a solid,
Of its accessibility.
Taxes are lower than in the
District, based on actual values.
Land prices are lower and
there is certainty of reasonable
Transportation, is better, and
Actual values are greater, for
the prices, than in any other dis
trict. Living Is cheaper.
It is the best suburb across the
It is only fifteen minutes from
tho center of the city.
It has pure artesian well water
and sewer to the Potomac
It has cement sidewalks, shade
trees and paved streets.
H. B. TRIBBY
222 Southern Bldg.
This office is equipped with real estate of
every class. It matters not what kind of real
estate you care to buy, an investment, a home,
or speculative properties, we have the very best
that the market affords. Buyers are acquainted
with this fact, which accounts for the large num
ber of properties sold through this office. Own
ers of properties who desire results that will
prove eminently satisfactory should make us
their agent. We will be glad to act in any ca
pacity. Properties listed here receive real per
. sonal attention. Our superior service costs you
no more than inferior service. Try us.
Allan Wells Gibson, a landscape
architect, has inaugurated a new plan
of home construction that has met
with favor in Washington. Mr. Gib- 4
son, who is connected with the sales
force of Fulton R. Gordon, provides
the purchaser of every lot he- sells
with a detailed plan for the beautl
ficatlon of the finished home site.
In consultation with the purchaser
and architect a color design is decided
upon and the kind and variety of fol
iage that will surround the home. As
the home is being built, Mr. Gibson
personally attends to the installation
of the shrubbery and flowers.
Everything that goes into the land
scape work is sold to the homo owner
at cost. The plan given the purchas
er outlines the location of every
shrub and flower bed, the kind and
cost of seeds, and all other necessary
Mr. Gibson was for several years '
the landscape architect at "Biltmore."
the country estate of the late George
W. Vanderbllt at AshevlIIe, N. C. He
had charge of 160.000 acres at this
place. He also superintended the de
signing of the grounds about the
home of "Hurry Up" Yost, famous
Michigan football coach, at Nashville,
COULDNT HAVE PREVENTED
SINKINGS, SAY BRITISH
The scuttling of the German ships
at Scapa Flow could not have been
prevented without violating the term
of the armistice, says a statement is
sued today by the British embassy.
The ships, the statement says, were
not surrendered, but merely interned
so no guards could have been place
on board. And even If guards ba?
been on board, they could not have
prevented the German crews, who
were thoroughly familiar with the
ships, from opening the valves with
It is carefully restricted as to
the class and location of homes.
It has a number of beautiful
homes and contented citizens.
Prices are reasonable 10c to
15c per square foot.
You owe it to your good busi
ness sense to se Aurora Hills
and talk with us before commit
ing yourself to any other pur
Our representatives are at the
station every Sunday and at tho
new buildings week days.
Take the Alexandria or Mt.
Vernon cars at 12th street and
Pennsylvania avenue and buy a
round trip ticket to Aurora Hills;
or call upon us for a salesman
with a machine to show you tha
Phone Mam 8170
717 14th St. N. W.