SOCIAL SERVICE: Pensioners

Because they believe it impious to sign contracts, thriftless to accept charity, the hardworking, straight-laced Mennonites of Eastern Pennsylvania firmly flouted the late AAA. Farming Mennonites voluntarily reduced acreage in accordance with the Act's spirit but put their names to nothing accepted no benefits (TIME, March 18, 1935). In Lancaster, Pa. last week the Mennonite Board of Missions revealed that the new Social Security Act is equally incompatible with the sect's tenets. The Board wrote the Philadelphia office of the Social Security Board declaring that, although Mennonites will gladly pay the...

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