The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 3, 1934 · Page 17
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 3, 1934
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BUILDING AND HOMIC FURNISHING SECTION JJtason City 16 PAGES--KEAO EVERY ONE OF THEM TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1934 BUILDING SHOW APRIL 4-6 Will Open Wednesday for 3 Days 28 Mason City Firms to Display Products in Booths. The stage is set for Mason City's second building- ant home furnishing; show which is to be held at the high schoo gymnasium Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 4, 5 and 6, from 1 p. m, to 10 p. m. each day. With business recovery becoming more and more evident and the construction of new homes and remodeling- and refurnishing of old ones regarded as one of the certain major events in the next few years, greater interest than ever is anticipated in the coming show. 28 Firms Entered. Twenty-eight firms will display a variety of products connected with the construction or furnishing of a home, all of which are manufactured or handled in Mason City. The show is being sponsored by the North Iowa Builders' exchange, which won acclaim from building- .material representatives in all sections of the middle west for the excellence of its first, enterprise last year. Admission to the show will be free. Children under 12 years of age, however, must be accompanied by an adult. In addition to the 28 booths of the exhibitors, in which will be displayed items showing the marvelous new developments of the building and furnishings industries, the North Iowa Builders' exchange will have a booth which will serve as the general headquarters of . the show. Exhibitors Listed. Following is a list of the firms exhibiting in the show: Blanchard's, Cerro Gordo- Maytag company, Chapin-O'Neil Coal company, Currie-Van Ness ; company, Fireside Fuel company, Fullertoh Lumber company, H e n k el Construction company, Weal Sand and Gravel company, Kelroy Fuel and Furnace company, Kemble's Greenhouse, Mason City Brick and Tile company, Mason City Builders Supply company, Mason City Fire and Casualty Underwriters' association, Mason (Turn to TAge 4, Column 1 I MAKING "HOUSE OF TOMORROW" REALITY SHOWING AHRANGEMENT OF BOOTHS IN BUILDING SHOW AT H. S^GYM Demand for Million of New Homes Result of Four Years of Under-Supply, Says Builder. "There is piled up today among the 30 million families of our population an actual demand for nearly one million new homes," says the American Builder. "This demand is normal, the result of four years of uuder-supply. This demand s positive and, for the most art, fully planned, with build- ng site selected, house design chosen and equity money accumulated. But this demand is jalked, frustrated and made mpotent by its inability to get customary long, term first mortgage financing. "The practically complete ireakdown of the usual sources if first mortgage money has irolonged the depression by continuing the unemployment of the more than two million killed workers normally en;aged in the home building in- lustry and has prevented the orces of recovery from gain- U. S. DEFICIENCY FOR HOUSING IS SHOWN BY CWA It is estimated that 4,000,000 families are doubled up with other families who normally would have private quarters of their own. Exact statistics on this extent will not be obtained until the United States real property inventory now being conducted by the bureau of the' census with CWA workers in 60 cities is completed. This will give an accurate picture of housing conditions in these 60 cities, but unfortunately will not throw light on the extent of housing deficiency among the 60,000,000 people in rural areas and small towns, or in the other cities not covered by the survey. ing advantage from this tremendous backlog of accumulated housing need." Residential construction was the most important employer of the 929,400 carpenters, 167,000 builders and building contractors, 34,000 lumber dealers and two million others listed in the 1930 pensus in building and related trades. Building of Residential Units Urged 800,000 Proposal of Research Bureau of NRA. An annual building program of 800,000 residential units has been suggested by the research department of the NRA, headed by Alexander Sachs as the needed volume to supply the present need. The report, publication of which has been withheld, adds that such a program could go forward without replacement of substandard dwellings which, if included, would demand the construction of 2,000,000 residential units. Other statistical studies support the 800,000 homes a year building program, and it is not an impossible estimate. In the years 1923 through '27 in 257 cities only, reported by the U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics, the average annual construction of new residential units was 464,000. The 10 year average, 1921-31, in these same cities was 361,000 units. Since these cities represent a popu- Exchange Active in New Field Furnishes a Clearing House for Building Information. The North Iowa Builders exchange, sponsoring the Mason City building and home furnishing show, is made up of some 25 individuals and institutions connected with the construction industry. The exchange came into existence in 1931 when a group of five Mason City firms enlisted the services of the Chamber of Commerce to help them in getting plans of building operations in and around Mason City and to give other assistance to the building industry. From this small beginning the exchange developed into an organization of sufficient size and prestige to stage the first building and home furnishing show last year and is to stage a similar type of exhibit this week. Tubbesing President. Jay Tubbesing of the Mason City Millwork company is president of the exchange and chairman of the general show committee. H. M. Knudson is vice president; Lester Milligan, secretary; Paul Moen, treasurer; A. C. Frisk, former president, and R. E. Pauley, member of the board of directors. The committees in charge of the various phases of the show are: Geueral committee, Mr. Tubbesing, M. A. Harpster and Fay E. O'Neil; advertising and music, H. D. Makeever and Lester Milligan; exhibit hall, Paul Moen, Fay E. O'Neil. and Lester Davey; solicitations, A. C. Frisk and Carl Henkel; decorations and lighting, M. A, Harpster and H. M. Knudsou, and prize committees, G. O. Gould and Frank Currie. Fire recently damaged two business buildings in Crestou, a dry cleaning establishment in Iowa City and the Sjostrom creamery at Cherokee. lation today of only 47,500,000, a little more than one-third of the total population, it would indicate that 800,000 units a year is not such a fantastic estimate as some people may think. North Iowa Builders Exchange Officers Direct Show JAY M. TUBBESING Exchange President H. M. KNUDSON Vice President PAUL MOEN Treasurer K. E. PACLEY Exchange Director A. C. FRISK Exchange Director

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