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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOUKIAN, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1922
Investing Money Safely
Is A Banker's Business
THIS institution offers you its ex
perience and specialized know
ledge in the matter of investing
The object of our investment serv
ice is to give sound and disinterested
advice. You may consult us freely
and without obligation.
Boone County National Bank
R. B. PRICE, President
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Better Built Better Homes
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Only good materials, honest workmanship, and thorough know
ledge can make better homes better built.
Our Better Homes Week display The Cline Apartments at 80G
Missouri Ave. Inspect it.
Simon Construction Co.
316-318 Guitar BIdg.
Keeps Things Bright
for a Sanitary Home
THE DUSTLESS CLEANER
Piatt Electric Co.
17 South Ninth St.
that we have the most complete stock of Queensware and Glass
ware in this city. A visit will convince you that this is no idle
assertion, and you will find our price REASONABLE.
Parker Furniture Co.
16 North 10th
.. Eveywhere a Shortage of Homes
Columbia is not alone in her desire for more and bet
ter homes. Almost every city in the United States has
experienced a shortage of desirable houses. That the
shortage of houses is recognized as a National menace
was indicated by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce
when he addressed the National Realtors, in Washington,
with these words in part:
"Obviously one of the most difficult problems in front
of the entire country is housing. I need not recount to
you the cause of this critical problem has been the diver
sion of our economic strength from permanent construc
tion to manufacture of consumable commodities during
and after the war."
The extent to which normal building has been im
peded will be better understood if it be remembered that
for seven years before our entry into the world war
there had been an average of 430,000 houses erected
every year, while in 1918 that number had dropped
to less than 30,000. The result is that today there
are but 100 houses for every 120 families in the
United States. The civic department of the United
States Chamber of Commerce reported 1,250,000 new
houses needed early in 1921, and that 4,000,000
families lacked adequate housing. The department
of Labor estimates "that merely to keep up with
the increasing number of families it will require 2,139,000
houses to be built before 1926, without in any way elim
inating the present condition."
Do You Want a Better Home?
Do you want Hardwood Floors?
Do you want many built-in features in your
house to make the home more comfortable
and the work easier for your wife.
These are only some of the many things
which we will be glad to discuss with you,
and assist you in making your home more
livable and the pleasant work shop it
should be. v
Bowling Lumber Company
Every Week is Better Homes Week With Us.
Phone 2 Cor. 8th and Cherry
Better Homes Make Better
Music is a
Real Asset to
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We have just the piano, Brunswick, or Viclrolavthal will fit in your
home and at any price almost you wish to pay.
Don't "put off longer, this is an appropriate time to purchase, and
our easy payment plan makes this possible for all.
Ask for Demonstration.
BUILD YOUR OWN HOME
WHY PAY RENT?
You can secure money to build or
buy a home on easy monthly pay
ments. Or you can save money to build a
home in the future through
Burton Building & Loan Association
You can insure that these loans or
savings will be matured through
Insured Savings & Loan Plan
Investigate this plan before you
investigate in building or loan
Remember that twice the amount of money invested by
Columbians in this stock can be secured in loans to
help make Columbia a city of better homes.
Just call 1914 and we will be glad
to talk over the proposition with
Johnston Realty Co.
Agents for Burton Building and Loan Association
312 Exchange Nafl. Bank Bldg. Phone 1914
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