C. E. Maroney, former operator of a filling station at Third and Pine .streets, said that he hri leased the building and that he plar to use the j lower part of it for a filling station and the upper part for a residence. He stated he held an option for the purchase of the property. The building will be one of the most expensive to be erxrted in Monroe this year. Due to the general economic situation, comparatively few costly business buildings have been constructed. Within recent weeks, however, there has been an upward trend in the total amount called for in building permits. Mr. Maroney said he would put in a tank car station, with a number of underground tanks. In this way he expects to eliminate some of the expense of purchasing from tank wagons.