$2.45 per Head

The Senate last week voted the equivalent of $2.45 each for every man, woman & child in the land, to help those who need it through the Depression. It was the first bill providing direct Federal relief for the destitute, passed by the overwhelming vote of 72-to-8. Public plight had triumphed over political principle. The cry of "Dole!" was muted. Even President Hoover approved.

Sponsor of the direct relief bill was New York's Democratic Senator Robert Ferdinand Wagner. Since the beginning of the Depression more than two years ago he has hammered away on...

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