CENSUS: Preview

Last week, in spite of President Roosevelt's huff-puff ("obvious political move"), U. S. citizens continued to mutter against snooping questions in the 1940 Census. New York's Legislature resolved to urge Congress to eliminate "personal questions," chiefly the two on incomes. Similar action by the U. S. Senate was postponed until Senators could read their mail. Meantime in Kenosha, Wis., Cobbler James Rosselli and Census Taker John W. Girman met headon. As a preview of what may happen in April when the Government begins knocking on 132,000,000 citizens' doors, the U. S....

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