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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Depression Years: Costly Memories

Being of the “old school,” the subject of money affects me in a different way: memories of depression years, five cent apples sold on the corners, bread lines, cold winters without coal, hot summers without a fan, sweat shops and no money for trolley fare to go to the beach and cool off.

By Rose Safransky July 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Money

Money, or, as Karl Marx’s mother puts it, “If Karl, instead of writing a lot about capital, had made a lot of it . . . it would have been much better.”

By Sy Safransky July 1974
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Food Stamps In The Land Of The Free, Where Nothing Is

News item: North Carolina is listed as one of the states where the food stamp program is underused. Social workers say they can’t seem to interest eligible families to come in and sign up.

By Joe Kenlan June 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

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To obtain unemployment insurance in Chapel Hill

To obtain unemployment insurance in Chapel Hill go to the Employment Security Commission office in the basement of the Franklin Street Post Office.

By Joy Hewitt February 1974