National Affairs: Ouster in Oklahoma

Day after Governor Landon pledged himself in his acceptance speech to purge relief of politics (see p. 9), acting WPAdministrator Aubrey Williams dismissed seven Oklahoma WPA officials for exerting political pressure on relief workers in the recent Democratic primary, in which anti-New Dealer Senator Thomas P. Gore met defeat (TIME, July 20). Administrator Williams then trumpeted: "I defy anyone to show me where anyone on relief has been politically coerced. . . . We have received instructions from the President to keep this thing out of politics and we're going to do...

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