National Affairs: Purged & Restored

Back upon the good books of the Social Security Board in Washington last week went the indigent aged, the needy blind, the dependent minors of Oklahoma. They had been cut off in March when Washington discovered monstrous and comical padding of the old-age rolls by corpses, well-off oldsters, asylum inmates, a Negro registered under two names, etc., etc. (TIME, March 7). When the State Welfare Commission declared it had purified its relief system, SSB waited a few weeks to be sure the purge was permanent. Satisfied last week, SSB resumed matching each Oklahoma welfare dollar with a Federal one, awarded such...

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