National Affairs: Block-Aid

With dimes & quarters for the-man-next-door New York last week started to sweep destitution from the face of the city. Startling in its simplicity, the plan was to organize Manhattan's 2,800 city blocks and the 28,421 blocks in the other four boroughs, so that the workers or dwellers in each square would be directly responsible for the livelihood of at least one distressed family, resident in the same block. There are now 20,000 such desperately needy families in New York City. Director of the plan is Wilton Lloyd-Smith, 37, keen, aggressive law partner...

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