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OWNERS OF HOMES
CHEMIMNEÏS Approach of Winter Brings Increasing Requests to F. H. A. Following: record-breaking Autumn rains in many sections of the country unci with Winter storms just around the corner. thousands of home owners throughout the countiy are making a sharp check-up of their chimneys, it is indicated by hundreds of letters received by the Federal Housing Ad ministration. While inquiries have from the be ginning of the better housing program run heavily to questions regarding leaky roofs, the approach of Winter has brought a substantial increase in requests for information regarding chimney repairs. Whether well or badly constructed, »uch flues, neglected^ over a period of years, lead to mo'.dy and leaky roofing about them, to damaged in terior walls and damp basements, in ■which heating and plumbing appar atus rusts and rapidly deteriorates. 1 making work for the plumber and interior decorator as well as the j mason and roof repair man—and j added expense for the home owner, j Many Seek Data on Loans. Many property owners, writing for further information on the Federal j Housing Administration's moderniza tion credit plan, seek information on loans running from $100 to $200 for j the repair of chimneys and roofs. ! Others want loans as high as $400 | and $600 for such improvements. ; stressing the point that chimneys have crackfd and need rebuilding, eaves are pulling away frcm the dwelling, gutters and downspouts need replacement and that they wish to re-roof with patented fireproof shingles and tiles carrying guarantees of long service. With the approach of Winter there Is a lessening demand from the Mid dle and Far West for funds with which existing water supplies may be aug mented. The appeals for loans for the modernization of irrigation ma chinery. such as improved pumping apparatus, has dropped sharply in re cent weeks, the drought in many sec tions having relaxed its grip. There continue, however, many inquiries re garding the application of such loans to the deepening of existing wells, many of which failed during the dry period of the Summer. Farmers of the Midwest in steadily Increasing numbers are taking advan tage of the opportunities offered them through the modernization credit ma chinery. Homes, barns and ether units of the homestead are rapidly being put in order after, in some in stances. five years of enforced neglect. Concrete feed lots and silos are re ceiving special attention as the partial failure of crops makes conservation of feed imperative. More Wives Inquiring. State headquarters of the various better housing campaign committees report a growing number of inquiries concerning modernization projects from farmers' wives. Manufacturers of various types of farm equipment such as are eligible under the terms of the Federal housing act ar^ adding to their sales forces and are reporting Improved trade as the faimer comes into a fuller appreciation of just what can be done under the measuic. This surge forward is more notice able in the Northern tier of States, where Winter comes more swiftly, grows more severe and lasts longer than elsewhere, manufacturers report. In 22 of the 48 States of the Union a mean temperature of 35 dcgiees holds for upward of five months of each year and the property owners of these States are reported rushing through long-neglected repairs and Improvements. BALTIMORE BUILDING OPERATOINS IMPROVE $7,000.000 for Nine-Month Period Better Than for Whole Previous Year, Permits Reveal. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. October 6.—Building operations in Baltimore for the first nine months of the current year, as evidenced by the permits issued dur ing that period, aggregate slightly more than S7.000.000. While this is no very impressive total for three quarters of a year, it is better than for the entire 12 months of last year, when the total was between six and ievcn millions. Although the figures for 1934 to date pive no indication of a building boom, they do afford ground for the belief that the bottom of the depression was reached last year and that real estate Is now on the up-grade. REAL ESTATE GAINS August Index Figure Higher Than July. Real estate market activity for Au gust was measured by the index figure 52.5, according to the compilation made monthly by the National Asso ciation of Real Estate Boards from official reports of deeds recorded in 64 typical cities. The August number is 4.2 points higher than the July figure, and 5.1 points higher than the August figure for the preceding year. ■ * Cottage of Rural French Design ROOMS CAN BE ARRANGED TO SUIT FAMILY NEEDS. THIS picturesque cottage of an architectural type to be found in the rural sections oi France was designed for The Star's series by Robert S. Loney, architect, of 4001 Connecticut avenue. The designer estimates that It could be constructed at a cost of from $7,500 to $8,500. It could be built of white washed brick or stucco, with a varie gated slate roof. It would present a more pleasing appearance if finished ! ' in a dark trim. The house as shown is designed for l a family of four or five persons, but in < the case of a family of two or three, ' the first fioo· bed rooms cquld easily be converted into a dining room by put ting a passage in place of the closet adjacent to the kitchen. The architect advises that the house should be insulated at least on the second floor. 16 HOUSES ARE SOLD BY J. W. BUCHANAN I Lively Fall Market Predicted by Realtor in Announcing Purchases. I A lively Pall home purchasing mar ket was predicted by J. Wesley Buch anan, realtor, today, in announcing I the recent sale of 16 houses, a num ! ter of which were purchased before j construction. The Buchanan list of sales is as ' follows: ! 4607 Rosedale avenue, Bethesda, i sold to Abraham W. Bailey and H. Miriam Hubbard for Paul X. Stone, ( Inc. House to be built at 4701 Rosedale avenue. Bethesda. sold to Mr. and ί Mrs. H. C. Heigham for Paul T. Stone, ■ Inc. ι House to be built at 4703 Rosedale ! avenue, Bethesda. sold to Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Homer for Paul T. j Stone, Inc. 5809 Thirty-third street sold to Mr. and Mrs Joseph M. Vallin for Charles 1 Sturbitts. 4824 Linnean avenue sold to George ; B. Furman for Algernon S. Gardiner, j 6402 Ridge wood avenue. Chevy < I Chase, sold to John Clay Leonard for I Equitable Life Insurance Co. 6725 Piney Branch road sold to Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dressel for Wil- | liam H. Saunders Co. 3040 Legation street sold to Mr. ι and Mrs. O. Prank Hopkins for Mr. ! Frank D. Phillips. I 2716 Chesapeake street sold to Mr. Î and Mrs. Raymond Beebe for Mar ! garet Palwaith and Martha F. Riess. 6331 Utah avenue sold to Mr. and j Mrs. John Spratt for Paul T. Stone, Inc. I 5509 Chevy Chase parkway sold to Mrs. Lyda Maltman for Stephen T. De La Mater. 4614 Rosedale avenue. Bethesda. sold to Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Wathen for Paul T. Stone, Inc. 4605 Roeedale avenue, Bethesda, sold to Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wil liford for Paul T. Stone, Inc. 1745 Taylor street sold to Mr. and ' Mrs. Harry C. Ames for Mr. R. Fred- I erick Hatcher. 3330 Tennyson street sold to Mr. ! and Mrs. William F. Oflutt for Mr. 1 J. B. Tiffey. 4609 Rosedale avenue. Bethesda. ' sold to Mr. and Mrs. Hough for Paul j ι T. Stone, Inc. j REALTY SALES GAIN IN NORTHERN NECK Special Dispatch to The Star. HEATHSVILLE, Va, October 6 — The sale of real estate in the Northern Neck is more active than for several years There have been several prop erty transfers in the last few weeks and a building boom is expected. Many property owners who have . homes and farms for sale, however, do not seem anxious to sell their prop erty at the present prices. Among the sties reported this week is the farm of Mrs. Charlotte R.,Pusey, Belleville, in the suburbs of Heaths ville. This* is one of the outstanding old estates of Northumberland County. C. " W Hubbard, county agent of Northumberland, vu the purchaser. Modernizing Loan Solution For Old Screened Porch The old screened sleeping porch—a lelightful comfort in the Summer time, but a useless catch-all in the Winter. Why not secure a moderni sation loan and make it livable the fear around? It is simple to trans form the sleeping porch into & com fortable bed room by insulating the »'alls and ceiling and providing veather-stripped windows. The windows should be selected as nuch for their appearance from inside >nd out as for their utility. The most conspicuous part of the room, they nust be chosen and treated with great :are. If the popular and attractive ;asement windows r.re used, it is bet ter to have them swing out instead if in, as the in-swinging windows are iard to make tight against storms ind they interfere with draperies. Veather-stripping will render the win lows tighter. f At satisfactory treatment for the walls and ceiling is the use of insula tion. with a finish of wall board or plaster. Decorative wall board re quiring no additional finishing may be used. However, if a special wall treat ment is desired undecorative material may be used and papered, painted, stained or varnished, or plaster may be applied and painted or papered. Floors should be treated in keeping with the rest of the interior. If the exterior walls are finished to harmonize with the rest of the house, a more attractive outside effect will be obtained. To perfect the new bed room the heating plant can be extended, if de sired. and a radiator installed. Further comfort may be had from built-in window seats, shelves and other incidentals. 4 FOR COLORED ι «Mart -v*»v 1 Wade Road Southeast A New Housing Project 10 NEW BUNGALOWS $4,250 - $4,350 SMALL CASH PAYMENT—EASY TERMS All brick. 5 rooms and bath. Hot-water heat, all modern im provement.*. Wonderful view of the rity. Only 10 minutes from Capitol. Near schools, playgrounds, churches and transportation. OPEN ALL DAY SUNDAY To Inipect—Take Congrese Height» ear to Sumner Road, follow eigne to property. Built and For Sale Β ν WILLIAM P. IRVIN 1410 G St. N.W. Dist. 0039 RATHER THAN RENT OWNER OF HIGH-CLASS DETACHED Takoma Park, D. C., Homes Will Consider Any Reasonable Q££er No. 6604 5th Street N.W. Two-story, 6-room brick house with every improvement. Brick fireplace, and break test room, electric refrigeviu'on, trees and shrubs, garage, oak floors—large lot. Very attractive. $9,250-Easy Terms Also No. 6601 5th' Street N.W. Corner bungalow. 5 rooms, sleeping porch, hot-water heat, tiled bath, brick fireplace, 00Κ floors; large, dry cellar. Attic. Garage. Lot 68 by 148. Price, $8,500-Easy Terms THESE HOUSES HAVE BEEN NEWLY PAINTED AND DECORATED AND ARE LIKE NEW Now Is the Time to Buy Open All Day Sunday H. L. Thornton, Owner-Builder Office, 6900 4th St., Opposite Takoma Theater Office Phone, Ge. 2291; Home, Ge. 2811 ) A Lovely New Home Astoundingly Slashed from $12,500 to $10,950 6224 32nd Place N.W. Unquestionably the best buy in a new house in the city today. In a beautiful wooded section of Chevy Chase, east of Conn. Ave. All-brick con struction Living room entire width of house with fireplace. Kitchen is an ultra-modern health kitchen with an abundance of built-in cabinets. Second floor contains a iaree master bed room with bath and stall shower, and two more bed room.* with brth between Spacious light airy récréation room with open fireplace. Oil burner, laundry tubs and basement toilet. Garage. OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY To Inspect: Drive ovt Conn. Ave to Chevy Chase Circle, riçht on Western Ave. to Tennyson St to 32nd Place, right to home. FRANK S. PHILLIPS, Realtor 927 15th St. N.W. Di. 1411 « MATERIAL FOUND FOR SMALL HOME Fire, Water and Weather proof Feature of Low-Cost Building Product. The discovery of what Its sponsors herald as a "new basic construction and building material that bids fair tc revolutionise the construction of th« small home," is reported from Chicago The material. It Is said, has been dem onstrated to be "completely fireproof" not merely fire-resistant, "withstand ing the attack of direct flames of gat or blow torch for hours at a time." Its Insulating qualities are described as being so great that the hand can be pressed firmly against the top sur face of brick-size samples of this ma terial subjected to torch heat with perfect comfort. Its qualities of in sulation are said to be equally as good against sound and electricity. The report on the material for which no name was given continues: "The new material is also witer and weather proof and so is equally serv iceable for both outside and Inside surfacing. "Architectural beauty of design and color Is entirely within the possibilities because on the one hand it is as plastic to any form or design of pattern and mold as is clay or cement, and on the count of color, the entire palette of color can be applied in water and weather proof permanent form either to its surface or to the texture of the material iteelf in the making of It. Furthermore, it is workable as ordinary hardwood is, will hold nails and screws like oak. can be cut. sawed and planed like wood, and by the use of a mastic plaster made of the same material as the essential binder of this product, sections can be joined securely and smoothly without the use of croes paneling. "Being so plastic and workable in nature, the material becomes an ideal material for the designing and pre rasting of entire houses in more or less standardized sections, requiring only to be assembled and joined together on 'location.' "The low coet of the material Itself and of the construction cost of build ing with it lie first in the cheapness of the raw materials that compose it and the low cost of the equipment and labor required in its manufacture, and after that in the great time and labor saving in the actual construction of the building itself. It becomes nothing more than an assembling job. It is claimed, therefore, that building costs of small homes particularly will be re duced from 30 to 40 per cent, and bring costs of upkeep, condition ing. insurance, etc., down to minimums never before attained in small-home construction. "The same material is also adaptable to many items of commercial manu Now you can afford This Takoma, D. C., BUNGALOW Reduced from $8,950 to $8,250 702 Butternut St. N.W. rVacant) Six Urge room*. three bed rooms, tile bath with shower, metal weather stripped. hot-water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, porches, attic with etairwav. space for two rooms and bath; jrarace. trees. To inspect. out Georgia Avenue to Butternut Street, right two blocks to vrovertv. Open for Inspection Morgan E. Morgan 110* 1«»th ist N.W. Phone National 915.1 Inspect These New Gas-heated HOMES Sample House 2722 Cortland St. N.W. Enflish, Colonial semi - de tached brick homes contamine « rooms. U baths. Ί real open fireplaces lavatory on first floor, wood-paneled recreation room in basement and scores of handy gadgets for the con venience of the housewife. Beautifully landscaped lot, ~Sx 103 feet. Drive out Conn ave. to the Kennedy-Warren Apart ment. turn left at Devonshire place left into Cortland to houses. $12,950 BROWN BROS. Owner* and Builder$ Saleimen oil Premises Warrenton Tract Is Purchased for H. F. Gray Home Special Dispatch to Th· Star. WARRENTON, V·., October 6. —Harry Fitxhugh Gray of New York has bought of Mrs. Har rison Neebit a tract of 65 aerea on Lees Ridge, near Warrenton, and expects to build a home here. He le a native of Warrenton, but has been In New York for some years in the insurance business. The land is part of the Lee ton Forest estate, home of Charles Lee, Attorney General under Washington, who Inherited it from Richard Henry Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independ ence. It adjoins the lands of Edward E. Jenkins and others. facture where its fireproof and water proof properties, Its high Insulating qualities, and its adaptability to ac curate molding furnish result· that have been sought In vain heretofore with other materials already on the market. Leading architects and engineers who have examined It consider It » material of unlimited possibilities, the nearest approximation to the 'ideal' building material so long sought for. ι When completely developed It should I extend the opportunities for the man of small and moderate means to own his own home exactly as the moderate ! priced but highly efficient automobile ι of today has been made available to him by the modern methods of auto· I mobile manufacture." Paint Aids Hoofs. Examine your roof before Winter sets in. If there are any breaks In the surface, it is the greatest prudence to renew the coating and make It weath· er-proof. So-called asbestos roof coat ing. made with bituminous composi tions and fibrous asbestos Is quite widely employed SEE THESE Values Good, Sound Home Buys Priced for QUICK Selt 313 Milton Are. Langhorne Community Clarendon, Va. $7,250 A new detached brick home. In a select near by Virginia location, with 5 lotely room· and bath. Beautifully landacaped jr round h with tree*. Thla home i· only 15 minute*' drl\e from the Treasury and may he purchased an ·ν "Home Finance Plan," aiimiaat »nr the cxpenae and aneertalnty of the short-term mortgage·. Drive ·» er Key Rririge takg ""•/son Slrii. throvgh C/ir*n é"n pn*t Mon* ment to J/ι Iton Ate. mnd follow tiçng to home. In Saul's Addition 1315 Delafield St. N. $11,950 A roomy, comfortably planned home in thl· popular location. It haa · rooms, S bath·, sleeping porch, oil humer and I* ia per fect condition. Tonr present home wifl be considered as part payment. In Chevy Chase, D. C. 3101 Northampton Street $13,500 In \r.W HOrSR conditio·», this spacious dwelling contains four exceptionally large bedrooms, two tile baths with * h ο w e r. com modious closets In each slfepiBf room a* well as in halls oa buth floors, big reception hall, Hvlng room and dining room: fireplace: screened living porch: vltrs modern kitchen with electrle refrigeration ; built-in t w ο - e » r garage, and other worthy fea tures. Open Τoday By WEAVER BROC I rT realtors Ο WASHINGTON BI.Dft. DISTRICT »4M JUST COMPLETED New Chevy Chase, D. C. Home Γ 5440 30th Place Beautifully Furnished 7/7I An all-brick detached I\JitCvUC KITCHENI . .... home containing six rooms, two tiled baths,, finished attic, recrea tion room and garage, on a large terraced lot. Priced Right on Very Reasonable Terms OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY ! I To Inspect: Drive out Military Road or Nebraska Ave. to 30th Place Capital View Realty Co. 927 Ν. Y. Ave. Phone Natl. 9590 « Oil Produce* Finn Faint. Linseed oil, used so extensively In the manufacture of exterior paint», absorb· the oxygen from the air very rapidly and help· to produce a firm, touch, water-resistant film. PRINGLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 1907 IStk St. N,W. District 8901 CO-nÎ^«?oMÎSÎ^ AND M or» Light Τ hi* Winter With the Aid ·/ Venetian Blinds Venetian blind· at your window· will provide your room* with more light because of the special control fea ture . . . prlvaey and venti lation tre under control M well. Add to these exclusive advantage· a very smart and Intriguing decorative motif and you have the answer to the problem of how best mil the windows In the home be made more attractive. Hey M ultimate? Y eu* re net eUigeteJ in the lemet [SHADE * <r~ 830 13tH St. N.W. District 3374-33*0 W. STOKE 8 ftAMMONg First Showing BEECHWOOD HILLS, VA: ■\-ESTLING *mont state)y trees en s level? knoll in this delightful residential section if this charming Colonial center-hall brick home . . . ( large rooms . . . t bath* . . . Urge living room with fireplace . . . screened porch . . . fall ri» basement with β replace . . . brick garage .. . extra large lot beautifully landscaped . . . model kitchen . . . electric réfrigération . . . every modern i.ODvenienee. OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY To inspect, drive over Kef Bridge to Cherrgiale, turn right at Military Rd Straight through 1 mile to property, or over Chain Bridge to top of hilt, turn left on Military Road 1 mile to home. C. R. KARLSTROMER Chiner βπΛ Builder Price $9,500 Woodridge, D. C. 3926 20th Street N.E. 0 S rooms, California type brick bungalow. Modern in every deuil. Beautiful kitchen and bath. All built-in fixture·, electric refrigeration. Large rooms throughout, built-in garage Corner location, lot 53-foot front. Near school, park and store. Positively nothing like this home I' in the northeast section. Beautiful outside and inside. Prie· and terms will pleas· you. Owner's representative on premises. Open Saturday and Sunday and each evening next week. Drive oat Rhode Jtiani An«»« to iHh Street, or fellow North Cepitol tn Michigan Avenue to Monro«—Monroe to 29th. Turn left on 20th. TOLSON, KEMP & NIX, Inc. Owners an J Builders Decatur 1147 Are you interested in how your home is constructed? Κ you are, visit the 4900 block Quebec Street N.W. Spring Valley Stran-iteel construction—> t e e 1 beams—steel studding—concrete first and second floor·. All walls insulated—with extra four inches of Rock Wool under roof. • Your heating hill is cut to a mini mum and your house is cool in Sum mer. Co* Equipped by the β ashington Gas Light Company W. C. fc A. N. MILLER 1119 17th St. DIst. 4464 - —r' ^ -'n/T'