RELIEF: Dead Deadlines

Still standing, up to last week, was the latest promise of President Roosevelt and WPAdministrator Hopkins to make at least 90% good on their previous promise to have 3,500,000 jobless citizens at work by Nov. i. Last week the dole deadline was pushed ahead to Dec. 1.

Figures released fortnight ago showed the four billion Work Relief dollars almost all allotted, only 1,125,000 relief workers drawing pay. New employment figures were promised for last week. Because those figures were so discouraging, the announcement was deferred until late this week.

As deadlines crumbled,...

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