Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 86 of 263
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and the State in general that I deem it advisable to submit them
to you in this message inasmuch as most of them are non-controversial.
The Speaker and Lieutenant-Governor have told me they feel sure you
would be glad to set aside two night sessions for these matters.
In submitting these matters I desire to confine the subjects strictly to
that specified in this message.
17. A bill to appropriate $50,000.00 for the State Parks Board for the
purchase of materials to be used in State parks.
The Federal Government has allocated over two million dollars to be
expended through the State Director of the National Youth Movement
in Texas. This labor will be used entirely in the State Park System of
Texas, the only requirement from the State being that we furnish not exceeding
$50,000.00 for the purchase of material for improvement in these
The expenditure of these Federal funds will result in permanent improvement
of our parks, our highways, and our schools.
The proposal which I submit for your consideration is outlined in
the following letter of Lyndon B. Johnson, State Director of the National
"September 27, 1935.
"Hon. James V. Allred,
Governor of Texas,
Dear Governor Allred:
"The National Youth Administration is prepared to offer the State of
Texas certain opportunities to participate in the program of the Federal
Government for young men and women between the ages of sixteen and
"The first purpose of this program is to convert these young men and
women from non-productive to productive citizens, to remove them from
the excessive burden already imposed upon the taxpayers.
"Its second purpose is to provide urgently needed construction work in
the State parks of Texas, on our State Highways, and in our public schools
where local budgetary limitations have precluded the provision of highly
"In Texas there are approximately 125,000 young men and young
women from sixteen to twenty-five years old, unemployed, and without
means of support of any kind.
"The National Youth Administration of Texas, on its own initiative and
without the assistance of any state, county, or city government, has already
provided approximately 5,000 part-time jobs for young men and
young women desiring to pursue their college education. They are now attending
eighty-three (83) colleges, scattered over the State.
"Not one of these 15,000 youths would darken the door of any school
in the State of Texas except for the aid which is provided by the National
Youth Administration. There are thousands of high school boys and girls
in Texas who, except for the provisions of these part-time jobs, would not
see one single day in school this winter. There is not one of the 15,000
aided who will 'not be expected to work for the aid given him, and all
will work at worthwhile jobs. They will do work which otherwise would
go undone; and it has been arranged so that not one will replace any pro
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Allred, James V. Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939, book, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3899/m1/86/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .