HOUSING: Prefabrication's Chance

Prefabrication, the unwanted and long-ailing stepchild of the housing industry, had been adopted by his Uncle Sam last week and handed a fattening diet of Government funds ($135,789,730 in orders since Jan. 20 alone). The infant is now one of the lustiest war babies, may grow so big on war profits that it will be able to go on thriving after the war.

For ten years, prefabrication's No. 1 need has been a mass market in which to demonstrate the housing economies of mass-production factory methods. Now the Government is shoveling out millions which will create just such a market,...

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