RELIEF: Schools v. Golf Links

When Palermo, N. Dak.'s schoolhouse burned, its citizens asked the Public Works Administration to help them build a new one with some of President Roosevelt's four billion work relief dollars. PW Administrator Harold Ickes was willing, but not Works Progress Administrator Harry Hopkins, who passes on the work-producing potentialities of all relief jobs. Schoolhouses take too much money for materials, too little for men, and half of Palermo's 205 citizens were on relief. Last week angry Palermitans were peppering WPA headquarters with protests...

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