Cinema: Primitive Arts, 1940 A.D.

Five years ago a chunky, stoop-shouldered Texan named Raymond Huff, superintendent of schools in Clayton, N. Mex. (pop. 3,171), stood musing at a window of the town's dilapidated high school. Clayton was a dispiriting sight. Along its dusty, sun-baked main street lounged sullen, idle men. Out of sight, but probably up to no good, were Clayton's tattered small fry, some of them without enough clothes to go to school. Raymond Huff squared his shoulders and went to WPA and NYA with a scheme. He got WPA to agree to help him build school buildings, NYA to finance student projects.

Raymond Huff proceeded...

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