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Are Added During April. A new total of 1,103 Federal saving* and loan associations was reported to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board up to April 30. During April 38 associations were added to the grow ing number of such institutions, which are privately owned and man aged thrift and home-loan associa tions, operating under Federal super vision. The resources of these associ ations now aggregate (970,351,381. The total Includes 63B new associa tions, holding assets of (91,660,749, which were organised by local citizens In the past 33 months, In districts throughout the country where local home - financing needs were not adequately served. i lie icnnuuui* 473 are old-established institutions of the savings, building and loan type, formerly State chartered, which vol untarily converted to Federal charter, as permitted under the home owners' loan act of 1933. The latter group embraces some of the largest savings and loan organizations in the country, with total assets of close to $480,000, 000. The associations approved for Federal charter during April include 20 formerly State-chartered Institu tions with total resources of approxi mately $30,000,000, and 6 newly or ganised associations. Illustrating the growth In private share investment and lending activi ty of many of these new associations which started from scratch, eight of the new Federally chartered associa tions report assets of more than 81,000,000 each. In New York City and Miami, Fla. two of these institu tions have passed the $3,000,000 figure. A Federal association in Chicago, chartered in 1933, now re ports assets of nearly $2,000,000. New Federal savings and loan associa tions with more than $1,000,000 in resources are located in Los Angeles, Cleveland, New York City, Omaha and Hollywood, Calif. Investors in all Federal associa tions are protected by insurance of their accounts up to $5,000 each through the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp. This protec tion of individual savings is also available to State-chartered institu tions of the thrift and home-financing class which choose to apply for in surance and are approved by the corporation. To date, 207 such associations throughout the country, with resources aggregating $323, 000,000, have become insured. An April 30 report also showed that Federal savings and loan associations are leading in the number of institu tions requesting and receiving Fed eral investment in their shares, for the purpose of Increasing the volume of credit available locally for loans for the construction, purchase and refinancing of homes, from a fund of $300,000,000 authorized by Con gress in 1935. However, other eligible institutions are increasing their ap plications for such investment, in dicating a larger demand for home iG&ns in their areas. Paint Protects Steel. Steel and wood need the protection which paint gives to their surfaces. Buch protection becomes more im portant each year that it is with held. No protective device equal to it has been discovered that in any Way approaches its commercial feasi bility. Even the protection which tenc adds to iron and steel. In gal vanizing, welcomes the further aid by paint. BY DOROTHY DUCAS AND ELIZABETH GORDON. IF YOU want walls unlike anybody else's in your new “dream house,” yet walls that will last, why not express yourself in decorative plaster? This is the new material that com bines plastering and painting, for it is delicately tinted to act as a finish coat as well as a plaster base. But Its chief virtue is its texture, which can be anything you desire. Not long ago we visited a new home where every room had walls of deco rative plaster—and no two were alike. In one room the pale green walls had been brushed, while wet, with an or dinary comb; in another a simple informal pattern had been made with a forefinger; in a third sandpaper had ! been pressed against the damp plaster to give a rough surface. You’d be surprised what & difference i texture makes. The present vogue for solid-color textured finishes, Instead of multi-colored patterns on walls, can now be indulged in a more durable manner than is usually available through fabric or paper wall coverings. Whatever you do with it, it will be your doing, expressive of your taste, which is the thing that makes houses into homes. And your walls will be durable, as they cannot be with wall paper, the only other covering offering self-expression. 12 Tints Available. The plaster comes in 12 tints, all delicate pastels. If you want some thing deeper, or if you want to change colors every year, you can paint over the surface with a special water paint sold by the company that makes the plaster, for 5 cents a pound. A dol lar's worth will do a 9-by-13 room. The plaster costs 30 per cent more than the white coat of ordinary plaster —or $4.50 Instead of $3 for that same 9-by-13 room. You save on the labor ‘ charges, for you don’t need a paint* or paperhanger when you are througi plastering. The material is also available ft exteriors, too, and the laboratory * the manufacturer is equipped to mate any color you desire. * * * * Moulding Is Boon. F)OING over an old room with wall board? Here’s one way of maltir it look twentieth century, even If you use the simplest, least decorative board. Finish off the seams, where the wall boards come together, with some of the new metal snap-on mouldings. The mlrrorlike shine or the satiny sheen of silver, chromium, bronae, copper or brass can do wonders for a room. This easy-to-use moulding, In varied styles and patterns, is applied by means of a “track" which Is nailed Into place, and over which the decorative strips are snapped into place. You don’t need any nails for the moulding itself, because it snaps right on, It* two edges hugging the track as closely as two ends of a curtain rod. Thera are no marring marks where stripe have been joined, for the mouldings come In exactly the lengths you want. “We’ve only seen a few of the pat terns. but thsy give a bird's-eye view of what variety la possible. Thera are flat and corrugated tops, rounded top*, mouldings lor comer*, for edges, and special ones for holding glass or til*. In fact, the mouldings are so good looking, they have been used as sheer decoration around mirrors, windows and ceilings, where they aren't needed as finishes at all. * * * * Tub TraasfarauUon. A Hi you possessors of dignified old n fashioned bath tubs, with pedestal feet, you can stop bemoaning the lra poaalbUUy of having a shower over your tub! By means of a new ehower ensemble, you can transform your old style tub into a snug little circle tor overhead washing. The inexpensive fabricated panel stands behind the tub, sealed to It with leakproof Joints, and there Is a circular *how*r rod at the top. from which your shower curtains hang. At r tached to the panel, with pipes hidden, i are the hot and cold faucets and a soap dish. The nozzle of the shower r is of the very latest design, which can f be regulated for Intensity of the spray, d You can even have a grab bar, if you want it. This shower unit co6ts less than $30, exclusive of fittings and installation. - When it's in you have a modern-ap g pearing and modem-functioning bath room, without having had the fuss and expense of ripping out hidden plumbing. The panel U made In white, blue and green and every metal part la protected from nut by a special process. A special rubber molding is furnished for installation at the tub line to provide a watertight seal at that point. * * * * editor's Note: For further Informa tion about any of these products, write to Designed for Living, care of The ■tar, and Inclose a stamped envelope. AIR-CONDITIONING UNITS TOTAL 7,687 3,039 Installations Made Daring 1933, Publication’s Survey Reveals. A summary of air-conditioning In stallations recently released by the publication, Automatic Heat and Air Conditioning, shows there were 7.BI7 Installations with a total horsepower of 334,467.34 In service on the power lines of 73 utilities at the end of 1835. These utilities serve a popu lation of approximately 40,000,000. Three thousand and thirty-nine of these Installations, with a horsepower of 61,31533, were Installed during 1335. In total horsepower, Washington is third with 38,181, 8,634 of which was installed during 1935. In the number of Installations, Washington was fifth during 1935 with 158. Chi cago has led throughout In the num ber of installations. At the end of 1935 there were 834 In this city. 317 of which were Installed last year. Four boroughs of New York (Brook lyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens) followed with 883 Installa tions. In total horsepower load as of January, 1935, however, these four boroughs led with 62,153.06, as com pared with 48,942.00 in Chicago. SPRING IS PRUNING TIME FOR SHRUBS Maryland XT. Specialist Discusses Development of Most Com mon Variety. Most common shrubs bloom In sarly Bpring, end one of the best times to prune them to just after the blooming season, to the advice of Walter R. Ballard, specialist in orna mental horticulture for the Extension Service of the University of Maryland. The natural way for auch shrubs to develop, he says, to to throw up new growth from the base, being in this respect quite different from a tree with one trunk. Mr. Ballard advises simply thinning out these shrub* by removing each year a few of the older shoots, In order to preserve their natural habit of growth. These should be cut as near to the ground as possible, lie explains that this opening up of the base makes It possible for strong, new canes to be produced annually and that It to such shoots which bloom most satisfactorily. Shrubs, •ucb as spires vanhoutll, lose much of their beauty, he states, if lopped back at the top u a hedge la trimmed. Property pruned, these ah rubs renew themselves and can be kept In excel lent shape indefinitely. He warns that neglect results in the develop-* ment of so many shoots, that the new grcwth from the base la smoth ered out and freedom of bloom Is lost. If shrubs cannot be confined to the space available, growers are advised to remove them and substitute dwarfer types, rather than mutilate them by pruning. INVESTORS!! • New Apartment Buildings In One of the Best Loca tions of the City. 100% Insulated. 5323-5327-5331 Fourth St. N.W. CORNER JEFFERSON • RENTS $3,000 to $3,300 YEAR PRICED AT $16,000 to $18,500 Each building has hardwood floors throughout, newest steel kitchens end electric refrigerators. Colored tile bath rooms, with built-in medicine cabinets, closets galore, all rooms exceptionally lares—Automatic oil heat, with Sum mer and Winter hook-up: laundry trays and locker rooms in basement for each tenant. Beautifully landscaped! Bradley, Beall & Howard, Inc. /aaereace—Reel Etltit—Loeni Southern Building National 0271 _Evenings Phone Ga. 7non m <xSh> , WAVEKLY TAYLOR A INVITES YOU TO VISIT McCall's Home of the Month IN Wool. Featured in May issue of McCall’s.Magezine end Exquisitely Furnished and Decorated by P. J. NEE CC„ INC. THIS ELECTRIC KITCHEN HEALTH HOME IS EQUIPPED j WITH G. E. KITCHEN EQUIPMENT AND j G. E. AIR CONDITIONING Rolling Road at Vale Street TO REACH: Drive out Sixteenth Street to Sherrill Drive (op posite Walter Reed Hospital) thence to Beach Drive end turn right two miles to sign at Leland Street, or *. . . Orivo out Connecticut Avenue to East Woodbine Street, turn right to Brooke villa Road, left one block to Leland Street end right on LeJend one-half mile to "New American Home" sign AN INTOWN RESIDENCE ! Of Superior Construction, in the Exclu sive Massachusetts Avenue Section, One-Half Square From Sheridan Circle 2210 R STREET N.W. This splendid home is unique in the many structural details that reveal its superiority to even the finest speculatively built house. It* location it la one of the most dosirabl* of Washington’* batter class sections. In plan and arrangement, the home ii well adapted to remodeling to auit a new owner’s residential requirements. Its rooms are spacious with high coiling*. Special mention should be made of its dining facilities. The dining room is of unusually generous proportions, haring been used for many formal dinners attended by notables and world-famous personages. TL__I_al_ I_a I_I._. U • mm,m r mm * «uu Hrvin| p»Sirj* I Off living room IS UDUlUflliJ largo, with bay window and full.length wall mirror. Thero it a first-floor study with firoplaco. Fireplace in dining room. Upstairs aro tin largo bodrooms and two batht closets in all room.. Tk.re i. a large deck porck off tke second-floor rear bedroom large enough for lounging furniture and tablet. Windows, front and back— from cellar to attic glased with Pittsburgh plate glass. Maid’s room in basement. The basement it arranged so that a built-in garage can be made at very small cost. THE PRICE OF THIS VERY DESIRABLE PROPERTY IS REASONABLE. Open Sunday for Inspection from 10 o'clock AM* SAIN M)Z. Inc. | 2 Dupont Circle DEcatur 4010 Army Officer Buys Rollingwood Home Attractive residence at 420 Leland street, in Rollingwood, which has been purchased by Col. and Mrs. Joseph O. Daly from the Shannon & L uchs Development Co., builders. The house is Colonial in design. —Star Staff Photo. THE GARDEN SPOT OF WASHINGTON 2914 44th Street N.W. (Between GarliM and Hawthorne) Lot 160x135 ft., one-half acre. Beautifully landscaped with shrubs, trees and rustic stone bridge. Located in the exclusive section of this highly restricted in-town suburban community, this stone home of English influence is available at a price which represents a tre mendous sacrifice. FIRST FLOOR: Drawing room (27 ft. x 18 ft.), opening on to open covered screened porch, hall ( 12x181, with lavatory, library, dining room (18 ft. x 17 ft.); 2 servants' rooms and both off kitchen, butler's pantry. SECOND FLOOR: 5 bed ooms, a dressing room ond 3 baths. I THIRD FLOOR: 1 oom and bath, recreation room. 1 BASEMENT: laundry, servants' lavatory, oil burner. THREE-CAR GARAGE. To those who appreciate the finest in architecture, con struction, location and environment, this home will be OPEN FOR I NSPECTION Sunday (Tomorrow) 2—5 P.M. Only Hille^eisT 1621 Kay Street NAt. 8500 —J| 1 ■■ .—.. ■■— »=i —a group of the finest new homes it has been our privilege to offer—both os to loca tion and price—and most gratifying has been the public's acceptance of our opinion 3 Have Already Been Sold Exhibit Home 6607 Western Avenue N.W. Situated in a Lovely Wooded Setting, Each House Individually Placed Among tha Trees, Front and Back, on Unusually Deep Lots of 150 Feet Center-hall plan—6 roam, 2 baths, club room, attic, ate. Single unit ail burner. An unusually attractive feature arc tha rear parches an these homes, quiet, restful, overlooking tree-filled yards. Price, $12,950 BUILT BY J77 *1 OPEN DAILY AND H. 6. SMITHY CO. [SmTI SUNDAY TO P.M. Drive out Connecticut Avenue to Chevy Chart Circle end east on Western Avenue te 9800 block, or north on Utah Avenue to Pinahartt Cirela and Western Avenue. Investment District Building 6092 Repossessed Bargain * 3225 Military Road N.W. (Ch«TT Chat*. D. C.) Practically new detached brick: « !*r*» rooms 2 beautiful tiled baths, h.-w. h.. elec., how. floors through out; slate rool. Lot 4'Jil'dfi; detached garase. Convenient to slorea. schools. Churches, busses and Rock Creek Park. High elevation. Unusual circumstances permit ms to oiler this btautllul home at $3,00u below cost. Now vacant. 4 Price— $10,950 —Terms Optn Saturday and Sunday Owner Clev. 3273 !■ II Beautiful Battery Park ONLY 1 REMAINING IN THIS FINE GROUP OF HOMES . ' ' .." ^ 402 Battery Lane Thia attractive white Colonial home contains 3 bedrooms and 9 baths <i bedroom and bath on first floor*. Single-unit oil burner Lot with ?5-lt. frontage, containing over 9.000 square leet of ground. To Reach—Out Wis. Ave. to Bank 01 Bethesda, left on Georgetown Rd. to Wilson Lane, left Ave blocks to Exeter Ret., right one-half block. OPEN DAILY AND SUN DA Y TO 9 PM. <SraSociStoSTOir^ A N«w House in. Chevy Chase, D. c7^~| 5436 30th Place N.W. —Featuring— • 6 rooms • Recreation room • 2 baths • Full attic • Maid's room and bath • Insulated, screened and • Breakfast alcove weather stripped • 2-story rear screened • Kitchen cabinets porches • Automatic gas heat a Frigidaire • Brick garage • Steel sashes a Large lot • Close to schools and transportation OPEN SATURDAY, SUNDAY and EVENINGS To inspect: Out Conn. Ave. to Nebraska, east on Nebraska to 30th Place, right on 30th to house. (Jg) *11,950 FHA Term, Inveitment^^^^f^^fcfcfc^^^Diitnct Building 6092 13 SOLD-ONLY 2 LEFT INSPECT AND SEE WHY Exhibit Home 3149 Adams Mill Rd. N.W. This li the Second end Lott Group of Theie Hemet Facing nA/*l/ rnCCI/ PARK No more ground avail• , able in this location. Only 10 minute* From Downtown 4 6 Large Rooms —2 Tile Baths I mODfBH 1 xrfjfey Extra Large i Recreation Rm. $10,950 !.°£ u yL OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY TO » P.M. Front Yard District 6092 Investment Bldg.