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DUD SEA HELP
Waters Can Supply Enoi>
mou* Quantities of Potash
Washington.—Enormous supplies of
potash can be easily extracted from
the waters of the Dead sea, according
to recent assertions.
"The Dead sea is the sink-hole of
the world," says a bulletin from the
Waahlngton headquarters of the Na
tional Geographic society. "In no
other continent is there such a deep
depression In the earth's crust; nor
will one find greater desolation or
more uncomfortable conditions for
man and most other living things even
In the hearts of the greatest deserts.
"The Hebrew scriptures have
thrown an atmosphere of tragedy
about this'country. There, the chron
icle test were situated the wicked
cities of Sodom and Gomorrha, de
stroyed by the wrath of Jehovah; and
/there the modern reader sees the
blasted region, seared by unbearable
heat, with its bitter death-dealing wa
ters, to prove the story to his satis
"According to the Biblical narrative
the Jordan valley, and the plain near
its mouth on the shores of the Dead
sea where the destroyed cities lay,
shared the early good fortune of the
Promised Land Itself and 'flowed with
milk and honey.' But an end was put
to this pleasant condition by the rain
of brimstone and fire.
Geology Indicates Vast Age.
'The story of the region deciphered
from Its rocks by geologists begins
much earlier than the days of the
patriarchs whose actions are recorded
in the Bible. This record seems to
indicate that Palestine and the whole
western end of Arabia rose from the
sea a million or more years ago in
what geologists term the Tertiary era.
Shortly after the rise. It seems, a
great slice of the land parallel to the
coast of the Mediterranean sank to
great depth, forming the huge rift val
ley, 'the Ghor,' now occupied by the
Jordan river and the Dead sea.
"It is not clear whether there was
a connecting channel between the
Mediterranean and the great valley;
but a well-defined ancient beacli Indi
cates that in those remote times the
great depression held a sea or lake at
about the same level as that of the
Mediterranean. The Jordan did not
thsn exist; its entire valley as well
as the Sea of Galilee was swallowed
up in the parent of the Dead sea,
which was some 200 miles long and
10 to 15 miles wide.
"It is believed that the climate of
Palestine in remote times was moist
and that the great Inland lake was
for a while kept at its highest point.
When drier conditions set in the lake
began to shrink, eventually retreating
Into the present position of the Dead
sea and exposing the valley now oc
cupied by the Jordan. This Is prac
tically the only large river In the
world which flows in a valley ready
made for it almost from source to
'The Dead sea depression having no
outlet, all the salts contained in the
large original Inland sea were re
tained when evaporation reduced the
volume of the body of water to Its
present dimensions. In addition, for
hundreds of thousands of years the
Jordan and the other streams ami tor
rents that flow from the desert hills
Into the basin have been carrying In
additional salts until now the wnters
of the Dead sea constitute one of the
most highly concentrated natural
brines In existence It Is estimated
that on the average some sly million
tons of water flow Into the Dead sen
dally, and since the level of the sea
changes but little, an equal nmount Is
pumped out dally by evaporation.
"Whereas ocean water contains
about one-twentieth of Its weight In
dissolved solids, the solids In solution
In Dead aea water make up one-fourth
Its weight. Potassium chloride makes
op about one-fifteenth of the total
aollds but common salt (sodium
chloride) la fully five times as plenti
ful. The Isolation of the potassium
•alts, therefore, might be somewhat
difficult on a commercial scale.
Cause of Destruction.
"The Dead sea Is 47 miles
long about ten miles wide. Its
surface Ilea approximately 1,300 feet
lower than sea level and at Its deep
est-point-its -bottom Ilea another 1,300
fM& dQW*- This great rift in the
earth's crust, therefore, lies 2,600 feet
b«Jfw,aea level and Is the deepest hole
tq tMr land .anywhere in the world.
Bacnaaa at tW Intense beat and dry
nias rtsl Jhii »rssn"t every where of
aait U*Jan4U®niediately about the
Dead sea la a region of desolate
On aomajof t*a data a few straggling,
thorny desert plants grow and In aane
sheltered wadtoa where tfce aprlngs
are fred* small groups of palms strug
gle far eadataaco. Meet * tha aaaa.
MFT —— S-
THE ALAMANCE GLEAINER
However, IT a dry, rocky" waste~ eff
erusted with salt, or nearer the sea,
with slimy salt mod data.
"It is quite possible that even 6,000
or 7,000 years ago. In the era t©
which the Hlbllcal chronicles reach,
the then relatively moist climate of
Palestine made the plain near th«
mouth of the Jordan a rich land such
as that which Lot found. It Is also
quite possible that the 'Cities of the
I'laln'—Sodom, Gomorrha and their
fekows perished In a cataclysm
brought about by a modern secondary
adjustment In this region of tremen
dous earlier geologic disturbance."
Basilica Greek Name
for Hall of Justice
The word basilica la of Greek origin,
being derived from the Greek word,
(written with Latin letters), "baslll
kos," meaning kingly. From that word
has been formed the English adjectlye,
basilic, meaning royal, also said of cer
tain parts or substances on account of
their supposed Importance or efficiency.
The word basilica, as a term of archi
tecture, meant originally at Athens a
portico on the agora In which the
archon-basilens dispensed Justice, that
is, at Athens the basilica was the porch
of the courthouse. Later, when Rome
had become the mistress of the world,
the word basilica meant a rectangular
hall, divided Into nave and aisles by
ranges of columns, and with a raised
platform, called the tribune, at one
end. It was used as a hall of Justice,
a hall for the use of the high courts.
It was In such a hall that the praetors
held their courts and later under the
emperors the prefect's courts met la
a basilica. The prefect or Judge sat
on the tribune or platform, with the
assessors or law advisers on either
hand. Sometimes an emperor presided
when the case was an appeal,, in a
orlmlnal matter, from the decision of
a governor of a province. It was be
fore sueh a court, held In such a hail,
that the appeal of St. Paul waa beard.
In later years when Christianity bad
spread throughout western Europe, the
Christians often adopted the basilica
as the pattern of their larger places
of worship. Hence basilica now means
a church built on the plan of the baaD*
lea of ancient Rome.
to Diaordmrmd Brain
The researches of a group of scien
tists recently have thrown some light
on the dark subject of sleep-walking.
They have found that sleep Is a
more or less willful turning away of
the senses from the demands of life—
because at the moment these demands
cannot be satisfied.
When we are weary all our senses—
all our nerves—are so played out that
they "turn away from life" at the
same moment The brain, so to speak,
goes to sleep In a lump.
It happens occasionally that a part
of the brain Is poisoned by disease,
whereas the rest of the organ remains
healthy. When the healthy parts fall
asleep the excited, or poisoned parts,
In the case of the sleep-walker, that
part of the brain which controls the
movements of the legs is awake, while
the eyes and ears are sound asleep.
In other words, the sleep-walker Is
suffering from partial brain poisoning.
The Idea that sleep-walkers should
not be wakened Is a mistaken one.
Experience shows that If they are
roused to an Immediate sense of their
situation they are more likely, on fu
ture occasions, to waken themselves.
"Ex llbrls" means, literally, "from
the books ot" It is synonymous with
"book plate." Both names are applied
In the case of a label printed with the
name of the owner, and usually his
arms also, and Intended to Indicate
ownership In individual volumes, which
Is a device that Is nearly as old as the
printed book itself. The earliest known
examples are German. The oldest at*
certain wood-cats representing a shield
of arms supported by an angel, which
were pasted In books presented to the
Carthusian monastery of Buxhelm
about the year 1480. la France the
most ancient yet discovered Is that of
Jean Borland de la Tour-Blanee 1620.
In England, that of Sir Nicholas Bacon,
1574. The earliest known American
example ls .the plain printed label ot
one of John Williams, 1079.
Reassuring "Mis* JonstT
Aa they boarded the train they hag
every look of being a bridal coupla.
The young man carefully escorted tha
young woman to a Beat, wltlle tha In
terested passengers smiled Indulgently.
Then, extending hla hand to tha sup
posed bride, he said. In a very load
voice, "Well. Miae Jones, tha train la
about to pull out I wish yon a rery
pleasant Journey," and dofflag hla hat,
he hurried off the train.
But the young woman aeetaed nerv
ous. By and hy she called the porter,
and In a whisper gave him some mys
terious message. Ha came back la a
moment and aald la a voice audible to
every one; To' all right, ma'am.
Be"e la da emokla' coomai l■aa^
GRAHAM, N. C., THURSDAY. JANUARY 29, 1925
BREATH 18 MADE TO OPER
ATE SMALL FLASHLIGHT.—
A pocket flashlight that Is oper
ated by the breath has been per
fected by a French lnventoj-. It
contains a turbine .which Is op
erated by blowing through It.
The little lamp weighs only four
or five ounces.
The llttje turbine contained
within .the' cape has 60 blades.
Once the turbine Is started at
full speed by blowing Into the
tube, It will run for nearly 20
seconds, according to Practical
A carefully designed tuyere
leads the air In most advan
tageous form Into the turbine.
This gives high velocity without
any gearing being connected di
rectly to thp magneto.
Still further to reduce the fric
tion, there are no brushes to
collect current for the lamp. The
equivalent connections are made
to the right and left-hand bear
ings of the turbine. These bear
ings are slightly elastic, so as to
secure contact, and the shjift of
the motor, represented by the
pivots, may be taken'as In two
parts, insulated one from the
The tungsten filament, practi
cally Invisible td the. naked eyes.
Is said to be lqps than a thou
sandth of an-.inch In diameter.
It contains thorium, which Im
proves its Illuminating power at
a given amperage and the lamp
uses a current of 5.56 amperes
at a potential of 2.5 volts.
How Scientists Explain
Appearance of Mirage
The Outline of Science says that a
mirage is due to conditions of the at
mosphere. As a result of the devia
tion of the rays of light caused by re
fraction and reflection objects can be
seen by the ejse appearing in unusual
positions and. of ten multiple or invert
ed. The diminution of the density of
the air near the surface of the earth
Is often produced by the radiation of
heat from the ,earth and the denser
stratum of air .Is thus placed above
Instead of, as la usually the case, be
low the rarer .'stratum. Consequently
rays of light meet the rnrer medium
at a very obtuse angle and Instead of
passing l&to It they are reflected back
to the denser medium. The common
surface of the two media acting as a
mirror, the image produced by the re
flected rays w|U appeur Inverted and
below the real object.
How Almondt Aye Clritified
Almonds are of two kind*—bitter
and tweet Tlje bitter almond Is culti
vated to a limited extent In Mediter
ranean countries, and the nuts are
used lo the manufacture of flavoring
extracts and of prunic acid. The
sweet, or edible, almond Is grown on
a commercial r scale In the south of
Europe, In California and In some oth
er countries of similar climate. The
nuts contain a large quantity of a
bland, fixed oil, they have an agreeable
flavor and are used for desserts. In
confectionery, and medicinally In an
emulsion which tonus a pleasant, cool
ing, diluent drink. There are three
classes of sweet almonds—the hard
shell, the soft-shell and the paper-shell
almond. The latter two only are im
How to Hang Pictur**
The size and shape of the wall space
must be considered In arranging pic
tures. Never hang a high, narrow pic
ture in a low, wide space. A table,
desk or cbsir should be placed against
the wall under a large picture.
The heavy, ornate, glittery gilt frame
is taboo nowadays. If a gilt frame
is used at all it should be simple In
design snd toned down In shade. A
frame of natural wood, slightly tinted
to repeat the colors of tlie picture and
tp relate It to the wall, is ln>he best
taste. Such a frame should be as
dark ss the middle tone of the picture.
Most pictures sre now framed with
out mats and many without glass. If
a mat Is desired ft should seldom be
dsrk or white, bat should mstch the
tooes of the picture.
How Fear Test Is Mad*
With the aid of a collapsible chair.
Dr. W. E. Blatr of the .University of
Chicago Is able to arouse experimental
-1 y the emotion of fear. The seat la
electrically operattd and made to
break down with the weight of the
occupant when a control If released.
Unaware of thg impepdlpg.
tha patient clutches wildly,for support
and delicate electrodes, strapped to hla
anna and connected with a recording j
derlce In another rootp, register the
effects of tha fright heartbeats- afad
breathing organs. Tha lavmtqr be
liaves that tha chair may. bp employed,
to study and treat aatlaw forma at
lnaaalty which mate tharaaalisa evi
dent la abnormal emoHwal statea ..
Pgpolff Mfhlfftft lligisfaMk
ZIJLUI\RL& GO TO I
Marriageable Maidens Paid
for in Cattle.
When a. Zulu girl goes courting, she
wears her mother's kilt—for the excel
lent reason that hitherto she has worn
no clothes ut all, writes Grace L. Mor
row, a few nnklets und armlets, a
"sporram" of beads, constituting her
In Zululand, Just north of Natal,
girls .must marry early to replenish
the cattle kraals. The maturity of a
girl Is celebrated by a "coming-out"
party, her frl -nds % sit her, and a gout
Is killed and eaten. Henceforth she is
an "Intouibi," a marriageable young
In the dnys of the terrible "Chaka,"
the Zulu Napoleon, they were h well
trclned, disciplined people, and could
easily exterminate the other tribes.
Men were conscripted for military
service, and could not marry until the
chief permitted It.
Whew the .cattle are scarce, all the
marriageable "Intorabl" are gathered
Into the chief's kraul, and set to re
thatch the huts, and make new sleep
ing mats. They probably have their
little flirtatious like girls of a whiter
complexion, which all the Zulu ma
trons watch complacently. Meanwhile
the bargaining for the brides proceeds.
So many cattle down, so mauy to be
After tl-.e marriages are arranged,
all bargaining completed, the bride
elect begins the courtship. Donning
her mother's kilt and accompanied by
a younger girl, she goes to the hut
Vvhere her "Intended" Is staying and
asks for him by name, but cannot be
Induced to enter on this first visit.
Again she visits the beehive hut, and
this time. If sufficiently well brlbed-by
presents and promises, she will enter.
In this kind of advances and retreats
three weeks are passed before the mar
riage Is consummated.
ID the meantime, assisted by the
women of the krual, she Is growing the
marriage headdress, which once on Is
worn for life. Into her tight curls are
woven, day by day, coconut fiber anil
yellow clay, until a huge hourglass
ahaped erection liegina to form on her
For three weeks after marriage the
bride is excused from all work, but
ufter that she becomes more or less
the drudge of the kraal, doing chores
for every one.
When a child is born, It is named
after some current event. If born on
a Journey It will be christened after
the river, the #?a, or a moorland path.
But If born during a smallpox epi
demic, the unfortunate child may' be
labeled for life with such a name as
For Safety, at Sea
E. F. Spanner, British ship con
struction specialist, would reduce the
damage from ramming In collisions by
building ships with "soft ends." Mr.
Spanner advocates using .vortical in
stead lf horizontal plates for t lie bow
structure, with the lines of weakness
formed by the Joint* of the shell and
deck plating arranged In such a way
that these Joints would fall in a,more
or less predetermined way In case of
collision. The resistance to shearing
offered by the fastenings in the. laps
and other Joints would be such that
the gradual overcoming of this resist
ance and the crushing back of the
bow structure would absorb the «n-i
ergy of the motion of the rutnmlitg
ship so that she would be brought to
i stop without piercing the *ldc of
Metal null collars are now used to
save the tumlA* lost by splitting when
temporary structures are being torn
down, and the time lost in pulling re
calcitrant nails. Before the null 1»
driven, one of the collars la sllp|>ed
over It. preventing It from enierlng
the wood quite all the nay. Thus n
hammer claw cap be sllpited under the
nail head, removing the null easily. It
Is claimed that from .10 to 50 per cent
of the time heretofore required for
dismantling scaffolding can be saved
by use of this Invention.—Cleveland
New Building Material
A company has recently been organ
ised to make a new building material
similar to concrete bat which Is teally
■ combination of Portland cement and
mineralised sawdust. It Is claimed to
be dieappr, stronger, and In nearly
•very way better than real concrete.
This represents one of the many an
swers to the prohlem of aavlng forest
wast# and thereby lessening forest de
Mrs. Carr (after a motor trip la
th* country)—l'm afraid our child. Ja
net nonoal, James.
Oarr—What's tlie sign?
Mrs. Cerr—We must hare paase# at
least a hundred hot-dog stands aad
h* never dropped a hint—Life.
Odd Monkey Specimen
One of the most interesting speci
mens in the world zoos was the
monkey that didn't have a tall, in
Australia. He was the most human
like of all Old-world monkeys on ex
hibition. He did not have even the
vestige of a rudimentary tall and Ills
cry was a single wall, singularly like
the cry of a child. He wob all black
except for a white frontal band over
Magic Power Adda Hours
In the artistic and utility scheme of
things nothing is so domlnent as
lighting and Us madia, lumlnalres.
■By the press of a button or the turn
ing of a switch we brighten and beau
tify the home. This magic Invisible
power sliupllfles our dally tasks,
lightening the burden of housekeeping
and adding more hours to our day,
more luxury, greater convenience.
Made Name Immortal
In 1897 S. A. Andree stirred the
Imagination of the world by starting
from Spitsbergen for the Nflrth pole
In a balloon, and, though he perished
In the attempt, made the record of 47
hours' sustained flight, as proved by
the message brought back by a car
rier plgeoQ, and became the pioneer
of polar exploration through the air.
Plant for Your Fish
The best plant,for aquarium pur
poses Is sagittaria. The variety known
ns nutans Is of moderate size, suys
Nature Magazine. An aquarium of a
size 0 by 15 by 10 Inches high should
be started with about a dozen sueh
plants, well-rooted in coarse sand or
grit, one and one-iialf to two Inches
Greeting Cancels Stamp
One of the most original stamp can
cellations ever put on a piece of United
States mall was that used by the post
master at Cassvllle, Wis., June 25,
1852, when he wrote "Good Morning,
Edward" across the stamp when he
recognized the name of the addressee
as that of one of his personal friends.
To Clean Woodwork
Stains In woodwftrk caused by weath
ering or by an alkali usually ran he
removed with oxalic acid dissolved in
water to the consistency of cream, saya
Popular Science Monthly. This Is ap
plied warm and washed off with clean
water. Then the surface Is sponged
off with vinegar.
Free Speech Imperative
Free speech In to a if rent people
what winds nre to ocean* and malarial
region*, which waft away tlie ele
ment* of dl*ea*e, and bring new ele
ment* of health; and where free
speech -1* stopped, miasma Is bred and
•tenth cornea fast.—Henry Ward
Ban "Fat Lady"
"Fat ludlea" will be banned from
fnture Oxford fair*, municipal author-
Hie* have decided. Corpulent women
Heated on a stage before score* of
Raping eyes constitute "the most vul
gar sort of shows," n civic committee
decided after visiting a recent fair.
Cheating Inventive Talent
It Is a special trick of low cunning
to squeeze «ut knowledge from a mod
est man who Is eminent In any science
and then to use 1t as legally acquired
nnd pass the source In total silence.—
Food Value of Oatmeal
Oatmeal Is richer ,in fats and pro
teins than any other cereal. It Is
considered valuable In the diet of
growing children and I* of special
value to those who pas* most of their
time In the open.
Youth in Flower
The fblrest flower In the gnrden of
creation Is a young mind, offering nnd
unfolding Itself to the Influence of di
vine wisdom, as the heliotrope tilrns
Its sweet blossoms to the sun.—J. K.
"Friendship cease* In a _ poker
game," said Uncle Eben, "but It cornea
right back to Jlfe when de loner* feels
de necessity of borrowln' film de wln-
Getting the True Light
Frequent consideration of a tiling
wears off the strangeness of It, and
shows It in Its several lights and
various ways of appearance, to thej
view of the inlnd.
Leave Judgment to Others
Weigh not thyself In the scale* of
thy own opinion, but let the Judgment
of the Judicious be the standard of
thy merit. —Sir Thomas Browne.
Nature Only Lends Time
Man wants but little, nor that little
long. How soon must he resign his
very dust, whtch frugal nature lent
him for an hour.—Young.
Hush money whispers.
Burning kisses result from sparks.
One way to acquire trouble—
Sometimes a society bud develops
Into a wall flower.
It's easy for a mun to do right when
be can't do anything else.
No intelligent man ever was com
pletely satisiled with himself.
If one Is going to give advice, one
should be prepared to hel^i.
Beauty of the winter girl may be
only leopard skin deep.
If a man is healthy ho cannfTord
to take chances on health food. - "
Those Indian football players prob
ably travel on scalper's tickets.
Believe only half of the evil you
hear—and don't tell that.
A free horse needs, a backbone like
a steel cable.
Sometimes the man with one Joke
wlilch he always tells is an awfully
It's easier for some men to make
love than It is for them to make a
A man's second love usually has less
beauty and more money than his first.
Put your best foot forward when
you go Into a store to try on a new
pulr of shoes.
A man always tries to follow the
straight and narrow path when It comes
to shoveling snow.
If women were as fond of appearing
in prjnt as they are in silk there would
be more woman writers.
Chauffeurs evidently have a poor
opinion of pedestrians, as they are
continually running them down.
- One can have a bunch of friends,
large or small, but never but one
Stream Makes Trouble
An underground river exists In the
city of London, nnd architects and en
gineers of new buildings under con
struction near the Bank of England
ore caused much trouble by this hid
den stream, which, though covered up
and forgotten In the Sixteenth century,
■till flows. The deep basements of
new buildings near It have to be wa
tertight tanks. The course of the Wol
brook Is right under the Hank of Kng
lcnd and may give trouble when the
new building Is erected. The Wal
beook WUH a tidal river—being appar
ently 30 to 40 feet wide at high tide —
and It Is still tldnl. The river Is about
30 feet beneath the level of the ground
at the bank. When tlie new bank la
constructed It may be advisable to run
the stream through pipes.
President Angell of Yale said at a
New Haven party:
"We have almost too many colleges
In America: Tusculam college, Woo
ford, OhieoM, Tarklo, Pomona, Kenka,
Coker—queer places, some of them
must be England, on the other hand
has toe few colleges—OxfoM and
"Oxford iind Cambridge stand so
high In '.he English schoolboy's mind
thnt !f you ask him what nlr Is com
pose'! of. Instead of answering that it
IN composed of oxygen and hydrogen,
he Kill probably say:
" 'Oxygon I( nd cambrldgen.'" '
Presidents who have left the con
flnea of the United State* while In of
fice were: Roosevelt, visited the Pana
ma Canal cone and went to ths city of
Panama'; Taft, crossed the bonier into
Mexico and dined with President I>laz
at Juarez; Cleveland, on a Ashing trip,
weeded the boundary of the United
Stutes; Wilson., peace conference In
Europe; Harding, British Columbia,
"Did yore boy. Bearcat, and Gabe
Glggery's Icld have much of a fight
tuther day?" asked an acquaintance.
"Nope I" returned Gap Johnson of
Rumpus Ridge. "They Just blacked
each other's eyes and bunded each
other's noses, 'stead of git ting my gun
and Gabe's bowie knife, and going at
It right."—Kansas City Star.
Will Come Back for More
Landing In Quebec with only $9 In
his pocket 21 years ago, a Scotchman
returned home worth $300,000 and
■•on announced that he wouiu return
and double his fortune In America.
Move to Encourage
Ownership of Hom&
"To encourage and facilitate home
building, reduce needless hardens In
household operations, raise standards
; not only of the home, but of the com
; inunity and the nation. Is a task of
! profound importance for the welfare
lof America," declares Secretary of
, Commerce Herbert Hoover, president
! "of Better Homes in America, in an
opening statement concerning Better
Homes week demonstrations for 1925,
which will be held Hay 10 to 17.
Mr. Hoover's statement is made in
a foreword to the "Better Homes
Guide Book," issued by the organiza
tion of which he Is the head, which
tell# how communities may be organ
ized for better homes demonstrations.
In the last three and a half years the
Better Homes of America organization
has reached a steadily Increasing num
ber of communities and urged Impor
tance of encouraging home building
and home owning.
"It is in the home," says Mr. Hoover,
"that character and high Ideals are
best developed. The right kind of home
life nfcikes for true success in life and
means progress for the nation as a
"To own a home and to make it con
venient and attractive, a home where
health and happiness, affection and
loyalty prevail, brings out the best that
lies in every member of the family.
"Saving for home ownership, for in
stance, develops thrift and self-dcniaL
A thini; of lasting value is kept in the
foreground and nil energies are bent
toward attaining It. Hours devoted to
keeping a home in good repair, in mak
ing improvements that lieautify It or
lighten the burden of housekeeping, de
velop persistence anil thoroughness
and bring more direct re!urns as welL
Neatness, order and cleanliness are In
valuable habits, and the careful ob
servation and forethought needed to
insure lasting satisfaction from money
siH'nt for decoration, furnishing and
equipment can be applied In many
Adda Life to _ Structure
Itemodellng of old houses has be
come more general today than In years.
Many dwellings in the United States
offer opiytrtunlty for Improvements to
make them more attractive, larger and
more in line with present architectural
design. These changes generally can
be made at a comparatively small coat,
considering the value added to thfc
house Itself. *
Among the changes which can be
mnde is the addition of dormer win
dows, which not only break up the
monotony of the roof expanse, bat
make available additional room space
under the roof. A treatment suggested
for houses having a rather drab ex
terior Is the use of a jmrch or porcbe*
I The many different styles available, as
shown erected in recent
! year*, offer opportunity for improving
the uppei}ranee of the home, and usual
ly at ii moderate cost.
Greater balance in the general
scheme of a houpe frequently can be
obtained through the construction of ■
small addition >n one end or additions
to both ends. Change in the roof plan,
whereby a purely two-story dwelling la
Converted into a semi-bungalow type
with low-hanging eaves, now In great
favor. Is. another alteration that may
do much to make the house of more
modern appearance, with a consequent
increase in selling value.
i The constantly growing demand for
I property Justifies consistent Increases
1 in the prices paid for holdings, for,
after all. the value of real estate Is
determined by the.service It renders to
nn individual. Industry or community,
Jnst like anything else. Therefore, the
trend jjA-jwopcrty value®* is ever up
, ward and always will be, was the as
sertion made by a prominent Detroit
real Estate man recently.
There Isn't a single iaaivldual who
cannot I'V>k back for a period of years
of greater or lesser extent, and recall
property which went begging at any
1 price, and yet today that same piece of
laud is worth a fortune.- This Is true
of Uje neighborhood, the city, state,
nation and of the world. ;'M
Strengthens Family Tie*
No family.can ever feel for a rented
house that deep-seated affection which
Is naturally developed for a home they
own. There is little incentive to adorn
mid beautify the house and the yard
which belong to another.
Hut when the place that shelters
tlie family group Is their own, every
added beauty, every tree and shrub
and tlower planted adds new charm
and binds the happy hearts.