RADICALS: Little Red Schoolhouse

To keep people from starving is the Federal Relief Administration's chief job, but it likes to give them food for the mind as well as the body. So it pays Hilda Smith, friend of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and onetime dean of Bryn Mawr, to sponsor a summer School for Workers on Manhattan's East side. There unemployed teachers get jobs and unemployed workers become pupils, get $8 a week. Last week newshawks wandered in, discovered a rack in which supplementary reading was provided for the pupils.

In the rack was Franklin D. Roosevelt's Looking Forward,...

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