CABINET: Anti-Building Boom

As dull and darkly melancholy as a three-volume peasant tragedy has been the story of U. S. housing. Many a good citizen, trying to keep awake through a synopsis of the preceding chapters, has found his spirit saddened, his eyes closing, his head nodding. To maintain even its present inadequate housing level, the U. S. needs 525,000 new housing units a year for ten years. Under present conditions, the nation has no chance whatever of reaching this total.

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