Business: Two Scandals

Two of the sorriest stories yet told about the U.S. Government's muddled attempts to provide cheap housing for war workers turned up last week.

The first concerned a 700-unit Winfield Park (N.J.) development built to house Kearny shipyard workers, which the Senate's Truman Committee has been investigating. Started in June 1941, the project will cost nearly $4,500,000 v. initial estimates of $3,200,000, is now only half rented because cellars flooded, roofs caved in, floors buckled, kitchen and plumbing equipment failed to turn up, doors "not operating" needed refitting, porches sagged, and —in some cases—furnaces...

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