Chicago Lumberman Volume 34

Chicago Lumberman Volume 34

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...most rigid economy in matters of public and private enterprises. as well as in matters of personal expenditure, that the United States can hope to bear its part in the financial burden of the war and to release sufficient labor and materials for war purposes without depletion ol' our own resources. "It is impossible to lay down a hard and fast rule as to what even' patriotic citizen should do in order to live up to his duty in this connection. Things that are necessary for the life and health of the people, must, of course, be procured. So it is with the building of homes. It is obvious that it is unnecessary for me to elaborate the point that building operations absorb the very materials and the very class of labor and the very kind of money that the government requires most urgently at this time. "Where it is a question of building a new home simply because it would afford greater comfort, the operation should not be undertaken--be it on account of sanitary conditions or because. without such new construction. other operations essential at this time for the welfare of the country would suffer--there is no doubt that the work should be undertaken. This applies equally to construction work in cities and towns and in farming districts. "Everybody should weigh conscientiously in his own mind whether or not it is his own comfort and convenience or the national welfare that moves him in his purpose. If that is done honorably I do not think there will be an_v doubt as to the proper course to be pursued in each case." We quote those paragraphs from the secretary's letter to Mr, Gomllers reiterating his position with reference to building operations as follows: "I have your letter of February 18, more

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  • Paperback | 684 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,202g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937600
  • 9781236937605