Books: WPAchievement

Last year Congress decided to have a look at WPA's so-called Professional Projects—Art, Music, the Federal Theatre and Federal Writers. Well-founded rumors of radicalism among WPA artists and authors had long irked the legislators. After looking, Congress abolished the Federal Theatre, allowed the others to survive on condition they find local sponsors who would put up 25% of their expenses. To the surprise of nearly everybody, the States were so satisfied with WPA's writers that all 48 soon put up their 25%.

About the same time it was decided that tousle-headed, slow-spoken, walrus-mustached...

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