Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 25, Number 2, Fall 2013 Page: 28
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The intersection of Main and Akard streets downtown remained the commercial hub of the city in 1932, when this
photo was taken. The Kirby Building on the corner housed A. Harris, one of Dallas's principal department stores.
organizations which aided them in finding work
to be able to continue high school or college.10
The Salvation Army offered 1,000 women and
children from homes where the breadwinner had
long been unemployed or was not living there
an opportunity to spend a week at the Salvation
Army camp where "wholesome food, cod liver
oil, maltine and all the milk that can be consumed
are offered in the hope of building up women
and children in whom the recent period of eco-
nomic stress has left ill effects." Each week for ten
weeks the camp was to house 100 women and
Highlighting the talent of local grammar
school students was a pleasant diversion for the
children and their families. A familiar downtown
shopping destination, Sanger's department store
advertised its free Saturday "Talented Kiddies'
Contest" on its 7th floor. Each contest presented
children from four different Dallas public schools
singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or pre-
senting a skit. Cash prizes of $2.50 each were
awarded to the winners from each school's four
sets of contestants.12
In early May 1933, banker Fred Florence,
who chaired the Dallas County Relief Commit-
tee, acknowledged that the Texas Relief Commis-
Soup lines like this one on Harwood Alley helped allevi-
ate hunger among the unemployed, of whom Dallas had
more than 18,500 in 1931.
28 LEGACIES Fall 2013
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