RELIEF: Squatters & Marchers

Into Seattle's ten-story County-City Building one night last week swarmed some 3,000 hungry, ragged men, women & children. For months they had been living on food from county commissaries. Now the Legislature had decreed that they should get it from neighborhood grocers with requisitions issued by a State Relief Commission. To the desperate 3,000 this meant a 40% cut in their food supply, a pride-hurting investigation of their need. Mayor John Francis Dore told police to let them alone. Grateful, the demonstrators furnished their own police, who shoved through the mob...

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