RELIEF: Penalize the Generous

Ever since Eleanor Robson left the stage to marry the late rich, patrician August Belmont, she has specialized in philanthropy.* These last two years graceful, white-haired Mrs. Belmont has been the most conspicuous Unemployment Relief woman in New York. On May i she will retire. Last week, at a meeting of Jewish women, she began her valedictory speech: "If you will permit me I will be absolutely frank."

Three thousand women, including Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, hitched forward in their chairs.

Mrs. Belmont's point: private charity, keeping 13,000,000 idle alive, is haphazard,...

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