Daily News from New York, New York on December 25, 1936 · 69
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Daily News from New York, New York · 69

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DAILY NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1936 35 HAROLD TEEN REMEMBERING THE FORGOTTEN MAN -w"v-" - S YSS Now I'm CiOino to '-'.'." CUT TMIS I MAOe OLST FOfl lOO.POP' SSSWn CMRIS'MUS. POP' v V (Si ' , T JTZZT. S? 0i r' . ' 7 A full page of Harold Teen in colors appears in the romic section of the SUNDAY NEWS : 0tiituarp Mrs. LIONEL BARRYMORE Former Irene Fenwiek of Stag Hollywood, Dec. 24 (U.R). Mrs. Lionel Barrymore, wife of the film star, died today. She was stricken recently with influenza. Before her marriage, she was known on the stage as Irene Fenwick. The marriage of the actress and Lionel, brother of John and Ethel Barrymore, had been known for years as one of the film colony's ideal romances. Mrs. Barrymore JFeeaii TThety (Ceana 9i Metivavm Keeps Many With WTPA - ------ The late Mrs. Lionel Barrymore left the stage after their marriage in 1923 and they lived quietly in a modest home near the studios. They have no children. Barrymore was Miss Fenwick's third husband. Her first, Felix Isman, she married in 1906 and divorced in 1908. Her second, John Jay O'Brien, she divorced, in 1923. Barrymore had been married ence before, to Doris Rankin, who divorced him in 1922. Shortly after she married Lionel, Mrs. Barrymore faced long litigation over a $3,641,452 debt, incurred when she signed a mortgage for her first husband. SIMEON D. FESS Lett Rite Arranged Yellow Springs, O., Dec. 24 OI.R). - Funeral services for former United States Senator Simeon D. Fess will be held at 2 P. M. Saturday at the Methodist Episcopal Church here.-The Rev. Vernon Van Buren, the pastor, will officiate. The body, which arrived today from Washington, D. C, will lie in state from 12:30 P. M. Saturday until the time of the service. GEORGE EL CORCORAN Art Gallery Head Nogales, Ariz.. Dec. 24 (U.R). George Eustice Corcoran, president c.f the National Art Gallery, Washington, D. CU died here today after a heart attack. He came to Nogales recently to visit a son. Death and In Memoriam Notices May be telephoned to The Newt by your nndcTtiker ny tint to S f. JL for-insertion m the next in fieper. Thont MU rrty Hill 2-12)4. Thi i the fifth of m eerie of article on relief jobt at the tax- ' payer' expense a problem brought eharply into foci by President Roosevelt' move to cut the corf. By CARL WARREN. Sam Johnson used to work for the WPA. lie made $23.86 a week. But Sam was ambitious, so he found a tem porary job in private industry. For a month, he was off the public payroll. He saved the taxpayers $103.40. Then, the private work ended? and he asked for his old relief job back again. The WPA slammed the door in his face. Today he is jobless. That is the short and gTim story of Sam Johnson Johnson is not his real name, but Theews confirmed all the facts about his case and thereby hangs one of the pertinent answers to the question: Why don't the relief rolls go down? Listen to Johnson: "I was nuts to take a chance," he said bitterly. "I had $23.86 a week sure. Now I'm out in the cold. If I ever get back on WPA, I'll stay till hell freezes over." There are thousands of reliefers, on the dole or holding WPA jobs, who have figured it out exactly like Johnson and do not propose to sacrifice the security of relief for the insecurity of private jobs. They are sticking like sandburrs and mean to keep on sticking, if they can. Why, then, as a matter of common sen se, does not the WPA administration adopt a leave-of-absence plan assuring a reliefer immediate re-entry if a temporary job blows up? Knotty Problem To Relief Heads. The News put this query squarely up to Thad Holt, Assistant National Administrator in charge of Labor Relations. "You have put your finger on a sore spot, all right," Holt replied. "Ypu'll never know how much lime and effort we have put in trying to do exactly what you suggest. But it isn't as simple as all that. In fact, it is one of the knottiest problems we have." To prove that the WPA is not asleep at the switch, Holt cited a general order sent Jan. 11 by Administrator Harry L. Hopkins to all WPA offices. It stated that WPA workers are expected to accept private jobs, whether permanent or temporary, provided: (1) That the temporary or permanent work shall be a full-time job. (2) That such work shall be at a standard or going rate of wages. (3) That such work shall not be in conflict with established union relationships. (4) That workers shall be offered an opportunity to return to the WPA upon completion of tem porary jobs. The Hopkins order added: "It seems to me extremely important that all workers be given every reasonable opportunity to accept temporary employment because i this often results in a permanent j opportunity, and obviously workers ,' are going to le . loath to accept , temporary jobs unless they can be given assurance that the WPA work w'ill be open to them upon completion of the job." To put this policy into effect, the WPA worked out a system of preference cards. Each worker leaving the rolls receives one of these cards giving him preference, There's Joker In the Deck. The joker is that "preference" and "guarantee" are two entirely different matters. In practice, the cards. often do not work at all Take the case of Johnson: He took his preference card to WPA headquarters, which sent him to the project office, which sent him to another office where finally he was told: "These are no good now with the cuts going on. Maybe we cando something later." "How soon?" Johnson wanted to know. He was told "maybe in three weeks or so." Meanwhile, he is jobless. Holt frankly admitted that the cards do not positively guarantee a man a return to his old job promptly and that considerable red tape is involved. "There are several aspects to this thing," he said. "In the first place, a WPA project may end before a particular worker returns and his old place is abolished. It takes time to relocate him. "Secondly, it must be remembered that the WPA takes care of only about half the jobless people. We cannot consider Johnson only. Think of Jones on home relief. He has been waiting for months for a WPA job. Why does Johnson have a vested right in a position forever? Shouldn't Jones have a crack at it? So, if Jones is moved np to Johnson's place, should Jones be kicked out if Johnson wants it back? All Have the Same Answer. "The whole thing boils down to a question of money. We simply do not have the money to hold four million jobs open and guarantee everybody who leaves that his job is safe if he returns. "What we need, of course, is a long-time, over-all budget sufficient to provide insurance of jobs MOTOR BUSES BOSTON EXPRESS f'HirkCRINft 4-4II9S 234 West 41 St. fZlU 1.1 A. ,. TWICE DAILY It. 15 f. M. to all those entitled to them. Then, and not until then, can we solve the problem of all the Johnsons." The same arguments were advanced by other WPA executives. Each of theni pointed to the reservoir of jobless outside the WPA constantly bringing pressure at the receiving end. Plugging up the outgoing end, they argued, would mean a disastrous overflow. That is the Washington side of the picture. The administrators are hard at work on the problem. They hope some better leave-of-absence plan can be worked out. Rut all that doesn't help Johnson. He is being penalized because he had too much ambition. (The tixth of thi eerie will appear in an early ittue of The Neva.) TODAY'S CROSSWORD ANSWER mm OV1A T r. UL It N A INI r I HIE L EMAQjl Lft E tilQN SV 6ffLA PIE" L A V E a b IBKnw i n Cfjfci o. e E l mSl io n . t e I &Q L A (I'urzle on pane 23) COPS LEAVE TOWN TO HOLIDAY SPIRIT Carvin, France, Dec. 24 (llava.v). 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