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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY: JUNE 28,' 1919.
HOME-OWNING IS PARAMOUNT DUTY
EXPECT U. S. TO
REALTOR MOVES TO
BUYING OF HOMES
TO MOVE OFF CES
William A. MacHae. of the Bank of
California, expressed his approval of
the national "Own Your Own Home"
campaign during the real estate con
rention last week. Mr. MacRae said:
"Whether the home is a cottage or
a palace, it equally shelters and en
shrines the sacredr love and devoted
affection of all that is best and
worthiest in our common humanity.
Why should every married man own
"First, to give his wife a chance to
make a home, which is the natural de
sire of the normal woman, who. in the
cramped quarters of the boarding
house or apartment, lacks sufficient
breathing space. Second, to supply
his family with an environment where
paternal love and devotion may have
ample room and the privacy so essen
tial to enable parents ta train their
children by setting before them in
their plastic stage an example worth
"From the national standpoint it is
most desirable that every citizen
should own his home. The proper
education of the child needs the
sanctity of the home and the future
of our country depends upon the aver
age citizen doing his or her duty 'to
train up a child In the way he should
go, and when he is old he will not de
part from it.'
"Building and loan associations
fiil' he formed in all cities where
'- not already exist, as they are
f -ful In assisting men to ac-
trt- home through the monthly
L. G. Schroeder leases present home
of Home Savings Bank at 714 Four
teenth street, for real estate office.
BIG SIDES MAD
MANY HOMES SOLD
BY BOSS & PHELPS
Col. Charles F. Caffery purchased
the home at 3 Hesketh street. Chevy
Chase, Md., from Major George W.
Knowlton, jr. The sale was matLe
last week through the real estate
firm of Boss & Phelps. The house is
two stories high and contains nine
rooms. It is completely detached and
built on a large lot with garage in
Annie B. Spates sold her home at
1601 Bast Capitol street last week
to Jennie T. Heritage. The house
contains six rooms and bath, is lo
cated on the corner, and is completely
furnished with all modern improve
ments. This house was built several
years ago by Harry S. Kite.
Thomas F. Evers purchased the
home at 1907 Park road from John A.
Robinson. This house contains six
rooms and bath, electric lights, front
and iear porches and hot-water heat.
It was built several years ago by D.
J. Dunigan. The sale was made by
Boss & Phelps in connection with
Randall H. Hagner Company.
A home in Princeton Heights, lo
cated at 758 Quebec street, was sold
bv Boss & Phelps for John W. Nes-
Hise to Minnie D. Plitt. .Dr. E. A.
Eikhard bought the house at 3429
Pprter street, in Richmond Park,
from Cora H. Knox.
A bungalow located at 20 West Irv
ing street. Chevy Chase, Md., was
wild for Franklin H. Smith to John
H- SmalL The bungalow is located
on a lot 60 by 130 feet. A Brookland
home at 1242 Gtrard street northeast,
owned by Edgar F. Xelson, was
bought by J. G. Pulliam. The house
Is detached and contains six rooms
and bath and all modern improvements
Sarins: la not a dull duty. It ii a
ticket to the land of properity. Bar
w. s. s.
LONDON, June 28. England's la
bor crisis passed for the present, at
least with the adoption by the In
dustrial congress of the joint com
mittee's report recommending an
eight-hour working day, a minimum
wage, and a permanent industrial
council to settle wage disputes.
This, according to views in well
informed labor circles, is the signifi
cance of what took place under a
cloud of tobacco smoke in the famous
Central HalL Westminster, a few
hundred yards from the House ot
Parliament. In the conference sat
nearly S00 delegates representing
practically all the large employing
interests of Great Britain and about
seven million workers.
While the labor situation may be
far from being completely adjusted
it is generally accepted that imme
diate danger of a national upheaval,
which seemed near the last .ew
weeks, has been removed.
Labor, by arbitration, has won ss
much, and in many instances more
than it could have hoped to win by a
nation-wide s trikea strike which
cautious thinkers admitted might pro
vide an opportunity for Bolshevsm.
Anr, havng won, labor is now ready
to "carry on" and give the go em
inent and capital a chance to put nito
execution the things they have prom
ised. The burden of proof has been shift
ed. A few weeks ago labor held the
center of the picture and all England
was asking, "What will labor do?
Will it stop all industry by calling a
general strike?" Now it is the gov
ernment and the employers who are
drawing the eyes and the question is.
How thoroughly the government will
carry through the program to which
its arbiters have committed it.
In a few weeks English labor cov
ered an arc In the cycle of industrial
development which even in the most
progressije of countries has hitherto
been completed only after years of
intense labor struggles.
It is certain that the recommenda
tions made unanimously by the Joint
committee of employes and employers
will, if completely carried out, repre
sent a greater advance toward the
things unions have been fighting for
than has been possible in many dec
ades previous. In one lump English
labor has won more than it has gain
ed since it first organized.
L. G. Schroeder, who now conducts
a real estate office in the District
National Bank building, has leased
the ground floor location at present
occupied by the Home Savings Bank
at 714 Fourteenth street, and will
move his offices to the new location
about July 1.
Mr. Schroedcr's business some time
ago outgrew his present quarters,
necessitating the securing of more
room. The Fourteenth street loca
tion is ideal for a real estate office.
It adjoins the Union Savings Bank
and is close to the recognized real
Extensive improvements are con
templated in the new room by Mr.
Schroeder. When completed It will
be one of the best appointed realty
offices in the city.
Beginning in February with no as
sistance Mr. Schroeder's business has
grown until at present he has ap
proximately ten salesmen and several
office clerks in his employ. He fea
tures Chevy Chase property, but his
business is general in character, em
bracing properties in all sections of
Concisderable activity In real es
tate in the vicinity of McPherson
square, is reflected in the large num
ber of recent sales In this section.
Leading the list of sales was the
transfer of the property at 1523 I
street, adjoining the University Club.
The property was sold for $7,500
more than it had been bought for
two months ago.
This proporty was sold by George
S. Reese for $27,500 to a firm which
is to conduct a restaurant there. Mr.
Reese purchased the property in
April for $20,000 from the University
Club. The lot has a frontage of 16
feet 8 inches by a depth of about 100
feet The sale was made by James
J Lampton Company Ik connection
with J. Edward Lewis.
It is reported that the property ad
joining at 1525 L street was sought
by a purchaser this week who made
an offer of $28,000 for It. The offer
Allan E. Walker sold the business
property at 822 Connecticut avenue
for $37,500. The lot is 29 by 100 feet
and the annual rental is $3,600. It
was purchased by E. J. McQuade as
an investment. The sale was made
by John J. Lampton Company in con
nection with Frank Thyson and
H. W. Van Senden, a local investor,
purchased through James J. Lampton
Company the property at 1337 Con
necticut avenue for a price around
$50,000. The property was sold by
Judge Seymour. The house has
eighteen rooms and three baths. It
is of three stories, basement, and at
tic Thei lot of 45-foot front. The
sale was made In conjunction with
C. W. Simpson Company, Inc.
Building lots containing 31,000
square feet in the section of South
Capitol, First, G and H streets south
west, were sold this week through
James J. Lampton Company to Harry
G. Laycock for $11,000. It is reported
it is the intention of the purchaser
to erect small homes on the sites.
The property was sold for Allan E.
Although it is ten years since the:
United States Government has ap- j
proved the designs for new buildings
for the Departments of State, Justice
and Labor and Commerce, no steps
toward the erection of these build
ings nave been taken yet. They were
planned to meet an urgent need in
the National Capital. The need for
them has Increased greatly in the
The Government is asking private
builders to show their patriotism and
get busy and build. The delay which
has marked Government construc
tion and the apathy which seems
still to surround Federal building
projects have aroused the suspicion
of the contractor, the architect and
the public too.
They are asking what 1b the
reason? If It is too costly for the
Government to build, why should
private enterprise undertake that
which the Federal authorities deem
unwise to do at this time?
Official Washington Hampered.
Official Washington Is hampered
for want of space. During the war
quarters in every building and hotel
In the Capital City were comman
deered for the use of Government de
partments. The demand t for space
is greater than before.
It was pointed out yesterday that
the failure to build these buildings
at the outset has proved costly, es
pecially In the last two years, and
this cost will continue until they
have been started and completed.
Nearly every well known architect
in the country entered the competi
tions for these Government structures.
Three New Yorkers or New York
firms won the prizes. The Department
of Justice building design accupted
by the Government is the work of
Donn Barber, the Department of
State building Is that of Arnold W.
Brunner, and the Department of Com
merce and Labor building design is
by York & Sawyer.
The three buildings face the Capi
Keep Plans In AreMves.
The plans for these buildings are
in the archives of the Treasury De
partment. Their construction might
have been started several times, be
cause omnibus appropriations pro
vided for them if the heads of the
various departments wanted them
The George Washington Memorial
Building was designed by Tracy &
SwartwouL The Government will
bear half the cost of this building,
the other half to be provided by the
public. The building Is to have an
auditorium that will hold 8,000 per
sons and the upper floors are divided
into reception rooms, each room to
be named after a State In the union.
The structure will be used for great
NEW YORK PLANS
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The tract contains 90 acres and is espe
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Moore & Hill, Inc.
1420-22 H Street N. W.
As a substantial indication of the
rapid improvement now taking place
in the building situation, announce
ment is made In New York that a
new hotel Is to be constructed there
at once which will represent a total
investment of $7,500,000. This is the
largest private building enterprise
launched in New York since America's
entry in the war. and it is looked upon
as the first of a number of colossal
building projects to be brought out
in the near future.
The new enterprise, which will be
called Hotel Llnnard, marks the In
vasion of New York City by the D.
M. Linnard organization, which has
Just opened the new $5,000,000 Am
bassador Hotel at Atlantic City, and
operates the Fairmont and Palace in
San Francisco; Huntington. Maryland
and Green in Pasadena, Belvidere in
Santa Barbara; Alexandria and Cali
fornia, the latter of which is now in
course of construction, in Los Angeles.
S. W. Straus & Co., who have ar
ranged to underwrite an issue of first
mortgage 6 per cent bonds on the Ho
tel Linnard, have issued the follow
ing statement regarding the outlook
in the building industry:
We believe America is on the
threshold of unusual building activi
ties becauhe all interests have found
that nothing Is to be gained by hold
ing off. The launcning of the Hotel
Linnard is one of the straws that In
dicate current tendencies. There is
much inquiry for capital both for
building purposes and for enlarging
and improving industrial plants and
equipment. The country Is so far be
hind in building and the demand for
new structures is so much greater
than it ever has been before in the
history of the country that corre
spondingly unprecedented activities
may be looked for.
There is a ring of real American
Ism in the statement of D. M. Linnard
concerning the new hotel:
"It will not only be our ambition
to make the Hotel Linnard the finest
enterprise of the kino In the world,"
he declared, "but it is to be purely
American In every particular. The
United States leads the world in all
lines of business and industry, and
there Is no reason why wc should not
also be in the lead In the matter of
hotel construction and operation. It
is a common mistake to assume that
a hotel enterprise, to achieve real dis
tinction, muht borrow features from
Europe and conduct its business sim
ply as an lmitatiton of European con
ceptions. There Is no reason why the
United States should take second place
to any other nation in the world In
any line of business whatever."
S0VRANI CAFE BUILDING
SOLD TO LOCAL BROKER
The Sovranl Cafe, at 1416 H street,
was sold during the past week to
Robert Elmore. The property was
sold by Judge Warwick M Hough,
who has owned it for the past ten
years. The purchase price was with
held. The property w.y leased by Jean
Sovranl about a xear ago, and re
modeled for cafe rZwpoaes. Mr. El
more will again remodel the building
for office purposes and will locate
his brokerage business there.
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