HOUSING: Dollars & Shovels

Last year the Federal Housing Administration insured the mortgages on 300,000 building units, 60% of all constructed in the U. S. But that was no housing boom and Franklin Roosevelt wants one to help get him out of his Recession. Avowed friend of Labor though he is, he was bound to admit that one factor in deterring home building is the high labor cost, and if the laborer would take a lower daily wage he would get a higher annual wage.

Accordingly, last week the anti-lynching filibuster was interrupted to allow the Senate to pass its first real piece of...

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