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Growth of the Food-Stamp Experiment
Initiated in Rochester, New York, May 16, 1939, the J. Department of Agriculture's food-stamp plan for distribution of surplus foodstuffs among W. P. A. workers, relief recipients, and certain other groups had been extended by the end of the year to a score of areas of varied size in different parts of the country. Its early introduction in a dozen additional areas had been announced, and officials of the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation, which administers the plan, had indicated that the ...