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[VAST HOUSING
MAIMED TO MEET
CITY’S PROGRESS
Realty Board to Take Step at
Conference With Other
Bodies.
TWO PLANS PROPOSED
A determined effort will be made in
'he near future to provide a broad hous
ag plan for Indianapolis -which will per
mit the city to attain the great lndus
rial expansion predicted for it within
the next five years.
The Indianapolis Real Estate Board
will take the initiative in the matter.
The housing committee of the board will
call a conference of representatives of
manufacturers and other civic bodies
within the next two weeks to formulate
a program.
objective includes the elimination
the present house shortage and provi
sion fbr the needs of the future. Two
general plans have been advanced:
Wrst, a gigantic corporation organ
ized to purchase and provide mate
rial on a wholesale basis for local
builders’ use.
Second, a corporation to undertake
to build homes on a wholesale basis,
financed by local Interests.
Real estate men, contractors, financiers,
lumber dealers, prospective home owners
and countless-citizens interested in the
growth and prosperity of Indianapolis
are asked to give consideration to the
problem.
GIGANTIC AGENCY
TO HANDLE MATERIALS.
A gigantic material agency or corpo
ration in charge of experienced material
men, fostered by the Indianapolis Real
Estate Board, civic organizations,
municipal co-operation, manufacturers,
banks, citizens, prospective home build
er*, commercial builders, financed by
millions of dollars if necessary, is the
foundation plan advocated by Thomas
Carson, president of the Indianapolis
Real Estate Board.
“This housing problem is the most
vi al issue confronting Indianapolis to
day,” declared Mr. Carson, “and it is
not a one-man job, nor a one-dozen men
undertaking, hut it is a city-wide ven
ture and will affect every Individual.
Other cities have financed homes tor
any man who looked good, because they
I have realized that it is essential to city
development
“Indianapolis must get out of the Til
lage type. Indianapolis' business sec
tion must be enlarged, and we've got
to ‘bust’ up a few combinations that
are today throttling trade because of
real estate values in the downtown sec
tion.
“Let’s get a financial and civic awaien
■fcpr first, and then go ahead with a plan
•that will get right down at the root of
Ithe evil, take up preventive issues, se-
Icure a co-operation of brains and money
| and then this housing problem will be
| gin to fade out of the horizon.
“Let’s organize a material agency, buy
wholesale quantities of lumber through
the corporation, buy up southern mills if
necessary, erect local warehouses and mill
yards, and then enable home owners to
buy homes on more favorable terms.”
A. S. MacLeod, realtor, 1107-12 Law
building, believes in this suggestion of a
corporation to undertake to supply
cheaper materials, which with the co
operation of the local builders would
mean more homes at a more reasonable
price.
“Do not run the small contractor out j
of* town,” insisted Mr. MacLeod, “but;
on the contrary, help him to help home
buyers by incorporating an organization j
that will bny up lumber on the stump,
contract, with southern firms for mill
work, or erect mills, establish yards here, j
1 and sell to the contractor on a 6 per
1 cent basis, and discriminate against no
one in selling cheaper materials. In
other word, let’s have wholesale purchas
ing and retail distributing. I believe \
such an organization, properly managed,
can bring about cuts In costs of 10 to
20 per cent. There are thousands of
prospective home owners right here now
who want to build within their means.”
C. B. Durham, 758 Lemcke Annex,
realtor, projected the idea that industrial
concerns should take a leading part In
any sheme evolved to solve the problem.
OPPORTUNITY GIVEN
TO SHOW LOYALTY.
"Every loyal manufacturing firm in
terested in Its employes should set aside
a fund available for commercial build
ers for homes for factory employee,”
Ihe said. “The city’* annual labor turn
over, due in part to lack of housing fa
cilities, Is an enormous amount of money,
and every large concern can well afford
to put more human interest in its em
ployes. I’m In favor of a large housing
organization to reduce costs of bund
ling. and feel that materials can be made
Cheaper in such an organization.”
j J. Frank Cantwell, realtor, suggest*
that the city lend aid to the poor man
1 who wants to buy a home, pointing out
the municipal responsibility to foster a
corporation that will foster cheaper
homes.
‘•We need some charitable old sonl who
will donate $50,000 or so to a project that
will help the cause,” said Mr. Cantwell,
"evolving a plan whereby the prospective
home owner will be financially assisted
in making the plnnge for a home of his
own. By all means let us get behind any
plan that will bring down the wall that
prevents the working men from owning
homes.”
LARGE CORPORATION
SEEN A 'i SOLUTION.
“A large corporation to build houses
and sell building materials at the very
lowest figure to individual builders might
■olve the problem. It would have to be
large enough to own Its own yards, mills,
and perhaps some lumber mills in the
*outh,” declared William L. Bridges, 339
Pythian building, a prominent home
builder an 1 realtor.
“Such a corporation wonld have to be
supported by the manufacturing interests
and business concerns almost entirely in
a stock purchase, 6 per cent basis,” he
added.
High prices of materials, Mr. Bridges
pointed out, is not the only phase of the
problem, but rising prices must be con
sidered. Building -today, he said, was
menaced by multiplied, excessive costs.
W. E. Bash, a member of tbe execu
tive committee of the National Association
■fcf Real Estate Boards, who attended re
cently a meeting of the national commit
tee, declared that other cities were aiding
In home-buildiDg expansion by formation
of gigantic housing corporations, with
capital ranging from $500,000 to
$5,000,000.
“We must do something at once,” Mr.
Bash declared, “for manufacturers are
not able to attract labor to Indianapolis
because of shortage of houses. This
housing organization must be formed
without delay, take over a oslution of
cheaper materials, and get more bouses
built in the city.”
New 111 Follows
Decline of Influenza
Cases of eastro enteritis are prevalent
In the city following the recent influenza
epidemic, according to Dr. Herman G.
Morgan, secretary of the city board of
health. Ma’jy of these cases are typical
of gastro-intestinal influenza, affecting
the intestines.
The influenza epidemic has shot its
course and there is a marked decrease in
the number of deaths from pneumonia,
Dr. Morgan said.
DRY LAW TO COST $50,000,000.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—1 tis con
servatively estimated that it may cost
the government as much as $50,000,000 to
snforce national prohibition, Senator
Warren, chairman of the senate appro
priations committee, declared in the sen
\t* yesterday.
Soldiers Who Had (t ßlood Bath”
to Attend War Veterans’ Meeting
’ V
Left to Right—Lieut. J. R. Thompson, Signaller'B. H. Haddath and
Lieut. A. J. Jones.
Men who have endured a “blood bath”
will swap stories Saturday night.
The story of the famous “blood bath”
on the Somme battifleld, in Flanders.
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Gallipoli and other
fields of battle of British soldiers during
the world war, will be recalled by In
dianapolis veterans who fought in the
war under the British flag, at a meet
ing to be held Saturday evening at 7:30
o’clock at 822 Hume-Mansur building.
Medals and wound stripes will be
plentiful around this meeting, for many
of the Indianapolis men who enlisted
on the allied side under a foreign flag
were in the thick of the fighting. A post
of the British Great War Veterans will
be formed at the meeting.
WILL KEEP
MEMORIES ALIVE.
The object of the formation of the
local post, according to its organizers,
will be to keep alive memories of those
days they fought together in the war.
Among those acticve in the organiza
tion work are Lieut. 1.. M. Thompson,
Signaller B. H. Haddath, Lieut. J. R.
Thompson, Sergt. Maj. E. M. Parker and
Lieut. Albert Jones. These five men
have long war records. Their military
records are as follows:
‘Flying Squadron’
Here
The “flying squadron" from the United
States treasury department reported ex
cellent co-operation from Indianapolis
business men in the campaign to encour
age the sale of Thrift stamps end gov
ernment bonds here, according to Post
master Robert E. Springsteen.
It was reported today that employ
ers representing 25,000 workers have
agreed to assist employes to Invest in
government savings.
State Cities Fight
Light Rate Boost
WABASH. Ind., Feb 20 Mayor Smith
annoupced yesterday that Wabash, to
gether with other cities served by the
Northern ludiana Gas and Electric Com
pany, will Join forces in a fight against
the rate increase asked of the public
service commission by the company. The
first hearing will je held in the court
house here Feb. 27.
Train Bandit’s Gun
Leads to Capture
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 20—The bandit
who held up and robbed the Union Pa
cific Overland limited of $200,000 on the
night of .Tan 31, jaunted the express
zA Table Drink You
Ought to Know About
Thousands of people now use this agree
able beverage in place of coffee because
of its greater healthfulness and econ
omy.
Instant
has an attractive coffee-like flavor —
always uniform; and you can vary the
strengh to suit any taste.
Instant Postum comes in tightly sealed
tins —50-cup size 30c —100-cup size 50c
is the usual price.
At Grocers Everywhere!
Made by the
POSTUM CEREAL COMPANY, Battle Creek, Michigan
Lieut. L. M. Thompson—Enlisted In
the Forty-fourth battalion of Winnipeg.
Spent three years in France with that
unit and a year as pilot in the royal
air force. Wounded twice an.l seriously
Injured in plane crash In France.
Signaller B. H. Haddath —Served two
years overseas and a period in Canada.
Served as sniper in 119th battalion and
later as signaller in Sixth signal bat
talion in various Flanders' campaigns.
Invalided from France with trench fever
two months before armistice was signed.
SPENT 3 YEARS
IN TRENCHES.
J. R. Thompson—Enlisted with his
brother in the Forty-fourth battalion and
spen> three years in the trenches. Was
wounded three times and wears military
medal and bar for conspicuous bravery.
Sergt. Maj. E. M. Parker—Saw tervlce
in Canada, England and France. Was
gunnery sergeant of the Ninth siege bat
talion until gassed. Ship sergeant major
of the transport Aqtiltanla, and also on
duty with the British recruiting mission
in Indianapolis.
Lieut. Albert Jones-Enlisted in Cana
dian engineers, later served as pilot in
the royal air force engaged in flying air
planes from England to France until dis
abled by dropping with his plane 5,000
feet into the English channel.
messengers wiih the fact that his re
volver wasn’t loaded.
As the robber leaped from the speed
ing train, he tossed the empty revolver
to tbe messengers. Arthur P. Olson,
alias John Ogden, former Inmate of the
Pennsylvania penitentiary, was arretted
In Sait Lake City in connection with the
robbery. Railroad detectives traced the
revolver and found Olson was the last
owner, they said.
Lane to Head Drive
for Salvation Army
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Feb. 20.—Word
1 has been received here that Franklin
I K. Lane, recently resigned secretary of
the Interior, has accepted the national
j chairmanship of the Salvation Army’s
j second home service appeal, to be held
i May 10-20 next. He will*asume active
I charge of bis new duties March 1.
Convicted Murderer
Granted New Trial
CARMI, 11., Feb. 20.—Frank Laliope.
under sentence of death for the murder
of Max Nottingham here, was granted
Anew trial by the Illinois supreme
court yesterday. Law hope was to have
been executed in October, but a stay
of execution was granted and tho case
appealed to the supreme court. *
Attorneys for Lswhone, wbp is in thf
Carrol Jail, pleaded insanity.
INDIANA DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1920.
OPTIMIST SHOW
DRAWS CROWDS
Visitors Pleased by Quantity
and Quality of Exhibits.
“This show in the attendance records
and the interest showp is eclipsing even
our fondest hopes," declared David P.
Porterfield, member and exhibitor at the
industrial show of the Indianapolis Op
timist club, being held in Tomlinson hall.
“Scores of people have commented upon
the completeness and variety of ex
hibits shown,” Mr. Porterfield declared.
He then explained that no two exhibits
were alike, and th-at the purpose of the
show was to acquaint the general public
with the work of the Optimist club,
which Is composed of one member from
each line of business endeavor, man
ufacturing, merchandising and profes
sional.
There is an educational note to the
show likewise. The Indiana state board
of health, in conjunction with the Anti-
Tuberculoses society, has an exhibit
dealing with the ravages of tuberculosis
and the preventive measures to be taken.
Several of the exhibitors of food
products have prepared free samples of
their goods, so there Is no need for tbe
visiter to carry a lunch.
Tho show will close Saturday night at
10 o’clock. Admission is by ticket only,
bnt these can be had free of charge from
any member of the Optimist club or at
Tomlinson hall.
About sixty-five exhibits ere repre
sented at the show.
I
Marriage Licenses
Thomas L. Elliott, 33, farmer. Clover
dale, Ind., and Levlnla B. Van Camp, 21,
Box 48.
Joseph Whitfield, 23, laborer, 2816
James street, and Cecils Davis, 19, 2902
East Twenty-fifth street.
William Ray Hall, 20, chemist, 1314
North Gale street, and Leona May Wil
son, 19, 162 North Blackford street.
JobD M. Baldwin, 28, cigar maker, 2830
Burton avenue, and Joslo E. Cotton, 28,
order clerk, 2303 North New Jersey
street.
John Christian Seblee, 43, club man
ager. 415 East Michigan street, ana Ma
rie Michelle, 36, 1124 Tacoma avenue.
Percy H. Wilson, 30, electrician, 226
East Michigan street, and Bertha Bodein,
31. 226 East Michigan.
Yordan Katanick, 25, core maker, 7
North West street, and Thelma Clark, 25,
414 North Alabama street
Dick Quensley, 33, laborer, 411 West
South street, and Mary Laney Engle, 20,
441 West Bouth street.
Births
Carroll and Icy Averitt, 1300 West
Thirty-second street, girl.
Leslie and Cynthia Spaulding, 1115
West Fifteenth street, boy.
Harry and Elizabeth Eccles, 915 East
Twenty-fourth street, girl.
Theofanls and Marta Malamogianls,
! 1152 Hoyt avenue, girl.
Frank and Esther Duvall, 2036
i avenue, boy.
Clarence and Evan Hicks, 1635 Pleas
ant street, girl.
Earl and Effle Harding, 2857 Park ave
! nue. girl.
David and Cora Wood, 918 North
Drexel avenue, girl.
Paul and Maude Lentz, 3511 North
[ Illinois street, girl.
Harry and Pansy Gilbreath, 1902 Law
| ton avenue, boy.
Donald and Floy Cowan, 620 East Slx
l teenth street, girl.
Andrew and Ida McNew, 2153 Irvlng
' ton avenue, girl.
Fred and Bertha BorufT, 615 North
Alabama street, girl.
Frank and Pearl Wcissenberger, 1208
Pleasant street, boy.
Deaths
Luella Lackey. 26, 751 West Walnut,
chronic interstitial myocarditis.
Mablcn Bowman, 13, Long hospital
general septicemia.
Willis Buergelln, 60, 1022 West Twen
ty-elghrii, uremia.
WllliA I’. Dickson. 78, Long hospital
uremia.
Autia Theressa Edlagton, 52, 829 North
Arsenal, cerebral hemorrhage.
Cora May Barmin, 4M. 2629 Parkway
; boulevard, lobar pn-umonla
[ James Topb, 42, City hospital, broncho
i pneumonia
Grace Brewer, 44, 215 Dickson, byper
, thyroldistn.
Lulu Etta Thundere, 46, Methodist
hospital, acute dilatation of heart.
Anna Heyser. 81, 316 West Tenth, ln
| terstitial nephritis.
Frances T. Adams, 39. 2607 Ashland,
broncho pneumonia.
Dorothy Louise Short, 6, City hospital,
capillary bronchitis.
Mary Hagerty. i/6, 411 West Norwood,
broncho pneumonia.
Luella Alice Laverty, 33, 619 North
Keystone, broncho pneumonia,
i George Ehlers, si, 121 North West,
i mitral Insufficiency.
Verna Miltona Crook, 3, 1427 Montcalm,
broncho pneumonia.
Harry O. Romeril, 45, 1627 English,
■ pulmonary tuberculosis.
! Catherine Brlcker, 75, Central Indiana
hospital, chronic myocarditis.
Bernard Paul Beach, 1. 417 Limestone,
pernicious anemia.
Words are Overwhelmed When We Try to Tell You of These
Jersey Dresses for
Black Ink blue New blue
Is " v< Y\ Cantaloupe
Antelope Sand French gray
We have taken considerable pride in our jersey dresses at sls, but
these new ones, which have just been received, far exceed our expec
tations of value-giving.
New ones, two hundred to be exact, have arrived for Saturday’s
selling.
New spring models, eveiy one of them, embodying all that is new
and delightful in fashion’s whims.
Surely the woman who is needing a dress for ‘ ‘between-season” wear, can not over
look this opportunity of supplying that need.
New spring creations, casually described as follows:
Coatee styles, with heavy flat designs of embroidery or. neck, short sleeves and
coatee.
Hip line or yoke seam, long blouse and combination flare tunic, with silk chain
stitching.
Coat dresses, with elongated Tuxedo collars extending to the line of the long coat
effect.
Tailored models, with even or graduated tunic, long vests or vestee fronts of em
broidered self (jersey) materials or tricolette.
Sizes, for women and misses— l 4 and 16, 36 to 44.
PETTIS DRY GOODS CO
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