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SATURDAY TGS ROCS OAND ARGUSHAY 8, 1920.
BOOKS csd rasKss THAT PLACE THAT DOES CONTAIN MY BOOKS. THE BEST COMPANIONS, IS TO ME A GLORIOUS COURT." Beaumont and Fletcher. ! Ttie ordinary, and entertaining ther KddenU of a regular girl'i life are gld us In Eleanor H. Porter's lat est itory, "Mary Marie" (Houghton XUflin.) It i in diary form, and tfce rery beginning givea an idea of lev fast and well the story is written: "father calls me Mary, gather calls mo Marie.. Everybody else calls me Mary Marie. The rest of my name is Anderson, and I'm a cross current and-a contradiction." 7tu book is to be published this month. .V What would you do if your life long and Terr Dest frienl ran to Baltimore for a day and nigh-, with your wife? Bob Meredith dio eloped with Snow's nnlv daughter, and furthermore, was part 8panish, aa unforgivable mis hap in the estimation of the ail American captain. The boy Is put to work in the small but honest firm of "Z. Snow fc Co., lumber and builders' hard ware," to learn the trade. He fails and then Rachel, Snow's house keeper, queer soul, but oh, so good hearted, tells him a thins or two. - Albert Alberto Miguel Carlos Speranza is the boy's full name becomes engaged" to the only daughter of the wealthy New York Foadicka, who spend the summer months at the Cape; and for the time being, Helefl KendalL the Rock Island Solution of Community Problem Gains Wide Publicity ninieter's daughter and most de chat most ioen would do took the Arable of South Harniss maidens. rotolver from nis uesn, ponaeren , ' "ui oi me siory. But alter Al- for a moment, arm iaen nanaea n to Julian Osborn. the offender, who. up ii. b aisunsjuisnea service in France, she returns. But read the story and you'll see why. None can tell a story better than Joseph C. Lincoln and none chooses better stories to tell. Eacji one of his books has haj a great er popularity than the last, and " The Portygee" is destined to be the mo8t eiuiuringly popular of all. If you love stories of out-of-door with a conscience eating like can rer, had come to cettle up and end the' affair somehow. Cosmo Hamilton in 'His Friend and -His Wife" (Little, Brown and Company) offers us this problem gnd follows up with the story of it social scandal in the Quaker Hill community, the . fashion-able iinnrr, section of the romuiut- inK yowis husbands and prett nien and their lives and combats Tnunc wives in crisp organdies and I out among wild things, you'll like haiiftcur;d liniosiues, resulting ! t-tl!t,on It.arshall s "The Voice of irora the adventure. tl-e Pack'' (Little, Brown and Ccm- A striving young artist, Mary ; Pany). Dan Failing, the son of a Miller, who converts a fcarn into a I frontiersman, makes his home, in 1 nerfectly fascinating studio in a j order to regain his health, in-the srandalouslv short time, get mn- ""esis ot uregon. ine environ ed ui wilt! (he husbands and . went awakens an inborn knowl viyes and complications set in. odge of the ways of the woods, and The storv belongs to the High-; he makes for himself as enviable society-liouse-party cycle, but has ; a reputation as that of his grandfa- enmigh of the suDslanual in.it io.""'- make it better than the average mere are adventures witti a "light reading" novels. Hamilton j Hon and packs-'of wolves, and then does say "The sulight of a deli- there is an admirable description ' cious spriiig afternoon." but may- of the strengthening quiet of the be there are delicious afternoons j forest when all things are at peace .MMno wm impossible these; wun eacn otner. days. The latter part of the book j There is a vacillating love story "vrrv well written and lor a quiet : to balance the tales of adventure pleasant evening at home, nothing ! among the great trees. The story could be more entertaining than!s well written, the author knows Hi wifp nnil His Friend." t his field, and there is no slowness j in the action. " The trial, the joy. the uncertain-! Pack" is -one the absurdity of a confident ' v-orks. Rock Islaad has again gained publicity for its progressive spirit and its ability to meet and grapple with the big problems of commu nity enterprise. In the Chicago Evening Post of a recent date, there appears an article headed "How Rock Island Has Solved Big House Problem." which deals with the re cently completed government bous ing project in thfs city. , ' me article appears in the -olumn entitled "Business Review of the Week." It is illustrated with two 4-column cuts, showing the begin ning or the work of building the horfses, and a view of them after completion. The title is significant: wnat Community Organization Can Do in Home Building." The achievement of this city, as recounted in the Post, is as follows: "The above pictures are very sig nificant at this time, when there is such an acute shortage of homes, and nearly everyone is discussing and in most instances experiencing increases in rents. Increases In rents are nothing more than to be expected, and will continue the same as the other necessities of life food and clothing so long as the demand exceeds the supply. "These pictures illustrate the per manent features of modern homes, beauty of outline and setting and the rapidity with which 217 of these nouses were built 105 days, or an surplus did not warrant his invest- average 01 two nouses per day. ing in a home, and the tendency on "The Rock Island housing project 1 the part of the worker to be one shown above is only one of three ;cf the floating population, and not projects built by the United States j become too clobely identified with Housing corporation in the tri- j one particular location, cities. There were 117 . similar J "This may be true so far as it ex homes built in 90 days in Moline, ; plains the cause of the shortage of and 126 in 90 days in East Moline ; home in Great Britain, but the suc all at an average cost of i3,000!cess attendant upon Mie erection per home. and sale of the houses illustrated mis was only made possible by i in. the above pictures, as well as an efficient organization in the field, those in other cities, shows con in the stanaardizatiton of interior : clusively that the following points enures ana trimmings, ana a prop- ! must be taken into consideration er construction accounting system. ! "i. a company or corporation Caose of Shortnsf . ' must be formed in which should be "At the present time theories are j represented all those in sympathy being advanced on all sides as to j with the providing of additional the cause of the shortage of homes, j homes for the people of Chicago as Some say that it is caused by build ing material being classified with ing accommodations are very lim ited. - "Probably the immediate causes of insufficient housing facilities may be attributed to: "1. Cessation of building activities during the period of the war. "2. The difficulty experienced by general contractors in securing loans in the absence of a govern ment contract, or anything other than a. short-term note. "3. The decrease in production caused by the inefficiency of labor. "4. Transportation facilities and rolling stock not being utilized to full capacity. I'use of Labor Unrest "In a report issued by the em ployers' industrial commission of the X'nited States department of la bor and housing conditions in Great Britain, it was stated that bad and insufficient housing played a large part in creating the feeling of un rest, which was becoming so prev alent. "The report also made mention of the fact that only a very small percentage of the workmen owned their own homes, or about 200,000 out of a total of 14,000,000. "It "wa3 also learned that no en couragement was given to the work er to invest in property, but rather to favor a rental proposition. "Among the reasons advanced were that the apparent' lack of a means of financing the projects. water system and fire 'protection. "3. Proper attention should be given to the planning so that each! uuuae in every group, with a few exceptions, is an imiivMiiil nuwlel and desirable as a modern home, although such items as millwork. wnng, heating plant, electric light luuires must be standardized. "4. Care should be exercised to see that the organization has made proper arrangements to keep the work moving rapidly, particularly that all material be ordered suffi ciently far enough in advance to guarantee prompt delivery at the time required, and that cars are un loaded and released promptly. This is one of the biggest questions In erecting large groups of houses. Results Obtained. "It was also disclosed that in a typical locality the following re- suits were obtained: "1. Four hundred.and twenty-one homes of four, five and six rooms were erected, complete with hot air heat, bath, electric light and land scaping, in 125 days on & lump sum fixed-fee contract with a bonus and penalty clause equal to S per cent of the cost. "2. When the houses were com pleted and ready for sale there were no less than 25 applicants for each house, and all were sold within one month after completion of the work. "3. It has greatly relieved con gestion, increased the morale of the community, increased the assessed valuation of the city and . made pos sible a decrease in the floating pop ulation. "4. The estimated cost of con structing a similar home that was build as a separate unit was figured to be not less than $5,000 and more, depending upon the locality. "The great trouble in the past has been that whenever houses were built on a large scale they were so much alike and so cheaply built that they were not desired by the average person as an investment. Forms of Contract. "There is no doubt but; that the oest metnoa ot supplying tne snort age is by having the homes erect ed in large numbers at a minimum of cost on one of the following forms of contracts: Fixed-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cr lump-sum fixed- fee, with the boaus and penalty clause, providing for the general contractor to -share in the savings up to u0 per cent of his fee should the total cost of the project under ran the original estimate, while on the ether hand he should be penal AT. THE MAJESTIC STARTING SUNDAY chewing gum and corsets as 'non- I enough so as to enable the job su essential': others that the 'vounz ' perintendent to concentrate his "The Voice of the people still marry, but do not in- j forces and keep costs at a minimum, of Marshall's best j vest in homes,' while others state ' Wherever possible the sites should I that it is due to the influx of peo- j be contiguous to the plants eni- business mas undertaking to ce a; ,pie aunng me war to replace tnose i pioyiug mrge numuers or worsmen farmer with only the knowledge of Alice Duer Miller's "The Charm i who went to war, and now that the j and in outlying districts in close the city to guide him, composes School," has been put on the stage, soldiers, sailors, marines and war proximity to good transportation "The Real Diary of the Worst ! and the opening performances ! workers have returned, the hous-jand having the advantages of the Each site should be large i ized up to 50 per cent of his fee ty should the actual cost exceed that of his original estimate. The above information has been advanced with the idea of cooper ating and suggesting immediate re lief for the rapidly increasing aiid alarming situation, and helping to retain the present population and attain the 3,000,000 mark." 7 m A- - JPf WL -ass. m IT- pn I iiunin m- rniT Attn SUITS RATIFICATION OF SUFFRA02 Des Moines, Iowa, May 8. Reso- lutions asking the house of repre seotatives of the Delaware legisla ture to ratify speedily the federal suffrage amendment were adopted at tho Methodist Episcopal general conference today. The conference K-tiri it helieved adoption of th ! amendment was desired by an over whelming majority of the people: Closer coordination and correla tion of the work of the church among Indians in the United States was asked in another resolution : which was referred to the commit tee on home missions. If adopted in the form submitted the resolu tiori would instruct the organiza tion of a conference among all the, Indians in the country under one district superintendent. The conference went on record as favoring passage of what was term ed by delegates' a "Sunday rest law" in the District of Columbia. Use of cigarets was condemned by other resolutions submitted. Ap proval was given to teaching, in public schools the alleged effect ot cigarct smoking. The, committee on state of church will consider the resolutions. ' Funr-er" bv Henry A. Scute j nave Deen given in Baltimore. (Houghton 'Mifflin). The every j Washington and Boston. A new; day situations are told in that j story by Mrs. Miller. 'The Beauty quietly numerous way that makes j and the Bolshevist." is appearing: you chuckle to yourself, occasion- serially in Harper's magazine. j allv laugh out loud, twist around; i in "your chair, and read the passage ; CALLS SUGAR MEET aloud to whoever happens to be -wyrsr ei A tt en ' within hearing distance. All you; TO IaX X AIR COS 1 ' amateur gardeners read this book. ! , and you professionals read, that; Chicago, May 8. Char'.e-j F. : the unsuccessful attempts of your CIyne UnUed sutes dutrict al urai ".ecu a may uo tuccnuti. walled. torney, invited representatives oZ :'5 wholesale sugar dealers to meet him today in an effort to reach an greement on a fair price for sugar. some busy-body tells you the most; conferenc but addcd tnat de4l'. ers must understand "the sale cf sugar in railroad yards must stop." When Ihe weather has been rainy '; and cold for two solid weeks, and j All the Argus. news all the time The unkind gossip that ia in circula tion about your very best friend, and your nice, uon-gum-chewing stenographer steps off into matri mony, and prices keep going up, and a large Tom cat serenades you alter each midnight, and you're fussy and provoked at everything in general then read Joseph C. Lincoln's "The Portygee" (Apple ton). Not that the action will make the sun shine nor the cat stop . i . j . . . ... uu mis in ine wee nours, uui your faith in human nature and as surance that there is good and a lot of it in our world will be estab lished, and at the same time, you'll be reading the interesting love story of a temperamental and Oreriiriits handme youth and the daughters J.ibr"3' Mn, 'It. -.LA , .... , . . . , Certificates of Indebtedness.. a millionaire and a minister, ! war si:k sumps and the manv decisions that are ! other Bond? and stocks decided before the right girl is j n ST: . .'.T" inosen. other Real Estate The Portygee," as his grandfa- Cash uer Mils him, is taken from the very exclusive prep school and des tined tn spend the remainins days ui an uueventiui me in "Buying at Shallene's Means a Good Deal" (OFFICIAL PtJBIJCATIOJJ.) KKPOKT OF THE CONDITION OF Rock Island Sayings Bank located at Bock Island. State of Illinoi-i. '. at the close of business od the 4th d&j of ! May, 10ZO. as made to the Auditor of ; Public Accounts of the State of- Illinois, i pursuant to law. . BESOtJBCHS. ' I Loans ana Discounts jj.BUi.titJxi ; 301.51 ' lt3.1S3.1R - ., TOVF NEW LOCATION 1320, 1322, 1324 Fifth Avenue, Moline IN THE LOOP ifj lirM' Exchanges. Checks and Col lections 25.000.00 1.9B9.00 403.8-J3.48 . 87.8S.51 ! 4.970.04 ' 387.929.bi j 13.498.11 : Total Resources 15,034,635.10 ?OUth J-IABlXaTJJES. Harf,i h; .....jt-.v.. .ctanital stock Paid ia , . f,ulu,iTO, , voviaiu i surpiu, Fund 10tes Snow, is unfavorably nrei- I Enameled Profits (net) ndiced against the lad, for his fa-1018-,- ... ., . Ii videnda unpaid A nwtor truck must be built right from the rtflrf. The highest grade materials. features and correct engineer. a principles are vitauy nwtasary. For fourteen year Maael has been building wcks along these lines. Kfcvl Kar Sales Company, 324 tVest Fourth ht-, Davenport, Iowa. for Taxes and Reserved Interest Reserve for Depreciation. . . . Otuer Liabilities 20(1.000.00 250,000.00 106,532.52 188.8.131.52 5,000.00 - 25.00 6fl.762.il 3.000.00 S.125.00 Total Liabilities J5.034.635.1U I. W. G. Johnston. Cashier ot the Bock Island Sa-rint-3 Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge, and belief. W. G. JOHNSTON. Cashier. State of niinoie. County of Bock Island, ss. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7 th 03 of May. 1920. R. W. OSTBBMAN. I s EAL ) notary Pnblie. (OFFICUL PCBLICATIOH.) KKPORI OF TliK COJfDITlOK Or State Bank of Rock Island located at Rock Island. SUM of Illinois, at the close of business on the 4th day of May. 1920. as made to the Auditor of -CiMin Acmncta of the State ol Illinois, 1 pursuant to law. RESOURCES. Loan and Discount... S1.389.U9.29 ! Liberty Loan Bonds 73 .491 .39 War Sarinrs Stamps I ?22-2H Other Bonds and Stocks 926.170.88 Bankinc House, Furniture and Fixtures 147 752.40 Other Real TBrtat J-IS'-K Due iron, Bank, t&gf j E.?.n(s'.?eer..nd..c!,: 14.no.20 Other resourees . on letter of croon Rereoae Stamp W.K I tafe pat on a Ford Taxi Ser- since qBitting tJi eqrs asinet.s. stand t Graham's ng Store. Phone B. L 152S. rives Beasor ble. Prompt Scrvk-e. -J0JE . ACKSOJi. Tntm! BMnrces S2.911.2S5.88 ! LIABIXJT1KS. Coital Stock Paid in 200.000.00 Surhlus Fund (K?? UndivKled Profits net.... ,1 Ieposit. 2'J???S7S Due to Banks 41 .778 .78 Dividends unpaid - 1-4.00 Reserved for Taxes and I Interest 26.740.40 Other Liabilities i . on letter of credit 8.900.00 BJ"MaBBWM. t(h,27''"llI il fowl. SImirdH -BfJ' jjrucculenta TabUU wo: i i Total LiabUities J2.911.28o.88 I. K. T. Anderson. Cashier of the State Bank of Rock Island, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledce and be'ief. T. K. AKBERSOX. Cashier. a Mf ininnia Tnnntv nf Roi.'k lsUtnd. SS. i Subscribed and aworn to before na this eighth day of May. 1920. When Unexpected Visitors ri. Vjome PS'iN'-4- rH. I! For the living room no furniture pieces can equal the inviting comfort of a Pullman Three piece Suit. Our Jiving room furniture comprises handsome patterns in all the period styles. A special showing of Lamps for the living room, bed room or sun parlor. We have good val ues in reed Ferner ies and Bird Cages for your inspection Come in and see them. We have a large stock of Mahogany Gate-Leg and Half Tables that will give a touch of real distinction to your home. OVERALLS FAD IN VOGUE IN BRITAIN (By Vailed Press London, May 8. The overall movement has struck Loudon with full force today. Major J. R. Pret-rad.n-N8irman, M. P., chairman of the Middle Class I'nion, appeared In the house of commons yesterday clad in a suit of blue denim. FAMOUS FOR COATS AND SUITS THE BCST STORE ON FIFTH AVENt'E. Economies Worth While on Items Featured Tonight Carbona cleaning fluid, per bottle 23c Palm Olive shampoo, per bottle 49c Glazo liquid nail polish, bottle 39c 50c Boys' barred dimity athletic suits, well made garments, all.sizes, each 50c Extra large jar of Trailing Arbutus talcum 21c 15-inch strand of pearl beads 39c Shopping baskets, 2 sizes, each $1.69 49c One table fancy silk ribbons, floral, plaids and stripes, good width, per yard 49c Sanitol Massage cream, per jar 21c Cuticura soap, per bar -21c Rose bath soap, limit of k 2 bars, 2 bars for - 15c 59c Famo a special preparation for the treat ment of scalp and hair, ' large bottle 50c 36-inch marquisette, white and ecru, yard 39c Window awnings, brown and white, blue and white S3, $3.50 36-inch terry cloth, beautiful assortment of patterns, yard . $1.49 35c One big group of colored madras suitable for overdrapes, good range of patterns , and colors, yard 35c Women's tape top cotton vests, each 15c $1.19 Men's muslin night shirts, braid trim, all sizes, . each $1.49 Men's silk four-in-hand ties, neat patterns, SI.89 Men's cheviot work shirts, dark blue and gray, excellent quality, all sizes, each $1.19 14 , (SAIal otaa Public.