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The MGM crime reporter introduces Mr. Stanton, Special Investigator for the Crime Prevention Bureau. Stanton describes the problems that developed with the government sponsored Home Relief program, which was designed to get food to the hungry and needy during the Depression through distribution of Relief tickets accepted by food merchants. Racketeers, led by Nick Garvey, were forcing food merchants to sell them their Home Relief tickets collected for a fraction of their worth. Garvey would get his men, a handful of those merchants, to collect the face value of the tickets from the Home Relief Bureau. Problems arose for Garvey when many of the merchants refused to deal in Home Relief tickets anymore, since they were losing money in the process. Garvey, in turn, made the merchants continue to collect tickets, but raise their prices to make up the difference. This led to a public outcry. With a mole in the relief office, Garvey was seemingly one step ahead of Stanton. So Stanton had to ...Written by
Back in the old days of the Great Depression welfare was then called relief and as
another reviewer pointed out what we see here is a whole lot like food stamps
today. Only a lot more people used them in the 30s.
And of course there were racketeers willing to take advantage. One such as in
this film was Leslie Fenton who used strong arm tactics to take those relief tickets
that people gave merchants for groceries and have only their few mobbed up
grocery stores cash them with Uncle Sam. Leon Ames narrates the film and
plays the investigator who smashes said racket.
This found a resonant audience in the Depression.
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