HOMELESS children drift across the length and breadth of America. Their parents, victims of unemployment are unable to provide for them. These children, like hungry beasts, are driven to scour the country in search of food. They are exposed to disease and accident.
I am told that despite efforts to herd these homeless youths into Civilian Concentration Camps, they travel in great numbers, including many girls.
"Will these children outlive the effects of their demoralizing experiences, provided they survive at all?" I asked Mr. Keen. " Are they not deprived of the opportunity to take their places as useful members of society?"
"Not at all," was the reply. And he handed me a magazine article by an assistant Secretary of War, Harry H. Woodring. In it I read:
"Let me speak frankly! If this country should be threatened with foreign wars, economic chaos or social revolution, the Army has the training, the experience, the organization and the men to support the government. . . The Civilian Concentration Camp mobilization is thus more than a great military achievement; it is a dress rehearsal for the Army's ability to intervene under constitutional authority in combating the depression . . . the individual C. C. C. set-up should be eliminated . . . and the whole program taken over by the Army as part of its regular duties."
Thus America is perfecting a plan for the time when the workers shall no longer be willing to starve, when they shall rebel against hunger. The American government plans to marshal these homeless and disinherited children against their own flesh and blood for the murder of their brothers and parents.