Education: NYA Birthday

For a three-year-old, National Youth Administration gets a sizable allowance.

Last week it was announced that NYA's spending money would be $74,500,000. This sum exceeded last year's birthday present by $24,500,000. And for the first time, Congress had given NYA a direct allotment instead of lumping it with other miscellaneous WPA funds. From these facts, Washington observers concluded that NYA has become a permanent contour on the U. S. relief map.

In June 1935, Franklin Roosevelt announced: "I have determined that we shall do something for the Nation's unemployed youth." Their number, about...

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