Study and Investigation of Housing: Hearings Before the Joint Committee on Housing ... Eightieth Congress, First Session
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948
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Page 5406 - The statesman, who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted, not only to no single person, but to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.
Page 4956 - The Building Official may approve any such alternate provided he finds that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the provisions of Chapter 23, and that the material, method, or work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in this Code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability, and safety.
Page 4907 - The Contractor warrants that he has not employed any person to solicit or secure this contract upon any agreement for a commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fee. Breach of this warranty shall give the...
Page 4956 - The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent the use of any material or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code, provided any such alternate has been approved.
Page 4907 - Disputes. Except as otherwise specifically provided In this contract, all disputes concerning questions of fact arising under this contract shall be decided by the contracting officer subject to written appeal by the contractor within 30 days to the head of the department concerned or his duly authorized representative, whose decision shall be final and conclusive upon the parties thereto. In the meantime the contractor shall diligently proceed with the work as directed.
Page 4907 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the wages of every laborer and mechanic employed by any contractor or subcontractor engaged In the performance of any contract of the character specified in the Act of June 19, 1912 (37 Stat. 138; USC, title 40, sees. 324, 325). shall be computed on a basic day rate of eight hours per day and work in excess of eight hours per day shall be permitted upon compensation for all hours worked In excess of eight hours per day at not less than one and one-half...
Page 4907 - City in performing work under this contract shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color or national origin. The City shall include an identical provision in all of its subcontracts.
Page 4981 - Such legislative body is authorized and empowered, whenever and as often as it may deem it for the public interest, to change or add to the official map or plan of the city so as to lay out new streets, highways or parks, or to widen or close existing streets, highways, or parks. At least ten days...
Page 4750 - The source of the present inflation is war financing and the enormous Federal deficits incurred in preparation for and prosecution of global war." He also pointed out that the swollen money supply was created by the maintenance of easy money conditions to enable the banks to purchase Government securities. The...
Page 4981 - ... showing the highways, parks, parkways and sites for public buildings or works, including sub-surface facilities, other than state or federal projects, in the acquisition, financing or construction of -which the county has participated or may be called upon to participate. Before acting thereon in the first instance and before adopting any amendments thereto, such board of supervisors shall give two weeks...