The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 2, 1946 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

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Tuesday, April 2, 1946
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'to^^itiiifrittii ere Is Yo N ew H ome ow Right now the home you want to build is in the tree, the iron ore pits, the clay banks and the quarry. Legislation, HH priotrities, allocations, preference ratings, will not build a home. Neither will such legal juggling of a meagre supply of materials produce building materialr. An HH priority may mean little more than a license to hunt home-building materials. Lumber and building material dealers and contractors can build all the homes America needs— if building materials are available. But unless production of materials is unblocked, no one can build homes. Whether a house is label "Public Housing" or "Prefabricated Housing" or a "Privately Built Home'—all are bidding for the same supply of materials. Here are the materials that must be produced: These are the materials in-short supply which are subject to distribution controls thru priorities: • ,..,—.,...-—- . ,*««-> Lumber Mill work Concrete Block Common Brick Clay Sewer Pipe Face Brick Structual Clay Tile Gypsum Board Cast Iron Soil Pipe Gypsum Lath Cost Iron Radiation Bath Tubs What has happened that all these •etosfiitia^ lacking? Have we exhausted raw matrialiu^^ ;.,.-. • • . ,'"'"• ;•*•'•. i •••'•'S-'.K ^\?ft',\'f'i'!*') . ' i IJ^KV: NO ! But the irresistible force of industry hat '.-.'•'» able body ! '' ' . . ''.''.'•: ' In the cas-e of Britk ah^Tilfe, for example, it months to grant a price adjustment that allowed 1|5 plants to reopen. This action resulted! in a 35% i 1 • . ' within the following three months. • • l i , v •• • •• Similarly, OP A'sunrea1i*tic pricing policies blocked ;: -" v :• ','• ' ; ' production of Gypsum board and lath, cast iron ^eb ( U :'pf er pipe for months. " Although price adjustments Have been "tioned fields, lumber production still remains 1; formulas. . ' . ' '.••..' ^ '/. '* I "• I -'iV ':',••» •,"* '-•' ^ ' • t f* '''"'''i, It is still more profitable for the lumber mill to foreign countries, or to cut logs into sizes manufacture lurrioer' fof hdin'e trialitems have been granted in someinstances „._..,, ,....,. , that peace has come, price ad justments encouraging horn* cottltructioh lumber have not been made by OPA» -• ' ; ,;.- ; ••''.;;>'V- :: '!,'•;. •^••'f ; ^^:'.. • ".,..• ; .' v '" •,. '•'-.'. --v ".•:.; :":''= • 1( ' ; ' i ''^V ';V. Price adjustments are needed to obtain mfc^&^IP^^W* M ,. ,•"'••'-'• "•' • i "-".;*^-> J 't^ •*''•*'.* i--.''\'" '•'' - mardwood flooring, millwork, ceiling, siding, " f m '• ! ' Recommendations have been made to the OPA action is not forthcoming. s - i .w/ 'iV*.'. The Building Industry stands 'r«idy to build t^ h<>^^j^ric*M ; ... need. But until the production fcnd flow of mitenlSi'fii i^jjm^^.^^ , . , . ' ' . ' • •' ' . .'i '••'.••»•'« <L1" ^_*S' ;i"*.-.•.'•*" . "1 it 'V'/ .-'' OP A, thousands upon thousands of will go unbuilt! Phone 256 * * ,& Norton Phone 299 Washington, D» C» Any government program that does not Fl RST remove the obstacles blocking production of materials will simply add additional difficulties to the problem facing the building industry. Botsford Lbr. Co. Raesly Lumber Co. f S. Norton 4 Son Jim Pool Phone 234 Mel Griffin National Retail Lumber Dealers

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