Mrs M F Manning

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Mrs M F Manning - SATURDAY* JULY 1,1933 Wood River Town Relief...
SATURDAY* JULY 1,1933 Wood River Town Relief List Cut To 500 Families Reduction Is Nearly Third From Peak of Last Winter ci WOOD RIVER, **uly 1—Families in Wood River township now dependant dependant upon relief have been reduced reduced to 500 as the result of the it recent upturn in business, according according to Mrs. M. F. Manning, executive executive secretary of the Township Relief Relief Commission. • While Mrs. Manning announced these figures following merely a summary scanning of the data In her office, and was unable W give the exact decrease in the number ot families under relief, it was recalled recalled that at one time last winter the number had been nearly^BOO. The number of families checked out during the past month tias to- talled 215, she stated. But here, too, a certain margin had to be allowed, allowed, she said, for ( those who checked out, then were laid off their jobs after working a short time, and " to apply for aid once more. _...rs. Manning said that the tendency tendency of those on relief, once they were given work, was to try to keep their homes by paying back rent or back building and loan dues and installments. Consequently, she pointed out, if their work gives out and they are laid off a short time after being dropped from the relief list, they have no reserve to fall back upon and must apply for re- admlsslon to the list. » - • . Of the 500 on the township relief relief list, 150 are from the city of Wood River, 30 from Hartford, five from Roxana, eight from Bethalto, and the remainder in East Alton, the Duck Lake region, and district 99, Mrs. Manning stated. She pointed out that new statutes now require all applicants for relief to sign an affidavit as to their financial condition before a notary public. Al Arl Bl El Fo Ni Sti Ai Af

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 01 Jul 1933, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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