RELIEF: Works as Well as Workers

As fiscal 1939 last week entered its final month, the necessity for carrying Relief on into fiscal 1940 loomed nearer and larger to an Appropriations subcommittee of the House. In his last message on the subject (TIME, May 8), Franklin Roosevelt asked for $1,477,000,000 to carry an average of 2,000,000 workers on WPA (mostly manual labor) through the coming year. For PWA (heavy construction works) he asked nothing this time. In the weeks that have passed since that message, Mr. Roosevelt's hopes for an upturn in the capital goods industries have dwindled. Beside the picture of 11,000,000 idle workers...

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