SIX WEEKS PASSED, NOTHING DONE. NO HOUSES, WELLS, ROADS. INADEQUATE MACHINERY, TOOLS. GOVERNMENT FOOD UNDELIVERED. COMMISSARY PRICES EXORBITANT. . . . REQUEST IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION.
Thus last week the status and spirit of the New Deal relief colony in Alaska's Matanuska Valley was reported by colonists' telegrams to President Roosevelt, Relief Administrator Hopkins, Senators Couzens, La Follette and Schall, Governor
John W. Troy of Alaska (TIME, June 3 et ante).
Feeble indeed was the seed from which the colony had sprung. One night last year a registered nurse named William Garland Hoffman, having failed...