Bloomington (Monroe County, Indiana) Telephone, March 9, 1936. NOTE: The
item below was abbreviated from the original as noted by the ellipsis.
LARGE RELIEF SUM SPENT IN BLOOMINGTON
Figures Show $3,784,722 Has Been Used Here
Indianapolis, March 9-Public works projects, designed by the government to
take men off the relief rolls and put them on payrolls have brought a total
of $3,784,722 to Monroe County during the last two years, Clarence Manion,
Indiana director of the National Emergency Council, disclosed today.
The Civil Works Administration, first of the government's work relief
agencies, expended $284,773 in Monroe County. For both direct and work
relief, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration expended $969.334 in
The Works Progress Administration (WPA), which launched its program in the
fall of 1935, had expended $272,090, as of last December 31, Mr. Manion