Effect of Federal Programs on Rural America: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, First Session

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Page 803 - Whenever there is in any country, uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right.
Page 323 - State, services for promoting the health of mothers and children, especially in rural areas and in areas suffering from severe economic distress, . . . the sum of $11,000,000.
Page 500 - We do not want to quibble over words, but "malnutrition" is not quite what we found; the boys and girls we saw were hungry— weak, in pain, sick; their lives are being shortened; they are, in fact, visibly and predictably losing their health, their energy, their spirits. They are suffering from hunger and disease and directly or indirectly they are dying from them —which is exactly what "starvation
Page 393 - Nation's communities; to assist the President in achieving maximum coordination of the various Federal activities which have a major effect upon urban community, suburban, or metropolitan development; to encourage the solution of problems of housing, urban development, and mass transportation through State, county, town, village, or other local and private action...
Page 499 - In child after child we saw : evidence of vitamin and mineral deficiencies ; serious, untreated skin infections and ulcerations; eye and ear diseases, also unattended bone diseases secondary to poor food intake ; the prevalence of bacterial and parasitic disease, as well as severe anemia, with resulting loss of energy and ability to live a normally active life; diseases of the heart and...
Page 325 - Act (old-age assistance, aid to families with dependent children, aid to the blind, aid to the permanently and totally disabled), and for whom such assistance is not available from established welfare agencies or through tribal resources.
Page 500 - We saw children fed communally — that is by neighbors who give scraps of food to children whose own parents have nothing to give them. Not onlr are these children receiving no food from the government, they are also getting no medical attention whatsoever. They are out of sight and ignored. They are living under such primitive conditions that we found it hard to believe we were examining American children of the twentieth century.
Page 737 - Proud swells the tide with loads of freighted ore, And shouting Folly hails them from her shore ; Hoards e'en beyond the miser's wish abound, And rich men flock from all the world around.
Page 150 - At school, they are the last to be educated. At work, they are the last to be hired and the first to be fired.
Page 10 - In comparison, programs directed specifically at economic development under the Appalachian Regional Development Act, the Public Works and Economic Development Act, and the Economic Opportunity Act have been relatively ineffective.

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