SEGMENT: GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
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- GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
- Families resented being on relief and others being on relief. Never turned down claims for medicine. Forty families would receive about $800-$900 per month. Administration was strict about books. When Mr. Cline's books were audited, he was 50c off. Story about the problem's resolution. Tended to be generous about allowing families to buy nice things. Office was a county-owned building claimed for taxes. Had only a few problems with people. Did not help with home repair or school books. Discusses the variety of people who wanted relief. Old age pensions have been replaced by Social Security recently. Public welfare supplements that now. No one starved in his township. Families on relief never received cash, just orders. Tried to keep people from selling possessions to afford food. Turned down less than 2% of claims.