Wednesday, June 2, 1947; p. 8


Health and housing combined forces today as the Cancer Prevention Society sponsored an exhibit of the latest development in low-cost housing – an all aluminum and glass home for $5200.

The two-bedroom "Trend Home" will be exhibited daily from noon to 10 p.m., at 1456 N. Bronson St., until Sept. 6 at 50-cent admission. Proceeds will be turned over to the $2,000,000 campaign for erection of the Memorial Cancer Center to be built at Third St. and Loma Dr.

Furnished especially for the exhibit with California-manufactured pieces, the house designed by Jacque Fresco boasts a 13½ x 16½  living room with picture-view windows running the length of the house.

Roomy bedrooms have built-in closets, drawers, linen cabinets and storage space, while the compact kitchen and bathroom have fluorescent lights, asphalt tile floors and sliding wall cupboards.

Housewives seemed especially delighted with removable windows that can be snapped loose for easy washing and push outward instead of up by means of crank controls worked from the inside.

Other novel features include termite-proof aluminum walls and ceilings insulated with cork and rubber to get rid of "tinny" sounds; a germicidal lamp that kills bacteria, neutralizes odors and serves as a heating unit, and sloping ceilings that act as a natural drain for rain.

The homes, built in conformity with FHA requirements, will be ready for mass production in approximately four months, said company President Michael Shore.

They'll probably be sold for $150 down and $30 monthly payments.

"But," said Shore, "we aren't going to take any orders until our new plant in Torrance is ready. Then, when a man orders a house on Monday, we'll have it ready for him to move into on the following Friday."