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New Dealers generally admit that the first four years of the New Deal had two outstanding failures: 1) The building industry was allowed to lag behind general recovery. 2) The Government did not provide decent low-cost housing on a scale big enough to make a dent in U. S. slums. Last week when Senator Robert Wagner of New York thrust a housing bill into the legislative hopper, President Roosevelt was prompt to announce that the Wagner measure or one similar was "must" legislation for this session of Congress.

Year ago Senator Wagner got a similar measure passed by the Senate...

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