RELIEF: Old Bones & New

To put it brutally you can keep a dog hungry for a long while, but you can't grab a bone from him without being bitten.—Socialist Norman Thomas on the reduction of Civil Works Administration payments to 4,000,000 otherwise jobless men and women.

Let us have no pious platitudes about the end of relief. We are going to keep on providing relief—probably permanently.—New Dealer Raymond Moley in his magazine Today.

Such ominous predictions last week accompanied President Roosevelt's determined effort to demobilize the Civil Works program by May 1. Already the CWA payroll had been cut from its peak to...

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