American Lumberman Volume 1

American Lumberman Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...prices of the things which enter into building construction and maintenance. It appears certain that a situation is rapidly developing where the lumbermen's answer to the statement that his prices are too high will be that the income value of the building will amply justify them. If lumber and other building materials are too high in comparison with old rentals the obvious answer is that rentals must In' increased in some reasonable proportion to the index price of commodities in general. WESTERN LUMBERMEN IN GREAT MEETING Special telegram to American Lumberman Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier, Wash., July 31.--A large gathering of Pacific coast lumbermen Is assembled here today to attend the semiannual meeting of the West Coast Retailers Should Urge Early Attention to Repairs Winter brings to light defective and insufficient housing, as summer does not The increased cost of living, including rent, tends to delay improvements that should be made in preparation for severe weather. The cost to the community of taking care, by charity, of persons who suffer from illness due to exposure in rickety houses is greater than would be the cost of making the houses fit to live in. The losses from sickness and death due to overcrowding in houses and tenements eventually fall upon the community itself. It is therefore a matter of community concern that during the remaining open months building of homes be pushed with the utmost speed, in order that inclement weather may not find many families inadequately housed. Owners of houses for rent ought in all conscience to see that they are put in good repair; and it is only grasshopper logic for the prospective builder to delay erecting his home at the expense of continuing to live under unsatisfactory conditions....
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  • Paperback | 952 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 47.75mm | 1,664.68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927583
  • 9781236927583