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NHA Program Calls
For Moving of 5,100 Temporary Homes The National Housing Agency re ported today that 3.500 family dwelling units and 1,600 dormitory units not now needed on their pres ent sites will be moved to essential areas under its program of re-using publicly financed war housing. Al ready a number of the temporary homes have been started on tneir way down the Ohio River from vari ous factory points. However, in the immediate Wash ington Metropolitan area it is not expected that demountables will be taken dowrn in the near future though plans have been made in a general way for their removal as soon as possible. Housing of this nature in this area is considered by Government officials to be compara tively stabilized by emergency war workers who are not likely to be moved because of industry as has been the case in other cities. In addition to using this housing for war workers accommodations1 in new localities, many projects are to be utilized, either on the site ot by movement, as hospitals, recuperative centers, nurses’ homes, schools, bar racks for new or expanding Sniliary establishments. In the most spectacular moving project yet undertaken. 120 family dwelling units are being taken in tact on river barges from Point Pleasant, W. Va., to Camp Brecken ridge, Ky. The structures, each con taining tw'o-family units, are moved by trailer truck to the bank of the Ohio River, where they are loaded on barges and floated 500 miles to their new location. In another move, 200 demountable houses at Kingsbury-LaPorte, Ind., were taken down in sections and moved in trailer trucks to Port Clinton, Ohio, a distance of 200 miles, where they w’ere re-erected at a new war housing project. An additional 172 demountables' are being moved from Kingsbury LaPorte to Chambersburg, Pa., and 100 are scheduled to be moved to Indianapolis. Ind.; 151 to South Bend, Ind.; 100 to Rittman, Ohio; 80 to Nekton, Iowa; 898 to Detroit, Mich.; 120 to Seneca, 111., and about 500 are being turned over to the Army for removal to military reser vations to house civilian workers. In another removal project, 52 demountable houses are to be taken from Hatboro, Pa., and re-erected at SPANISH-TYPE HOME—This eight-room, two-bath residence of Spanish stucco and tile was recently sold for Mrs. Joanna H, Byrne to Thelma Owen and Lola May Owen. Situated at 1611 Crittenden street N.W., sale of the property was made through the offices of L. T. Gravatte, realtor. __ —Star Staff Photo. Aberdeen, Md. Other tentatively scheduled movements of houses in clude the following: 80 from Gabbs Valley to Tonopah, Nev.; 60 from Parsons, Kans., to Casper, Wyo.; 102 from Parsons. Kans., to Kansas City, Mo.: 100 from Weldon Springs, Mo., to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; 50 from Louisiana, Mo., to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; 150 from Burlington, Iowa, to Sayre, Ala.; 30 from Baux its, Ark., to McAlester, Okla.; 19 from Bauxite, Ark., to McCurtain, Okla.; 150 from Bauxite, Ark., to Pine Bluff. Ark. Arrangements also have been made for the Federal Works Agency to take over several dormitory build- j ings at Dublin, Va., for reuse as temporary schools and hospitals, rhree of these buildings are sched uled to be re-erected as temporary schools on separate sites in Balti more, and the others as schools at Havre de Grace and Middle River, Md., as a nurses’ home at Morgan town, W. Va.. and a health center in Norfolk, Va. The Home Clinic— By MARGARET NOWELL. Closets are one of the worst housekeeping problems in spring time. Like everything else we have to do these, days, it’s a lot more fun to do all the necessary demothing and cleaning if we can add bright, colorful decoration when the work is complete. Make your plans for rearranging your closets for more convenience and make them pretty to look at at the same time. Shop for conven ience items such as shoe racks, gar ment bags, hat boxes and hangers, so you will have a place for every thing. Shop also for bright shelf edgings or put in a little time deco rating with fabric or wallpaper to make you proud of your housekeep ing prowess. Strip the closet down and give it a good cleaning. If it has painted walls they may be washed. If it needs repainting give it a good going over, working the paint down around the baseboard and into all the tracks. Paint Deters Moths. Oil paint is a very efficient moth deterrent, and it also discourages every other pest such as silver fish, buffalo bugs and their ilk. If your closets are papered and look dingy you may freshen them with one of the wallpaper paints. You can cut out wallpaper motif or use one of the smart little wall paper borders to make them look pretty. If you have a vacuum cleaner, turn on the “demother” for 30 minutes as a final barrage against these pests. Then you are ready to place your possessions. Shoe Racks Are Aid. A shoe rack may be screwed to the door or the wall. It will hold 20 pairs of shoes and keep them off the floor so you will not have to move them for cleaning. You will find many other hanger helps made of wood which will do for ties, hats, umbrellas and similar things. If your closet has waste space because it has no shelves take care of this immediately. Shelves are not difficult to put up. The average housewife with a saw, a hammer and a few nails can put in light shelves. A cleat of moulding nailed into the wall will hold a light board shelf. A tier of these will hold in numerable shoe boxes, sectional boxes for hose and other small things, hat boxes and cabinets for purses. You may make washable cloth covers for the shelves or use oil cloth or paper. Color makes it more interesting and a bright shelf edging will decorate the whole area. Decorate Boxes. Ordinary heavy pasteboard boxes, or even corrugated packing boxes, Open Sunday 2-5 P.M. 1905 D SI. N.E. Vacant—Very nice row brick, 6 rooms (3 bed rooms), bath, gas furnace, | air-conditioned. Only a few : years old. A real good value | at $7,950. Terms if desired. Wm. M. Throckmorton Reoltor Exclusive Dl. 6092 REAL ESTATE LOANS FIRST TRUSTS to finance || or refinance homes in the District or nearby Maryland and Virginia. Current Rater Straight Loam or Monthly Payment■ LINCOLN NATIONAL BANK 7th fir D Sts. N.W. 17th fir H Sts. N.W. may be lined, covered with plain wallpaper, decorated with wallpaper cutouts and used for hats, umbrellas and other bits of wearing apparel. Place moth crystals in the base of these, with tissue paptr over them, just for extra precaution. Place the things that you will not be using through the summer in sealed bags. Hang the others on padded hangers with paper shoulder covers to protect them. When all is in order, turn on the "demother” again and fumigate the closet for another 30 minutes. When you are through, you will have a good housekeeper’s halo shining above your brow, and you will enjoy j your prowess and ingenuity each time you open the door of your closet. _ II Cleveland Park | 3002 Ordway St. N.W. 1 Vacant j| Immediate Poaaeaaion S This attractive semide tached brick home in good |f condition has eight rooms, y| ibath and extra lav., gas pj hot-water heat. Detached §1 garage. jl Price Reduced Open Sat. & Sun. 1 to 6 P.M. jjg Out Conn. Ave. to Ordway, left Be 2 blocks to open sign. *'! 1 J. Wesley Buchanan iPj Exclusively £s || 1732 K St. N.W. MEt. 1143 || 7T1T ini ti n iiiirriin mu iiiit nni raiTniii'i~ii3 Holmes Promoted By National Radiator Paul B. Holmes was named general sales manager of the heating section of the National Radiator Co. today. He formerly was Washington repre sentative of the firm. Mr. Holmes has been associated with the National Radiator Co. for more than 25 years. He started in a clerical capacity and progressed to the position of branch manager in 1936. He is well known among mem bers of the construction industry in Washington. Mr. Holmes’ new po sition will necessitate his leaving Washington for headquarters in Johnstown. In recent years, Mr. Holmes has been active in various clubs and trade organizations such as the Cos mopolitan Club, Washington Board of Trade, Washington Building Con gress, American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers and the Washington Golf and Country Club. Lux Manor “A Planned Acreage Community” 2 Sedgewick Lane $ 12,950—Bethesda Section 7 Rooms 2 baths—Vi acre; 2 bedrooms and bath 1st floor. Recreation room. Hot-water heat. OPEN M-6 PM. Direction!:: Ont Wisconsin Atc., tarn left at Bank of Bethesda on Old Georretown Road, n miles to hoase. Montrose Bos to D. C. Line and Wisconsin Asa. | ON BEAUTIFUL WOODED LOT 100x145 29 Hickory Ave. Takoma Pk., Md. *9,950 Open Sunday 11A.M. to 6 Out Georgia Ave., right on Pine v Branch Road, to -edar St., right an Cedar to Carroll Ave., proofed un der bridge to Co lumbia Ave., right to Hickorv Ave., right to home. I Out-of-town owner offers a most unusual property on a t? really beautiful lot including many oak trees, dogwoods, p holly and evergreens. Extensively planted with beautiful % flower beds. Also lily pool with gold fish. The house includes living room with fireplace, dining room, bed room, large kitchen and bath on 1st floor. 2 bedrooms, sleeping porch and attic on 2nd floor. Equipped with gas refrigerator and stove, new automatic coal heating system. is”V FRANK S. PHILLIPS ,51, CUSTOM-BUILT HOME OF UNIQUE DESIGN II Corner of Living Room 10118 PIERCE DRIVE, WOODMOOR Seldom is there an opportunity to purchase a home of such rare charm and distinction—for gracious living and entertaining—at a price under $20,000. $18,500 Substantial Cash Payment Required OP EY SLY RAY FROM 3 TO 6 P.M. Inspection Other Days by Appointment Only TO REACH From traffic light on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, drive up Col$svtlle Road 1 block past Woodmoor Shopping Center to Pierce Place, right 1 block to Pierce Drive, then left to No. 10118 <next to corner). _ GEO. J. MOSS K**ltnr Shepherd 2600. Evenings, Shepherd 7181 31,741 Housing Units Finished in February Under Plans of NHA Housing for war workers pro vided since early in 1940 amount to 1,513,439 units, it was reported to day by John B. Blandford. jr„ ad ministrator of the National Housing Agency. The tabulation as of the first of last month showed 31.741 housing accommodations were com pleted throughout the Nation in February. Of this 1,306.774 are new units, and 206,665 were provided through gg——— the conversion of existing structures into additional units. Privately fi nanced new construction totaled 652,521 units. Completions of new publicly financed war housing total 654,253 units and include 453,101 family units, 150.189 dormitory units for single workers and 50,963 stop gap units comprised of trailers and other portable shelter. Almost all publicly financed hous ing now being built is of temporary construction whereas the privately financed units are of permanent type and will continue in use after the war. The February completions in cluded 26.962 new units, of which 14,599 were built under public fi nancing and 12,363 by private build ers. Completions under the conver sion program totaled 4,779 units, of I Open Sunday 1 to 6 3702 Livingston St. N.W. $17,250 This attractive brick house is only 1 block from Conn. Ave., on a quiet tree-shaded street. Large living room, dining room, den, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, all recently redecorated. Deep lot with lovely flowers and shrubbery. C. H. Hillegeist Co. 1621 K Street N.W. NA. 8500 or Mrs. Wood, NO. 0304 I Silver Spring, Md.—$10,950 I Detached Brick—6 Rmj., Built-in Garage 806 Woodside Parkway Delightfully situated on a lot 50x119. it has large living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast nock and lavatory on 1st floor; 3 bedrooms, tiled bath with built-in tub and shower, on 2nd floor; oil heat, screens, hard wood floors, built-in garage. Open Sunday, 2:30 to 5:30 Brice ouf Georgia Ave. to Coletville Pike traffic light, turn right on Coletville Pike to Woodside Parkway, then turn right one square to house or take streetcar or but to Ga. and Alaska Aset., transfer to “k-Corners bus,” get off at Woodside Parkway. L. T. Gravatte Realtor 729 15th St. Exclusive Agent. NAtional 0753. ROLLINGWOOD, MARYLAND I 119 E. Woodbine Street 1 B This lovely 8-room brick in one of the best residential sections, ej R built about 2 years of pre-war materials. Second floor has B 3 large bedrooms and 2 baths. 2 lovely bedrooms and half bath I® » on third floor. True center-hall entrance, large living room, well- sf K > equipped kitchen, screened living porch, gas air-conditioned heat. 3| ft Attached garage. Lot 185 feet deep with numerous trees. 1 Price $19,750 R Open Sunday 1 to 6 P.M. E5 Directions—Out Connecticut Ave. past Chevy Chase Circle to Woodbine Street, right 312 blocks to property. ! F. A. TWEED CO. | Exclusive Agent | 5504 Connecticut Ave. EM. 1290 g| I !j I ROCK CREEK PARK ESTATES 1815 East Beech Drive Open Today and Sunday 11 to 7 This beautiful detached home is offered for the first time at a price less than */i its original cost. First floor contains spacious reception hall, extra large living room, beam ceiling dining room, powder room and splendid | equipped kitchen and butler’s pantry. 2nd floor has 3 master bedrooms, each with private bath, beautiful den and two rooms and bath in wing which is over 4-car built-in garage, splendid servants’ quarters if desired. Basement contains large ballroom, furnace room and laundry room. The ballroom or recreation room is floored with random width oak and has large open fireplace. There is a separate stairs to upstairs hall. The yard is beautifully shrubbed, the surroundings are ideal. We invite your inspection today or Sunday. TO INSPECT: Drive out Ibth Street to Kalmia Road, west on Kalmia Road about two blocks, continuing into East Reech Drive to home; or call us for further information and inspection. Sunday and nights call TA. 0620. Realtor ^ JL, ]|j Jj^ Builder 106 Vermont Avenue Exclusive Agent District 8600 at 4 which 3,806 unit* were publicly financed under Government lease and 973 were privately financed. Included in the publicly financed units completed in February were 9.191 family units, 2,171 dormitory units for single workers and 3.237 stopgap emergency units comprised of trailers or other portable shelter. Housing under construction on February 29 totaled 164,192 units and included 68,969 new publicly financed unite and 74,033 new privately fi nanced unite. Under the conversion program for adding living units in existing structures, 17,478 publicly financed and 3,712 privately financed units were under construction. During February, 12,328 new unite were placed under construction. This total included 3,917 publicly financed and 8,411 privately financed units. Conversion units placed un der construction totaled 3,102, of which 2,292 were being publicly fi nanced and 810 privately financed. Buy a Home in Highly Restricted Bellevue Forest, Nearby Arlington County, Virginia Do you hope to build your own home after the war? Then make the start by setting aside o plot in Beautiful Bellevue Forest neor the Washington Golf and Country Club, Arlington County, Virginia. In this rare setting a distinctive tflse of home can be created. Natural surroundings, beautiful view, big wooded Jots with from 60-foot frontage up, coreful restrictions, good neighbor, and citv conveniences invite you here. Broad paved streets, concrete curbs, city water and sewer already in. REASONABLE TERMS—NO ASSESSMENTS Directions to reach—Over Key Bridge, right on Lee Highway' to Military Road at Cherrydale, right to Military Road to field office and Open sign. CH. 3838 2840 Wilson Bird. Evening, Arlington, Va. Glebe 3838 j Exclusive Agent $33 PER MONTH F.H.A. PRICE $3,895 to $4,950 A remarkable chance for a few to buy prewar quality home* designed for postwar living. Built on beautifully wooded lots, these fine small homes are the last we have been allowed to build for the emergency. They feature a comfortable living room with large picture window, two light, airy bedrooms, well-arranged kitchen with Servel Electrolux re frigerator, cabinet gas range, porcelain sink and laundry tray, built-in kitchen cabinets, bath with all Beautyware fixtures, chromium towel bars, etc. Steel casement windows with screens, combination screen and-storm doors. Homes are thoroughly insulated against heat and cold and have a large unfinished attic carefully planned for two extra rooms, with permanent stairway. Model Home open Sunday from 10 A.M. until, 6 P.M., weekdays 2 P.M. until 6 P.M. Eastpines, Phone UNion 3542. DIRECTIONS SALES— Out Bladensburg Rd. to the Peace Cross, SELDEN B. bear right on Defense highway, left on Ed- DANIEL monston Rd. to River dale Rd. fstop light), NA. 5573 right four-tenths of a mile to Eastpines. Wl. 5005 • By bus—Take East Riverdale bus from 17th and Penna. S.E. to Riverdale Rd. and Edmonston Rd. (stop Developed by light), right four tenths of a mile to STANDARD Eastpines. PROPERTIES | By Trolley; by Bus; or by Automobile;—River Terrace is j \ only a few minutes from down-town. Surely you want a ■ convenient, close-in location like this for your home! Try this today , . . take any street-car marked "Kenilworth" "District Line" or "Seat Pleasant" and ride to River Terrace. j If you prefer to drive come to I 5th & H N.E.; then straight out Benning Road. See for yourself how very easy it is to reach this beautiful, restricted community located INSIDE j Washington. See the quaint beauty of its 500 distinctive i • homes. The new homes now available are a super-value in these times. They're built of pre-war materials stored in our warehouses since before the war. They're sturdy Brick and Masonry. Each has Living Room; SEPARATE Dining Room, steel-equipped Kitchen; two good-size Bedrooms; a real Tile Bath; Basement under entire house, and a pleasantly landscaped Garden. As little as $500 cash! No extra j j j title cost. Balance like rent! Call at our offices; second j floor; River Terrace Shopping Center. j 3435 BENNING ROAD N.E.