RELIEF: Fifth Winter

Last week the first chill of the fifth Depression Winter hung in the air. While the Federal Government was preparing to bring relief to 3,253,000 jobless families (1,500,000 less than last year) on a scale unparalleled since hard times began, in Manhattan President Roosevelt made a speech which warned the nation that the Government could not possibly handle the job alone, that local governments and private charity would again have to do their share.

Occasion of President Roosevelt's address was the 19th annual National Conference of Catholic Charities. He had detoured to...

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