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Governor Harry Woodring of Topeka, Kansas, replies to a letter from the mayor of Lincoln (Lincoln County), F. J. Aufdemberge. The mayor's letter posses a solution to the high number of unemployed men in the state. He suggests that women whose husbands are employed should be required to resign and let unemployed men have their jobs, especially in the case of women teachers employed in high schools. The Governor generally agrees but declines the involvement of state government, favoring instead control by each institution or community. The Governor concurs that the American Legion may be able to sway public opinion in favor of such resignations. Kansas experienced a dramatic increase in unemployment between 1930-1933. Local work programs failed to address the problem. In July 1932, Governor Woodring applied for federal aid and created the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee to administer the federal programs. See F. J. Aufdemberge to Governor Harry Woodring, March 10 1932.

Creator: Woodring, Harry Hines, 1887-1967
Date: March 23, 1932

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Item Number: 207808
Call Number: Governor's Records--Woodring, Box 24.25 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207808

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