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By DOROTHY DUCAS and
ELIZABETH GORDON. WE ARE the sort of people who believe that when the winds howl and the snow falls It is much better to be on the Inside looking out than on the outside looking in. Much better, that is, if the inside is of the kind that dis courages the outside from coming in through leaky windows This discouragement can take a number of forms—from insulation to weather stripping, from generous heat ing systems to storm windows—but we know of nothing better, if you are starting from scratch, than the kind of window that closes tightly of itself. A window which fits so snugly that only 1.25 cubic feet of air a minute can pass through a foot of sash is supposed to be an air-tight window. But we have just found out about a window that does even better than that at rebuffing old man winter at the window edges. It is a bronze win dow, which until recently was used almost, entirely in monumental build ings, but which has now come down in price through a new lightweight design. This window, tested at New York University, showed air infiltration of only .14 cubic feet a minute a foot of sash with a wind velocity of 24 miles an hour. Good? We call it practically foolproof. As a result of the university tests manufacturers now have bronze win dows for the home in all styles and suitable for the palatial mansions and the small cottage. They are more rigid and lighter in weight than the original heavy bronze windows, such as you see in a public building. Naturally, this means they use less metal, and that is why their cost is less. Bronze is a beautiful metal, besides being a useful one. Almost gold in color, it ads to the appearance of a room, lending itself to almost all types of architecture. Being an alloy of copper, it is rustproof. It gives a long performance without costly re pairs or upkeep expense. The metal never needs painting to keep a pleas ant color. Another advantage of the new metal for windows is its easy manufacture into a smoothly working unit. No longer is it necessary to perform acro batics to open or close the windows. Even a child can operate them with ease. Thp householder who has bronze windows finds his house a better place to live in because the windows are air tight. keeping out dust and dirt as well as wind and cold. And, of course, this appeals to his wife, lessening the drudgery of housework. In the summer a truly air-tight window' is as important as in winter, If you want to keep your house cool on torrid days. All in all, now that their price is within reason for a email home, it would be a good idea to look them over before you specify the w'indows on your new house. We will tell you where they are to be found. Just ask us. * * * * rJ'HAT popular material, glass, is making a real bid for the oath room and kitchen trade these days. We have beei} hearing a lot about it in the form of glass tile one-fourth of an inch thick at a cost approach ing that of high-grade glazed tile. Upon our desk as we write is a ^* sample board showing some of the brilliant colors available In glass. The daylight dances in them as on a solidified rainbow, making a cluster of gay colors on the wooden top. The bright blue, salmon and sea green are particularly pretty. While one can see how pearl gray, orchid, black and white would be useful and rich looking in a well designed bathroom. There a e altogether 35 diffeient shades available in this particular glass tile, some of which are produced with a marble effect known as “agate” in which the material looks less like bright glass, which we, personally, think a pity. If you can afford to use a modern material by reason of its new descent into home price range why disguise it? The glass tile can be cleaned with a damp cloth, of course. It does not absorb odors, it does not craze and can be etched to produce fancy effects, according to the manufacturer. It is put on a smooth, dry wall surface with a mastic cement, which is applied on the back of each peice, plus a point ing compound buttered around the edges. The company making the tile maintains an architectural division to help you on any particular problem in connection with its Installation. * * * * p'HE other day we called on a busi ness firm, all unknowing, and found, to our delight, that they were doing over the interior of the office. One wall was completely covered with a putty colored material, resembling wallboard, but with indentations ali over it, for all the world like graining of W'ood. In fact, it had the appear ance of what in newspaper parlance is called a “mat,” from which the stereotyper makes a newspaper plate. Naturally, we tracked it down, and imagine our embarrassment when we found it to be a hitherto unknown-to us product of a well-known building board house. And it was a mat, really, for it had come out of a mola Jnade from a piece of original wood, just as a newspaper mat comes from original type. The fibers of the synthetic board were pressed into the mold in order to duplicate the exact rough, textured surface of real wood. The pieces we 1 i# i | ► ^ ! | The Gift | | Supreme I A NEW HOME | I The most sacred ond most g welcome gift for Xmas. * Have you told Santa Claus about the lovely group of g homes built by Chas. Star- g bitts and located at 4105- 3K 9-13-17 Jenifer St. N.W., « ond 5307-11-15 42nd St. f N.W.? | He-p there are 5 different- g Iv planned homes, corefully w constructed and beautifully g finished. g IThis is the furnished model *f home, 4113 Jenifer St., fea- g — turing a large living ond fj B dining room. S 5 The house next door has g the center hall entrance and ft 3 price far below houses of g g this size and style. g S 4105 Jenifer St. has 6 •j rooms. 2 baths, finished g 5 3rd floor, built-in goroge V( 3 and a corner lot, for S | $10,950. | | 5307 42nd St. is most at- Jt 3 troctive in design, has 2 3K S bedrooms, tile lavatory down g 5 stairs, built-in garage, air ft i| conditioned, $9,950. » 5311 42nd St. feotures a i j $ bedroom ond bath on the ■ j 3 first floor, air conditioned, ^ | $10,950. 5 We are sure that out of •} 3 this variety of homes you ; £ * will save yourself both time | g f ond money. Bring the :!} ) whole family so that Santo ; j will be sure to pick the < § 2 right home. We con show : ft 1 ; you how to trade your old ; K borne for a new one. We : % con also help Santa Claus •!( Si buy any one of these homes ; g 8 on most attractive terms. IB Priced for Immediate Sale 1807 Varnum SI. N.W. Open Daily dt Sunday tm 9 P.M. A logical home for a business man. In a splendid environment, a short driving distance from downtown. A quality home of Colonial brick, cen ter hall. 8 roomV 2 baths, side porch, rear dining porch and large sleeping porch—complete equipment—automatic heat—fine appearance. $13,950 i®yi5rsi5nsfoiig New Chevy Chase Dwelling The new home of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Betz, at 4617 De Russey parkway, Chevy Chase Gardens, which they purchased from Cooley Bros., builders. —Star Staff Photo. saw, all gray, were to be stained by the individual contractor, by choice; most of the time they are delivered already finished In pine-tone, old English light brown, old English dark, or silver gray. The finished pieces look exactly like wood panels. And here is how they rank with wood itself: They are cheaper, almost as strong, and they have unusually high insulating ef fiency. The panels may be nailed to studs, although the makers recommend a special glue and 4-penny finishing nails for proper installation. The nails should be countersunk and neatly puttied up, of course. The pine tone is recommended for an entrance hall, old English light for a library, old English dark for a dining room and silver gray for a man’s den or a boy’s bedroom. 1 n _ =.■■■■ i~. as ==i 2912 0 St. S.E. $7,750 Charming new brick home, 6 large rooms, beautifully equipped kitchen, carefully built, furred walls,, insulated; 2nd floor orranged for extra kitchen; near all conveniences. Here is your opportunity to en joy Christmas in this wonder ful home. Drive out Pa Ave. S E , i turn left on O St. i Realty Associates, Inc. REALTORS. j 1506 K St. N.W. NA. 1438 Substantially Reduced Prices West of 14th St. N.W. 1427 Crittenden 8 Rooms, 2 Baths, $8,500 A delightful neighborhood between 14th * lrtth Sts. Near the John ! Dickson Home; colonial brick in excellent condition; 4 bedrooms, h.-w h.. elec., screens, weather strips; fireplace, inclosed breakfast porch and electric refrigeration. Chevy Chose, D. C. 3927 Morrison St. 7 Rooms, 2 Boths, $10,500 A charming horn*, near the circle, i just off Conn. Avenue. 2 screened porches, electric refrigeration, gas furnace, screens weatherstrips, garage Conveniently financed in Bldg Asso. Open Sunday Afternoon L. T. Gravatte 729 ISth BEALTOB NA. 9753 A HOME OF DISTINCTION 1445 GERANIUM STREET HANDSOME NEW COLONIAL ON N.W. CORNER OF 16TH 0 GERANIUM STS. BEAUTIFUL SHEPHERD PARK An outstanding new center-hall Colonial, OPEN equipped with latest innovations for AND comfort and utility. Built for the man HEATED of means who can afford a better estab SUNDAY lishment. On lot 50x150 with 54 ft. of 10 TO 9 parking. Automatically heated; electric - ■ kitchen; 3 complete baths and first floor DAILY lavatory; recreation room; spacious bed 3 TO 9 rooms; 2-car attached garage. Beauti fully built and decorated. 1330 Holly St. Also Open for Inspection BOSS & PHELPS 1417 K ST. REALTORS NA. 9300 l IN “TALL OAKS” OF CHEVY CHASE, D. C. | 1 6270 29th Street N.W. I The truly outstanding NEW home offering today! De- :v‘ p* sirably located in a select wooded section of Chevy Chase, £ j D. C., this beautiful center-hall plan brick Colonial has gS g literally everything the discriminating home seeker fij ; could desire. Six charming rooms, two complete baths, £ I OIL AIR-CONDITIONED throughout, attached garage, B g slate roof, furred walls and many other features. Tne Bj 3 ample grounds are 150 feet deep and shaded by huge £ 3 oak trees. An amazing value on exceptionally easy [ terms! * * * Turn right from Connecticut Ave. on |j 3 Nebraska Ave., then right on Rittenhouse St. at top £ I of hill one square to 29th St. and left to 95Q P i Also—SOLD There Are Electric • » 3 ..._ Kitchen Health Jb t 62S6 29th St. OIL AIR-CONDITIONED . „ »•»«• P 3 TmmmMtrn m Butlt bV DOUOHU KM S 1 ennysoti conrtruction Co. m J. WESLEY BUCHANAN | *••• DINNER FOR M’DONALD Arlington County C. C. to Honor T. H. A. Chief. Stewart McDonald, Federal housing administrator, will be honored at a testimonal dinner to be given at the Washington Golf and Country Club next Wednesday night at 7:15 by the Arlington County Chamber of Com merce. A number of officials of the Virginia and Federal Governments have been invited to attend the dinner, Including Gov. George C. Peery, Gov.-elect James H. Price of Virginia, Gov. Har ry W. Nice of Maryland, Senators Carter Glass and Harry F. Byrd, Rep resentatives Howard W. Smith, Pat rick H. Drury and Clifton A. Wood rum. > Christopher B. Garnett, chairman of the Arlington County Planning Commission, will be toastmaster. 3852 Beecher SI. N.W. $8,350 GLOVER PARK A practically new brick home with six big rooms in addition to two attractively finished, well heated, inclosed rear porches. Oil heat, built-in garage, com pletely finished basement, bath with shower. The home ha« been tiven the host of care by ita present own ers. who have added many modern features and improve ments The location is ideal— just % block to bus. 2 blocks from schools. 1*4 blocks from stores—yet In a secluded resi dential section. OPEN 2 TO 6 P.M. Drive out Wisconsin Ave., left on Calvert St. to 19th St., left to Beecher St. to 8852. Frank S. Phillips Dl. Mil 927 15th St. TAX PARLEY TO OPEN Official# of Manx State# to Weigh Problem# at Session. Hundreds of tax officials, represent ing most States and the bulk of America's population, are gathering in Atlantic City for the three-day conference of the National. Associa tion of Administrators, starting to morrow. Federal and State tax prob lems and the entire range of taxes which bring $12,500,000,000 annually in revenue to governmental units in this country will be discussed. Senator Harrison of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Finance Com y mlttee, Is scheduled to address the conference at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting on “The Federal Tax Pro gram,” and Representative Doughton of North Carolina, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Is to present a talk on “Relationship Between Federal and State Tax Pro grams. Qov. Harold G. Hoffman of New Jersey will speak at Monday’s banquet. The present tendency in exterior painting is toward unusual color com binations which lend distinction tc the most unpretentious home. BUYS DWELLING Special Dispatch to The Star. CULPEPER, Va, Dec. 4—The suburban dwelling end surrounding two acres of ground belonging to Mrs. George Macoy Stringfellow of Cul peper has just been purchased by R. T. Kelly, sr. This residence is a short distance from the corporate limits of Culpeper, on the Culpeper-Fredericks burg road, and was built about 20 years ago. It is a large brick house with lofty ceilings and large rooms and porches. 11 "" III If You Are Paying $50 to $60 Rental Let ut show you how the tame payment will buy a new home in “AVONDALE GROVE” Out Michigan Avenue past Catholic University, over new bridge to 18th Street, left 3 blocks to houses. Priced $6,500 to $7,950 We are now offering a 6 room detached home for $6fi00 Harry Hardman, Inc./ (A*t.) 1512 K St. DIst. 3830 ; I MODERATELY PRICED, these New Homes represent one of the best volues ever offered to discriminating Home buyers. EXHIBIT HOME OPEN Art Unm:|i.N Ci , kj W DAILY AND SUNDAY W namiltOll it. N.W. 7 ROOMS—2 and 3 BATHS DRIVE OUT NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., TURN RIGHT AT HAMILTON ST. Furnished bv Hutchison's—Drapes bv Upon. D. J. DUNIGAN, INC. Tower Building NAtionol 1265 !' W A K E FIELD I ' | 3713 Chesapeake Street N.W. * (2 Block* West of Conn. Ay*. ) * Washington suburb offers as much in eon C| 2 500 v«ni«nce- There are elementary, Junior end Senior High Schools, Parochial Schools, trans portation, stores and churches within a short Of**" walk. New houses of attractive Colonial design Doily b Sunday ossure a permanent ond pleasing neighborhood. 1 1 All improvements are included and the location Till 9 P.M. is one of th® highest in th* city. Her* is a house worthy of your consideration. m»KJ*ss»®*Mir 738 15th St. N.W. District 6830 * I i Was $9,750 f Now $8,950 I 117Qu.ck.nbo. St. N.W. I >Q*'.v:v —. ill A new detached Brick of ft large rooms 2 tiled baths. 2 fireplaces, recreation room and attic. Modern kitchen with breakfast spae% deep lot to garage. Fully insulated, slate roof, gas heat Southern exposure. Near buses stores and schools. Open Dailv and Evenmox. ! Stroup Realty Co. 8«ath*rn Bide. DI. <m* *500 ““ Balance Lest Than Rent $6,550 and $6,650 F. H. A. APPROVED Beautiful detached brick homes, fi lovely reorne. tile bath and ahower, fully lnaulated. Furnished Exhibit Home 2201 S St. N.E. Open Daily and Sunday DIRECTIONS: From ISth and H Stx S E j north on Bladensburg Rd to S St. Turn right to homex. @94337. @9. U rT58GE. 3530 4106-4108 Grant Street N.E. Two Superb Colonial Semi-Detached Houses $6,450 Low Down Payment Low Monthly Payments You owe it to yourself to inspect these houses before buying, for here you will find the utmost in modern design and value for your money. They ore semi-detached brick, on lorge lots, front ond reor porches, built-in goroge, oil-burner furnace with Summer-Winter hook-up for hot woter, large living room, spacious dining room, 3 bed rooms, 1 dressing room, cedar clothes closet, de luxe kitchen, space for recreo- , tion room. ■ REDUCED FROM $7,750 | Open Daily and Sunday From I P.M. Tn inspect. irrre out Benning Road N E . turn I le/t on Minnesota Are. two blocks tn Grant St. R. G. DUNNE 604 H St. N.E. Lincoln 7636 Today’s Outstanding Value in CHEVY CHASE, D. C. ! i i ‘ ■ I I i 2932 McKinley St. N.W. 9 Rooms—2 Baths—Recreation Room $11,250 This home is offered of a figure far under cost of duplication—not a brand-new home but in new-house condition, only lVi years old. All brick, slate roof, screened living porch, screened sleeping porch (both on south side of house1, finished attic, insulated; oil burner; lot 40x150, brick garage. Rear yard inclosed with Anchor Post Fence. Dnte out Conn. Are. to Nebraska Are . Overl Todav Sunday out Nebraska to McKinlev St., naht 1M „ 4 squares to house Dally 5520 EW.H. I INC c,eve Conn. Ave. —^^ 2300 A SILVER STAR MODEL HOME IN | To spend Christmas in this home would he a joy to your family | I I VIEW OF LIBRARY jj 116 Woodlawn Avenue | | A TI K|—I# you contemplate acquiring a nice home the vital question at location Is fjj I IvIN completely settled for you in Kenwood, the Beautiful. Kenwood's wise re- jjj strictions, its natural loveliness, its beautiful homes, its fine type of residents and its own Golf and jjj Country Club combine to make Kenwood i|j A FINE PLACE TO LIVE " jj TLJC I IAI ICC—Located on a lot 120 foot frontage, surrounded by huge trees, one in Inu II U OC Stinctively says: "This is HOME," when entering the wide hall with its spiral staircase. The huge living room and dining room facing South, East and West, the large pan eled library, the modern kitchen and butler's pantry bring forth exclamations of delight as the visitor proceeds through the home. The six bedrooms and thirteen closets above the first floor im press with their spaciousness. The recregtion room (above ground) has a big fireplace and is light and cheery. Do not foil to see it over this week-end and visualize your family spending a Merry j Christmas here. THIS IS AN ELECTRIC KITCHEN HEALTH HOME Completely Furnished by Hutchison's, Inc.—Pictures by Courtesy of Venable | Open 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. Saturday and Sunday, 10 to 6 P.M. Daily l^ime jq - Chamberlin Devcl opmenf Ca | Kenwood Office: Kennedy Drive and Chamberlin Ave.—Wise. 4425 1. Drive out Connecticut Avenue to Chevy Chau Circle, west on Grafton Street, through Somerset to j| Kenwood, or out Wisconsin Avenue to Dorset Avenue, west on Dorset Avenue, through Somerset to Ken- jj wood, or out Connecticut or Wisconsin Avenue to Bradley Lane and west on Bradley Lane to Kenwood. I * > l .