Federal Relief of Economic Distress

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Proposals for Relief of Current Distress

Further consideration of the respective functions of the federal and state governments with regard to the relief and prevention of economic distress will necessarily be involved when Congress proceeds to consider the unemployment and drought relief measures suggested by President Hoover in his annual message, and the additional proposals advanced by members of Congress and by private agencies. The more immediate relief measures recommended by the President call for an expansion of federal employment, and for the extension of new seed and feed loans to fanners in drought-stricken areas.

Additional proposals which have been suggested in recent weeks would go far beyond the presidential recommendations. Citing a Canadian appropriation of $4,000,000 for direct unemployment relief, Labor, weekly newspaper of the ...

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