Letter to Moffett, Praising
Progress, Sent to
By the Associated Press.
An expression of presidential "grati
fication" about the program to mod
ernize and repair homes was on its
wav today to 6.356 community chair
men of the Better Housing Commit
tees organized throughout the Nation.
President Roosevelt's message, in
the form of a letter to James A. Mof
fett. Federal housing commissioner,
was mailed last night.
Moffett had told the White House
the committees had reported pledges
of 1.100.000 repair jobs and estimated
$275,000,000 would be spent in the
near future on repairing and modern
izing the homes involved.
The President spoke hopefully of
further activity in the Spring, adding :
'Ίη other words, the American people
will clearly see that the housing act
provides for the Nation a way back to
recovery and prosperity."
Seventy Million Covered.
The President wrote Moffett: "It is
good to know that the Better Housing
Committees now have a population
coverage of approximately 70,000,000,
and that 2,100 of these cities and
towns are conducting house-to-house
canvasses in which thousands of can
vassers, in addition to the committee |
groups, are carrying on this work."
The President's letter follows:
"This will acknowledge your en
couraging memorandum on the oper
ation of the national housing act.
"I wish to express, through you, my
gratification to the chairmen and
members of the Community Better
Housing Campaign Committees
throughout the country because of the
results they have accomplished in less
than seven months of activity in call
ing to the attention of property own
ers the benefits to be derived under
the national housing act in moderni
zation and repair and also in con
struction of new homes.
Impressed by Report.
"I am particularly impressed with
your statement that 6,174 communi
ties have selected chairmen of their
Better Housing Committees, and that
between 250.000 and 300,000 volunteer
workers are participating, through
these committees, in the work of ac
quainting property owners with the
uses they can make of the housing
act. It is good to know also that the
Better Housing Committees now have
a population coverage oi approxi
mately 70,000,000 and that 2,100 of
these cities and town are conducting
house-to-house canvasses in which
thousands of canvassers, in addition
to the committee groups, are carry
ing on this work.
"I note that to date calls have been
made on over 6,000,000 properties, and
ihat the property owners have pledged
1,100,000 jobs for modernization and
repair for a total value of $275,000,
000, and that, in addition, you esti
mate there has already been spent
since last August approximately $250,
000,000 for modernization and repair.
Sees Business Aided.
"As you point out, with the con
tinued active co-operation of our
civic-minded committees, house-to
house canvasses will be conducted by
practically every community cam
palgn committee, with many millions
of home owners and business property
owners yet to be contacted. This ac
tivity means that, with the advent of
Spring, an Immense volume of busi
ness and employment will undoubted
ly be generated. In other words, the
American people will clearly see that
the housing act provides for the Na
tion a way back to recovery and pros
"In regard to construction of new
homes, I am glad to know that en
abling legislation has been passed
during the last 60 days In 26 States,
and that you anticipate prompt ac
tion by the remaining States where
enabling legislation is necessary, to
permit the mutual mortgage insur
ance plan to operate. That you al
ready have received applications for
millions of dollars of mortgage in
surance. with approximately 30 per
cent of the applications covering the
construction of new homes, plainly in
dicates we may expect a decided lm
provement In the new-home-construc
"I agree with you that the refund
ing of existing mortgages in long
term amortized mortgages, Insured un
der the national housing act, will re
suit in a safer mortgage structure for
the country and will result In a
much-needed Impetus to home con
struction with a resultant tremendous
demand for durable goods and labor,
Invaluable benefits to business and the
community in general."
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city's new dog pound. After Mayor
Louis Marcus' address City Dog Tax
Collector Oscar c. Hardman will ac
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Methodist Societies Incerase 19,
533 and Report Bigger In
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Br the Associated Press.
BT. LOUIS, March 14.—A member
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$45,896 for the year, was reported to
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Reports of officer· featured the
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Some communities hardest hit by
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Mrs. Helen B. Bourne, secretary of
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