HOUSING: For Veterans Only

At long last, Housing Expediter Wilson Wyatt, who wants 2,700,000 new housing units built in the next two years, took drastic steps to implement his hope. In a sweeping order which will change the whole shape of the U.S. building industry, he put a stop to all "nonessential" construction, directed that all building materials should go instead to housing for veterans.

Projects already started (to the point of pouring the concrete or laying the bricks) can be completed. But U.S. builders will have to abandon about $14 billion of construction now in the...

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