Society needs family homes today more than it needs fine public buildings. If the young architects and engineers are seeking distinction for themselves and the praise of the future let them turn their attention to the housing problem. There are millions to be saved to the community in the cost of clean ing alone, besides the saving in health and efficiency. The limit of modification has been reached. Reconstruction is needed, first of ideals, sec ond of the buildings in which to carry them out. The old order has passed; only the shadow is left to terrify the young householder.