HOUSING: Six-Day Wonder

Residents of La Fayette, Ind. (pop. 35,000) had never seen anything quite like it. One day they saw men unloading a truck at a weed-grown lot. Six days later a trim new two-bedroom house stood there, complete with shrubs and fresh-laid concrete walks. Most startling of all was the price: $5,750, including lot.

The men who finished this six-day wonder last week were La Fayette's Price brothers, James, 37, and George, 31, whose National Homes Corp. had been built up with the same speed as the house. Since they had opened a factory...

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