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- RUBY LEE MINAR ?
New Suburb?"Bright Future She ? Says. Ruby Lee Minor, sales agent for Lyon Park, a -suburb developed by the firm of Lyon and Fitch, is compar atively a new-comer to Virginia real , .estate circles. But in the last year | her office has disposed of a quarter i of million worth of land in Lyon Park and nearly 'as much in Arlington County homes. Her successful experience has made her a booster for the Virginia side of the river, naturally. She is a be liever in the future of Arlington County to the extent tha* she is mak ing it her home and investigating her own money in Arlington County property, two excellent tests of a person's faith. "I am convinced," says Mrs. Minar, "that the gowth of the county in the next ten years will be triple what it has been in any ten-year period in the past. ; ^ "I can watch a part of the growth in the sales made through my own office and through other offices. More people are buying in Virginia today and are considering a purchase here than ever before in the history of the country, so far as I can learn. "Arlington County is natural and logical direction for the expansion of the Nation's capital. The citizens of the county have awakened to the fact that they best can advertise their community and attract desirable peo ple to this side of the river by putting in the improvements that people now adays are demanding. A community, to develop, must have good roads, transportation and modern improve ments. Good roads cost money, but they are an asset far out of propor tion to their cost, particularly, as in the case of Arlington county, where there is a great reservoir ot popula tion nearby togdraw on. "With the goverment of the United States planning the expenditure of millions of dollars for the joint bene- ; fit of the District of Columbia and j Arlington county in the next ten years and with the citizens of the county working toward an improved system of highways, there cannot be any doubt of a rapid increase in values and in population throughout the county. "The new Key Bridge, the projected Lincoln Memorial Bridge which Pres ident Harding hopes to have started in his administration, the new Lee Highway whichwill pass through Ar ington County, and the new highways on the Virginia side which the gover ment knd Arlington county jointly and independently are undertaking mean a brighter future than it is possible to foresee for any other sec tion in or around Washington. This is my candid belief." Mrs. Minar selected the Virginia side of the river for her special field after having sold property in the Dis trict and Maryland as well. She is exclusive agent for building sites at Lyon Park and recently has added a Virginia house department with offices at Lyon Park. This depart ment is in charge of B. G. Benton, formerly with the firm of David E. Barry. The fox-tailed monkey of South America has the percular habit of uttering loud cries, as though in pain during the hour before sunrise and for an hour following sunset, the forests at such times resounding with the monkey wailing. Horse's hoofs corresponds to the nail of the middle finger on the human anatomy. W. A. SMOOT & GO. - Oldest and Largest Lumber and Coal ', yrr' 171 Northern Virginia?one of : bxpgext Factors in Development of Alexandria-?W. A. Smoot, Presi dent, Prominent in Business Life of : City and State. For more than half a century there has been no name more closely affi- j hated with ths development of Alex andria financially, commercially, and industrially than that of Smoot, and I ? A. Smoot & Company has been an aggressive factor in building up j Alexandria in every way for nearly ? three quarters of a century. The firm was established' shortly ' after the close of the war between the J States, when W. A. Smoot, Sr. re- j turned from the Confederate Army j after Lee's surrender. By dint of ?' energy foresight and ability, he s- i tablished Y\. A. Smoot & Company, ccal dealers, and this business was i later consolidated with Smoot & Com- j j pany, limber dealers, which had been ! j established in 1S5S. j Mr. Smoot was one of Alexandria's i i loading citizens for more than half a century. He was a man who be lieved in progress and community j | building, and he laid the foundation | for a business which has contributed | greatly to the prosperity of the city. The business of the company now I j covers thirteen counties in Virginia and four in Southern Maryland, and I is of extensive proportions. It han dles all grades of lumber, millwork, and building materials and has the I largest coat piers on the Potomac .River. The firm is the largest coal dealer j in Alexandria, and ranks with any in the state. It has more tiian one hun dred employes, and its payroll is a big factor in building up the city. A son ol' the founder, Mr. W. A. Smoot, is the president of the com pany, Mr. S. W. Pitts is vice-presi dent and treasurer, and Mr. J. S. Smyth is secretary. Mr. Smoot is one of the most ag gressive and public spirited citizens : c}. (Alexandria. He was the first president of the Alexandria Cham-' ber ol Commerce, having been elec-1 ted when twenty-six years old and his j business acumen, knowledge of af-1 lairs, and foresight has made the or- j ganization what it is today?the most i potent factor in the development of was the first president ol the .National retail coal Dealers' Association, which was organized in lJli, and is still a director of the or ganization. He is now serving as ' of the Chamber, and is one of Alex-: anddria's most liberal and broad- ! minded citizens, being found ready j and willing to give of his time and i means m support of any cause de- ; signed to build up the city and pro- | mote the moral and material welfare i ol its citizens. I WORTH HULFISH <& SONS, INC.! Sticcesors to Widely Known Hard ware Wholesale Home of Carlin Hulfish Company? One of Alexan dria s Substantial Business Firms. No names have been more closely asociated with the commercial devel opment of Alexandria in the last half a century than those of Carlin and Hu fish, and the present firm of Worth U) , Sons is upholding the name and honor of the business established so many years ago by the James F Carlin in fact seventy-five vears ago. ' ? In the hardware trade the firm has : built up a spirit of confidence, among its customers, and its cooperation which tells you how to wash and dry your clothes the easiest way: ? no wringer to feed, no extra tubs to handle, no buttons to sew on and no red hands! For your hands never touch either wet clothes or water. Write, phone or call today. Learn about the electric washing machine that does the most work for you with the least work by you. B. BRANTLEY, Clarendon, Va, Electrical Contractor "If it has a ari??rr it isn't a Laun-Dry-Ette" electric machine ytA&tzs; Z3L, _JU with Virginia and Maryland not on ly redounded to mutual benefit, but aided materially in increasing the prestige of Alexandria as a whole sale and distributing apnter. the South, "and was established more than three quarters of a century ago by the late James F. Cariin, and has J been i n continous existence ever j sincc. Mr. Worth Hulfish became assoc- \ iated with the business in 1863 and ' interest in the firm in 1895, from which time until 1906 it was operated as Jarnes F. Cariin Sons & Company. In that year its business had expand ed to a considerable degTee and .the firm was incorporated as a stock com pany, and purchased the store build ing at 315 King Street where it is now located. In 1919, the firm's name was chang ed to Worth Hulfish & Sons, Inc., with Mr. Worth Hulfish at its head. Mr. Hulfish has been one of Alex andria's public spirited citizens, deep ly interested in the development of Alexandria, and his sons are pro gressive young men who are inter ested in the welfare and development of the community and always found ready and willing to give of their time and means in support of any cause designed to build up the com munity and promote the moral and material welfare of its citizens. Indeed, the city needs many more of such men, in its industrial and social life. Lions are subject to colds, caughs and tuberculosis. Camels sometimes live to the age of a hundrer years. Nearly all elephants lie on their left sides when sleeping. The spaniel is so called because the original breed of this type came from Spain. WASHINGTON?VIRGINIA RAILWAY CO. Historic Route Covered bg Electric Driven L.hie oj Curs, Connecting the National capital With Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, Fort :,lyer and Historiacl Points. With forty-five miles of road run ning: through the very heart of the Ration's most historic section the 'Washington-Virginia Railway Com pany annually transports about nine million persons, a large number of whom arc visitors from all parts of the United States to the Capital and j to the historic shrines near-by. This company has been serving j the people not only of this section, but j of virtually the entire country for ! the last thirtv years, providing ? om- j fortable, speedy and safe transpor- | tation to and from the Capital, and ; to such historic spots as this scetion j possesses?magnates which attract i hundreds of hundreds of thousands j annually. The Company started in 1892 by ! running a line from Alexandria to i Mount Vernon?the home of Wash- j ington, giving the national capital j fast service to Mount Vernon and ? adding to the value and popularity of the line. The line between Arlington Junc tion and Rosslvn, Clarendon, Balls ton, Vienna, Falls Church and Fair fax was known as the Washington, Arlington and Falls Church Rail way Company until l'JOS when it was consolidated with the Hvie to Mount Vernon and became known as at present?the Washington-Vir ginia Railway Company. Over the 45 miles of right of way of the company, now in operation, there arc G3 miles of tracks, upon j which the average daily service op eration is forty-eight cars. For the maintenance of this service the com pany owns 118 cars, giving it ample reserve to take care of any special occasion of other extra-ordinary de mand for rolling stock. The Washington-Virginia Railway Company constitutes one of the most important industrial and business es tablishments of Alexandria, not only because of connecting up important points but bv distributing a pay roll among its 275 employes amounting tT about $-100,000 a year?in itself an item of large value in the general business life of the community and section. The employes of the company in clude four ger./ral officers, four sup erintendents and assistants, 22 in the office and clerical departments, 25 agents, 15 in machine shop and car barns, 55 on tracks and as linemen, 58 motormen and G2 conductors. There arc served daily 75,000 per rons, not counting those of Washing ton. and in course of a year some nine million nersons are carried a total of 2,085,000 car miles. This property, one of the best ) noun traction enterprises in the United States is under the direct management of Day and Zimmerman, inc., Gil Chestnut street, Philadel phia. Officers of the company are Messrs. John E. Zimmerman, presi dent; Nicholas Roosevelt, vice nrasi dont; W. A. Kates, treasurer; C. A. McClure, secretary J. J. Dugan, as sistant secrotar y- treasurer; M. C. Stratton, general manager; J. W. Rich, superintendent; C. A. Sinclair, chief engineer; T. H. Travers. traffic manaerer and claim agent; P. E. Cliff, superintendent of Mount Vernon div ision; John Dutterman, superinten dent of Falls Church division: Frank C. Imbodcn, road master; J. H. Hill, electrical superintendent, and D. A. Shum, master mechanic^ Every one of these men serve in their respective positions because, of : their peculiar fitness for the duties ! they are called upon to perform, and j efficient courteous service, for which I the system is noted begins at the top of the list and continues on down to the newest messenger boy. This traction company adds much to the pleasure that is gained by visiting such historic and beautiful spots as Mount Vernon, Arlington cemetery, and Fort Myer, Berry and Steps. Mr. M. G. Stratton, general mas ager is a member of the Alexandru Chamber of Commerce, Washingtc. Board of Trade and American Ele trie Railway Association. Ke ha been identified with electric railway for 25 years and is well known an popular both in Alexandria ar. Washington. The company has foi. memberships in the Alexandria Chamber of Commrce. and three eat. in the Chamber of Commerce an Board of Trade of Washington. Edward F. Clarke Alfred L. Adams CLARKE & ADAMS 3 Flour, Feed, Grain, Wood and Coal Wholesale and Retail Lister's Fertilizers Phone 17-F3 VIENNA, VIRGINIA. Ot We have placed on the market a new subdivision in S LYON PARK (Adjoining Clarendon, Va.) If you want to live in Arlington County's fastest growing community?22 min utes to Washington by trolley, 15 by auto?see LYON PARK at once, or write ' I me for particulars. GAS?ELECTRICITY?SEWERS No interest, no taxes while buying. We help you build your home. t ? f ? f ? Ey> !? 412 Evans Building?Phone Main 1145 V ? f T T f T ?7* Houses r/lw&A^ Lyon Park Office?Clarendon 273-J-l Where do you want most to live?Virginia, Maryland or the District? My office has a list of desirable homes in every section of the city and suburbs. City House Department is in charge of E. P. Burket, a reai estate man of many years experi ence in the national capital. See him at 412 Evans Building. Phone Main 1145. Virginia House Department is in charge of B. G. Benton. See him at Lyon Park Office, Phone Clarendon 273-J-l. it (Yj UvUIa* Lyon Park Office Clarendon 273-J-l.