RELIEF: Richard and WPA

Richard Malone of Smithfield, Pa. received a letter last month identifying him as WPA Worker No. 4426-38632 and assigning him to work on a local road project. His parents, on relief, did nothing about it; obviously it was a clerical error. When Richard received another letter, firing him from the job for failure to report, his brother Albert, 20, went to WPA headquarters, explained that Richard, aged 7, was in the second grade. WPA headquarters then cut the Malone family off relief. At length Brother Albert got himself certified as the "priority worker" of the family and was awarded...

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