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Real Estate m Specializing in DnflC|R|f; NORTHEAST & SOUTHEAST REAL ESTATE Over 100,000 Reef, in tin Metro- HOHENSTEIN BROS. D °R* DONAHUE, INC., Realtor, nose d rot tiers 652 H St . y, 7-3000 JA. 2-1223 HI Efficient Service for Over it T a s 19th St, N, & Ft. Myer Or., Art., Ye, " STATESMAN’S RESIDENCE Tndy a QUALITY HOME. Big, Camfartable 1 aid Made far ENTERTAINING COMMANDING UsJOMfa -1 I I VIEW FACING bl/ WALTER REED GROUNDS |a9RHH| • Big Trees • Oversized Loti gw 7114 ALASKA AVENUE' Just OH 16th St., at Walter Read Hospital E AAA $21,500 Trust at $134.47 Per Month. Subject to Approval by FHA The name, of previous occupant, read like a White House Invitation List. Royalty, Foreign, Political, Executive, Congress. This splendid homo enjoy, the flavor of gracious charm ond aloof privacy plus the advantage of easy access to jlowntown. The neighborhood is superb. Property Is freshly decorated. The distinguished owner Is gone and you con move In on approval. Among the many fabulous features are 5 bedrooms, library, Regal size living room, etc. R. L. TAYLOR, OL. 4-3462 Open Sunday, 2-5 P.M. 1722 L STREET, N.W. NA. 8-5000 OUTSTANDING LOCATION r' r '^" , aaHKK^■■bbhbbk,. -”• 4601 N. DITMAR ROAD Superbly constructed and richly finished by a master craftsman of the old school, this 4-bed room, 3-bath bi-level has the solid feel of quality workmanship and traditional style. Truly a qual ity built home in one North Arlington's more de sirable residential communities, it features spa cious rooms throughout, including: paneled en trance hall, ground-level clubroom, twin-size bed rooms, completely modern kitchen and dining room with French doors to large screened porch. $39,950. Ask our representative about other homes in this outstanding area. OPEN 1-5 SAT. AND SUN. ■ Directions: from Washington. take Let Hwy. (route it-tlt) to Otebs I M.. turn right on Glebe Rd and continue patt Washington Golf 4s I Country Club to Ditmar Rd., turn right on Ditmar Rd. to open house. I Exclusive Insurer *~ u ° r 2039 WIISM Blvd, ArllectM, Va. JA. 4-IMB J OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 1 P.M. | FORT SUMNER HILLS 5025 Westpath Terrace Charming whit* brick center-hall Colonial. Large living room, P formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast space, den and S full bath, first floor; 3 bedroom, and 2 baths, second; base -50 ment with fireplace, powder room; porch and garage; $43,- | 850. Eve,., Mr,. Allensworth, JU. 8-3792. | 5028 Westpath Terrace ra Traditional Williamsburg Colonial featuring private master By bedroom suite, 2 walk-in closet,, dressing room and both, also 3 twin-size bedrooms; paneled den, Vi bath; recreation Fs room, full bath; screened porch; 2-cor garage; $54,950. K Evenings, Mr. Steidel, OL. 6-4114. k DIRECTIONS: Mete. Ave. Extended. left tn Sangamon Rd.. right BH on Westpath Way 1 block to Westoath Terrace and open sign. | CHEVY CHASE CLUB AREA 4007 Bradley Lane B Gracious stone Colonial, designed and built for those who kc require quality and desire cheerful living. Living room with w fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast space, fe Screened porch overlooking garden with pond. 2-cor garage. K< 4 large bedrooms and 2 both, on second floor. 2 bedroom, p and both on third floor. Near school, ond transportation, ra Excellent value at $49,500. Quick sale wanted to settle estate. Eves., Mrs. Felt, OL. 2-6538. DIRECTIONS: Out Conn. Ave.. left on Bradley Lane W bloc*. BEDFORD VILLAGE 5302 Locust Ave. White Colonial split level. 4 bedroom, (all above basement), 2 baths, 2 half baths, large living room, separate dining room, kitchen, recreation room and garage. DIRECTIONS: Out Old Georgetown Rd., right on Alta Vieta Rd., right on Loeuet Ave. LOCUST HILL ESTATES 4838 Broadbrook Drive This luxurious rambler situated on a beautiful landscaped [S site. Entrance hall, large living room, separate dining room, tel kitchen and powder room, den. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath,, ree- K? reatlon room with stone fireplace and bar. Ideal for en ra tertaining. Eves., Mrs. Small, OL. 4-2218. Ea DIRECTIONS: Wiee. Ave. past Naval Hospital, right on Broadbrook. I LAUREL HILLS 9200 Seven Locks Road KC New traditional used brick rambler on ’/z acre near 3 ES country clubs ond D. C. busline. Center hall, living room, ra formol dining room opening to patio, family-size kitchen, Ky 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths, double carport, full daylight basement, huge recreation room with fireplace, full bath Is and space for 3 additional bedrooms. $39,750. Eve,., Mr,. IS Jackson, OL. 6-1908. DIRECTIONS: Bradley Blvd., left to Seven Locke Rd. 5015 Cathedral Ave. N.W. ra $29,950. Brick rambler; center boll, large living room, din la Ing room, 3 bedrooms, 2Vi baths, lorge modern kitchen; full K 3 basement, built-in garage. Eves., Mrs. Elliott, WO. 6-7140. S DIRECTIONS: MacArthur Bird., right on Arizona Ave., left to a Cathedral Ave. O. F. Smith & Bros. Co., Inc. | 4800 MONTGOMERY LANE Realtor OL. 2-6478 S • Lietinge ILanterl THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. Saturday, January 14, 1961 Should You Sand Your Own Floors? "Please publish some in formation about sanding floors. Ours are in awful shape and we plan to do the work ourselves.” S. A. K. writes. This is one article that I have been sidestepping for a long time. After all, there must be some building or mslntenance work that the experienced journeyman can do better than the novice. There ar. those jobs where time and patient effort count mor. than skill, but floor sanding results are deter mined entirely by th. skill of the operator. So many readers have re cently requested this infor mation that I feel compelled to offer a few suggestions and spotlight th. pitfalls so that floors may not be completely wrecked. Floor finishing requires the use of two pieces of power equipment that can be rented from many hardware stores. You will need a sander and an edger. You also will need a hand scraper that you should buy. Since rented machines are used principally by inexperi enced operators, they suffer much abuse and are fre quently in poor mechanical condition. When selecting a machine, see that the sand ing drum bearings ar. not worn, and that th. drum la in good condition, not broken, and free of lumps and irregu larities. See that the paper locking device is working properly, and have th. ma chine owner demonstrate how this works, since many dollars worth of paper can be des- LET US HELP YOU TO REALIZE JL ONE OF YOUR DREAMS! MONEY 4U> FOR U HOME LOANS I Lots of homes available now I Dreamy ones! See if you can’t find one tailored to your dream. Then see if we can’t tailor a loan to meet your needs. Realize that dream—with a home loan from - Friendly First. We have money for home loans to qualified borrowers. Conventional or F.H.A. Till: IIHST|?EpE li.\l. n inWishington FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN Ul ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON Call or write our Loan Department for details. 610 13th St. N.W. pi. 7.2370 ■■ 8216 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda OL. 6-3923 By HERMAN BAUM Contributing Writer troyed if not securely and tightly attached to the drum. Remove Molding Before starting to operate the machines, the sho. mold ing—that narrow strip be tween the baseboard and th. floor—should be removed. It is easy to replace. If your floor is uneven, with ridges pushed up where boards meet, the first sanding operation should be done diagonally, starting in one corner. An open coat coarse paper, (20) is used for this first pass. Its purpose is not only to remove th. ridges but also to take off old varnish or shellac. These materials will quickly clog a closed coat paper to make it useless. Do no more sanding with this grade paper than is necessary, since it will leave scratches that must be re moved by more sanding. If diagonal sanding is done, you must also use this same grade paper for the first cut in the direction of the floor boards. For the next oper ation use 1 */z (40) closed coat x paper and finally finish the floor with 2/0 (100) paper. All sanding except a few passes of the first cut must be dona int h. direction of the floor boards. The most important detail of handling a sanding ma chine is never to allow the sanding drum to com. into contact with the floor unless the machine is in motion. In other words, start th. ma chine forward and "then gradually lower the drum to the floor. As you approach the far wall, lift the drum from the floor before the for- ward motion of the machine is stopped. Failure to do this will cut deep ridges in the floor and these will be Im possible to remove. The large sanding machine will not reach the floor boards close to the walls The edger is used to sand these areas. Use coarse grit paper sparingly in this ma chine, since the circular mo tion of the sanding disc will leave scratches difficult to remove. The hand scraper is used in corners that cannot be reached with either elec tric machine. Kwp Plastic Off “To protect my daughter’s new desk, I covered the top with a piece of plastic. A few days later, I lifted the plastic to dust th. desk and found that the plastic had left a roughness like candle wax on the surface. Is there any way I can restore this?” Mrs. G. W. S. asks. Answer—l seem to have been going in one direction while the advance of modem chemistry was headed in an other, so I cannot give you a technical explanation for your problem. But it is a good rule not to place plas tic on furniture since there is always some question as to whether or not it can be re moved. You should be able to im prove the condition of this desk top. Get some 00 or 000 steel wool. Do not use kitchen pads. Dip this wool in paste floor wax and then rub the furniture surface in the direction of the grain. Avoid doing too much rub bing. Wipe the surface clean and polish with soft dry cloths. Not for Kitchens “Is it advisable to use acoustic tile on the ceiling of a kitchen?" F. F. writes. Aiuwer—There would be some advantage, in that it would reduce the noise when your wife drops the dishes. But disadvantages outweigh this. The texture of the sur face is such that grease from cooking smoke will soak in and cannot be removed. Door-to-Door Matter “I have a glass jalousie front door that swings in. I would like to replace it with a solid door that swings out so as to allow more wall space in the living room. Is there any dis advantage to this?” Miss M. 8. asks. Answer—There is some dis advantage to a door opening out. But it can help to speed the departure of undesirable guests. If you use a solid pan- nORFsUMNETHILLsI I "LOT IS SHADY, LEVEL I AND COOL, AMPLE ROOM FOR A SWIMMING POOL” i[ 5007 Wapakometa Rd. OPEN SAT. A SVN., 1-5 [ Don't miss Melng this appeal ing 4 bedroom (1 on first) Williamsburg brick with many J desireable features near I public and parochial schools. l[ Top location excellent terms. DIRECTIONS: Out Meet. Ave. I Extended to Sangamon (at fire houee). left i bloeke to Weetgath y Way. right 1 block to Wegako- C mete, right to oven eign. JOEL C. HAWKINS | Realtor ME. 8-3010 el door, you may also need a screen door. Both doors can’t swing out. So ypu would have a choice of letting in bugs or keeping out the air. (Released by the Resister sad Tribune Syndicate, 19SO) • * /-•> 4 -7iaLA Jn*/ K,- Lx ■ t »£^ nandale ' va - lii LOOKING FOR A HOME IN BETHESDA? 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