U.S. TO PAY STORK’S BILL FOR 500,000 WIVES OF GIs

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U.S. TO PAY STORK’S BILL FOR 500,000 WIVES OF GIs

From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON, July 11–Uncle Sam will pay the hospital expenses, &c, for the wives of about a half-million new GI fathers in the next year, Katherine F. Lenroot, head of the Labor Department’s program for wives and children of servicemen, disclosed.
Congress has appropriated $42,800,000 for the program. The appropriation provides for care, regardless of the servicemen’s ability to pay, Miss Lenroot said.



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