WOMEN: Legal Love

Five years ago when Herbert Hoover was President and the U. S. was worried about government deficits, Congress passed an economy bill. Its economies have long since been lost in the shuffle of the New Deal, but one of its provisions, relating not to economy but to spreading work, remains in force: Section 213 decrees that when dismissals from the Government service are made, the first to be fired shall be those who have either a husband or a wife on the payroll. Under it 1,835 employes have been dismissed, 80% of them wives....

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