RELIEF: 600,000 Drop?

While Franklin Roosevelt was on his South American trip last December his Relief Administration raised a storm. It announced that it was going to cut WPA expenditures to $152,000.000 a month, try to cut 150,000 reliefers off the rolls, make local governments pay a larger share of WPA costs. The U. S. Conference of Mayors went into a dither, reliefers staged sit-down strikes, and Harry Hopkins had quickly to back water, announcing, "No one who needs Relief will be dropped" (TIME, Dec. 21). Last week when the House received the Deficiency Bill appropriating Relief funds for the next five...

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