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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919.
? REAL ESTATE NEW; V.v FARMS BECKON 10 JOBLESS SOLDIERS "Forward to the Farm" is a little booklet jyeparod under the direction of Col. Arthur "Woods, assistant to the Secretary of "War in charge of the re employment work for ex-service men. x The interesting facts and figures catbered in that booklet show that farming is no longer a laborer's work. Old back breaking farming methods are obsolete. The farmer ho longer follows a furrow the whole day at the heels of a balky mule. He ufc-es a tractor which tools three plows without any exertion on Si's part and does more work in a day than was formerly done in a week. The scythe Is as obsolete as the spin ning wheel. The harvesting machine and the binder have taken its place. Farming has become a business and a science. In advising the ex-service man to engage in farm work Col. Arthur Woods says that every man falls Into one of the three following classes: 1. Thos who have already worked on a farm but have no capital with which to start farming for them selves. Good farm hands draw to day twice the pay they drew five years ago. Fifty dollars a month and board for steady hands Is the average. And it Is all velet. Few men. save that much in the city. With the money thus saved, the experi enced farmer will soon be on the road to success. 2. The ones who have some money but don't know the difference between a plowshare and a whlffletree, Men in this class command good wages while they are learning tho trade. In the winter they can go to an agricultural college and learn to know what they are about next spring. 3. Class three is for the lads who have neither money nor experience. The Central West is calling aloud for all kinds of znejL, skilled or unskilled, to help harvest thevnightiest wheat crop the world has ever seen. Un skilled men get 40 to 50 cents an hour, and board and lodging free. The job is good until late September. Xot many clerks or office men will have as much velvet money at the end of such a short period. And if a harvest hand proves that he is willing and steady, permanent jobs w ill run after him. MONEY AVAILABLE FOff BUILDING, SAYS STRAUS S. W. Straus, of S. W. Straus & Co., prominent Xew York bankers, de clares that there is ample funds for the financing of large building pro grams, and that there is no excuse for deterring building because of in sufficient funds. Mr. Straus says that it must be borne in mind that inasmuch as the task of financing a nation's building program rests ultimately on the shoulaers of the public, every possi ble means must be made available to safeguard the investors fey proper amortization of provisions in the mortgages, for any loss sustained by investors would react upon the entire building situation and cause immedi ate havoc. HOW AVERAG E MAN MAY BUY A HOM E SUGGS A W M TB E IMS MORALS Don't let careless eipcBuItnre make a Mere of your parse. Buy Tvisr'y, and iacrease year money ho I dines by Investing Ib W. S. S. Since war memorials were first dis cussed, after the signing of the armis tice, the Municipal Art Society of New Tork city has been carrying on a campaign to protect the country against monuments and statues tlrat offend lovers of what is beautiful and appropriate. Various bulletins have been sent out, and emphasis is placed on the fact that the most fitting trib ute to the heroic dead Ib not neces sarily a funereal of granite or marble, but a utilitarian structure that may benefit the living. Club women In many States are now interested in promoting war memo rials, and, according to reports that they are sending to the United States Department of Labor many organi zations are In favor of community buildings. Among these are libraries, comfort stations, and clubhouses, as well as auditoriums, hospitals, and recreation centers that are to provide wholesome amusement. Theaters also are now being discussed with the idea that by means of great plays the highest ideals of life may be incul cated. In view of the closing of saloons the women's clubs are discussing substi tutes that will afford meeting places where it will be possible to pass an evening independently or in the enjoy ment of certain amusements. Club houses with dancing pavilions, mo tion picture theaters, and tea rooms have found favor in two Western towns. Hqw the average man may acquire a home of his own is told in a very interesting manner in a booklet is sued by a local real estate dealer. The booklet says: "I hereby endeavor to show the non home owner a very nice and easy way of owning his own home with only a small ampunt of cash required, as the following shows very clearly the working out of a home costing $2,300, $300 being paid at the taking of title, and 52,000 of an installment mort gage when the title is taken, payable 520 each month. This mortgage will be entirely paid off at the end of eleven years and nine months. Tou will notice that your interest has only cost you 55.SO per month for the en tire run of 141 months, while you were paying for your home, which Is a very low rent. "This same home would rent for $18 or S20 nor month, ana VOU could keep on renting it for twelve more, years, paying the same per month and never have a home of your own. You should certainly wake up and see how nec essary it is for you to own your own home. It is a duty you owe your family to own the home you live in. as a rented house is not a home, it is only a stopping place, which at the present time you are not sure of stay ing more than thirty or sixty days. Then why keep your family constant ly living in fear of having to move? Do away with that fear and buy them a home that you can pay for without hardship to your family. "The question often arises, if I was to buy a home, and I should get sick or out of work, what would I do? This is one of the lamest excuses ever made. What are you going to do when you rent a house? You are compelled by law to loon atier ywur family. In any case, you have to have tintieo tn Kvn in. If vour rent is not paid at least in three months you havo to move, and wnere are you goins,. You cannot get another house with out paying your rent. Now for the other side, of owning your own home on the installment plan, as this cir cular describes, you have made your monthly payments when due for one, three or five years, and you get sick or out of work, you have already re duced your mortgage from $2,000 to $1,500. You could carry this along for six months or one year by paying nothing but your interest, which would be about $8 per month, and everybody would be satisfied. The only thing that could occur would be to set you back that many months In paying off your mortgage." SgffiBSffiffi tsi Exclusively 4 i-j3; .?.. .. 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