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Statement of-Continued

Inglis, James H., director, Detroit Housing Commission -
Javits, Hon. Jacob K., a Representative in Congress from the Twenty-

first District of New York-----

Jernagin, Rev. W. H., executive director, Fraternal Council of Negro

Churches in America--

Kaufman, Charles L., chairman, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing

Authority

Kelsey, Frank W., Administrator of Finance, Veterans' Administra-

tion

King, T. B., Director of Loan Service, Veterans' Administration -

Knudson, Dr. A. B., Medical Rehabilitation Service, Veterans' Ad-

ministration

Lockwood, Rodney, vice president, National Association of Home

Builders

Lyle, George D., chairman, Wayne County Council, Veterans of For-

eign Wars
McCarthy, Hon. Joseph R., a Senator from Wisconsin..

McGowan, Rev. Raymond A., director, social action department, Na-

tional Catholic Welfare Conference, Washington, D. C----

McGuire, Milton J., president, Milwaukee Common Council.

Madar, Arthur, commander, American Veterans of World War II..

Markle, Fergus, representing American Veterans of World War II.

Maslen, Sydney, representing the American Association of Social

Workers

Mason, Norman, president, National Retail Lumber Dealers Asso-

ciation
Morgan, James W., president, Southern Building Codes Congress.
Morgan, Robert M., vice president, Boston Five Cent Savings Bank, and

chairman, committee on mortgage investments, National Associa-

tion of Mutual Savings Banks..
O'Grady, Rt. Rev. Msgr. John, secretary, National Conference of

Catholic Charities

Pace, Hon. Stephen, a Representative in Congress from the Third

District of Georgia----

Pike, Norman, chairman, Inter-Project Tenants' Council of New York

City---

Proffitt, George W., representing the National Apartment Owners Asso-

ciation

Propper, Henry M., executive vice president, National Committee on

Housing, Inc.---

Reeves, Hon. Albert L., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

Fifth District of Missouri.

Richards, Franklin D., Commissioner, Federal Housing Administra-

tion.

Robson, Mark S., Rating Schedule Board of Claims Service, Veterans'

Administation
Roosevelt, Franklin D., Jr., national housing chairman, American

Veterans Committee --

Rouse, James W., chairman, Federal legislative committee, the Mort-

gage Bankers Association of America.

Sander, Charles F., national legislative officer, Army and Navy Union,

USA -

Sanders, J. T., legislative counsel, the National Grange.

See, Harry, national legislative representative, Brotherhood of Rail-

Road Trainmen

Shattuck, Willard Ide, Jr., chairman, AMVETS Housing Committee--

Shishkin, Boris, secretary, housing committee, American Federation

of Labor...

Smith, Russell, legislative secretary, the National Farmers Union,

telegram from---

Snyder, Calvin K., secretary, Realtors' Washington Committee, Na-

tional Association of Real Estate Boards_

Steidle, Harry H., representing the Prefabricated Home Manufac-

turers' Institute--

Stern, Alfred K., representing the National Wallace for President

Committee

1023

1018

427

491

737,

Statement of Continued

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Strauss, Anna Lord, president, League of Women Voters of the United

States

1101

Taggart, Eugene F., national liaison officer, Catholic War Veterans

of America---

1100

Taylor, Col. John Thomas, director, national legislative committee,

American Legion.

401

Tobler, H. Willis, representing the American Farm Bureau Federa-

tion

885

Van Antwerp, Hon. Eugene I., mayor, Detroit, Mich_

554
Ware, Caroline F., representing the American Association of Univer-
sity Women.-

596
Weinfeld, Edward, president, National Public Housing Conference_ 1086
Weitzer, Bernard, national legislative representative, Jewish War
Veterans of the United States_

523
West, George W., president, First Federal Savings and Loan Associa-
tion and West Lumber Co., Atlanta, Ga----

817
Wheeler, Hon. W. M., a Representative in Congress from the Eighth
District of Georgia--

698
Whitlock, Douglas, chairman, the Building Products Institute.-

767, 797, 832, 868.

Williamson, John C., assistant director, national legislative service,

Veterans of Foreign Wars --

483

Zeidler, Hon. Frank P., mayor, Milwaukee, Wis.

547
Zook, George F., president, American Council of Education -

1090

Miscellaneous information submitted to the committee by-

Agriculture Department:

Table 1-Farm tenancy: Loan applications, number of loans, and

average, 1946, 1947, and 1948 fiscal years, and cumulative from

inception of program through December 31, 1947-

299

Table 2-Farm tenancy: Distribution of loan obligations, by

States and by fiscal years.---

300

Table 3—Farm tenancy : Average size of farms and loan per acre

in 1940, 1945, 1946, 1947, and 1948 fiscal years_-

302

Table 4-Actual payments compared with fixed payment schedule

of farm ownership borrowers, cumulative as of March 31, 1947- 303

Table 5–Production and subsistence loans to individuals, by

fiscal years, from inception, November 1, 1946, through Decem-

ber 31, 1947-----

304

Table 6-Production and subsistence loans, maturities, and col-

lections, cumulative through December 31, 1947-

306

Table 7-Rural rehabilitation loans to individuals by the Farm

Security Administration, 1945 and 1946 fiscal years, 1947 fiscal

year through October 31, 1916, and cumulative since inception

of program

308

Table 8—Rural rehabilitation loans of the Farm Security Ad-

ministration, including maturities and collections, cumulative

through December 31, 1947---

310

Table 9Emergency crop and feed and drought relief loans :

Number and approved amount of loans made, collected, and ad-

justed under Public Law 518 and balance outstanding, December
31, 1947

311

Table 10—1936 and prior years emergency crop and feed loans

(including 1942 orchard rehabilitation loans) : Number and ap-

proved amount of loans made, collected, and adjusted under

Public Law 518 and balance outstanding December 31, 1917-- 312
Table 11—1937 and subsequent years emergency crop and feed

loans : Number and approved amount of loans made, collected,

and adjusted under Public Law 518, and balance outstanding

December 31, 1947-

313

Table 12—1934-35 drought relief loans: Number and approved

amount of loans made, collected, and adjusted under Public Law

518 and balance outstanding December 31, 1947---

314

Table 13—Estimated ordinary dwelling units in need of major

repairs, for the United States, by regions, 1947

329

Table 14-Estimated ordinary dwelling units without running

water in dwelling unit, for the United States, by regions, 1947-- 329

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Miscellaneous information submitted to the committee by-Continued
Agriculture Department—Continued

Table 15—Estimated ordinary dwelling units with private bath

and private flush toilet, for the United States, by regions, 1947-

Table 16—Estimated ordinary dwelling units without electric

lighting, for the United States, by regions, 1947----

Table 17—Number of farms and average acreage and value per

farm, by States, 1945-

Table 18—Percentage of farms, farm population, farm acreage,

and value of farm products, by economic class, United States,

1945

Table 19-Number and important characteristics of farms, by

economic class, United States, 1945_-

Table 20—Farms classified by total value of farm products sold

or used in farm households, 1914 and 1939.-

American Association of Social Workers :

Resolution on housing-

American Bankers Association, statement---

American Federation of Labor, housing committee:

Table I—Change in number of dwelling units, 1940 and 1947: Non-

farm and farm dwelling units, by regions; occupied dwelling

units, by color of occupants.

Table II-State of repair and plumbing equipment: Total dwelling

units, by region, 1940 and 1947-.

Table III-State of repair and plumbing equipment: Occupied

nonfarm dwelling units, by color of occupants, 1940 and 1947 --

Table IV–Tenure: Nonfarm and farm dwelling units, 1890 to

1947-

Table V-Tenure, 1940 and 1947 : By region, nonfarm and farm

dwelling units, by color of occupants--

Table VI-Occupied dwelling units: Nonfarm and farm, 1890 to

1947-.

Table VII—Contract monthly rent: Tenant-occupied nonfarm

dwelling units, by color of occupants, 1940 and 1947---

Table VIII—Contract monthly rent: Tenant occupied nonfarm

dwelling units, by region, 1940 and 1947---

Table IX-Average ratio of property valuation to home owner's

annual income: Single-family dwellings with FHA section 203

mortgage insurance, 1936–46---

Table X-Average ratio of property valuation to home owner's

annual income, by income group: new single-family dwellings

and FHA section 203, mortgage insurance, 1941–46_---

Table XI-Distribution, by price class, of asking price for other

than new single-family dwellings adver ised for sale: 100

selected metropolitan districts, April 1940 to March 1947------

Table XII—Percentage distribution of nonfarm families and

individuals not in families, by total money income level, by

color of head, for the United States, by region : 1946---

American Veterans Committee:

How S. 866 will help the veteran..

Atlanta Housing Authority, letter from, addressed to B. Graham

West, comptroller, Atlanta, Ga----

Boggs, Hon. Hale:

McMillen, H. W., general counsel, National Association of Rural

Housing Authorities, statement---

Boggs, Hon. Hale (letters from Governors and others in reply to

questionnaire sent by Senator Robert F. Wagner relative to public

housing and urban redevelopment):

Bradford, Hon. Robert F., Governor, State of Massachusetts---

Burke, Hon. Thomas A., mayor, Cleveland, Ohio----

Celantano, Hon. William C., mayor, New Haven, Conn.

Church, Hon. Stanley W., mayor, New Rochelle, N. Y.-

Dale, Hon. Charles M., Governor, State of New Hampshire_

Dorton, Randall M., city manager, Santa Monica, Calif.

Finerty, Hon. J. E., mayor, Gary, Ind..

Green, W. Cooper, president, City Commission, Birmingham,

Ala---

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Miscellaneous information submitted to the committee by-Continued
Boggs, Hon. Hale etc-Continued

Hedrick, Hon. James A., mayor, Decatur, Illo-

Howell, Leonard C., city manager, Madison, Wis_

Howland, Frank B., secretary, office of the mayor, Boston,

Mass.md

Kemp, Hon. W. E., mayor, Kansas City, Mo---

Kennelly, Hon. Martin H., mayor, Chicago, Ill..

Laney, Hon. Ben, Governor, State of Arkansas.

Law, Hon. Arthur J., mayor, Pontiac, Mich_-
Milliken, Hon. Howard E., mayor, Harrisburg, Pa_

Murphy, Hon. Vincent J., mayor, Newark, N. J--

O'Dwyer, Hon. William, mayor, New York, N. Y.

Owens, Hon. Frank C., mayor, Columbia, S. C--

Rennebohm, Hon. Oscar, Governor, State of Wisconsin.

Samuel, Hon. Bernard, mayor, Philadelphia, Pa---

Storrs, L. S., zoning administrator, Santa Monica, Calif.

Temple, Hon. James R., mayor, Dallas, Tex----

Thompson, Hon. M. E., Governor, State of Georgia.

Turner, Hon. Roy J., Governor, State of Oklahoma--

Whiteside, Georgia R., secretary to Mayor Taylor, Louisville,

Ky---

Youngdahl, Hon. Luther W., Goveror, State of Minnesota----

Blyth & Co., Inc.; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Lehman Bros.; Phelps,

Fenn & Co.; R. W. Pressprich & Co.; and Shields & Co., statement

from.--

Buchanan, Hon. Frank:

"Building Record,” excerpt from Nelson's News Letter_

“On Reading Too Much Into a Local Achievement," editorial

from Baltimore Sun, April 22, 1948.

Statement of National Commander O'Neil, American Legion----

Building Products Institute:

Financial commitments of the United States Government under

S. 866 as passed by the Senate_

Who Can Afford Our New Housing?, article by Miles L. Colean---

What are the facts----

Family incomes.

Table 1-Family income distribution in 1946 (before in-

come tax)

Prices of new houses_

Table II-Cost and price distribution of new single-family

houses in the second quarter of 1947-.

Comparison of incomes and prices---

Table III—Comparison of family income distribution and

price distribution of new single-family dwellings.

Other supporting data---

Effect of geographic distribution.

Table IV-Cost and price distribution of new single-family

houses in industrial areas, second quarter of 1947----

Comparison of family income distribution and price dis-

tribution of new single-family houses (chart)-

Resolution adopted by national executive committee, American

Legion, Indianapolis, Ind., May 5, 1948_

Christman, Elisabeth, secretary-treasurer, National Woman's Trade

Union League, letter from----

Cole, Hon. Albert M.:

Billings, S. L., Union Trust Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, letter from.

Bohannon, David, letter from_--.

Dowling, Robert W., City Investment Co., New York, N. Y., letter

from---

Tishman Realty & Construction Co., New York., N. Y., letter from.
Title Guarantee Co., Denver, Colo., letter from -

Welch Construction Co., Baltimore, Md...

Detroit Housing Commission:

Net annual income of all tenants in Detroit's permanent low-

rent projects---

1102

734

734
733
733

Miscellaneous information submitted to the committee by—Continued
Detroit Housing Commission—Continued

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Net annual income of eligible tenants.

570
Net annual income of ineligible tenants in process of eviction.. 570
Edwards, Ray 0., president, National Association of Housing Officials,
letter from -

1087

Federal Housing Administration:

Distribution of single-family homes insured under section 603, by

current costs, and of single-family homes insured under section

203, by valuation..

138

Number of private nonfarm dwellings started and dwelling units

started under FHA inspection, 1946 to date.

134

Trend of wholesale prices of building materials.

155

Housing and Home Finance Agency:

Definition of family-

124

Expenditures for new residential construction in nonfarm and

farm areas; nonfarm by source of funds, 1915-47---

54, 55

Expenditures for new residential construction in nonfarm and

farm areas; nonfarm by source of funds, 1915–47-

Financing under S. 866, as passed by Senate_-

116

New nonfarm dwelling units started, by source of funds, 1900-47-- 53
New privately financed nonfarm dwelling units started, by type of
structure, 1920–47---

55

Net annual income of families moving into developments under

original housing act, by race, 1946-47--

119

Javits, Hon. Jacob K.:

Jones, Harry Willmer, professor of law, Columbia University, New
York, N. Y., memorandum-----

682

Multer, Hon. Abraham J.:

Cashmore, John, president, Borough of Brooklyn, city of New York,

letter from

739

O’Dwyer, Hon. William, Mayor, New York City, letter of April 28,

1948, from

160

Statement of, to Joint Committee on Housing, November 12,

1947

160

Exhibit A (6 charts)-

164

Exhibit B. Housing projects, City Planning Commis-

sion

Facing 169

Exhibit C. An act to provide increased Federal-aided pub-

lic housing for families of low income_.

170

Exhibit D. An act to amend the National Housing Act

so act to provide increased limits on cost in the case of

federally aided low-rent housing -

170

Exhibit E. An act to increase the guaranty by the Govern-

ment of real-estate loans to veterans.

170

Report of Mayor's Emergency Committee on Housing, December

17, 1945-

171

Proposed postwar public housing schedule-projects agreed

upon and for which funds are available.-- --- Facing 178

Additional State projects dependent on proposition voted on

at general election, 1945, effective January 1, 1946. Facing 178

Proposed additional Federal projects---

178

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., housing projects---- Facing 178

Additional housing projects financed by savings banks. Facing 178

Weinfeld, Edward, minority report of..

179

National Association of Home Builders :

Resolution adopted at Washington, D. C., May 9, 10, and 11.. 1031

National Association of Jewish Center Workers, letter from -

1084

National Association of Real Estate Boards :

Legislation concerning taxing powers and tax rates, May 21,

1948__

930

Alabama

932

Georgia

932

Illinois.

931

Kentucky

932

Louisiana.

933

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