New York Times: Johnson Asks $75 Million for Poverty Projects


This article, written by Joseph A. Loftus for the New York Times, discusses President Johnson's appeal to Congress for $75 Million for anti-poverty summer programs. Johnson's previous request for $1.6 Billion for the War on Poverty had been granted, and these additional funds would provide for pools, day care, and summer programs for areas of extreme poverty, particularly in the Delta of Mississippi. Senators Joseph Clark and Jacob Kavits, of Pennsylvania and New York, respectively, also appeal for anti-poverty funds. In addition, the Office of Economic Opportunity, an anti-poverty department headed by Sargent Shriver, announced they were ready to issue loans and food stamps to impoverished individuals and families.

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