FISCAL: Next Year's Needs

Congress wanted to know only one thing about President Roosevelt's relief plans for fiscal 1937. How many billions was he going to ask for? Last week, on the eve of his departure for Florida, he sent Congress his answer: $1,500,000,000.

The President's vital figure was documented with a picture of the relief problem as it looks to New Deal eyes:

¶ 5,000,000 more people with jobs in December 1935 than in March 1933.

¶ 3,800,000 families and unattached persons now on work relief and 1,500,000 additional on local and state relief.

¶ Untold others—unemployed...

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