Foreign News: Wives & Clubs

Smug housewives who have drawn Britain's Dole, claiming complacently to be "unemployed." were kicked out of their petty sinecures by the thousand last week.

Kicking was done by the Public Assistance Office in each county. Such offices used to administer only poor law relief. They were appointed local Dole dispute referees when it was "tightened up" as one of the first acts of the National Government (TIME, Sept. 21). Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, whose main election appeal was to women, arranged that the new Dole screw should not turn against them until last...

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