The Administration: House & Farm

President Johnson last week sent two of his promised special messages to Congress. After the Johnson manner, the messages, on housing and agriculture, offered much for many, yet managed to reflect the President's own carefully drawn image of frugality.

¶HOUSING. "Now," he wrote, "is the time to direct the productive capacity of our home-building industry to the great needs of the neglected segments of our population." Many of Johnson's proposals are simply extensions of already existing practice: urban-renewal spending of $1.4 billion over the coming two years, an increase in the maximum mortgage insurable by the FHA (from $25,000 to...

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