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Albert Lea Freeborn Patriot (Newspaper) - July 6, 1934, Albert Lea, Minnesota A Freeborn Patriot 3. Blue Bird bakery 131 East Clark Street a a a a Quality cakes and pastries a a milk shortage not overproduction but under Onsum Pton or. Frederic c. Howe head of the Consumers counsel of the department of agriculture says a less than three quarters of the Quantity of milk in All forms required by the cheapest possible adequate diet was consumed by the people of the United states in 1932. If everybody could Alt Ord an adequate or Liberal diet and parcelled out his food Money in the Best Way he would get 305 quarts of milk and milk products a year. What we Are actually getting is i about 191 quarts to a person and j this is an average which Means that lots of people Are getting very much less. To get All the milk we j would need we would have to have 15,000,000 More cows than we have or. Howe makes this very vital Point a i do not think it is the moral responsibility of the 1 nations dairymen to Bear the Burden of providing Dairy products to that portion of the consuming population unable to pay a fair the drought has made the milk situation More acute than Ever. The new York state Dairy control Board for instance has ordered an increase of a cent a quart in the re j Tail Price which the Public shall pay for milk. This is because the drought has dried up pasturage and also raised the Price of feed. The raise was intended to a help the Farmers a but the Farmers com j Plain that they will get Only one third of the increase and that the middleman As usual will take the Lions unemployment problem desperate 1295 registered unemployed it is estimated that the total number of unemployed in Freeborn county exceeds 12000, that Means that from six to eight thousand people in Freeborn county Are either relieving help from Public Relief or from relatives. There Are Only a few of the unemployed that have Means of Thier own to live from. On july 1st there were 1295 unemployed registered with the local Federal re employ ment Agency. There were two Hundred employed part time on the p. W. A. Projects in the county one Hundred and sixty of these will be thrown out of work within thirty Days when the paving in Albert Lea is completed. There Are at present 30 who have been employed by Sorenson amp Jacobson on curb and Gutter work who will have steady employment with them until cold weather sets in. The number on the Relief Rolls in june was 43 2, there were 198 employed on r w a projects 225 on direct Relief. The Cost of Relief jumped rom $8,800 in May to about is 1,000 in june and As it exacted that there will be Over 500 Relief cases in july and hat there had been Little expenditures for clothing doctor ills etc., it was estimated that the Cost of Relief in july would a exceed that of june. All but $1800 of the amount expended for Relief in june was or wished by the state and Federal government. It is expected that work tearing Down the old Post office building will Start in september Aud will give some work. C. C. C. Busy at Pilot Knob state Park 210 c. C. C. Workers Are now at work at Pilot Knob state Park three Miles East of Forest City Iowa. They have been working since april 1st, have completed eight Miles of new trails. They Are erecting a Stone observation Tower from which one will be Able to see a distance of 35 Miles a Stone shelter House 30x60 feet a museum new fire places a Large Amphitheater Are cleaning out All dead and deceased Trees ref resting and Are building a new barn for custodian Frank Corey. This will be one of the most Beautiful Parks in the Middle West and will be completed by next . W. A. By special correspondence very Little criticism has been made in regard to the handling of c. W. A. Funds in Minnesota. The funds were limited and not adequate to give employment to everyone who applied but in the majority of cases those who were most deserving did get employment. As far As we know the element of graft was entirely eliminates and no solicitation of funds were made by any officials in charge. In some communities in other states they had a real problem with local rafters. It came to the writers knowledge when recently in California How some of these rafters got Busy and manipulated the funds As Well As the jobs of the c. W. A. In los Angeles i was informed at the registration Headquarters that 275,000 applications had been made for work but Only 13,000 had been Given employment. The same Day the newspapers disclosed that 55,000 Avert on the payrolls. When charges of mismanagement and graft were made an investigation was authorized. A couple of women were arrested for soliciting commissions of 50 cents per Day from c. W. A. Truck Drivers. Those women had it All figured out How to make a profit of $1,600.00 per Day for themselves. Nothing Small about that Many of those in authority had to resign and were replaced by others. The new management found some very queer conditions to exist. They found a Bunch of pay checks a 5,000 of them uncalled for involving a total of nearly a million dollars. Among other things they found an item on the books the payment of $500.00 per month in rent for what just for a Rug on the floor of the main office the new manager had the Rug removed. He said they could get along without it. J. G. Pathfinder meals chomps on a cafe East Clark Street

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