RELIEF: Last Client

Overseer of the Poor in Hoboken for 42 of his 74 years was bluff, beefy Harry L. Barck. He thought during Depression that the State let the "Relief trust" turn public charity into a racket. Two years ago, when New Jersey turned administration of relief over to its municipalities, he proceeded to act on this belief by cutting Hoboken's Relief rolls from 7,000 clients to 360. Tales were borne to the State capital at Trenton about Mr. Barck bawling out applicants, refusing to buy milk for families with small children. Poormaster Barck's friends...

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