RELIEF: Whoops of Righteousness

When the Congress heard President Roosevelt's special message on Relief last fortnight, requesting an additional $875,000,000 to operate WPA from February through June 1939, some of the biggest spenders on Capitol Hill widened their eyes. That would be spending at the same rate as in June of last year, when WPA plunged in to meet Depression II, now superseded by Recovery. With whoops of economic righteousness, the House of Representatives last week fell upon the President's WPA request.

Led by Virginia's fleshy Clifton Alexander Woodrum, chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee in charge,...

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