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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL, NO. 244 Urge Expansion 'Of Federal Aid 6 Congress Is Told Jobless Rise Calls For More Relief WASHNGTON, Jan. Four big city mayors told congress of Increasing relief demands today utged, one and ill, continu- ation and expansion of federal work relief to meet the emergency. Plorello H. LaGuardla told the senate unemployment commit- tee relief applications pending in New York rose from til Sep- tember to or now on file. 115.000 IDLE IN CLEVELAND Cleveland's jobless Increased from on September 15 to OB January 6, said Mayor Harold H. Burton. Detroit's automobile factories and other Industries have laid off 000. Mayor Richard W. Reading testified. The number on relief in San Francisco Is said Mayor Au- gelo J. Rossi, and an Increase Is ex- pected there. New York City could not have existed during the depression with- out federal aid. UGuardla said, adding in his opinion it was the federal government's responsibility to take care of all employables, pre- ferably by work relief. SHOULD EXPAND WPA WPA should be expanded to in- clude all the unemployed who are "capable of doing productive said Burton. "It Is -highly Rossi told the committee, "that the fed- eral government continue participa- tion either In a work relief program or in some other related program, either on the same, or, preferably, onan Increased or expanded basis." LaGuardla urged, too. another public works program, to be sup- plemented by the expansion of pri- vate enterprise when the time coni- es for the government to taper off its spending. When Chairman Byrnes contend- New York's own contribution' to relief expenditures had been but 0.5 per cent of the total. LaGusrdia objected and said the proportion was actually 39 cent. "I'm willing to raise the ante on ;by Just b uniform treatment with the states. British, Irish Split Over Union Issue LONDON, Jan. and Irish leaders split today over the crucial issue ot tne union of Ireland and Northern Ireland at the first session of their economic peace conference. Prime Minister Eamon de Valera declared his colleagues and he be- lieved Irish unity essential to the establishment ot real understand- ing and friendship between Dublin and London: British officials quickly answered that relations between Ireland (former Irish Free Slate) and Northern Ireland tUlster) could not be modified without Ulster's consent. 17 New Smallpox Reported AUSTIN, Jan. r.ew cases of smallpox brought to 43 the number reported since Jan. 1, the state health department said today. There were no deaths In addition to' two reported last week, phy- sicians said, and the rate of Inci- dence was no't alarming In any one community. lank Looted DBNI9ON, Kas., Two unmasked robbers held up the Denison State bank here
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