Bread & Circus

CWAdministrator Hopkins, who gives bread to millions, last week announced that he wanted to give them circuses. Said he: "A civic orchestra supported by relief funds is giving concerts in Brooklyn, and we are financing quartets and small bands. I would like to provide orchestras for beer gardens to encourage people to sit around drinking their beer and enjoying themselves. It would be a great unemployment relief measure."

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