HOUSING: Fresh Dirt

In Manhattan last week a one-man Senate investigating committee spaded up some fresh dirt on postwar apartment projects backed by the Federal Housing Administration (TIME, July 26). Called to the stand by Connecticut's Republican Senator Prescott Bush was Lawyer Thomas Grace, who was New York State FHA director from 1935 to 1952.

Grace testified that while in office he had received $48,500 in fees from his family's law firm, Grace & Grace. He admitted that the firm did most of its business representing clients before FHA, and from 1946 to 1953 the firm...

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