The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 47, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 24, 1923 Page: 18 of 32
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THE ABILENE REPORTER. SUNDAY JUNE 24 1923
Home Beautiful Ready for Inspection of Public this Week
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SPLENDID STRUCTURE COMPLETE
DOWN TO MINUTEST DETAIL AND
IS A MONUMENT TO HARD WORK
AHIcne'B "Electric Homo Beau-
tiful " Is ready nnd aWalt"lhovor-
cllct of Wfcst Texas. Tuesday even-
Inir Its doors will be thrown open
nnd for twenty-ono days attO'.ul-
ants v. Ill be on hand from early
morning: until lata nt night tu show
visitors what Its Hpunsors-Uio
Abilene Reporter nnd tho West
Texas Utilities Company believe
to be tho best product . of West
Texas minds West Texas materials
"West Texas construction WobI
Texas furnlsltlnBS and AVost Texas
onvonloncos. And brcnuso the
Homo Beautiful" 1b a strictly
"West Texas product tho sponsors
take particular prldo In their feel-
ing that the finest of nil modern
ionifs-yet erected in the Sputhwedt
is the Abllone home.
Bnrly In January tho "Kloctrlc
Home Beautiful" ws announced in
the columns of tho lieportotv and
actual construction began early n
I'ebruary. Since thnt timo count
less thousands of peoplo Imvo foi-
1 wed the progress of tho homo
through accounts appearing in thfs
jiapcr tho project creating: enor-
mous interest not only In Abllo.-te
njid in cities immediately ndjacont
hut in nil parts of the country.
A desire to do something more
thn.i build a mere exhibition resi-
dence Inspired tho structure. "We
will Orect." agreed tho sponsors "a
homo that Will look like n really
West Texas home. It must bo mod.
crate priced and it mutt bo Btnall
ntul it must he practical lutlmr.
it mtisi bo Uvnble nnd invltlnif
nikl It must bo tho Jast word olec
frlcally. It must be micli a home-
that each visitor whether ho or
the cxlstn irt a boarding house or
lives smugly in tho finest mansion
will wane to break all of tho .coiti-
inandmeTO's and steal tlio place the
moment tlhe eyes "re laid. upon it.
That will bo AblleUc's contribu-
tion to tho l-tter homo movement."
Hj wctll the sponsors succeeded
is for Webt Texans to say. But tlio
Hponsors .eel ro;soriabIy suro of
A Simulsll Type.
The house proper is a modified
Spanish crentfon that sits on an at-
tractive corner in "the Highlands'
Xiow rambling with -vague flavors
of both .old world cloister and fort-
ress the lioipo has a quiet pleas
ing dignfiy. ' Formal entrnnce can
bo made through n formal Spanish
door but Jt is door that will bo
little used for tho home Js essen-
tially infor.uial and informal en-
trance to any Spa'nlsh home (as
oven a "Wet Texas Anglo-Saxon
can tell youO is always through
tho patio. And tho .patio of tho
"Homo Beautiful" is a cameo.
Massive Ironipa'es swing back for
jirtio admission nnd the visitor
stands in 'an lenchariUnj- square
Softly illuminated with waters
from n. graceful fountain playing
down tho wall tt Is atUte tho most
distinctive bit ofi charm Mrf the city;
Kntrnnco to tho homo from tho
patio Is. through' a covered patio
porch which is "porch in name
only." nnd which is really n liv-
ing room. But It couldn't bo called
a living room for it ndjotns an-
other living room. But in truth
fhero Is llftlo to ohooso betweon
tl.om. Both nro largo spacious
But why spoil It for visitors? It
really Isn't fall" it is lko reviewing
a bouOc and depriving tho reader
of tho fun of tho plot. And tho Itc-
porter isn't goln.'C to Juprlvo "West
Texans of tho fun of exploring tho
"Homo Beautiful." You'll have to
go Kit nild seo what it's nil about
In Initiating tho construction of
tho homo the Aulletiu Hopor'ior nnd
tho Wotft Toxas Utilities Compuny
were prompted to assist tho pros-
pective home builder to tho fullest
posslblo extent In tho planning and
ci nstructlon o' a rosldenco to dem
or.strato what care and thought
nnd Went Texas workmanship could
collnbpnitp to pronto out of "VVstft
Texas materials. T-- result oxcoed
ml the fondest hopos of the spop-
wrs. Greater cltlerf In Texas than
ATiIlono had pnvod tho way with
residence oponlng Tuesday evening
exempllflos the now ordor of let-
ting "tho button" do the work for
no housohold labor thoroln mutt
bo performed In which electricity
is unable to carry the heaviest
share.. Thnt which Colonel Dick
McCarthy of Albuny Is pleased to
e.ll "thu Juice" not only illumin-
ates tlio house but It cooks cleans
washes heats Irons nnd performs
a myriad of other tasks.
Timo is n rolontlow old soul nnd
ho very often must ho.umuscd at
tho uffortH of man and a half gon-
rat!on hence. Ablonovs "Klectrlo
Homo Beautiful" may not repre-
sent as It truly roprosonts today
a fjno eloctrleal achevomont. for
Timo will thunder along and make
mnny changes and tho Electrical
Industry will grow up and loam
of many hew things to do in tlift
home. Aullono'H "Klectrlo Homo
Benutlftil" of 10-43 Will perh.ip.
pitifully obsoloto her "Kleftrlcvl
Homo Beaiitirul" Of 1923 hut a
corc of ycaro hohco tho home
about to bo d.edlctitocl will still bo
a winsome structure In good taste
for its Htylo Mh HtirViptt through-
out nil Chrlstluitlty's-ngelrtK and
as "Mr.. 'Punch" says of Johnnv
AVnlkor It Is "still going strong.'
' Aiid so when 1043 comes and the
citizens of Abilene (they'll lie to-
day's children Just think of It!)
drive out to whatover tho city's most
popular suburb happens then to bo
to seo their "Klectrlo Homo Benu-
tlful." tho sponsors of tho present
homo foel thnt they will glance ad
nuringy at mo little Spanish homo
BUILDING SITE OF ELECTRICjiqQCDTC IHllY1
TTOMF ttTCATTTTFTTT. TS tiOTTAT TV HUGH II Id LHUI
AS BEAUTIFUL AS BUILDING
AVlillo any city sufficiently inter-water piping Inalalted and miles of
ctirbings put fin
model homes nnd had ohal.lbnt ln th Ro0d year of Our Lord
1D23 and realize that It Is a lift-
ing monumont erected by a pioneer
West Texas nowspnpoV And n plon
ecr West Texas utility compansyfo
hotter homes and to KlcctricTty
two of the most ujUMicrful factors
in the bUIldlngCWtVroJrtiH nnd
in the BtabiliztfufTof chiV.ttlait.
lefiged tlie' Univer'!" to better tho
Job nnd it appeared it bit ..pre-
sumptive at first for Abllono Mp
aCoopt tlio daro. But tho gauntlet
ns Honi4 i .3ty English poet would
dottbtless wrlto It Was fluhg backi
and Uinpartial critics hava tiitis far
been in.ifril!iHi..H in the opinion that
the Abllono bomb wlLsurpAss all
previous efforts along similar linos
In th0 entire South.
Is Well Built.
COctalnly no home nnywhero was '
ever moro caretully buljt. "Moving
care" isn't exactly tho phrase for
much profanity was pplashed Upon
tho air by exasperated sponsors
when tlUs or that or tho other dld-
n'jt turn out oxactly right but this
and that tho other way was always
altered until It Avna proper and
from the solid Concrcto foundation
to the top-most brick of tho high-
est chimney tho structure grades
up oh.o hundred percent. It has
taken time much timo for ilm
weather proved unfriendly during
tno spring months ttnd aggravat-
ing delays wero experienced yet
nothing was hastened no detail
was worked out in slip-shod man-
ner and for tho nchlovonient tho
Sponsors have not ono whisper of
apology. K the homo isn't perfect
it Is. tien ai. pearly perfect as finite
labor could mnke it.
Electrically tho home is nn ox
position Of surprino and surprises
lose s6me of their effectiveness
When described It is perhaps
rnough to say that the hotrie gives
tho lie direct to a certnln song that
was popular when Abilene was a
mprp all. of a child; a song that
beganr "Lot the women do ho
vork do tho ivork." The model
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io 1 1 1 ce v fi y. o
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osted ih suiih n project could gain
for Itself nn oxhlbltlon electrical
homo such ns tho Abllone "Homo
Beautiful" vory few oitlos nnjr-
yhoro else In tho country could of.
for for such n home the doslrable
building site afforded Ih "TIuj
"Tho Hlghlandn" nppoalcd to the
Abllono lleportcr and tho West
Texas Utilities Company as tho pro-
por locution for their home for the
Mima' reasons that it appealed to
over tWo'KCoro other homo btilld-
1'orh.nps the greatest natural as.
sets ."the Highlands' possesses are
the fhtural beatityof Its hllja and
alopuB tho woll-dralned spll' and
the glorious vistas of tl6 mdunlnin
ous country south. Ihdlsputabh"
the plensimtest pictures of West
Texas nro gained from Its hills and
this fact- has1 boon quickly seized
upon by builders for tho mnjorlty
of Highland's homo nro arranged
so that full ndvnhtngo mny bo tak-
on of tho scenery.
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flii. I.vaIi1 ttiiinMi nljl nlilknV . i w' ' ."'. .." un.i.i.9
mutely a quarter million dollar
have boon Invested In new rei-
dences th.ero nnd additional utruc-
turos are uonsUuitly. being eroded.
AdviinUigoH of ''tho Highlands''
nro logton. Ifyotn thirty to fifty
loet higher Ihfin tho rest of tlu
city and hicatcd so that it has ai.
utmost' jilgglsli monOjioly on tlix
squth brcezos of tlw summer tin
dttdrnblllty us tho nll-ycnr-'t'iunJ
residence dlstrlrt noed no furthi-r
omplwiHlt;. It has' too a decidedly
HiihurbHii nlr although U is cIohOi'
to tho pout' office than Simmon
College.and-It can be iftilckly ranch-
ed over paved roads by automobile.
or by street car.
"Tho Highlands" utility facilities
are complete Inasmuch as no pat
of tho addition Is over throe hlocK
from it car line and gas electric
lights and wnter conncctloiirt .are
available for ouch site. In Improv-
ing the district three fourths of u
mile of new cat' trackage has. been
lntd.onc and one-half miles of grnv
el streets put dowri In addition t
three-fourths of n mile of lnr-1
paving two miles each' of gas and
know and as visitors soon lonrii
tor although Hie district is com-
iwrutlvoly nowi it ls rich in trc-s
nr.d folliig's both natural and cul-
tivated. All 1 all "tho Highlands" Is a
residence ' 8efon which Abloni
may Justly b.e Proud of :vnd wluii
West Tcxatis Imvc seen the ''Elec-
tric Ilomo BOautlful" nestling on
its gentle slope they Will foel thut
DF CHICAGO II
CHICAGO Juno 23 Fred O.
Thompson 'who nil his llfo ha
posed alternately as a man and wo-
jiian wns named' as the slapcr of
Blch'.rd C. Tosmor yonlthy Chi-
cago Insurance man : In a stai-
rndht made to police litt night by
Thonipson lived for 12 yoars n
Mrs Frances Carrlck. tho common
law wife of CnrrJok. In tho InBt
two y6ars he was tho legal husj-
Icind of Mnrle Clark. All three are
hold as suspects Ir. the killing of
When confronted with Cftr.rlgk s
charge Thompson still- Clad In th
fomintno apparol whlcl he affected
vis Carrlck's wlfo nonchalantly
powdered and rouged hln whisk0rd
fare front" a dainty viuilijrcUBC. mid
smiled. Ho has dotilojr.nnr impli-
cation .'nitho slaying.
Tho pollcg snldthe.- placed ilt-
Wt Texas setting and that thi
cdinblnntlon is unbontablu. '
The will surely admijt that.' no
matter what the yrjd may think
of the ordlnai'y'ijudgnients of news..
papers and Utilities when It come
to HolccUhg sltos "for model homos
the Abilene Itenortcr and the West
a representative Wst Texas home' Texas utility Company are lnruui-
luis iK'iiofielal in a roprCMentatlvo ble. . ?
All Tile Work and Laying of
I Interlocking Tile in
w. h. wm
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ell Home rt Iorth
r Streets) .
Build aBrick or Tile
423 Cypress Street Telephone 1428
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kfi Kvi a i y 1 1 j'i )fsj fv-i ip Tfl
It'x vle to buMjfhc purcstj
For tKoy win Klve yarnb
llYlilJ I &
"!""li. i mm-
Tlipli quality. pinarnTi'octfi'ie aiitLfiQW Jxcsli .vc'otrtWos
unit fruits. If iwTft's what yon Avant st;6 tis for -vc haw
them; also tyTFlUNC'lf Flour CHASE & SANBORN'S
Coffees; excellent vrups Tens Cnyiiel Goods Coreals.
We offer courteous Vervivc nml quick delivery. Ajrniu
tlinukirig you in anticipation foiv'yQur patronage.
Haley-Haney-Segnor Gro. Co.
802 North 2nd Street Telephone No. 127
tlo or.donce In Carrlok's story b.
causo of his condition due to en-
forced absttnonce from' Uuvollc-
as her ilusbHiui's nssiillant be(or
he new he was a man.
A Want Ad. WillDo It
Ot HIS COIlUlllUIl UUS IU I'll-
i absttnoice from' Uiircqtto.
ir.two fncts in it UiW sild
lirove algiilflcap. hojvpvr.
Testner identlilcd. Thompson
AVJ liu've gotten sfraigltfcncd out again and are
now in'largty; and more convenient tputrtorji Teinod-
V'.''''o sjuit our business.
:. " $k ' titsy l'" in ' a stoclc oPGclffifiand' eaii
')' !'''"' ' ' supply j-our needs' m this liiic.
Our. now quarter are quioo ai
over our lormcr place aim Jvill enaMfis ttrf ifcrve-
oijr. patronsfhettetf AVf liavtulnrgcr faeiliUes for
arkepro(Juots and our added
ilriiinlA it"onvcnienfor you
oil will always f imUmir prices
.caring for meats an.
stock of Groceries
t'd buy foods licri
Gall on Us Fom our
;iv ;.' Neds inJVIarKet Pro-
ducts and Groceries.
Frank Ray's Market
. ' H. J. PRY Manager.'
1025 North Third St. .Telephone No. 166
JUST BACK OF MINIS DRY GOODS
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hout THE HIGHLANDS. To-
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Barely a year ago there were only a few scattering houses
day there are forty-three honiesvithin this AdditiSn.
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--This phenomenal growth has been due totlfefact thajt.theiromoters of this property have un-
dertaken to supply each purchaser with ijQoretjfcin'a'lplot of ground for with all the natural beauty
of THE HIGHLANDS its elevatWt ttihagiXficient vistas of surrounding country its excell-
ent drainage its soil so well adaotetfto-the growing of trees shrubs and flowers not a home
would have been erected jinJEnlGtiiLiNDS if there hahot been provided water gas electric
light and power service telephone sewer; street railway and permanent streets.
These modern conveniences are demanded by the present home builder and he is entitled to them
The growth of THE HIGHLANDS in the past is onlyim assurance that in the future its growth
will be just as rapid and substantial because of this combination of man-made conveniences with
the greatest natural heautV of any property withiiLtde City.
Ci L. SammOllSr Representative
Office Phone 50 Res. Poone 1138
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E. B. Sayles .
Abilene Texas "'.;
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