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II s. W. Straus Says There Is Suf ficed Indication That Stabiliza tion Is Far Off. Further increases in building costs are to br anticipated before any re cession and before, stable ?ndmons reached. according to an anii-ic bv S. W. Straus commenting on t general building situation of "There are abundant indications th.Thuild^g cos,, are farfroma condition of stabilization Mr ^trau. writes, and we may reasonabl> ex nect that thev will continue to seek biahei" levels for an indefinite period While the industtry is <ont.nuall> making new high records f"i con tracts awarded and the amount of actual liew building is efTecfilg li'' if any inroad on the general sbortage. preliminary estimates the contracts throughout, the countr for the month of May may reach the half-bill ion-dollar mark a Ba,n ] substantially $ 100.000.000 ?ver ApnL However, contractors and are not able to go ahead With their work to this extent owing J"**1* to the freight tie-up. ^hich has ac centuated the acute material short a*-\Vith improved transportation con ditions ami" more favorable weather much progress may he expected dur Ing the ensuing summer months The industry will not reach its ? 'u" a""j rightful stride, hoiwver. until all in terests come to realize that ? conditions in this countrj can be brought back to normal are all willing to settle down to a period of hard work, thrift, efficiency and increased production. 'It is encouraging to note that the various efforts that are being made throughout the country to increase the supply of homes are beginning to bear fruit and the percentage of now residential structures to other operation is increasing. In this work some of the producers of basic materials are lending: assistance to good purpose. One of the large cement companies, which has heavy contracts on hand for road work, has secured the consent of the purchasers to al low the company to divert these or ders to other customers who desire the material for home construction. While there Is a shortage in all types of construction, the most acute deficit ia in homes. . "The co-operative idea is being worked out with success In some com munities both in detached houses and apartments. On the whole, conditions ? in the building industry have been somewhat improved during the past thirty days and announcement of large new building projects are com ing out with greater frequency throughout the countrj-." BREAD PRICE INQUIRY TO CONTINUE MONDAY Senate Subcommittee Calls Three Witnesses?Corby to Give Cake Data. ? Investigation by the Senate com mittee of the increase in the price of bread in the District of Columbia will be continued next Monday regardless of the holiday, and the subcommittee of the District committee has called a hearing for 10 o'clock on that day, when Charles 1. Corby of the Corby Baking Company. E. G. Tonker of the Sanitary Grocery Company and R. O. Dawson, representing the Piggly Wiggly stores, will be heard. Mr. Corby already has been heard regarding the bread business of his firm. but he was asked by the com mittee at its last hearing to submit figures as to the costs and profits of his cake business. He is expected to conclude his testimony before the other witnesses are heard. Senator Ball of Delaware is chair man of the subcommittee investigat ing the bread prices, and Senator Capper of Kansas, who introduced the resolution calling for the inquiry, is a member. It is expected that the hearing Monday will not continue ! after noon. i 2,000 D. C. TEACHERS ASK FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF Petition Award of $500 Is Pre sented on the Floor of the Senate. An efTort to get a J500 emergency relief measure for District school teachers incorporated in the pending general deficiency bill today resulted in a petition signed by two thousand teachers being presented on the floor by Senator David Walsh of Massachu setts. a member of the Senate District committee. The petition was deliver ed to Mr. Walsh by Duncan McLaren, chairman of the teachers' committee. Representative <?ood told members of the teachers' committee that it would be impossible to get their amendment attached to the original bill in the House, but they hoped to have it passed by the Senate and adopted in conference. CHURCH OF COVENANT WILL HONOR HEROES Memorial Services for Six Victims of War to Be Held Tomorrow Morning. Memorial services for six men of the ehurch who lost their lives in the war are to be held tomorrow morn ing in connection with the regular ] services at the Church of the Cove- ; nant. lStli and NT streets. Of the 143 men and women of the church who enlisted in the various branches of war service. Alan A. Cie phane. Donald H. Manning. Alexander Itodgers. jr. Williari| Strong, jr.: Al bert I>. Sturetvant and Benjamin Stu art Walcott made the supreme sacri fice. It is in their memory the serv ice has been arranged. A program giving a sketch of the life of these six men, who are desig nated on the church records with a mold star, has been prepared. Rev. F>r. fharles Wood, pastor of the church, is to- deliver the sermon. M. N. Richardson Wins $100 Prize. Mason N. Richardson. I'nited Stales commissioner, has been notified by the editors of I.ife that he has been declared the winner of the third prize of $100 in a picture title contest. More than 100. Oftft contested. Mr. Richardson says. He sent in several guesses, but has not been Informed which was selected as a prize winn* of 14th and H Landscape Department 1141 Connecticut Ave. Estimates, Plans, Gardening and Maintenance 01 Landscape Developments. CHARLES H. DIGGS, Landscape Architect. Franklin 5333. AN INCREASED DEMAND FOR WOOD IS SHOWN I Exports and Manufactures Show Big Advance in Nine Months, Ending With March. Exports of wood and manufactures of wood for the nine months ending: March. 1920, show a big increase over the exports of the same commodities for the nine months ending March. 1919. according to the last monthly j summary of the foreign commerce or* the Cnited States issued by the bu | reau of foreign and domestic com merce. The exports show also a slight increase over imports of wood 1 and manufactures thereof for the same period ending March, 1920, being about 7 per cent more. Total figures for the same periods for three years are given in value of merchandise: Nine months ending March. 1020. $117,S43,94n; nine months ending March. 191?. $69,345*13; nine months ending March, 191S. $57,760,015. More than half the sawed timber and almost Tialf of the railroad tics exported in the last nine months have gone to Great Britain, with Italy re ceiving the second largest amount of sawed timber. China. Japan and Australia have each received more Douglas fir lumber than any other countries. Cngiand being fourth on the list. The I'nited Kingdom. Can ada and Argentina lead the list for oak exports, and Cuba for yellow pine ; lumber. Only a ii?tle more than $2,000.^00 worth of wood pulp has been export ed. while the imports of wood pulp equal $38,775,001 for the last nine : months. More than half of this lias come from Canada, with about one- I fourth from Sweden. Mahogany valued at $1,623,224 has; come to us from Central America dur- j lng the same period, this being about one-half of the total imports of tha* wood. The lumber imports for the, nine months reached almost $10,000, 000. IlTTLE ClOPIES J&bw IMEr j BY THORXTON IV. HIRtESS. j A Smart Little Haymaker. | Who mik?, hi* h?y while the win doth shine Cnworried when it r?in? id?j dine. When Old Mother Nature mentioned the barns of Little Chief Hare such a funny, puzzled look swept over the faces of Peter Rabbit and Jumper the Hare and Happy Jack Squirrel and i Chatterer the Red Squirrel and Striped j Chipmunk and Johnny Chuck. "Barns'." exclaimed Happy Jack. ; "Barns! What do you mean by j barns?" j Old Mother Nature laughed. "I just call them barns," she explained, "be cause they are the places where he stores away his hay, just as Farmer Brown puts away hay in his barn. I suppose you would call them store houses." At the mention of hay Peter Rabbit sat bolt upright and his eyes grew big with astonishment. "Did you say hay?" he exclaimed. "Where under j the sun does be And hay up there. | and what does he want of it?" There was a twinkle in Old Mother I Nature's eye as she replied: "He doesn't And that hay: he makes it. He makes it just as you see Farmer Brown make hay every summer. It is what he lives on in winter and in bad weather. Little Chief knows Just as much about the proper way of making hay as Farmer Brown does, i You see. Little Chief's family, 'way back In the days when the world I i was young, learned to make hay be fore ever ir.an thought of such a thing:. The secret of making good hay has been handed down in the family jever since. "Even 'way up there among the rocks there are places where grasses land pea vines and other plants grow. Kittle Chief lives on these In summer. Rut he is as wise and thrifty as any Squirrel, which is another way in which he differs from the Hare fam ily. So he cuts grass and pea vines and other tender preen things when they are ready for cutting and spreads L1TTMC i'.ilKY KNOWS J' ST AS MI/OH ABOl'T THK PROPER WAY OK MAk'iXi; HAY AS FARMER BROWN DOLTS. them out 0:1 the rocks to dry in the sun and wh.d. He knows that if he should take shorn down into his barns while they are fresh and green they would soon sour and spoil. So he first spreads t.ier.i out to dry thoroughly. Then * he> become hay, for hay is nothing but glasses and other plants cut before they begin to die and then dr. d. * f a shower comes up Kittle Chief hurries to get his hay under cover, and then brings it out again when the sun comes out and finishes drying: it. When his hay is just as it should be he takes it down and stores it away in his barns, which are nothing but little caves down among: the rocks. Then he has it for use in winter when there is no green food. "He is so nearly the color of the rocks lhat it takes sharp eyes to see him when he is sitting: still. He ha^' a funny little squeaking: voice and he i uses it a great deal. It is a funny , voice, because it is hard to tell just where it comes from. It seems to come from everywhere and nowhere in particular, much as does the voice of Winsome Bluebird. So- times he can be heard squeaking: 'way down under the rocks. Like Johnny Chuck, he prefers to sleep at night and come i out during: the day. Because he is so small he has many enemies and must always be on the watch for them. At the first hint of danger h^ scampers to safety down among: the rocks and there scolds whoever has frightened him. There is no more lovable little person among all my children than this dear little hay maker of the mountains of the far west." "That haymaking is a pretty good idea of Little Chief's," remarked Peter Rabbit, scratching a long ear with a long hind foot. "I've a great mind to try it myself." Everybody laughed right out. for everybody knew just how easy going and thriftless Peter was. Peter him self grinned. He couldn't help it. (Copyright. 1020, by T. W. Burgess, i Three G. W. U. Trustees Elected. William C. Rives, Charles I. Corby and Edward H. Everett have been elected trustees of George Washing ton University, according to an an nouncement made today by President William Miller Collier. THE BEST BARGAIN OF ALL IS ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION HOLLOW TILE Court 011 Hollow T_ile to leeistcr the very limit of service. It is the best "buy" in building materials for many reason-. ? It is readily handled and saves in labor. It reduces Fire Insurance rates. It costs the least in maintenance. ? It tempers the air of your structure both in Summer and in Winter. If von arc a possible huihrcr. it'll pay von to investigate. VVc deliver any quantity, any size, any time.. Asher Fireproofmg Co. 915 Southern Building FOR SALE Very Desirable Home Building Sites "The Best Suburb of the National Capital" All Improvements A Comparison of Prices With Others Will Mean Your Accepting This Suburb ALL WE ASK IS A PERSONAL INSPECTION Terms to Suit Make Your Selection Now Thomas, J. Fisher & Company, Inc. 738 15th Street N.W. Phone Main 6830 FOR SALE "OLD CHEVY CHASE" MARYLAND JUST COMPLETED COLONIAL RESIDENCE Northeast Corner of Connecticut Ave. and Kirk St. OPEN SUNDAY Representative on Premises Sunday From 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Daily From 10 to 5 FIRST FLOOR: Living room, library, dining room, kitchen and pantrv: glassed-in breakfast porch and sun pa rlor, with radiators and open fireplace: open fireplaces in library and living room; covered porch off of library. Covered entrance porch. SECOND FLOOR: Four large master bedrooms, each with private bath, tubs and. showers. Ample closet space, and back stairway. Open lire places in two front rooms and porches on both sides of house. THIRD FLOOR: Two master bedrooms and baths. Two servant's rooms. (Servants' bath in basement ). Large closets. BASEMENT: Laundry, servants' bath and storage space. APPOINTMENTS: Paneled walls throughout: tile floors <?n porches: hot-water heat and electric light: instaneaneous hot-water heater; GAR AGE DOUBLE, with private driveway. HARRY WARDMAN Sales Department 1430 K Street N.W. *isaa |! swstsrafflaiwms ? Which Will You Have in 1931? # Eleven and One-Half Years' Rent Receipts?or^ Full and Complete Ownership of Your Apartment ? Reduce this proposition of "Owning your own Apartment" to plain dollars and cents? and you will see the powerful argument the actual figures make as an economic invest ment. ?Under Tenancy--? The Apartments still renting for the old tariff at $42.50 per month? would mean that in 11 Vz years you will have a bunch of rent receipts that have cost vou J $5,865.00? But They Are of No Value! We are offering Apartments in this thor oughly modern Apartment House, possessing exceptional features of plan and location? for example? As Purchaser? If you buy this Apart ment, at the end of that 1 1 Vz years' period you will have paid?includ ing everything?$7,182. Or, in other words, for $9 per month more than the present low rental you will become __ Absolute Owner of Your Apartment Such figures as these must be convincing?first of the expense of continuing to rent; and, second, of the economy of ownership. Owning your own Apartment is preferred to owning your house?because it has the double advantage of greater enhancement and contentment, removing forever the worry and varying expense incidental to living in rented quarters. We have many Apartments in numerous Apartment Houses in various locations?all of which may be bought upon equally favorable terms?and all showing equally advantageous investment. Details upon inquiry at our office. 813 Fifteenth St. Allan E. Walker & Co., Inc. Office Will Be Open Until 1 P.M. Monday Southern Bldg.