Remembering the Depression, the CCC and WPA

It was not long ago that one of my readers asked that I write columns about what it was like during the Great Depression. I figured she must be considerably younger than I am. During the 1930’s there were millions of unemployed men, not many women had entered the workplace yet. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president and having had a successful work program in his state of New York, when he was Governor there, he told Congress of his plan to have a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). This was needed because each year thousands of the graduating classes from the nation’s high schools were walking the streets without jobs. It was not a healthy situation. The Congress cooperated and within a week Roosevelt had named the federal departments and the persons to run the program. recreation localities. The person in charge of the entire program was General Douglas MacArthur. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>


    In last week’s Focus, I wrote about two doors listed in the Scriptures. One door was an open door which God gives as an invitation to hope and our calling, an open door which no one can shut.