RELIEF: Still With Us

To taxpayers who had hoped that they might soon get rid of the old shouldergalling burden of relief, WPA's new, handsome chief, Howard Hunter, last week made the announcement that the poor are still with the U.S.—and will be for some time to come.

WPA lists have shrunk from their all time high of 3,364,000 in October 1938. But in the fiscal year that ends this month, despite the fact that farmers in some parts of the country were crying for workers, a monthly average of 1,700,000 people still counted on the Federal Government to make jobs for them. Hunter...

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