HOUSING: The Featherweights

Rt. Hon. Sir Stafford Cripps, British Minister of Aircraft Production, last week announced an order for 50,000 temporary, relatively cheap aluminum houses to shelter some of Great Britain's bombed-out millions. The construction of these new type houses will keep Britain's light alloys industries, its war expanded plane factories and its skilled army of aluminum workers busily occupied.

The lightweight houses will be prefabricated on assembly lines by plane builders already feeling the pinch of the transition to peace (Bristol Aeroplane Co., Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., Blackburn Aircraft Co.). More important, they will draw off much of Great Britain's and Canada's huge aluminum...

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