RELIEF: Teeth Furnished

" 'There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth,' " quoted the preacher.

"But I have no teeth!" wailed a crone in the congregation.

"Madam," said the preacher, a man of faith, "teeth will be furnished."

So runs an old camp-meeting story. And so, last week, stood matters for 22,000 Home Relief clients in New York City. WPA used to make and distribute false teeth. It stopped when it could not find enough technicians on its rolls to keep pace with the demand. Last week, after many an indigent had waited toothless for two years,...

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