Foreign News: Planned Vagrancy

Britain's hobos were haunted this week by the specter of Government planning. A fortnight ago the Berks, Bucks and Oxford Vagrancy Committee was much impressed by a miniature Beveridge Plan for tramps titled: The Rehabilitation of Britain's Hobo Population. Chief points: 1) compulsory medical examination of tramps by qualified specialists, with diplomas in psychological medicine; 2) new hobo training homes and hostels.

Efforts to locate Fred Husband, the author of the hobo plan, were at first unsuccessful due to the fact that Planner Husband is himself a tramp. The Vagrancy Committee tried to trace him with the help of the newspapers. Last...

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