The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on October 10, 1947 · 13
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 13

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Friday, October 10, 1947
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m '9 WW The Evening Citizen RacnV Want Ads Sports Comic Second Section OTTAWA, CANADA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1947 Tases 13 to 28 Our First Co -Or din aled Community Taking Shape rUr 'fp - LjNdL-w -olwJlKwv" "VILLAGE" TAKKS SIIArE Foundations are being laid at the rate of three per day, and in four weeks, two houses will be com pleted every day at Canada's first completely co-ordinated corranunity. Manor Tark Village, just east of Rockcliffe Tark. SAWS HAVE LITTLE USE HERE With all lumber pre-cut, carpenters workinjr n the Manor Park project, which takes full advantage of the natural beauty of its location, have IHtle use for saws. Here workmen are taking frames from stockpiles. FIRST HOME IN FOUR WEEKS Workmen are expected to complete the first home at the "Village" sometime early in November. The $6,000,000 scheme has. as its ultimate aim, 515 homes. Photo by Newton The Fantastic Tale By Thomas II. Turner Fvning Citizen Btlt Writer On 100 acres of land Just east of Rockcliffe Park, Canada's ' first completely co-ordinated community, Manor Park Village, which takes full advantage of the natural beauty of its location, is gradually taking shape. It is a fantastic tale of modern building methods, which are providing the most comfortable of homes at reasonable prices and terms. It is a project where carpenters hardly ever touch a law. where foundations are laid at the rate of aimost three a day, and where every piece of lumber used in the construction of the hemes is pre-cut. 100 By Next Year In four weeks, the 140 workmen on the project to aid the Capital's acute housing shortage, are expected to complete the frst home of the almost $6,000,000 scheme, which has as its ultimate aim 525 homes of various designs. Everyday thereafter will see two a day ready for occupancy, until the first 100 are completed early next year. Between 200 and 300 additional homes are to be built by the end of 1348, with the entiie project including school, recreation and shopping centers, completed in about two years. The entire community is planned. Each house when finished will be ready for occupancy, and will be complete right down to aoap and towel racks and door stops. Even the ground around the homes will be graded ready for the new owner to sow lawn seed, and do any landscaping he desires on his own property. Rapid construction is being made possible by the pre-cut system, and each laborer has become a specialist in his particular operation. Despite the rapid erection of the houses nothing is left undone to make them the best possible in quality of construction. All Heated By Oil Steel brams support every house, and each is equipped with in efficient oil heating system. Many features such as winter air fondtliontng. copper plumbing, built-in baths with shower, are among the modrrn equipment being built into these homes. It is hoped that construction of the school will begin next Of Manor Park Village 100 Acres Of Natural Beauty summer. Already the Eastview Bus Company has arranged transportation facilities to the "Village," which Is only 2.7 miles from the Chateau Laurier. An interesting sidelight to the project is that all the streets, except two, are named after streets in Toronto. The two exceptions are Arundel and Eastbourne, towns where C. Campbell Radcliff, of Rhodes and Radcliff, sales agents of the project, was stationed while in England during the war. The homes are being built by Manor Park Realty Limited. Being built on the project is a semi-bungalow designed for the young family working on a moderate budget. The selling price of this type of house is $7,150, including legal expenses. The down payment is $1,810, with minimum monthly payments of $41, in-clud'ig taxes. This home is one and one-half storeys, and has two bedrooms completed and two unfinished upstairs. A Column For Stamp Collectors By W. M. Gladish Evening Citizen Stamp Editor Market fluctuations in stamps have been noted during the past year, hence more than ordinary Interest in being taken in the now released edition of Scott's Catalogue for 1948 which serves as a barometer of philately. Stamps, like all other goods, are influenced by world economic conditions but the collecting hobby, in itself, always continues strong in recession periods because people turn to philately for mental recreation. Stamp prices do fluctuate, however, and there are wide differences between countries in the matter of sale values. Since the war, quotations in Great Britain have been far higher than in Canada or the United States, making purchases from London quite difficult despite the low rate on the pound sterling. A recent trend in the . New York mart has been a slight easing in the prices of mint stamps al though there has been a firmness in used stamps, particularly British Colonials. One example is the increasing value of used peace stamps of Empire countries. Canada's position in the stamp wprld will likely continue strong, even with economic disturbances and the threat of a world split which might lead to another war. It has been said there is no better investment than mint Canadian stamps because you can always get your money back at least and, with many obsolete issues, there Is a permanent advance. Firmness with Canadiana can be expected until 1951 because of the observance in that year of the' centenary of our postage stamps in which wide interest is being taken. An international exhibition is planned in connection with the 1051 Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto and the event has already been labelled "CAPEX". meaning Canadian Philatelic Exhibition. The Canadian Philatelic Society is already working on plans for the feature which should prove a great boost for all stamps of this country. We never thought we would live to see the day when a ball and we don't mean John Bull would be featured on an Empire stamjo but Australia will "portray" a Hereford bull on its one-shilling-three-penny stamp which will replace the one-shilling-four-penny stamp In December. The latter has a portrait of King George VI. Miss Ethel Harper of London, who probably knows more about stamps than any other woman, is spending the next six months in Philadelphia in connection with Robson Lowe's interests. Ottawa club members clearly recall the wonderful speech she made here two years ago. When we mentioned that Canada's Alexander Graham Bell stamp placed fourth among the world's 12 best designs In a world-wide poll conducted by Stanley Gibbons of London, other details of the vote were meager. Since last week it has been learned that first place was won by New Zealand with the nine-penny v?'ue of its beautiful peace set This stamp shows a memorial altar. The Canada Post Office has issued its 15-cent air letter for international service, following the printing of the 10-cent 'letter form. The latter had no formal firsl-day-of-issue as it went on ste on different dates. It did not reach Montreal until Sept. 10. approximately a week later than its first sale in Ottawa. For the information of collector.', the sales counter of :hp P.O. philatelic division here is open from Monday to Friday at the following hours: 8.45 a m. to 12.15 p.m. and 1.45 to 4.45 p.m. with Saturday a half day The largest house to be built will be a six-roomed two-storej modernized Colonial home with three bedrooms costing' $8,500. Down payment will be $2,337.30, with a monthly minimum payment of $46, including taxes. A one and one-half Cape Cod home, which has three finished bedrooms, sells for $8,350, with a down payment of $2,247.30, and a monthly minimum payment of $45, including taxes. Lots Of Room Average lots are 60 by 90 feet. Each section has been carefully planned to ensure that each home may retain individuality ' through the variety of designs. All the homes- are designed so a fireplace can be included in the living room. A major problem in uptown Ottawa is the parking problem for shoppers. At the easily accessible shopping center at Manor Park a garage will take care of the, shoppers' cars, and a play area will provide space for children while parents are completing their day's purchases. A hardware store and restaurant will be included in the center, along with a vegetable market, groceries, and even a florist shop. Most Homes Spoken For In the houses now being built, there is the type of construction which is not usually employed in a home under $15,000. The government has set the prices on the houses and land under the National Housing Act, and has agreed to repurchase at a predetermined price any homes that are not sold. Already, however, the bulk of the houses are spoken for. Arundel avenue is the first street to be graded. The project is bounded by Beechwood cemetery on the south, Rockcliffe Park on the west, the R.C.M.P. barracks and the Federal District Park on the North, and the Baseline road on the east. Plans For Peterborough A similar project is being arranged for the Peterborough area, it was learned here this week. Considerable interest in the plan is being shown by governments outside of Canada. Already complete details have been requested by the Australian government, while other places in the Dominion are requesting similiar projects. Some Guard Against Wastage, Others Fill Dumps With Edible "Garbage" r , . r- i ifp ft f" 1 - mm r... M ' fill UHK,mfck . -vwao ... .nrr--"" rf -n rrfnrl-n "ill"'- H-"-it im-i i-'m in.. . m -iit- i , inrniiidmrTT..,, .m mm . mm- m ...i . i , inif j""iL"j..7f ..nini 3 f . -7 1 4, f a-X' v w.' v ..V. '--.. III V , V'V': j'-n-Y'.:;-..;,i,;;..:.':,;o M HALF-EATEN DINNER THROWN OUT I)inrs-ont complain of small portions nerved, yet many people nibble at food and remainder is wasted. Here res- t MEAT SCRAPS WOULD LOOK GOOD taurant employe scrapes good food from TO HUNGRY EUROPEANS Local but-plates into garbage can. I ehers trim meat with extreme care to J avoid waste, but, despite this, hundreds of pounds of meat scraps daily go to swill collectors. FRUIT AND VEGETABLES WHICH accounts for discarding of foodstuff shown WON'T BE SOLD Tail-end of season's above. Much wastage of food can't be helped, crop of crabapples, beans and tomatoes rhotos by Newton rOOD SALVAGED FROM GOVERNMENT PUMP Shown above are several baskets and boxes of tomatoes and onions thrown out by employes of the Experimental Farm and later salvaged by an Ottawa citizen. Onions and pickled tomatoes were edible. FOODSTUFF THROWN ON GARBAGE DUMP Many dollars' worth of slightly imnerfect vegetables grown at the Dominion fMmfJkt MtlMMit. iHMiW Tn o. VSf Experimental Farm were found heaped on disposal, dump on east bank of Rideau Canal at Hartwell's Locks, THRIFTY HOUSEWIVES AVOID FOOD WASTAGE With food prices mounting, Ottawa women buy meat and groceries carefully, save and warm up left orer. leaving little or nothing except bones and small scraps for garbajc.

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