MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jan. 10, 1949

¶ Detroit housing officials ruled that residents of its low-cost housing projects could not own television sets. The tenants instead should be saving their money towards buying their own homes, explained Housing Director James H. Inglis.

¶ Dayton, Ohio began a work-relief program, the first since WPA days. Already 50 people were being paid $1 an hour for leaf-raking and weed-cutting in the city's parks, and applications were coming in at the rate of ten a day. City Welfare Director E. V. Stoecklein blamed it all on factory layoffs of unskilled labor.

¶ Duval County, Fla. added up its 1948 records,...

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