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26 Savings and Loan Units
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
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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.

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