RELIEF: Young Transients

During the complacent 1920's, U. S. citizens read with detached horror of the hordes of savage children, orphaned by revolution and famine, who roved Russia in vice-ridden, thieving bands. Now almost completely socialized are the Soviet's waifs. And now over the U. S. wanders a scattered horde of Depression-driven youngsters.

Last week, brought up short against this increasingly acute problem, the U. S. Senate prepared to act. Into the $500,000,000 bill for direct relief to States, reported out by the Manufactures Committee, was tucked a $15,000,000 item for "transients"—the voteless, ever-shifting...

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