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List of Permits of Last Week. (Continued From First Page )_ H. G. Smithy Co., 811 Fifteenth street, for construction of three 2-story brick houses In the 2900 block of Cortland place at a cost of 24,000. Important Permits, The more important permits of the week are as follows; Washington Builders, Inc., Tower Building, owners and builders; Harry Stemfleld, architect; to erect 12 two story brick and stone dwellings, 6101 to 6123 Fourteenth street; to cost $4,500 each. C, H. Small, 930 New York avenue, owner and builder; to erect six 2 story brick flats, 1648-68 Trinidad avenue; to cost $45,000. Penn Realty Corp., 474 K street, owner and builder; Julius Wenig. architect; to erect four 2-story brick flats, 1104-1106 Holbrook street north east, and 1107-1109 Staples street northeast; to cost $30,000. H. G. Smithy Co., 811 Fifteenth street, owner and builder; E. B. Coming, architect; to erect three 2 story brick dwellings, 2932, 36 and 40 Cortland place; to cost $24,000. C. R. Matheny, 6147 Thirty-first street, owner and builder; Evan J. Conner, designer; to erect two 2-story brick and frame dwellings, 6432 and 6428 Barnaby street; to cost $7,500 each. . , Charles Sturbitts, 3900 McKinley street, owner and builder; Dillon & Abel, designers; to erect two 2-story brick dwellings. 2901 and 2905 Rit tenhouse street; to cost $7,000 each. Harry Gorin, 618 Princeton place, owner and builder; J. G. Herbert, architect; to erect two 2-story brick dwellings, 6426 and 30 Sixth street; to cost $12,000. A. Luchs and A. Wulf. 4901 Illinois avenue, owners and builders; F. G. Wilcox, designer; to erect tw« 2-story brick dwellings, 5806 and 5808 Fourth •treet; to cost *12,000. La Salle Park Corp., 1520 K street, owner and builder; E. D. Schreler, architect; to erect two 2-story brick dwellings. 1832 and 1836 Varnum •treet northeast; to cost $11,000. Waple & James. 1226 Fourteenth street, owners and builders; F. G. Wilcox, designer; to erect one 21 story brick dwelling. 5731 Kansas avenue; to cost $10,000. Harris Shapero, 1447 Girard street, owner and builder; F. G. Wilcox, de signer: to erect one 2-story brick dwelling, 3900 Macomo sow. ro cosi $9000. Lester D. Flaherty, 4212 Third itreet, owner; Edwin L. Taylor, 3619-B Newark street, designer and builder; to erect one 2-story brick and tile dwelling, 1444 Juniper street, to cost $8,000. E. C. Burgdorf, 6703 Forty-fifth street, Chevy Chase, Md., owner, de signer and builder; to erect one 2 story brick dwelling, 3294 Worthing ton street, to cost $6,000. Brick-Frame Building. Custom Built Homes. 416 Fifth street, owners and builders; Leon Chatelain, jr„ architect; to erect one 1-story brick and frame dwelling, 2825 Seventeenth street northeast, to cost $6,000. Capital View Realty Co., 927 New York avenue, owner and builder; W. Valentine, designer; to erect two 2 story brick dwellings, 5314 and 5316 East Capitol street northeast, to cost $6,500. Michael Sirkis, 809 Tuckerman street, owner and builder; Marcus Hallett, designer; to erect one 2-story brick dwelling. 6120 Twenty-ninth itreet, to cost $5,500. George E. Frasier, 2031 Nichols ave nue southeast, owner and builder; Dillon Si Abel, designers; to erect one 2-story brick and frame dwelling. 2217 Thirty-second street southeast, to cost $5,000. Clyde S. Landis. 5300 Seventh itreet, owner and builder; J. D. Cobb, designer; to erect one 2-story brick dwelling, 6015 North Dakota avenue, to cost $4,500. Henry Schaffert, trustee; Louis de Ladurantaye, designer; Clarence W. Gosnell, Inc., 1414 Monroe street, builders; to erect one 1-story bride addition, 2206 Fourteenth street, to cost $3,000. E M. Willis, Investment Build ing. owner; Dillon Si Abel, designers; to erect one 2-story brick and frame dwelling, 4317 Hayes street northeast, to cost $3,000. Robert S. Nash. 50 Florida avenue northeast, owner; Pringle Construc tion Co., 907 Fifteenth street, builders; to make repairs, 121 Q street north east, to cost $2,000. Rudolf Siegrist, 1431 Iris street, owner and builder; A. F. Leder, de signer; to erect one 1-story brick up holstering shop, 1177 New Hampshire avenue, to cost $2,000. Harris Shapero, 1447 Girard street, owner and builder; F. G. Wilcox, de signer; to erect brick garage, 3900 Macomb street, to cost $1,200. Morris Cafritz, 1404 K street, owner; Morris Cafritz Co., 1404 K street, builders; to alter Into apart ments, 3212 and 3214 Georgia avenue, to cost $1,000. Francois X. Borruat, 1335 Twenty second street, owner; Robert J. O'Neill Si Co., builders; to erect brick addition. 1335 Twenty-second street; to cost $1,000. C. C. Willard Estate, Kellogg Building, owners; A. B. Gilbert, 1427 Eye street, builder; to make repairs, 1314 F street; to cost $950. Henry Schaffert, trustee; Louis de Ladurantaye, designer; Clarence W. Gosnell, Inc., 1414 Monroe street, builder; to remodel 2206 Fourteenth street; to cost $900. H. G. Smithy Co., 811 Fifteenth street, owners and builders; to erect three brick private garages, 2932, 2936 and 2940 Cortland place; to cost $300 each. Pcsqua di Bartolo, owner; V. In namorato, 1216 Montello avenue northeast, designer and builder; to erect one 2-story brick addition, 1244 H street northeast; to cost $750. J. R. Sherwood, 1354 Monroe street, o»ner; P. S. Dove, 911 Thirteenth street, designer and builder; to make repairs, 1931 Fourteenth street; to cost $600. Liggett Drug Co., New York City, owner; W. E. Mooney Co., 2539 Penn sylvania avenue, builders; to make repairs. 1345 F street; to cost $600. George C. Murphy, 1516 Lament street, owner and builder; to erect one 1-story brick addition, 2220 Fourteenth street; to cost $500. Fannie L. Harward, 5429 Cathedral avenue, owner and builder; W. V. Dour, designer; to erect one 1-story frame and stucco addition, 5429 Cathedral avenue; to cost $500. C. R. Matheny, 6147 Thirty-first street, owner and builder; to erect two brick garages, 6432 and 6428 Barnaby street; to cost $250 each. Waple & James, 1226 Fourteenth street, owner and builders: F. G. Wil cox, designer; to erect brick garage, 5731 Kansas avenue; to cost $500. A. Luchs and A. Wulf, 4901 Illinois avenue, owners and builders; F. G. j Wilcox, designer: to erect two brick garages. 5806 and 5808 Fourth street; to cost $550. H. G. Smithy Co., 811 Fifteenth street, owner; to excavate for dwell ings. 2932, 2936 and 2940 Cortland place; to cost $300. Ruth B. Templeton, 705 Fern street, owner; Clarence W. Gosnell, Inc., 1414 Monroe street, builders; to erect frame garage. 705 Fern street; to cost $300. Dr. Ira W. Dennison, 2430 Twentieth street, owner; L. E. Brashear, 2700 Fourth street northeast, builder; to make repairs, 2430 Twentieth street; to cost $300. Charles Sturbitts. 3900 McKinley street, owner and builder; Dillon A Abel, designers; to erect two brick garages. 2901 and 2905 Rittenhouse street; to cost $150 each. Munson O. Bull, owner; C. M. Chaney. 2949 Carleton avenue north east, builder: to make repairs, 2210 Rhode Island avenue northeast; to cost $300. R. W. Finley, owner; Fuhrman A Sibley, builders; to inclose porch, 1205 Holly street; to cost $300. ■ Air Conditioning Fans in Attic Used to Blow Out Hot A ir at End of Day. BY LAWRENCE TUCKER. How to obtain air-conditioned com fort in the home inexpensively is a question that has recently been aroused in the minds of many people. The desire for Information no doubt has been caused by the widespread use of air conditioning in so many stores, restaurants and theaters. After spend ing a perfectly comfortable evening in a cool theater, or enjoying a good dinner in the manufactured climate of a restaurant, the majority of people wish fervently that they could return to a pleasantly cool house or apart ment. At present there are a number of methods of installing air-conditioning equipment in the home, but the high initial cost and the expense of oper ation place it far beyond the reach of the average person. The equipment required to cool only a fair-slxed room will cost *400 at the least, and even though a portable machine Is used the cost of the device itself will, in most cases, be prohibitive. When actual cooling Is desired, using mechanical refrlgerative ma chinery, this condition exists, but by the use of ice, cold water or the rapid movement of air, it is possible to ob tain a high degree of comfort with very little outlay. Catching the Cool Air. All of us have no doubt noticed the very decided drop in temperature that occurs when the sun goes down after a piping hot day. This difference In temperature will amount to as much as 20 degrees, but the inside of the house which has been heated up by the aun beating down on the roof with a temperature of 130 degrees or more, is still hot. In fact, it is very apt to be 5 or 10 degrees hotter than the air outside in the middle of the day. Obviously the simplest method of cooling the interior of the house down to the comparatively pleasant outdoor condition at night is to put the hot air out of the house and pull in the cool night air. This method will not, of course, remove any of the moisture from the air, nor will it produce a condition any better than exists out of doors. It will, however, remove the heat that has been stored up all day and enable us to enjoy some relief without having to drive around In cars all night or sleep on park benches. To remove this heated air and pull in the cool air, a large, quiet fan is installed in the attic. It must be large enough to change the air con tents of the top floor at least once every two minutes. In other words, if the total volume of the top floor (length times width times celling height! Is 12,000 cubic feet, the fan would have to handle 6 000 cubic feet per minute. This amount of air can easily be blown out of the attic space with a fan about 30 inches in diameter. The fan is usually mounted behind a grill or louvre of some sort, either In an opening in the building wall or In a convenient window. A number r>l them are mounted on frames mak ing them easily portable so that they ran be placed In rooms where large numbers of people are gathered, or other locations where maximum com fort is desired. With the fan installed in the attic It is possible to control it with an automatic switch which will turn it on at any predetermined time, or it may be connected to a manually operated switch located anywhere downstairs. In the early evening when the sun has just gone down the fan is turned on. the second-floor windows are closed the first-floor windows are opened, and the cool air la drawn through the entire house. In a short time the heat has been removed and the occupants are not only cooled by the fresh outside air, but also by the gentle circulation of air over the skin. When only the bed rooms are occu pied it is possible to close the flrst floor windows, open those on the sec ond floor, and the entire volume of air 1s circulated where it is most needed. It is therefore possible to obtain almost perfect control of the Installation by ' merely manipulating the windows as desired. The cost of these fans Is so reason able that they are no doubt one of the most effective methods of obtain ing comfort cheaply. Even residents of apartments, small detached or semi detached houses of only moderate means can avail themselves of this simplest of air-conditioning systems. Next week the use of cold water and ice will be considered as a means of actually cooling the air cheaply. --§ --- NEW FIRM FORMED Bethesda Residents Join in New bold-Johnson, Inc. BALTIMORE. March 23—Alfred T. Newbold, Harman O. Johnson and Gregory B. Mason, all of Bethesda, have incorporated Newbold-Johnson Builders. Inc., of Bethesda, Md., *b deal in real estate, etc. The capital stock consists of 200 shares common stock, of no par value. HOI HORS SEENATDISPUW New York Exposition Is Birthplace of Many Deco ration Schemes. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, March 23.—Many new Ideas for making homes more comfortable, up to date and attrac tive will be demonstrated at the Modernisation Exposition, which opens Monday, March 25, In the large hall of the Port Authority Commerce Building, Fifteenth street and Eighth avenue, New York. Sponsored by the New York City Better Housing Committee of the Federal Housing Administration, it Includes displays of Innumerable ma terials and equipment, such as paints, woodwork, plumbing, heating, elec trical fixtures and decorative furnish ings. Property owners will derive from the exposition many suggestions as to how to make their houses more at tractive to themselves and to tenants. Builders of new homes should dis cover valuable aids In the exhibits, which range from an extensive group of architectural plans to arrange ments of furnishings and equipment to go Inside the house. Adaptations Featured. New color schemes and suggestions nn Uaiw ♦ n arlont iVinm i n AnsV nnm home will be an interesting part of the exposition. A series of miniature houses, ranging from the usual types to the ultramodern “home of tomor row" will be shown, with painted interiors and exteriors in a wide range of effects. In the model of the “home of tomorrow," remarkable for its fidelity to every detail of the life size prototype now being built in Yonkers, N Y., the visitor may see how to transform a dingy basement into a useful game room by brighten ing its walls with paint: also how modem color schemes can re-create other rooms. Of more than ordinary interest is an architectural exhibit of remodeled buildings displayed In photographs and floor plans. Here will be found hints for remodeling suburban homes, renovating old farm houses, making an attractive entrance out of an old fashioned hallway, and obtaining more room inside a home Belore-and* after photographs serve to illustrate the changes. Tenement Rooms Furnished. Dramatic in its implications is the life-sized display of two actual tene ment rooms with all their furnishings, taken from an abandoned East Side home. The New York Housing Au thority re-created these as a realistic picture of the old-type homes which are now being replaced for better ones by means of slum clearance and bet ter housing projects. Decorated interiors, with attractive arrangements of furniture, rugs and fabrics, will emphasize color. Painted panels will suggest different wall treatments and demonstrations oi how to put on various finishes will be conducted By leading concerns Visitors will see displayed the newest finishes and latest developments ir paint* and varnishes for interior dec oration and exterior protection. Big Increase in Rural Opera tions Seen as Spring Comes. Firm-building improvements con tinue to held a strong place in the tabulation of modernization work done in conjunction with the better hous ing program under the national hous ing act, with every indication that the earning of Spring will see a big in crease in operations in the rural sec tions. Representatives of the Federal . Housing Administration visiting farm ing communities report that barkers are receiving more Inquiries from farmers and that loan commitments tor later use are Increasing. Heme Cornea First Home improvements are receiving as much attention as barns, outbuild ings and other equipment, and in most instances where farmers have availed themselves of the moderniza tion credit plan all structures are given needed attention. A survey of the work done on farm homes shows a surprisingly large number of water systems being in stalled, also heating plants and elec tricity for lighting and household ap pliances. Painting and roofing con tinue to lead the improvements. Additions to and replacements of barns, stables, granaries and similar equipment are being governed largely by the matter of business efficiency. New granaries, for Instance, are being built not only to conserve high-priced feed, but In many Instances to stop losses by rats and other pests. A more diversified live-stock program, espe cially the keeping of a few cows and breeding horses, has in some instances necessitated more stable room. Coats Are Low. A atrlklng feature of the farm modernization work Is the compara tively low cost. Credit obtained av erages slightly less than $500. And, since the nature of their business often requires them to be somewhat skilled mechanics, farmers, by doing the great bulk of their building them selves, are spending most of the money for building materials and equipment. Hardwood Floor* Patterned. Patterned hardwood floors, usually laid In mastic, can now be had in square, tongued-and-grooved units i ready-finished, if desired.) which are blind-nailed to wood subfloors. A __ ONE OF THE m| FINEST NEW HOME E| BUYS ON TODAY’S El MARKET am 4 BED ROOMS BATHS WITH BED ROOM AND 6811 FAIRFAX ROAD ""V-in'np'Ji"0* 810,950 UPE s ItfAlTH HOMF today. 2 to « u riwunnuM, j Sunday, 10 to « In Edgemeor, Md—Prom Be theida Bank at old Georgetown noro o nim no Rd. and Wisconsin Ave. turn BOSS & X HELl S left Into Edgeraoor Lane to Palrfax Rd. and left to house. REALTORS a/ Something $A950 NEW *5”50 |M See These Features MODERN BRICK Five Lar9e Rooms Tile Bath With Shower BUNGALOWS Attic Flagstone Terrace Hardwood Floors 4800 Block Crescent Place Oxford Cabinet Drive out Mate. Are. to O**^o*«eSe%at Western Are turn right to rvfltfj ClpCrOIlOfl \bOf> block Western Ate.. '*'» Uft * block- Economical Vpkeep MINIMI M 1 FIRST SECOND MONTHLY CASH 1 PRICE TRIST TRC*T PAYMENT FAVMENT $450 $4,950 $3,000 $1,500 $47.50 Monthly Payments Include Interest A Principal On Both Trust* EXHIBIT HOME FURNISHED Frank A, Simon 417 Southern Bldg. NAtl. 3668 i *** vsJ&g-JOZ- \ .argragi* **»* .. ■^SfiSs-ss&isS I iigSisss further* particulars. Cn T b,uk„ 35th and 36th Sts. I ! r* L ^1 OPEN FOR INSPECTION 1 I f-rfen DAILY & SUNDAY ..! DARK —- ' METZLER—Di,t 8600 1 1106 Vt. Ave^METa^,, _J Experienced Advertisers PrefrrTheSt^ « I- 1 -- — ■ --- The Finest You Will See-$12,950 I | 3126 Rittenhouse St. N.W. A grand, big, Colonial all brick—in the finest tr edition—with a double front (going through to Rock I Creek Ford Road). All brick and having on 1st floor living room, hallway, dining room, kitchen, 2 coat cloeeto—all very large. Large lavatory, electric range and refrigerator. 2nd floor—3 very large bed rooms, 2 lovely baths, cedar closet. The attic Is finished and insulated and covers the entire house. The recreation room Is paneled in knotty pine and has a fireplace. Slate roof, copper flashing, servant's toilet with washstand, hot-water heat, gas storage heater and 2-ear garage with street frontage. Built By ■M J C. W. Williams ! Open Saturday, All Day Sunday and Each Aftarnoon PHILLIPS & CANBY, Inc. NA. 4600 ‘ Inveitment Bldg. v i. y *, . =■■■ tt— ■■■■■ .. | ■' v ■a. ■ ■ -■ g ...■ Y Walroy Heights S’ Open for Inspection Sunday - The District sf Colombia Boilding Kegalatleni hive been fallowed In the constriction of these homes. 5 Rooms Concrete foundation All r«>m* provided IXOOUIS walls with drain tila with at least two win sround dows assuring good croga Exterior walla lnsu- vantllstlon. Uarage &&7it8af&Blnrfl>,'S» Large log-burning Hr* . same principle as a Pisco In living room. Loi?-Burn in IT thermos bottla. reflection Exterior finished with * * of heat and cold. express tiding (the hfe xv 1 Modern efficiency long wood) pieced over fireplace kitchen, built-in cabl- diagonal tub-sldlna with nets, electric refrigerator. waterproof paper be pi , ■ n gas range, one-piece tween. Electric Ke* porcelain sink. Armstrong t.... fully screened finoleum double cement- po?fhr*ew,ndow» acr*e?n ffiarAfuli/hn *°w“?»«ri K*ih vith wi full length with rri*CraUOn .vUl? Aluminum lfl-mesh fly fJLl.Uh52 rooms wire, the wire which will Lot 50x110 wltV»Le'^n each™”? JJ* «“**• *nd dl6Color twin beds. Each room tn* p*lm having a large cedar- House sewer connected CC AT A lined closet. „ with the new sewer ays \h mSII Beautiful oak floors tem and the sewer as vvii/WW Igjd 0¥er sub-flooring sessment charge paid. with building paper be- City water, gas and alde _ tween. walk*. TO INSPECT: Cross Highway Bridge (Long Bridge), turn right on Columbia Pike to the Arlington Post Offlee where the street cars croas, turn right three blocks to houses. Convenient to stores and Bus line VAUGHN & USILTON,A Builders I One of the best values we have ever offered in a g new home in this section. $11,75© 3240 Livingston St Chevy Chase, D. C. g r————————1 Grace of line, beauty of architecture I and simplicity of design are appealing g to every home lover. A beautifully j landscaped lot, 130 feet deep, affords I a setting that is in perfect harmony e with the house itself. * FIRST FLOOR—The entrance hall leads back to the modern electric kitchen, com pact in design, beautifully decorated. An 0 Fireplace extra large living room with wood-burning r fireplace. The entire fireside waU la • Breakfast Room paneled in knotty pine, lendins a distinct _ _ . Colonial air; a bright, cheery dining room 0 2 Baths with ample wall space, directly adjoins the breakfast nook. We guarantee this heme SECOND FLOOR—The gracefully winding te be at the finest can- stairway from the entrance hall leads to structien that money can three light, large bed rooms and two har bor. We are proud to of- monloualy tiled baths, one with tub and fer this heme teday. shower. Ample closet space In each room. • T Refirnnma THIRD FLOOR—Here la a finished attic, • J Bedrooms handsomely paneled and Insulated, which 1 • T Tnt can be utilised for an extra bed room, jsg play room or sewing room. • Garage Among the luxurious appointments TO REACH and equipment are bronze screens, SS Drive out Connecticut Ave- metal weatherstripping, flashing and tuA, XhtTnAlntinuTto downspouting; Colonial brass electeie gj Livingtton street, tum left fixtures and standard plumbing fix t0 home.___ turea. 1508 p—- ^ Phone K St. NAtional N.W. J 4886 A,*TT* WNER-BUILDER^^ > A SUBURBAN ESTATE | 1 Va acres of ground—high elevation—excellent location. $10,500°° Located at the Northeast Corner of Everett Street and Summit Avenue, Chevy Chase View THE brick residence contains two bedrooms, bath, living room, dining room, kitchen and large sun room, large basement area for recreation room, two-car built-in garage. The grounds are well landscaped and entirely enclosed in stone and anchor fences. OPEN TODAY AND SUNDAY To reach: Out Conn. Ace., beyond Chevy Chase Lake about two miles to Everett Street, turn left to property. EDW. H. JONES & CO., Inc. 5520 Conn. Ave. Cl. 2300 *■ Battery Park New—Detached—Brick *9.450 Such a value at never before offered in thit section 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms and finish ed attic, 2 baths, large, fully equipped kitchen; back porch, lot 50x150 —and SUPER-CON STRUCTION. Be Sure to See 504 Goddard Rd. L HfALTH HOME J FLOYD E. DAVIS CO. R.Alton 713 12th N.W. Nat. 0352 Home in Brandywine Street Sold The above attractive dwelling at 4848 Brandywine atreet ha* been purchased by a Government official, whoa name was not announced, from the firm of J. Dallas Grady, the builder. The house contains seven rooms, twi baths and a recreation room.