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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 1924
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345 State St,
Union Abstract Company
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ting one of our abstracts.
East Salem Home Bargain
An 8-room Modern House in East Sa
lem, not far from State Highway shops,
with two 50x150 foot lots, barn, fruit
and shrubbery. Only $3,500.00. Owner
wants to move to south Salem and will
consider a good south Salem lot in part
A. C. BOHRNSTEDT
147 No. Com'l St., Salem, Ore.
r. S. PAGE, President.
W. E. HANSON, Secretary
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660 North High Street
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Housing Experts Head Movement for Better Homes in
America; Educational Drive Under Way
$2000 bays a fine three-acre
tract with neat bungalow, four
rooms, family orchard, on pared
road, close 4n, snap. ' ''
EIGHT ACRES, $2550, with a
cozy fire-room bungalow, gar
age, snap.', v.. ; '
TEN ACRES, $5500, highly im
prored, not far out;' electric
lights, water system.
SEVENTY ACRE FARM, $7500
good buildings, 40 acres In
crop, balance timber and pas
tare. , A snap.
Childs & Bechtel
, 340 State. -
Riverside Acreage Sold
to Eastern Oregon Man
Thirteen acres on Riverside were
sold this week by W. A. Moore to
W. S. Smith, recently of lone, in
eastern Oregon. A lot in Walk
er's addition was turned in on the
deal and Mr. Smith is now lsy
with plans for a residence.
Frank Need ham of Livesley, has
purchased the W. M. Plymptou
house at 740 South Commercial.
The deals were handled by Mrs.
Winnie Pettyjohn, Salem realtor.
We are not an imperialistic peo
ple, and it isn't probable that we
will annex the north pole until
some other nation grabs the gum
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Your Own Homes. Everyone Is Doing Their Bit to Make Salem
West; Do You Owniithe Home t
PAST ALL MARKS
Da James Fotd
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. and. in the long run. the CHEAPEST
Material out of which to build your
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It is BURNED CLAY HOLLOW BUILD
ING TILE It Insures Fire-Safety
Health and Comfort.
Ask for Catalog and Booklet of Plan.
SALEM BRICK & TILE CO.
Salem, Oreson. - " Phone 917
Mfn. of Burned CUj HoUow Building Tile, Brick,
and Drain Tile. :.;
The reorganized Better Homes in
America movement, now entering
Its third year, is under the active
management of Dr. James Ford,
'executive director, pictured above.
Dr. Ford is a nationally known
housing specialist, and has been
granted a year.'s leave by Harvard
University In order to take charge
Of this educational work.
Dr. John M. Gries, pictured with
Dr. Ford, is one of the members
of the board of directors of Better
Homes in America. He is at the
head of the Division of Butldtnjr
and Housing of the Department of
As reorganized, Better Homes in
America is entirely educational and
non-commercial, being supported
by public gifts. Herbert Hoover,
Secretary of Commerce, is again
president of the organization, and
Df2. JOHN M. GRIES
movement, some five hundred
communities demonstrated Better
Homes. The next year this num
ber was about doubled, arid there
is assurance this year that the 1923
figure will be considerably sur
passed in the number of commun
ities demonstrating Better Homes,
during the week set aside as
"Better Homes Week" May 11
Particulat stress is being laid
this year on homes for American
families of moderate means, and
local committees have been asked
to demonstrate homes which, com
pletely furnished. would come
within the reach of such families.
Another particular aim of the
campaign this year is to extend the
movement to rural parts of the
country as far as possible. Bett r
Homes in America is soeKlng to
I'resiacnt coouage, ror the second ( convey to every American family
time, warmly endorsed the move- that beauty 'and comfort in th-3
mcnt in his letter to Secretary ; home need not be strangers to
Hoover accepting- the chairman- economy.
hip of the Advisory Council.. Headquarters are at 1C33 Pen
Durins the first year of the ; nsylvania Avenue, Washington
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Correct this sentence: "You
may carry this pen in any posi
tion," said the clerk, "and it won't
leak in your pocket."
Salem Record for February
By Straus & Co,
Salem's building record for Feb
ruary shows a remarkable increase
over any previous month in the
history of the city. Building per
mits totalling $273,4ru were is
sued during the month. The high
est previous monthly total was
that of last December, $183,750.
The past month's record is 138
per cent greater than the total for
last February and 36 per cent
greater than that of February of
1922. This is shown in an analy
sis of the record made by S. W.
Straus & Co.
The figures for January are
$115,500; for last February, $37,
500; and for February of 1922,
Chamber of Commerce Com
pletes Exhaustive Survey
of Present Conditions
having property worth $1,000
with only $25 owing. The assessed
valuation of Salem is $12,872,936.
Assessments here are made on
about a 60 per cent valuation.
Salem is paying off its munici
pal indebtedness at the rate of
30,500 each year, The last Salem
bonds sold to net 5.75 per cent in
terest while Oregon state bonds
are now listed at 4.80 per cent.
Approximately $300,000 in Ban
croft bonds have been issued, for
which the city stands good. These
bonds are secured by city real
estate liens and there is no chance
of losing. For this reason these
figures are not Included in the in
SHOW BIB GAINS
Total Levies Increase 160
Per Cent Over 10-Year
X ON COURT
Salem has a present property
valuation of between $22,000,000
and $23,000,000, according to a
careful survey of conditions just
completed by the chamber of com
merce. At the same time the city
has a total indebtedness of $590,
000, as represented by $396,999 In
municipal and $194,000 in school
bonds and records show that the
city is on solid financial grounds.
Comparatively speaking this am
ounts to the same thing as a man
Local Man Erects Building
to Be Occupied by Bat
tery and Tire Houses
Among the latest of the business
buildings to be completed is the
addition to the Derby building,
which has just been opened to the
tenants. This building is of con
crete and tile construction, abso
lutely fireproof and modern in
every particular. In size it is 40
by 50 feet, and the court in the
back will be paved so that cars
may be parked and worked on
clear to the alley.
F. J. Lafsky, who for many years
has been prominent in the building
up and development of Salem and
the surrounding territory, and who
owns the east half of the Derby
building, is the builder. ,Mr. Laf
sky announces that the property
at 525 Court street will be occu
pied bv Paul Marnach. a local
man. with an up to date tire house.
The room at 531 Court is already
occupied by Joe Williams, late of
Ravmond. Wash., who has taken
the local territory for Willard bat
Complete official figures made
public this week by the United
States Bureau of Census giving
totals of property valuation and
of tax levies for 1922 and com
paring them with totals' for 1912
confirm predictions of tax tenden
cies made by the National Associa
tion of Real Estate boards based
on incomplete official reports and
compilations from other sources.
Total levies of general property
taxes over the country have in
creased 160 per cent in the ten
year period, the census figures es
tablish. At the same time the as
sessed value of the property on
which these taxes' are levied has
increased only, 79 per cent. And
this 79 per cent is to be discount
ed, the association points out, be
cause of the fact, noted in the cen
sus bureau report, that in some
states the basis of assessment has
Let Us Supply ;
Or Any? Kind of Building
Material. . ,
l.;;"f. , Estimates Cheerfully Given
Douglas Fir Lumber Boxes Box Shooks Wood Lath
, , W - r and Mill Work
CHAS. IC SPAULDING LOGGING CO.
Front and. Ferry Streets ,""..'." Telephone 1830
A genuine dirt farmer probably
notices little change of environ
ment when he gets into politics.
We are getting hack to normal
Lately people talked only of mil
lions, and now $100,000 will do
WHY W1ME ?
you can turn night into , day ooM into
hfat foods into palatable delicacies:
because you can wash. iron, sweep, play a
piano or talking machine all by pressing
a tiny button. '
Wiring is not an expense not when you
calculate the cost of oils, coal or gas in
terms of time, health and wrinkles.
And it is a pleasure1 a social triumph to
do things electrically.
We will furnish au irrestistihly low esti
mate. .4 : ; , f .
FLEENER ELECTRIC CO.
471 Court $t. Phone 980 ;
Large lot, 3-room house, paved
street. Garage, $1650.
Small house, neatness itself,
on paved street. $1750.
5-room house, Chemeketa et.,
paved st. $2650.
5-oom house N. 16th st. $2000.
4-room house, 2 lots E. front,
high and dry ground. $1850.
Corner lot, close in, all paved.
Corner lot, st. paved. $1250.
5-room house S. 13th, good buy,
5-room house, paved st.. $3350.
5-room house, large lot, paved
st., splendid location. $3500.
5-room Cottage, close in, $3150.
5- room Cottage, close in, very
good condition. $4000.
6- roon house, close in on N.
Summer st., large lot. $4000.
Great buy in a most beautiful
home, close, $6500.
Attractive home in Oaks Ad
dition, hard wood floors, oak
One of our attractive homes
with sunken garden, $9000.
We have business property for
sale that will make you a
good lot of money also a
good Income while you are
waiting for Salem to grow.
block of business! block
down town. Let me whisper
to you about it. It is a good
thing. Attractive invest
ments we have to Introduce
1000-acre ranch close to Salem
at a great bargain today.
40-acrer fruit ranch. 6-room
house reduced to $8000 to
day. Ford Coupe $350.
Gertrude J. M. Page
402 X. Cottage St.
been changed. The mOTementto
put assessment on a 100 bails of
property values accounts inj fart
for the large increase la property
valuation shown, the barea U
careful to state. The figure u
to taxes levied are not subject to
modification, however. ,Theyar
totals for each state of actual
taxes paid. And they efcor trr
futably that these taxes resting
largely on real estate in each pm
munity, have increased more thai
twice as fast as has property lj.
ation in the past ten years. j
. For every man, woman o4
child in the United States then
was in 1922 an average tax "paid
on "general property" amouatior
to $32.22, the official flgurei
state. This includes taxes levied
for state governments, conntiei,
cities, towns, villages, school il
tricts, drainage districts, and' at
other civil dvsons havng the pow
er to levy taxes. These taxes' (I
to 80 per cent of which are bonn
in each community by real estatt
reached a total for the nation 4
$3,502,941,000. In 1912 the tfr
age of the general tax levy ft
Capita was $13.91, and the toti!
for the United States' was $1,145,
The average rate per
, By RICH lV REDIAM
We were tanght in scho
a tiuman being attains his fi
sical growth at the age of
believe that a wrong imp
was created in the minds of
on account of their teaching
of, us have stopped .grow i;
only physically but mental
spiritually at the age of
aouDt very mucn mat wq
age. If we grow not only!
we "surely crow stouter or tr
There Is no standstill in
It Is riven to the human b
take advantage of this
It we make the growth.
in deVBlonment en In n
assessed valuation for all civU. ' "ailon. w'e will advance and
visions from the states down 1 progress, but If we do not
gone up from $1.94 in 191J trlthis growth in'given chann.
12.81 in 1922. . , will get nowhere and h&vJ
.4 00 !
Analogy Drawn By R
: Human Being:
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ti jm rturLL habitually think oiinpome paying m v.
oeyona tneir reacn. it they only pew now simply tnei
property, they would start immediateltc become financla
Those who get ahead
in the world use part
of their earnings to
The door is open to
you the same as to
every one else
whet her you earn
$100 a month or ten
times this amount.
All you need to do is
to save 34 cents a
Nowadays you can
become one of the
owners of a great
and put that organi-
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