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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956 - File 031. 1956-04. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1119/show/1080.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript 01#R0VEMENT of Ihe I He iwtW ipon iven- lople i the level lives liars into ;nty, ? my the •ove- lger i poll unif the e a» "AL: To raise the level of living for all Americans through reconditioning dwelling areas of half the American people in which houses ten, twenty, thirty years and older predominate. 1956 — Home Improvement Year Albert M. Cole, Administrator of . the Housing and Home Finance (j Agency, inresponse to a direc- e fr ' 1956 bom our President, has desig- ettr.' as "Home Improvement Ma"ii ^'r' Cole's address, given at the Jan Wer Hotel- Washington, D. C, r,"uary 16, 19,56, was prefaced by »,am D. Johnston, Chairman of the "■ Chamber of Commerce of the ndi- Ap ,/-,7. _,,ed States, following which Mr. ftuil !iWas introduced by Fritz B. Burns, \lt pf- of Los Angeles, California. lor fm ^- Doscher, Executive Direc- sPok" ' l'l \„ e statements of these officials, in- afe5"rat'ng '56 as the "year to fix," t Operation Home Improvement. e in conclusion. 'vl.i °wn in condensed form. '4c ^tinating Venture" 0"en>ent of Clem D. Johnston, C»rnfman of ,he Board, Chamber of """ce of the United States. TV \h s ls a fascinating and important are setting out to take , er step to help improve the 1-0S °f America. ?bt,'?le f'"s 's another achievement V.„Sln«s leadership. You manufac- ''i-s J? >, •"id distributors of building materials and equipment, you building trade association members, you private enterprise-minded men in governmenl. and we in the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, voluntarily came together to design this campaign and set in motion a program which can help improve millions of homes. Home Improvement Year vv ill have other benefits: 1. It will add to our national production. 2. It will provide more jobs for the craftsmen who support their families by employmenl in tne home-improvement industry. 3. It vv ill provide increased sales of building materials and equipment and services. These are the things — more production, more jobs, and more sales — which bring better living to the people of America. This is one of the important objectives of the national Chamber. This is why we are for this nationwide home-improvement campaign. I am proud that our voluntary, private, and competitive way of getting progress in America has provided this opportunity to again let the profit motive give US a purpose which can benefit SO many Americans. . . . «H Fl obu.m News, Aprt7, 1956 "A Perfect Partnership" Remarks by Fritz B. Burns, Builder, of Los Angeles, California, at the launching of Home Improvement Year. This is -a happy day for me. I started in the real-estate business before I finished grade school. I began building homes before I was old enough to vote. As a young man I found keen satisfaction in watching new homes rise and seeing cities expand. I was proud to think I had a hand in their growth. I never lost my early feelings of satisfaction and pride in our industry. But as I grew older 1 began to realize that something else was happening to our cities — something evil. While new I,(lines grew constantly better and cities llourishcd, many of the older homes and older neighborhoods were going to wrack and ruin. Along with a lot of other people I started thinking about what would happen if we continued to neglect those older neighborhoods. The majority of the houses in them were still soundly built. Why should they be abandoned this way? But the fact was that most of t'.iem had not been kept up. Thev needed a lot more than a Page 29 1 ;fs I U\
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