RELIEF: Key People

"Social Work" used to be regarded as a career for unmarriageable females, male fuddy-duddies and a few selfless souls like Jane Addams. Today professional social workers, headed by Harry Hopkins, are key people in Government's multiplex Relief-dispensing machine. When 3,000 of them met last week in Seattle for the 65th National Conference of Social Work, what they said, and what was said to them, was news.

"John Citizen." Pierce Atwater, executive secretary of St. Paul's Community Chest, declared: "We have allowed our system of public welfare administration to grow far too detached from the...

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