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New-Type Blinds; Colored Glass In New Form By HILSON MUNSEY. Venetian blinds seem to be more and more popular all the time. Forty year* ago nearly every window was equipped with one erf them. Then they went out of favor and other kinds were substituted. Vene tian blinds have one great advan tage in addition to their look*— they make possible privacy and ven tilation at the same time. They are. however, much more expensive than the ordinary blind, as a gen eral rule. A Venetian blind has been put on the market to overcome this ob jection; one that can be bought for less than *2. It is made of pressed boxboard, reinforced with a wooden slat that runs between two layers of the boxboard to give it strength and prevent any tendency to warp. This combination will withstand immersion in water for as long as 12 hours at a time. The boxboard is painted an ivory color and can be washed with a mild soap and w-ater. The blind is made up of 2-inch slats that are fastened, individually, to the tape ladder that holds them. This kepps all the slats in perfect alignment at all times. The blinds are easily installed. They are hung on ordinary window-shade brackets of either the inside or outside type, that is. they can be placed between the window trim or on the outside Of it. Each blind is equipped with a one-piece automatic stop and tilt ing device so that any degree of privacy can be maintained and the entry of fresh air into the room can be maintained and controlled. These shades are made in 14 widths from 23 to 86 Inches and tn either 64 or 80 inch lengths. They should be very useful indeed In summer cottages or in apart ments. where the owner doe* not wish to make too great an invest ment. Venetian Jalouaies. Jalousies are the protecting screens or shades that go on the outside of the porch to shut out the rain or to prevent the casual passerby from talcing note of what Is happening on the porch. These particular jalousies are j wade of metal that has a covering of three coats of baked-on enamel to protect it from the wear and tear of the elements. They are op erated with a crank which will open the slats so that they will allow the maximum amount of air and light onto the porch or they j can be shut down entirely to pre- j vent the rain from coming in. Opening the slats to their greatest! capacity will give complete visibility j while the closing of them will make j a private room of the porch. The j setup can also be bought to Include [ removable screens and glass in- j Herts. With the glass, of course, j the porch becomes an extra room j that, can be used in either winter' or summer. The jalousies are ob tainable in 12 different colors. j Colored Glass. An interesting possibUity in the ! Use of glass as a decorative cover ing for the bathroom walls, or any other room where that material is desired, is offered in a new varia tion of colored glass recently placed on the market. This glass is of the ordinary plate i glass variety, but combined with | it are fibers, colored in various ways, that are spun from colored glass. The result is that the glass will diffuse and reflect light in a npw ( and unusual manner. These col ored glass fibers are not dyed and 1 will not fade or change color under 1 the effects of light or sunshine, i They are permanent. The surface of the glass is smooth, just as is . ordinary plate glass and it can be 1 easily cleaned ] Different effects can be obtained 1 by the position in which the glass 1 Is placed in relation to the light., I The decorative possibilities are as i numerous as the imagination can ' make them possible. 1 If back lighting is desired, the best light to be used is the fiourescent 1 lamp. This has been found to give J the best results. But even without 1 artificial light the glass, unlike most ] glass. wiU not appear dead and lifeless. The reflection of ordinary . light will give light to the surface. Three textures are available: White self-tone and colored patterns on white and colored self-tones. The eolors that can be had are: white self-tone, colored patterns and brown. Note: For further information about any of the products de scribed above write Mr. Munsey. In care of The Star, and inclose a stamped, aelf-addressed en velope. Battle Monuments Post Given Senate Aide Leslie L. Biffie, secretary to the Senate majority, was appointed by President Roosevelt yesterday to be a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission. The commission has jurisdiction oyer erection and maintenance of American national cemeteries and memorials in Europe. It also is vested with the duty of preparing and publishing historical informa tion about the service of American force* in Europe during the World War. STAR HOME DINING ROOM—A view of the attractive dining room in the Silver Star Home now on display at *501 Wisconsin avenue (Rockville pikei, Montgomery County, Md. The new home, New England Colonial In type, will be open to the public through Sunday, June 15. It was built by Ed son W Briggs, Inc., hi the flrm’e Locust Hill Estate*. It * completely furnished. —Star Staff Photo. Furnishing the Home If you love plastics and have jfpn intrigued by the word that ncreased demand will presently ■ause lower prices so that we may ill have plastic furniture in our louses, you will be Interested in his chair. It costs 175 and is very good look ng, sturdy and practical. You will lotice that the legs are made of wo tubes of plastic, which become hree where the spreader at the >ase helps to make the foot. These ire bound together with coils, vhich reinforce the chair at all he weight-carrying points. This is the way a chair of this naterial should be made, and this s why it casts this amount. Many lelicate, lacey chairs of plastic have >een shown that are really just for looks,” like the tiny, fragile We Believe These New Hoiims Are An Un comparable Value At *7,950 4461 Alabama Ave. S.E. ★ 6 Big Roomi ★ Bright Bath 'A Recreation Room ★ Deep Lot Convenient Terms To Reach: Out Penna. Ave. S.E. Across New Bridge to Top of Hill, Left on Alabama Ave. to 4461 (Alabama Ave. Rears Left at Intersection of Bowen Rd.). BRENNAN & PORTER 927 15th St. N.W. NA. 3524 | Tremendous Value—$11,950 5524 Brood Branch Road N.W.—Chevy Chase, D. C. Stucco over hollow tile, solid masonry, tile roof. This well-built home, very spocious throughout, 4 large bedrooms, new baths just installed, sleep ing porch, big ottie finished ond insulofed, living room 14x25, bay-front dining room opening onto open terrace, modern kitchen, pantry, maid's room and lavatory, gas heat, 2-ear built-in garage. We are proud to offer this fine home at such a law price. Very convenient to schools ond transportation. Open Sunday 11 A.M. to < P.M. F. A. TWEED CO. * i gilt chairs of the 18th century which were famous in the French court. Plastic chairs of spindly structure will give and bend with merely the pressure of your hand ’ and have no value as household furnishings. 1 Silver Star Home (Continued From Page B-l.) fitted for glass in the cold season. There is a large recreation room In the basement. Unanimous indorsement of mem bers of the Silver Star Homes Com mittee was given the Locust Hill dwelling. The committee is com posed of experts on housing, and is headed by James S. Taylor of the Federal Housing Administration as chairman. Other members are Edwin R. Rosengarten. builder, member of the firm of Davis, Wick and Rosen garten; Irwin S. Porter, prominent architect, and Waverly Taylor, pres ident of the Washington Real Estate Board Builders of The Star home suc ceeded in giving it a Colonial effect throughout the interior. The finest materials and equipment were. used. Details of interior finish, such as Mr. and Mrs. Hometeeker If you buy a nice home on a iot selected, mainly for low cost, by a speculative buildfT who has a handsome profit on the dwelling he erects thereon, the cost will be about Say, $22,500 OR you can buy a beautiful lot for less than *5,000 that you personally select because it is Just what you have always wanted and on it erect exactly the home you dreamed of at a coat within (15,000. And that is an actual saving and more im portant It is what you want. I have that lot and can ad vise you on the home. Phone Owner, GC. 9119 A Distinguished New Home in Bradley Woods 7805 RAYBURN ROAD • BETHESDA, MD. Built to highest structural standards, this new home offers excep tional value at its moderate price. It contains a large living room with fireplace, dining room, modem kitchen, S bedroom*. 2 bathe, first floor lavatory and den. Large closets, screened porch and sun deck, beautiful recreation room with open fireplace and lavatory in basement. Full center hall plan; automatic heat; attached garage; large landscaped lot. TO 1NSPKCT' Ovt Wuronein Ave *e Rrsdisv Hhid. left to WUenn Lane, then left to Hevhvrn Hoed, north on Hevhnrn to home. BUILT BY EDWARD HARGRAVE PAUL T. STONE, INC. 927 15th St. N.W. Exelaoiva Sale Agent NAtional 0656 n norm larim >m nm ;im m. sum jrn jm im m urn tan mi mrnai nt ut int im Are You Buying or Building A NEW HOME You’ll Want a Modern gfarffc HEALTH KITCHEN Enjoy the pleasure* end eeouomlee of tomorrow'* kitchen TO DAY! No matter if yon are huving or bufWiug a new home or •electing • new apartment — insist npoa an Electric Health Kit chen. Year Electric Range will give you the same advantage* aa the more than 20,000 famide* in and near Washington, who al ready have adopted this modern way to better living and — Flamelee* Cooking aoat* to Mttie at the extremely low rate* (or ^ "MateUaaa Sendee-. door hardware and trim, were care fully selected to give the Colonial appearance. The aurfac# of the paneled library was antiqued. Co lonial-type iron hinges are used on built-in cabinet*. The house is situated on a wooded lot measuring about 125 by 130 feet. It does not face directly on Wis consin avenue, but is separated from that thoroughfare by a wide service drive. The structure is built of brick and ha* a stone front. . ——— Alexandria Authorizes Torpedo Plant Fence B> t Staff Cormpandtnt of The Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va., June 7 —City Manager Carl Budwesky today an nounced the Alexandria City Coun cil had authorized the Navy De partment to construct a fence around the United States Naval Torpedo Plant. The fence will be built, according to Mr. Budwesky, along the court on the south side of Lee street be tween Payette and Camerson streets and on Cameron street and through Payette alley from Lee street to the Potomac River. This will close Union street in the area involved, it was explained However, gates will be maintained to permit Southern Railway trains to operate on their Union street Lacks Swo weeks ago the City Council vacated Cameron street from Union street to the river at the request of naval authorities anxious to provide all possible pro tection for the torpedo-manufac turing plant. Burke Flower Show Winners Announced •pecul Duotteh to 77ie Star. BURKE. Va., June 7.—Winners of the recent flower show sponsored by the Burke Home Demonstration Club have been announced as fol lows: Mrs. Neta White, daisies; Mrs. J. T. Blincoe, larkspur; Mrs. Mar Bungalow 1 Vi Story—4 Bedrooms 1003 Douglas N.E. New-House Condition Attractive detached home, idea II« arranged Vfa« living room, dining room, kitchen, 7 bedroom* and hath on lat ft.; ? bedroom* on Snd II. Oil heat, large lot. Open Sunday Drivt nut ft I. An N I. to Hith St . left one eguure to Dowring, right to hnuie. L. T. Gravatte | 72$ 15th St. Scatter NA. 0753 Just Completed *9,950 4215 Ellicott St. N.W. New K-ritm koim with lavatory on first floor and hath an second floor, slat# roof* eepper satters. fully insulated, oil barner, air eaitdi tinned, let 4At 1 f>0 with rarace for three ears. Conveniently located I near Woodrow Wilson. ! Alice Dual. Janney and parochial eebooU One bloek from Wisconsin S svenna street ears, well built hr O E. Janes. Oprm Daily, 1 la 9; Sunday. JO la 9. Out W nt»n*in A rt. In 99(H) Blk., 1 ROBT. r. MARTIN, «.!»• Blk. H a, Fllieatt St. la Hanit. Dl. 7739 Investment Bldg A BIT OF OLD ENGLAND 1 IN NEARBY MARYLAND 9400 Connecticut Avenue $27,500 Delightful interior orrongement for grociou* living. Oak beamed living room—dining room ond library eoch have fireplace and French doors opening onto spacious screened porch—den and half both on first floor. 5 lorge bedrooms with abundont closet space and 3 baths on second floor. Fronting 3 sides by Rock Creek Pork. Free running stream flowing through one acre of landscaped ground. Open Sunday 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. F. R. SPEAR, Inc. 7072 Old Georgetown Rood W1. 210* Irerfley 0142 I 3 BUILT—Z SOLD Situated on one of the highest elevations in Montgomery County, above the heat of the city, yet convenient to your office, where you can enjoy all the advantages of country life. Grow your own fresh vegetables, horseback riding over miles of beautiful countryside, let your children grow up in pure fresh air that will ptit the rose in their cheeks, the sparkle in their eyes and the tan of health in their bodies. The house is new, has 7 rooms, including first-floor library or bedroom, 3 baths, attic, 2-car garage, beautiful screened porch with flagstone terrace. Price, *17,500 Open Daily and Sunday to 9 P.M. Directions: Drive out River Road fust beyond Congressional Country Club to first house on left, opposite Bradley farms Riding Chib. SAMUEL E. BOGLEY 6698 Wisconsin Art., Bethesda, Md. WI. 5590 shall Fitzhugh, lilies; Mrs. Harry Marshall, poppies; Mrs. Ethel Dye, pansies; Mrs. William Jerman, peonies; Mrs. Marshall Fitzhugh, sweet peas; Mrs. Blincoe, roses; Mrs. Fitzhugh, foliage and wild flowers; Mrs. Dye, iris. Mrs. White, best arrangement for hall, dining room and in white con tainer; Mrs. Blincoe. picture; Mrs. i Fitzhugh, basket, best miniature , arrangements not over 3 inches and 6 inches, and nosegay; Mrs Jerman, most unusual flotvers; Mrs. B. F. Boyce, best copy of picture of flowers, and Mrs. Frederick B. . Eld ridge, best living room arrange ment. ' -..ESBg— -^OWNERSOF^^—i CAN TURN COSTS INTO KRAFT'S mprovemenH I UtW rwldcnti by the tk«ai&ndi are now pourinr into Wuh ini ton every month to tab* po*t- | tioni with the Government. Thor must be housed, and hold forth a rolden opportunitv to every homo owner who |r wise enourh to yon vert an outmoded home Into a mod ern Apartment Home! r l Ton must art auieklr to lake nd\antafe of this opportunity! let KRAFT tell you bow modern Im provements ran be vrrv quickly made b' Kraft experts at moderate eost. Telephone ns or, better still* [ eome in! t _ y-w • A NEW HOME OF UNUSUAL CHARM |-,y,/7C/?yi f"iyj p* and distinction in convenient L I AND RESTRICTED BRIARCLIFH —FE ATU RING— Out-of-gmund basement with large summer living room opening onto beautiful Southern garden—a splendid library with wood burning fireplace, adjoining lavatory and private sundeck Built to exacting standards on a wonderful lot, it will please the most . discriminating buyer. 5120 LOUGHBORO ROAD Drhf nut Mass. Avr, turn left on Nebraska Are., contmuing on Loughboro Road to home. FRANK S. PHILLIPS 927 15th ST. Dl 1411 ] | Presenting a JVcic’ Exhibit Home in || FAIRWAY HILLS 6207 Dunrobbin Rd. 59,850 Built Bt Korren dorter A Brook*. Inc. ! Drier nut In the end of Maaaachuaett* Arc. <in I Md ' turn left about 2 1 block*, then rirht to ipmpcrt*. or take Cabin John car to Stn* 36. Two bedrooms ond both on first floor, one bedroom and bath on second. Love ly living and dining rooms, modem kitchen, screened rear porch. Situated on a large lot, convenient to through ' transportation. Finished street; concrete curb and gutter. Sewer ond water ore all completely installed. SEE THIS fbDAY PHILLIPS & CANBY Realtors NA. 1*43 lAth ftt. MW. ULIilUimzm jt-jn'i:i n i: i rn i»: i. nm ntirnTn" n i n ittthtt.1; mn i tri 11 m ■ if if inrmr W~ HIGHWOOD~H Chevy Chase, D.C. j " ™...... . 3331 STUYVESANT N.W. A Home of Unusual Charm It contains a spacious center hall, large living room, the dining room has one of those attractive picture windows, breakfast room, 1st floor den and lavatory, 4 big bedrooms and 2 baths, finished attic, attractive lot with trees. Other Hones of 3 sad 4 Bedrooms Near Pakkc and Parochial Schawls OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY Ovt Connecticut are. to Cfcetv Chare Circle, turn nohl on i Western A re., i sqnaret to Stuvveiant, turn right to property. owners G. F. AA IK KELSON & SON ulldera | MILTON F. SCHVAB. S«/es Ourts Millwork and Lumber by W. T. Oallther k Bro.