SEGMENT: GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
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- GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
- Everyone appeared well-fed. "[I'd] Be tickled to death if they could get a day's work." If anyone found a job, they could still stay on relief. There was no room for luxuries. Some families would try to get cigarettes paid with their grocery orders, but the government would not pay for them. For 4-5 years, from 1933-1938, farming was not as profitable. Some farmers got loans on their corn. No factory jobs available, even in Chicago, from 1932-1935. Some boys from Chandlerville were sent to the peanut farm for stealing chickens. People on relief were rejected if they were convicted of a felony. Tells story about a friend coming to him for a job for money around Christmas.