A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 7, 1970

THE housing industry is a significant part of the U.S. economy. New housing alone accounted for $32 billion, or 3% of the gross national product last year. It is also such a diverse business that its leaders rarely have an opportunity to meet and exchange views. The one common forum for top management is the Housing Industry Presidents Conference, which has been sponsored by Time Inc. since 1954. The conference brings together heads of trade associations and corporations, mortgage bankers and Government officials, for three days of frank, off-the-record discussion.

This year the conference was held in the relaxed atmosphere of a...

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