HOUSING: Big Push

Slim, rich, sharp-nosed Nathan Straus, whose late Cousin Jesse Isidor was Ambassador to France, and whose other cousins Percy and Jack run the big R. H. Macy department store in Manhattan, last week proclaimed proudly to the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia :

"For more than a century the slums of America have each year grown in size. In 1939, they have begun to shrink."

Mr. Straus knew this because for nearly two years he has run United States Housing Authority, with $800,000,000 to lend to local authorities for...

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