LABOR: Headlines v. Breadlines

Through the press last week flowed two contradictory currents of news on industrial unemployment. One current ran uphill to large headlines proclaiming a quick return to Prosperity. The other ran down- hill to accounts of breadlines and jobless distress. Behind headlines for prosperity was sound Republican politics to minimize and gloss over unemployment. Behind breadlines for the jobless was equally sound Democratic politics to blame the party in power for a serious labor slump.

Since last fall's depression, President Hoover has tried to bolster up business with...

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