RELIEF: Dreamland

Shortly after breakfast one morning last week. Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes bustled into the White House office with jaw set, brow beetling. He had had a most disturbing experience at the breakfast table: his morning paper had announced that Federal Relief Administrator Harry Hopkins was going to cut the New Deal's newest, biggest and most expensive cake, the $4,880,000,000 Work Relief Bill. What did that announcement mean? the irate Cabinet officer demanded of sleepy-eyed Presidential Secretary Early. Had the President gone back on his promise that he, Harold Ickes,...

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