" . . . These structural shapes which have evolved from modern transport have already rooted themselves in the American tradition as firmly as a teepee, the Conestoga wagon, and the automobile. When the critical days of the war give way to the critical days of peace, we shall find it necessary to translate into pragmatic terms the principle of the greatest good for the greatest number. Then an architectue of slender section, clean cut, economical, quickly available to millions will fulfill - and fulfill uniquely - a great and grave obligation to society" (John W. Becker, Shelter in Transit and Transition).